The Cannabis Craze by Marc Aronoff

The Cannabis Craze offers the fundamentals of marijuana use with the hopes that adults and teenagers alike will be able to practice harm reduction and avoid addiction. While it doesn’t present any groundbreaking research or discoveries – nor is it inherently interesting (responsible drug use rarely is) – it does offer simply-stated conclusions about responsible marijuana […]

Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

I don’t know if I can put into words the way this memoir affected me. I write this review with small tears rolling towards the edges of my face. Suki Kim is not just a remarkable writer, journalist, and teacher; she’s a remarkable person. I’m still not sure if she was aware of what her […]

The Globalization Paradox by Dani Rodrik

The Globalization Paradox reads like a straight-forward, well-written essay on contemporary obstacles to globalization. Rodrik approaches issues of economics and politics in a way that make it easy for the reader to conceptualize their fundamentals and understand their impact on our modern world, particularly the concepts of sovereignty, supranational governance, and democracy. Rodrik certainly has […]

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics by John B. Judis

I chose to read The Populist Explosion for a course-required book review. That being said, I may have chosen to read it on my own at some point. Since politics and, specifically, international affairs are my fields of study, I genuinely enjoy deepening my knowledge through books that pertain to them. The Populist Explosion is one of the […]