Is the new book by Evgeny Finkel. Like the Roessler book I posted about below, it’s hot off the presses and part of my syllabus for this quarter. It’s simply a must-read – one of the few works of political science that really grips and moves you while also advancing a serious analytical argument. This is a Q&A with Finkel discussing the book in greater detail. Go read it, then go buy the book.