What’s New This Week

It’s a bit of a political week.

The star of this week is Munich by Robert Harris, a new spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the fateful Munich Conference of September 1938.

Pair that novel with the non-fiction How Democracies Die — not in a revolution or military coup–but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms.

Lots more, including a big stack of Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff. Yes, we’ve got it. But it’s flying out the door.