New Books Network

Aram Gousouzian, “The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America” (UNC Press, 2019)
The endlessly fascinating 1968 presidential race transformed American politics in ways that are still being felt. Aram Goudsouzian explores the characters who shaped that race in The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America (UNC Press, 2019). Goudsouzian argues the campaign marked... Read More
Peter Daou, “Digital Civil War: Confronting the Far-Right Menace” (Melville House, 2019)
Democratic political adviser Peter Daou has long toggled between the world of presidential campaigns and online activism. He worked for the presidential campaigns of John Kerry in 2004 and Hillary Clinton in 2008, and he has built a large social media presence with which he wages battles for progressive causes.... Read More
Erin M. Kempker, “Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism and Conspiracy in the Heartland” (U Illinois, 2018)
Erin M. Kempker is an associate professor of history at Mississippi University for Women and the author of Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism and Conspiracy in the Heartland (University of Illinois, 2018). The author examines how 1970s right-wing women activists in the state of Indiana combined earlier political conspiracy theories, Cold... Read More
Michael A. Cohen, “Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans” (Yale UP, 2019)
We are fed a steady stream of doom and gloom—terrorist attacks, erosion of democracy, robots taking our jobs. But Michael A. Cohen and his co-author Mich Zenko argue in Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans (Yale University Press, 2019) that our... Read More
Abraham A. Singer, “The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation” (Oxford UP, 2018)
In The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation (Oxford University Press, 2018), Abraham Singer essentially marries together two disciplinary schools of thought and approaches to understand and consider the corporate firm. In his work, Singer takes seriously the idea, structure, function, and position of the... Read More
William Gale, “Fiscal Therapy: Curing America’s Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future” (Oxford UP, 2019)
The US government is laboring under an enormous debt burden, one that will impact the living standards of future generations of Americans by limiting investment in people and infrastructure. In his new book, Fiscal Therapy: Curing America’s Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future (Oxford University Press, 2019), Brookings Institution... Read More
Andra Gillespie, “Race and the Obama Administration: Substance, Symbols, and Hope” (Manchester UP, 2019)
Scholars and pundits have been busy trying to assess the legacy of President Barack Obama. Few have done so with the nuance and comparative approach of Andra Gillespie. In her new book Race and the Obama Administration: Substance, Symbols, and Hope (Manchester University Press, 2019), she examines the promotion of... Read More