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If Mayors Ruled the World

If Mayors Ruled the World: A conversation with Benjamin Barber

As the government shutdown eases through its thirteenth day, Congress’s’ approval rating has dropped near an all-time-low of 5%. The American people are quickly losing their faith in their federal government as deep party lines prevent progress and decision-making. Benjamin Barber, author of If Mayors Ruled the World, points out that while these federal leaders […]

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David Lesch: The Westerner Who Knows Assad

Watch David Lesch on C-SPAN2’s Book TV Around a year ago, David Lesch settled on a subtitle for his new book on the ever-changing Syria. He called it Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad. He admits to realizing, midway through the publishing process that Assad may not have fallen by the time the book […]

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Margulies

What Changed When Everything Changed : The Fluidity of American National Identity

When Americans come upon a social arrangement they want to preserve, they do not alter their behavior to fit their values; they alter their values to fit their behavior. They change what it means to be an American… With intensely divisive issues like voting rights, immigration policy, and the war on terror in the news, […]

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Democracy in Retreat2

Democracy in Retreat: A Divided Egypt

Democracy has long been upheld as the ideal way to run a country. America, “land of the free” is revered for its representative government elected by the people for the people, and the US has committed to a mission of spreading and supporting democracy worldwide. In Joshua Kurlantzick’s newest book Democracy in Retreat: The Revolt […]

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YUP July 2013 Theme

July Theme: The American Century…and After

So far in July, we’ve discussed Susan Dunn’s 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election amid the Storm, which powerfully argues for this year and its presidential election—the third, unprecedented win for FDR—as a major turning point in American History. As David Shribman recently wrote for the Wall Street Journal: “Few years turn out to be […]

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Yale University Press

What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, June 28, 2013

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! There is much to share from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses.  This week we found conversations on public safety, the Battle of Gettysburg, the history of the world, and even a tasty recipe. […]

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Yale University Press

What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, June 21, 2013

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! With the AAUP annual meeting now in Boston, there is much to share from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses.  This week we found a series of book giveaways, as well as conversations on […]

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Yale University Press

What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, June 14, 2013

Welcome back to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! With the AAUP annual meeting going to Boston next week, we felt it was a good time to restart our conversations with other academic publishing houses and educate ourselves on What SUP at the social university presses.  A series of book giveaways, as well […]

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Yale University Press

What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, June 7, 2013

Welcome back to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! With the AAUP annual meeting going to Boston later this month, we felt it was a good time to restart our conversations with other academic publishing houses and educate ourselves on What SUP at the social university presses.  A series of book giveaways, as […]

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Captive Audience

Goodreads Giveaway: Captive Audience

It seems that Americans are constantly lamenting the power of the Internet, worrying that it has completely taken over the United States’ economy, markets, and psyche. They embrace the idea of disconnecting and getting outdoors, away from the screens and keyboards. This mentality stems from the luxury of access: Americans take for granted that they […]

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