New Books Network

Marcos González Hernando, “British Think Tanks After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
How did the financial crisis of 2018 change politics? In British Think Tanks After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), Marcos González Hernando, an Affiliated Researcher at the University of Cambridge and Senior Researcher at Think Tank for Action on Social Change (TASC), explores how think tanks were... Read More
David McCraw, “Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts” (All Points Books, 2019)
The First Amendment and a strong Fourth Estate are essential to a healthy democracy. David McCraw spends his days making sure that journalists can do their work in the United States and around the world. This includes responding to libel suits and legal threats, reviewing stories that are likely to... Read More
Dave Tell, “Remembering Emmett Till” (U Chicago Press, 2019)
On this episode of the New Books Network, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they)–Asst. Prof. of Rhetoric and Communication at the State University of New York at Geneseo–interviews Dr. Dave Tell (he/him/his)–Professor of Communication at The University of Kansas–on the insightful Remembering Emmett Till (University of Chicago Press, 2019) and also available... Read More
Quassim Cassam, “Conspiracy Theories” (Polity, 2019)
9/11 was an inside job. The Holocaust is a myth promoted to serve Jewish interests. The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were a false flag operation. Climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese government. These are all conspiracy theories. A glance online or at bestseller lists reveals... Read More
Anne Nelson, “Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right” (Bloomsbury, 2019)
What is the most important organization you’ve never heard of? Anne Nelson has an answer: the Council for National Policy. Nelson is Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right (Bloomsbury, 2019).... Read More
Kathryn Conrad on University Press Publishing
As you may know, university presses publish a lot of good books. In fact, they publish thousands of them every year. They are different from most trade books in that most of them are what you might called “fundamental research.” Their authors–dedicated researchers one and all–provide the scholarly stuff upon... Read More
Andreas Bernard, “Theory of the Hashtag” (Polity, 2019)
In his short book, Theory of the Hashtag (Polity, 2019), Andreas Bernard traces the origins and career of the hashtag. Following the history of the # sign through its origins in the Middle Ages and how it became a common symbol through its placement on American typewriters and touch tone... Read More