Political leaders are political readers, too
In the past month, important political figures have been seen with books published by Yale University Press: Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick and Churchill’s Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft by Michael Makovsky.
On September 6, 2007, President Bush met with Kevin Rudd, the Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. The Sydney Morning Herald’s international editor Peter Hartcher reported that Rudd “handed the leader of the free world two books.” One of these books was Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick.
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On September 23rd, 2007, David Cracknell of the The Sunday Times reported that England’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has a copy on hand of Churchill’s Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft by Michael Makovsky.
Brown is a voracious reader…. On the table next to his desk are Churchill’s Promised Land, Thatcher’s Statecraft and a collection of Nelson Man-dela’s speeches: hard going for most, staple matter for Gordon. It will all go into the big speech to conference tomorrow.
Both of these books are part of the New Republic Book series, published by Yale University Press. In conjunction with The New Republic magazine, Yale University Press publishes books and pamphlets on a range of perspectives on American and international politics as well as the world of arts, letters, and culture.