Although he last ran for office nearly 30 years ago, and died eight years ago, Ronald Reagan remains a surprisingly strong presence on today’s campaign trail. It is not just the multiple times Republican candidates’ invoked his name during the primary debates. It is not just that Americans are still debating Reagan’s cry to shrink the federal government. It is not just that Barack Obama has said he wants to be as transformational a president as Reagan was and Mitt Romney says he wants to follow the Reagan playbook – or that Newsweek has a cover story renaming the President “Barack Reagan.” It is also that each of the two candidates is trying to replicate a Reagan electoral feat.
Oxford University Press, December 2012
America's Fight Against Zionism as Racism
Moynihan’s Moment tells the previously untold story of the 1975 UN resolution that called Zionism a form of racism. Moynihan’s Moment examines events that led to the drafting of the resolution, America’s fight—led by legendary statesman Daniel Patrick Moynihan—to prevent its passage, and the effects it had, and continues to have, on the UN, US-Israel relations, and world opinion. Moynihan’s Moment captures a pivotal episode in American political history, and reminds us of a heroic effort waged in Israel’s defense. More at: moynihansmoment.com