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Jews and Words

Yale Press Podcast Episode 29: Amos Oz & Fania Oz-Salzberger

Listen to the podcast interview for Jews and Words on iTunes! Somewhere between the What is Jewish Culture? event at the 92Y launching the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization and the NPR Weekend Edition interview with Scott Simon, we managed to catch Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger to record our latest episode of […]

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Wall Street

How We Think about Wall Street

Read an excerpt from Wall Street Last month Strike Debt, an offshoot group of Occupy Wall Street, began buying strangers’ debt in order to make it disappear. Another manifestation called Occupy Sandy swooped in during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to assist gathering and delivering supplies, filming a documentary in the process. Over a year after […]

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Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform

Trapped by Healthcare Reform?

Follow @yaleSCIbooks With the Supreme Court set to review Obamacare in the coming weeks and Rick Santorum deriding that same legislation as “a threat to the very essence of who America is,” it is obvious that health care will be as much of a talking point in this election as it was in 2008. In […]

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A Single Roll of the Dice

The Daily Show and More Interviews with Trita Parsi on Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran

Since the December headlines about U.S.-led sanctions against Iran to President Obama’s statement today that “there is still a window that allows for a diplomatic resolution to this issue”, American-Iranian relations have been at the center of foreign policy, as we head into another election year and reflect on the past year’s Arab Spring and […]

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A Single Roll of the Dice

Yale Press Podcast Episode 28: Trita Parsi on Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran

When President Obama took office in 2009, one of his most notable proclamations was his commitment to a more open foreign policy. During the 2008 presidential debates, then-Senator Obama openly declared the importance that the United States “talk to the Syrians and the Iranians”, remarking that those who think otherwise “ignore our own history.” The […]

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Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform

Yale Press Podcast Episode 27: Paul Starr on American Health Care Reform

Follow @yaleSCIbooks Thanks to all of your support, as promised, we have restarted the Yale Press Podcast series! In Episode 27, host Chris Gondek interviews Paul Starr, professor of sociology at Princeton and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine. Starr‘s newest book, Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care […]

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Yale Press, George Parmly Day Library

A New Home for the Yale Press Log

Welcome to the new home of the Yale Press Log on Wordpress.com! In July, the theme is Global and International Studies, and after the first half of 2011, there is plenty to recount. New books on Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, and southern Africa, by Tim Bird & Alex Marshall, Victoria Clark, Tarek Osman, and Stephen Chan are at the center of our political discussions, and Leila Ahmed’s new history, A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America surrounds current controversies on Islamic women’s dress.

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Cartooning

Cartooning is an Art: Ivan Brunetti Shows Us Why

Ivan Brunetti’s new book Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice is making a pretty big splash with a popular, instructional trailer on YouTube and reviews on Drawn!, PopMatters.com, even the Wall Street Journal. He’s written for the London Yale Books blog, and he has an upcoming book signing with Hillary Cute at Hyde Park’s 57th Street Books […]

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Dr. Marjorie Greenfield Podcast: The Working Woman’s Pregnancy Book

The only authoritative guide specifically for pregnant working women, Dr. Marjorie Greenfield‘s Working Women’s Pregnancy Book addresses all the subjects one expects to find in a comprehensive book on pregnancy plus issues of special concern to wage-earning women. Is my workplace safe for my developing baby? When should I tell my employer that I am […]

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Yale Press Podcast Interview: Molly Haskell on “Gone With the Wind”

It’s hard to imagine a history of women in American film and literature without remembering Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind. First published in 1936, iconic female characters like Scarlett O’Hara and Melanie Hamilton Wilkes are fixed in our memory; the book itself was a Pulitzer-Prize winner and remains one of the most popular of […]

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