The issues starts out with several fascinating articles about Russian and Putin.
Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 95, no. 3, May-June 2016.
Making America Great Again, The Case for the Mixed Economy
is, in essence, a complete refutation of the really quite ridiculous notion that "Government is the Problem". Hacker and Pierson convincingly demonstrate that strong government is essential to the orderly functioning of free markets, and decisively contribute to the general welfare.
It would be great if every Republican and every Libertarian would read this and understand how crazy the current climate is. But I'm afraid that the following applies: "Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad."