Two new books hit the list, both foretelling some serious reassessments the nation will be obliged to undergo in the not too distant future — the former U.S. senator from Wisconsin, warning of a post-9/11 complacency in “While America Sleeps,” and David Rothkopf exploring the unusual dynamic between big business and government and what will happen when they clash (though many may argue that moment is here) in “Power, Inc.”


(Unofficial) Political Bestsellers — March 4, 2012

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1. Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

(Threshold, $26.99). By Mark R. Levin

2. While America Sleeps: A Wake-Up Call for the Post-9/11 Era

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.), a progressive favorite, lost the Senate seat he held for 18 years to a Republican businessman. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who worked closely with Feingold on campaign finance legislation, gave the departing Democrat an emotional tribute on the Senate floor. (Linda Davidson/THE WASHINGTON POST)

3. Enemies: A History of the FBI

(Random House, $30)

By Tim Weiner

4. Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government — And the Reckoning That Lies Ahead

(FSG, $30). By David Rothkopf

5. Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power

(Basic, $26). By Zbigniew Brzezinski

6. All In: The Education of General David Petraeus

(Penguin Press, $29.95)

By Paula Broadwell with Vernon Loeb

7. The World America Made

(Knopf, $21). By Robert Kagan

Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending February 26, 2012 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2012