Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, “American Umpire” (Harvard UP, 2013)
Is there an “American Empire?” A lot of people on the Left say “yes.” Actually, a lot of people on the Right say “yes” too. But Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman says “no.” In her stimulating new treatment of the history of… Read More
Arend Lijphart, “Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries” (Yale UP, 2012)
Arend Lijphart is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a past president of the American Political Science Association. In this interview,… Read More
Eliga Gould, “Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire” (Harvard UP, 2012)
Many Americans tend to think of 1776 as the year when the United States began making history on its own terms. That is simply untrue. Building on recent scholarship that challenges this assumption is Eliga Gould‘s Among the Powers Read More
Keri E. Iyall Smith, “Sociology of Globalization: Cultures, Economies, and Politics” (Westview Press, 2012)
Globalization is one of those words we hear on an almost daily basis. The world today is interconnected in ways that would have been unimaginable even twenty years ago. It seems as if everyone knows what globalization is, but what… Read More
Rachel Kleinfeld and Drew Sloan, “Let There Be Light: Electrifying the Developing World With Markets and Distributed Energy” (Truman Institute, 2012)
You wouldn’t know from the 2012 president race but the United States remains engaged in a fairly bloody conflict in Afghanistan. In addition to boots on the ground, we deploy scores of drones in Pakistan, Yemen and the Horn of… Read More
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