Jessica Trounstine, “Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
2018 has been a great year for books about sub-national government in the United States. The year ends with another addition to the list. Jessica Trounstine has written Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Trounstine is associate professor of political science at... Read More
Patricia O’Toole, “The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made” (Simon and Schuster, 2018)
Whether you love him or hate him, it is indisputable that few, if any, other 20th-century American presidents were as historically consequential as Woodrow Wilson. Historian Patricia O’Toole explores the many complexities and ramifications of the Wilson presidency in her book The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made... Read More
Rob Reich, “Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it Can Do Better” (Princeton UP, 2018)
How political are private foundations? Are they good or bad for democracy? Such are the big questions taken up by Rob Reich in his new book Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it Can Do Better (Princeton University Press, 2018). Reich is professor of political science and... Read More
Laszlo Borhi, “Dealing with Dictators: The United States, Hungary, and East Central Europe 1942-1989” (Indiana UP, 2016)
How does a political regime function? What contributes to a regime’s longevity and its subversion? Laszlo Borhi’s Dealing with Dictators: The United States, Hungary, and East Central Europe 1942-1989 (Indiana University Press, 2016) invites readers to consider the complex nature of regimes. The focus of Dealing with Dictators is Hungary,... Read More
Amanda H. Lynch and Siri Veland, “Urgency in the Anthropocene” (MIT Press, 2018)
Amanda Lynch and Siri Veland’s Urgency in the Anthropocene (MIT Press, 2018) is a fascinating and trenchant analysis of the core beliefs and ideas that motivate current political responses to global warming.  Lynch and Veland examine how the ostensible state of constant urgency we live in is identified and addressed... Read More
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