Sue Klebold’s A Mother’s Reckoning named one of the Best Memoirs of 2016 by The Washington Post

Sue Klebold made the list among Bruce Springsteen, Diane Rehm and others.

Seventeen years after the Columbine shooting, the mother of Dylan Klebold tells her story. This book is an apology to the loved ones of the victims, an account of the Klebold family’s life in the days and months after the shooting and a catalogue of warning signs missed. [WashingtonPost.com]

Carol Anderson: “Donald Trump Is the Result of White Rage, Not Economic Anxiety”

At TIME, Carol Anderson dissects the election.

White rage got us here. While the economic anxiety of Trump supporters is often touted as the driving force behind the mogul’s electoral college victory, that rationale is just a ruse, a clever red herring. The median income of a Trump supporter is more than $70,000 per year, which is well above the national average, and a 2016 study noted that it would take African Americans 228 years to equal the wealth of whites in the U.S. Clearly, Trump’s pathway into the Oval Office is not really about white economic angst. Rather, Barack Obama’s election — and its powerful symbolism of black advancement — was the major trigger for the policy backlash that led to Donald Trump, and which has now put America’s national security at risk. [TIME.com]

At Foreign Policy, Shadi Hamid on the Election aftermath

Shadi Hamid has published the piece, “The End of the End of History.”

For the first time in our history, Americans have elected an “illiberal democrat” as president. That doesn’t mean the United States will become an illiberal democracy — where democratically elected leaders fundamentally erode the rights and freedoms we associate with the classical liberal tradition — anytime soon. But it does mean we could become one. [ForeignPolicy.com]

Amanda Ripley on “How America Outlawed Adolescence”

At The Atlantic, Amanda Ripley examines why states have made it a crime to disturb school in ways that teenagers are wired to do.

At least 22 states and dozens of cities and towns currently outlaw school disturbances in one way or another. South Dakota prohibits “boisterous” behavior at school, while Arkansas bans “annoying conduct.” Florida makes it a crime to “interfere with the lawful administration or functions of any educational institution”—or to “advise” another student to do so. In Maine, merely interrupting a teacher by speaking loudly is a civil offense, punishable by up to a $500 fine. [TheAtlantic.com]

Michael Webber on why “The Coal Industry Isn’t Coming Back”

At the NY Times, Michael Webber explains why “saving coal is one promise [Donald Trump] won’t be able to keep.”

For Mr. Trump to improve coal’s fate would require enormous market intervention like direct mandates to consume coal or significant tax breaks to coal’s benefit. These are the exact types of interventions that conflict with decades of Republican orthodoxy supporting competitive markets. Another approach, which appears to be gaining popularity, is to open up more federal lands and waters to oil, gas and coal production.[NYTimes.com]

Oliver Luckett’s new book named a “Business Book to Watch”

At 800CEORead, Oliver Luckett’s The Social Organism has been highlighted.

In barely a decade, social media has positioned itself at the center of twenty-first century life. The combined power of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine have helped topple dictators and turned anonymous teenagers into celebrities overnight. In the social media age, ideas spread and morph through shared hashtags, photos, and videos, and the most compelling and emotive ones can transform public opinion in mere days and weeks, even attitudes and priorities that had persisted for decades. [800CEORead.com]

The 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards: David Burkus, Bob Nease & Play Bigger on the Longlist


David Burkus, Bob Nease & the authors of Play Bigger have all made 800-CEO-READ’s longlist for best business book 2016.

There is no getting around the incredible amount of work this time of year brings to 800-CEO-READ. Not only are we in peak publishing season, it is also our awards season—and we do all of the reading, reflection, arguing, and overall judging ourselves—together. This year was even more arduous, because we made it a point to get a greater number of books, from a wider array of publishers, imprints, and authors, than ever before. [800CEORead.com]