Mueller's book is likely to be one of many interesting books on terrorism that I simply won't have time to read. A few weeks ago I blogged about his views in two different posts here and here. Those posts will first take you to an article that Mr. Mueller wrote for Foreign Affairs and then to a roundtable discussion of his views.
Shortly before the election Thomas Schaller published a prescient article that explained where the Democrats were likely to pick up seats in the House and the Senate. Schaller's basic claim is that the Northeast and the Midwest are aligning themselves with the Democrats in a way similar to how the South has moved towards the Republicans over the years.