Letters and Politics

The Rise of ISIS and the Rise of Political Reporting

Brian Glyn Williams is professor of Islamic History at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is the author of several books on Afghanistan and the War in Iraq and many articles including The Rise of the ISIS Terrorist Army in Iraq and Syria: How Did we Get Here?

And Scott Porch, contributing writer for The Daily Beast and Kirkus Reviews. His recent article for Politico is called The Book That Changed Campaigns Forever: How Teddy White revolutionized political journalism—and came to regret it.

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