James K. Libbey, “Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics” (U. Press of Kentucky, 2016)
Known as the Iron Man of politics, Alben Barkley enjoyed a career that took him from rural Kentucky to the vice-presidency of the United States of America. In his book Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics (University Press of Kentucky,… Read More
William Blum, “America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy – the Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else” (Zed Books, 2013)
Since World War II, the United States has repeatedly posited itself as a defender of democracy, using its military might to promote freedom abroad even as it ascended to the status of the world’s only superpower. The answer to almost… Read More
Robert Boatright, ed. “The Deregulatory Moment? A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws” (U. of Michigan Press, 2015)
Robert Boatright, associate professor of political science at Clark University, is the editor of The Deregulatory Moment? A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws (University of Michigan Press, 2015). Campaign finance reform has been a salient topic during… Read More
Noriko Manabe, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima” (Oxford UP, 2015)
Noriko Manabe’s new book is a compelling analysis of the content, performance style, and role of music in social movements in contemporary Japan. Paying special attention to the constraints that limit and censor people–both ordinary citizens and musicians–from speaking out… Read More
Dermot Meleady, “John Redmond: The National Leader” (Merrion Press, 2014)
Though in many ways the forgotten man of Irish politics, John Redmond came closer to achieving the long-sought goal of Home Rule for Ireland than had his more illustrious predecessors Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewart Parnell. In John Redmond: The Read More
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