Editors at Newsweek are taking on extracurricular activities.
Managing editor Dan Klaidman has signed a contract with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to write his first book, which will explore President Obama’s anti-terrorism policy, according to Mike Allen’s Playbook.
Danny calls it “a narrative that takes readers inside the administration’s efforts to re-balance terrorism policies in the aftermath of Bush-Cheney-Addington-Yoo. By looking at the struggle to close Gitmo, the controversy over the KSM trial, how Team Obama handled the Zazi, Abdulmutallab and Shahzad cases and many other still-secret episodes in Obama’s War on Terror, the book will explore the immense challenges of developing smart, tough, prudent and just anti-terrorism policies in an age of extreme political polarization.”
Mr. Klaidman has a working title for the book—The Arc of Justice: Obama, Terrorism and the Struggle over American Ideals—which is due out in 2012. (We wonder how National Book Award–winning author Kevin Boyle feels about another book called Arc of Justice.)