TWNW Special: What to Read This Summer 2023

In this special episode of The World Next Week, Rosa Brooks, the Scott K. Ginsburg Chair in Law and Policy and professor at Georgetown University Law Center, joins Robert McMahon and Carla Anne Robbins to discuss the books they recommend reading, the books they’re looking forward to reading, and other entertainment they’re enjoying this summer.

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Hosts
  • Robert McMahon
    Managing Editor
  • Carla Anne Robbins
    Senior Fellow
Credits

Ester Fang - Associate Podcast Producer

Gabrielle Sierra - Editorial Director and Producer

Episode Guests
  • Rosa Brooks

Show Notes

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Carla’s Picks

 

Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, American Prometheus: The Triumph And Tragedy Of J. Robert Oppenheimer

 

Caitlin Doughty, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

 

Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer



 

Bob’s Picks

 

Konstantin Paustovsky, translated by Douglas Smith, The Story of a Life

 

Gabrielle Zevin, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

 

Jonathan GPT Swift on Jonathan Swift,” Conversations with Tyler



 

Rosa’s Picks

 

Alex Mar, Seventy Times Seven: A True Story Of Murder And Mercy

 

George Black, Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone

 

John Linson and Taylor Sheridan, “Yellowstone


 

Additional Books, Podcasts, Shows, and Games Mentioned on the Podcast

 

John Adams, Doctor Atomic

 

Edward Berger, “All Quiet on the Western Front

 

Tyler Cowen, “Tyler Cowen's Ethnic Dining Guide

 

Joan Didion, The White Album

 

Craig Mazin, “The Last of Us

 

Pong

 

Sam Shaw, “Manhattan

 

Frank Spotnitz, “The Man in the High Castle

 

Fred Zinnemann, “From Here to Eternity

India

Concerns grow over the widening Middle East conflict after Iran launches three hundred ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and drones at Israel; European Union (EU) leaders discuss how to bolster aid to Ukraine amid an uptick in Russian attacks and the situation unfolding in the Middle East; India kicks off the world’s largest democratic election—spanning more than forty-four days—where the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to win again; and warming water temperatures cause a mass bleaching of coral reefs.

Sudan

Congress returns from recess and grapples with contentious agenda items, including reauthorization of a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and a Ukraine aid package; Sudan enters a second year of civil war with more than half of the country’s population in need of aid and millions more displaced; and Ecuadorian police breach international law by raiding the Mexican embassy in Quito to arrest former Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas. 

Rwanda

Rwanda marks thirty years since its genocide against the Tutsis; U.S. President Joe Biden hosts the first trilateral leaders’ summit with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Philippines President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.; music fans celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Swedish pop group ABBA’s Eurovision win; and Ekrem İmamoğlu is elected mayor of Istanbul, in a rebuke to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party.

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Sudan

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