Dr. Jeffrey Polet

Jeff Polet is Director of the Ford Leadership Forum at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. Previously he was a Professor of Political Science at Hope College, and before that at Malone College in Canton, OH. A native of West Michigan, he received his BA from...
More Than Mildly Amusing

More Than Mildly Amusing

Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals by Matthew Mehan. TAN Books, 2018. Hardcover, 135 pages. $24.95. Reviewed by Elizabeth Bittner Few people have the chance to write a book with their best friend. Few Shakespeare scholars choose to write children’s books....
What Makes the Midwest Midwestern?

What Makes the Midwest Midwestern?

Finding a New Midwestern History edited by Jon K. Lauck, Gleaves Whitney, and Joseph Hogan. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. Hardcover, 365 pp. $55. Reviewed by Jonathan Kasparek The field of Midwestern history is in the midst of an exciting renaissance as...
Fear Your Toaster

Fear Your Toaster

Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-Connected World by Bruce Schneier W. W. Norton & Company, 2018. Hardcover, 288 pages, $28. Reviewed by Michael J. Ard What happens when everything is a computer, connected to everything else? How then...
Ideology Unbounded in San Francisco

Ideology Unbounded in San Francisco

Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and Ten Days That Shook San Francisco by Daniel J. Flynn. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2018. Hardcover, 288 pages, $28. Reviewed by Matthew Stokes Conservatives of all stripes learn at a very young age that there are certain...

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