The Inheritance

February 1st, 2010

While the Bush Administration focused almost entirely on Iraq, the world moved on.  Places and situations that were dangerous because more dangerous.  By the time Obama came into office he inherited a nation engaged in two wars, a rising China, a more intractable Israeli government and an Iran torn by internal strife. And that's just for starters.  This is the backdrop for N.Y. Times chief Washington correspondent David E. Sanger's book The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power. It's just come out in paperback with a new and updated epilogue by the author. My conversation with David Sanger:

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