A Political Education from the Nixon Years to the Age of Obama

Washington D.C. Capitol building in a cloudy sunrise with mirror reflection.

Gerald Felix Warburg recounts his four decades inside Washington politics—working to reform nuclear energy, strategic arms control, and foreign policy. He discusses the challenges of how to maintain principles while cutting deals, and how to balance public purpose with private interests. Warburg's memoir Dispatches from the Eastern Front: A Political Education from the Nixon Years to the Age of Obama is an insider's account of what goes on in the U.S. Capitol—from the inner circles of presidential campaigns to the firms where well-paid lobbyists use their expertise to advance the interests of corporations and NGOs.