Andrew Broertjes

Andrew Broertjes reviews Political Troglodytes and Economic Lunatics by Dominic Kelly and Rise of the Right by Greg Barns

Andrew Broertjes
25 March 2019

In the last four decades, a shift has occurred away from the post-World War II consensus around the role of the state. Conservative parties dominated by neo-liberal agendas have surged, as More

Andrew Broertjes reviews 'Franklin D. Roosevelt: A political life' by Robert Dallek

Andrew Broertjes
26 April 2018

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is consistently ranked alongside George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as one of the greatest presidents of the United States. His greatness rests on two pillars. More

Andrew Broertjes reviews 'Richard Nixon: The life' by John A. Farrell

Andrew Broertjes
07 December 2017

Richard Nixon remains one of America’s most intriguing presidents (1969–74). Intelligent, shrewd, and possessing a keen sense of the public mood, Nixon represented the ideal presidenti More

Andrew Broertjes reviews 'The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton' by William E. Leuchtenburg

Andrew Broertjes
29 August 2017

The president of the United States looms large in contemporary politics, a powerful figure dominating news and popular culture: from newly elected president Donald Trump bestriding (or, depending on your political leanings, besmirching) the world stage, to Kevin Spacey as the Machiavellian Frank Underwood in House of Cards. For the modern observer, it is di ... More