We are pleased to announce the Octavian 2019 holiday book List. The list makes great year-end reading wherever you may be — and great gifts, if you are still looking.
Here is our list of essential reads for 2020 and beyond.
THE EMPIRE AND THE FIVE KINGS, by Bernard-Henri Lévy
The pre-eminent French thinker and Octavian editorial board member’s latest book is a stunning mix of history and geopolitical analysis, all placed in the service of an eloquent plea for... read more
In 2005, Celeste Watkins-Hayes began interviewing women with HIV. For this week's podcast we spoke with Dr. Watkins-Hayes about her surprising research. listen to this podcast
We dig deep with Steven A. Cook on the Istanbul election re-rerun and why it could cause an explosion in Turkish politics. read more
Old age: how should we think about it? Geriatrician and writer Louise Aronson talks about her upcoming book Elderhood and what makes our later years good. listen to this podcast
Uncertainty defines our era. For this week's podcast we spoke with a mathematician about how to understand the rules that govern it. listen to this podcast
Violence. Sanctions. An economic death spiral. How is Nicolas Maduro hanging on and what will he do next? We asked Venezuela expert Harold Trinkunas. listen to this podcast
Paul Cézanne's Boulloire et Fruits just sold for $60 million. This week's podcast examines the painting's amazing backstory. listen to this podcast
For this week's podcast, we spoke to the author of the forthcoming Lithium: A Doctor, a Drug, and a Breakthrough, about the history of this amazing metal. listen to this podcast
Counter-terrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross talks about how we should see the Easter attacks in their broader geopolitical context and what comes next for ISIS. listen to this podcast
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