Books by Robert G. Kaiser

Released: May 7, 2013

"Remember that old saw about making sausages and making laws—that you don't want to know too much about either one? Kaiser disproves it with this lucid if sometimes numbing book."
A painstaking, richly detailed look at how the suite of financial reforms that followed the bank near-collapse of 2008 came to be—and nearly didn't come to be, even as they were defanged. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 22, 2009

"Eye-opening, and a key to understanding how money works in Washington—for the most part, corruptly."
Evenhanded study of the role of special-interest dollars in contemporary governance. Read full book review >
Released: May 17, 1991

"A savvy, closely reasoned appraisal of an embattled kingpin who has been overtaken by events he initiated."
An illuminating, interpretive report on Mikhail Gorbachev's exercise of power, which concludes that his reforms may do more to expose than remedy the deficiencies of the Soviet Union's sociopolitical and economic institutions. Read full book review >