Jon Kukla, “Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty” (Simon and Schuster, 2017)
To remember Patrick Henry for his defiant declaration “Give me liberty or give me death!” is to overlook a long career spent as an advocate for the rights of Americans, first as colonists and then as citizens. In Patrick Henry: Read More
Sarah Eltantawi, “Shari’ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution” (U. California Press, 2017)
Few images attached to Islam and to the Islamic legal tradition (the Sharia) in particular are more often and more disturbingly sensationalized than that of the stoning punishment. In her riveting new book Shari’ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution Read More
William Davenport Mercer, “Diminishing the Bill of Rights: Barron v. Baltimore and the Foundations of American Liberty” (U. Oklahoma Press, 2017)
William Davenport Mercer‘s Diminishing the Bill of Rights: Barron v. Baltimore and the Foundations of American Liberty (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017) argues that if we want to understand how Americans in the early Republic viewed the sources of… Read More
David R. Mayhew, “The Imprint of Congress” (Yale UP, 2017)
This week on the podcast we have a true political science legend. David R. Mayhew is the author of such political science greats as Congress: The Electoral Connection, Divided We Govern, and Partisan Balance. He is the Sterling Professor… Read More
Sverre Molland, “The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong” (U. Hawaii Press, 2012)
Now and then we feature a book on New Books in Southeast Asian Studies whose author we ought to have had on the show some time ago. The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade Along the Mekong (University of… Read More
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