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The Lessons of Tragedy

Statecraft and World Order

Hal Brands and Charles Edel

An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international order The ancient Greeks hard-wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in...

February 18, 2020, Paper, $16.00


The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It

Susan Crawford; With a New Preface

The world of fiber optic connections reaching neighborhoods, homes, and businesses will represent as great a change from what came before as the advent of electricity. The virtually unlimited amounts of data we’ll be able to...

March 17, 2020, Paper, $20.00

The Club

Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age

Leo Damrosch

Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review  “Damrosch brings the Club’s redoubtable personalities — the brilliant minds, the jousting wits, the tender camaraderie —...

January 14, 2020, Paper, $20.00

A Child of the Century

Ben Hecht; With an Introduction by David Denby

Ben Hecht’s critically acclaimed autobiographical memoir, first published in 1954, offers incomparably pungent evocations of Chicago in the 1910s and 1920s, Hollywood in the 1930s, and New York during the Second World War and...

February 11, 2020, Paper, $25.00

Ben Hecht

Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Adina Hoffman

A vibrant portrait of one of the most accomplished and prolific American screenwriters, by an award-winning biographer and essayistHe was, according to Pauline Kael, “the greatest American screenwriter.” Jean...

February 18, 2020, Paper, $15.00

Science and the Good

The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality

James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky

Why efforts to create a scientific basis of morality are neither scientific nor moral   In this illuminating book, James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky trace the origins and development of the centuries...

March 17, 2020, Paper, $18.00

They Were Her Property

White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy   Bridging women’s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold...

January 7, 2020, Paper, $18.00

The Misinformation Age

How False Beliefs Spread

Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall

The social dynamics of “alternative facts”: why what you believe depends on who you know Why should we care about having true beliefs? And why do demonstrably false beliefs persist and spread despite bad,...

February 18, 2020, Paper, $16.00

Responsible Parties

Saving Democracy from Itself

Frances McCall Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro

How popular democracy has paradoxically eroded trust in political systems worldwide, and how to restore confidence in democratic politics Democracies across the world are adopting reforms to bring politics...

March 17, 2020, Paper, $20.00

Standing for Reason

The University in a Dogmatic Age

John Sexton; With a Foreword by Gordon Brown

A powerful case for the importance of universities as an antidote to the “secular dogmatism” that increasingly infects political discourse   John Sexton argues that over six decades, a “secular dogmatism,”...

April 21, 2020, Paper, $18.00