New Books Network

S. Daulatzai and J. Rana, “With Stones in Our Hands: Reflections on Racism, Muslims and US Empire” (U Minnesota Press, 2018)
In this current moment it has become increasingly clear that US society is deeply entangled in racist policies and logics of white supremacy. While this affects numerous communities, anti-Muslim racism has continued to grow over the years. In With Stones in Our Hands: Reflections on Racism, Muslims and US Empire (University of... Read More
Post Script: Kamala Harris as Vice President
This is our second podcast in a new series from New Books in Political Science called POST-SCRIPT in which Susan and I invite authors back to the podcast to react to contemporary political developments that engage their scholarship. Today’s podcast – recorded on Wednesday, August 12th (less than 24 hours... Read More
R. R. Reno, “Return of the Strong Gods: Nationalism, Populism and the Future of the West” (Gateway Editions, 2019)
One of America’s leading intellectuals has written the book which analyzes and explains the current discontents and malcontents of the contemporary West. After the staggering slaughter of back-to-back world wars, Western elites embraced the ideal of the “open society.” The goal being: By liberating ourselves from the old attachments to nation, clan,... Read More
Costas Lapavitsas, “The Left Case Against the EU” (Polity, 2018)
Many on the Left see the European Union as a fundamentally benign project with the potential to underpin ever greater cooperation and progress. If it has drifted rightward, the answer is to fight for reform from within. In this iconoclastic polemic, economist Costas Lapavitsas demolishes this view. In The Left... Read More
Adi Schwartz and Einat Wilf, “The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace” (All Point Books, 2020)
Two prominent Israeli liberals argue that for the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians to end with peace, Palestinians must come to terms with the fact that there will be no “right of return.” In 1948, seven hundred thousand Palestinians were forced out of their homes by the first Arab-Israeli... Read More
Michael Rectenwald, “Beyond Woke” (New English Review Press, 2020)
A few short years ago, Michael Rectenwald was a Marxist professor at NYU, pursuing his career and contemplating becoming a Trotskyist, when the political climate on campus – victimology, cancel-culture, no-platforming, and political correctness run-amok – began to bother him. He responded by creating a Twitter handle, @AntiPCNYUProf (now @TheAntiPCProf),... Read More
Saqib Iqbal Qureshi, “The Broken Contract: Making Our Democracies Accountable, Representative, and Less Wasteful” (Lioncrest, 2020)
A democracy should reflect the views of its citizens and offer a direct connection between government and those it serves. So why, more than ever, does it seem as if our government exists in its own bubble, detached from us? In reality, our democracy is not performing as it should,... Read More
Amity Shlaes, “Great Society: A New History” (Harper, 2019)
National concern about income inequalities. Race relations at a boiling point. Riots in the streets. Cries on the left for massive allocations of federal money for housing and poverty reduction programs. Social scientists and professional activists touting theories and pet proposals for projects that will supposedly eradicate poverty if only... Read More
Hanne Herland, “New Left Tyranny” (Christian Publishing House, 2020)
New Left Tyranny (Christian Publishing House) best-selling Scandanavian author, Hanne Nabintu Herland, argues that the neo-Marxist New Left turned their back on historical Western principles and became a destructive authoritarian force. It abandoned the working class and instead attacked Western civilisation itself. Herland, born and raised in Central and East... Read More