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Pris­oner in His Palace Will Bar­den­wer­per Si­mon & Schus­ter, June 6

Bar­den­wer­per was one of 12 US sol­diers guard­ing the for­mer Iraqi dic­ta­tor Sad­dam Hus­sein, as he awaited trial and ex­e­cu­tion on De­cem­ber 30, 2006, for crimes against hu­man­ity. Bar­den­wer­per’s ac­count de­tails an old man’s foibles.

The Golden Pass­port Duff McDon­ald Harper Busi­ness, June 1

In its subti­tle: Har­vard Busi­ness School, the Lim­its of Cap­i­tal­ism and the Moral Fail­ure of the MBA

Elite, McDon­ald out­lines his cri­tique that Har­vard MBA grad­u­ates are fail­ing to meet to its founder’s goal of ‘so­cially con­struc­tive’ en­trepreneur­ship.

The Rise of the Out­siders Steve Richards At­lantic, June 15

Bri­tish political com­men­ta­tor Steve Richards looks at the demise of the cen­tre ground in western pol­i­tics since the 2008 fi­nan­cial crash. In­sta­bil­ity has re­sulted and Richards ar­gues that main­stream politi­cians need to re­con­nect with vot­ers.

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