The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel by Moshe Halbertal and Stephen Holmes Review

Politics in the Hands of Sinners

"Untying politics from its very own idolizing and idealizing tendencies, this book is about what happens when politics, as it often does, goes wrong, and dutifully shows what traits need to be deployed to analyze and take political depravity seriously. That alone speaks to its relevance for today."