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Herbert H. Lehman
Herbert H. Lehman (December 2016)
A Political Biography
Duane Tananbaum - Author

The definitive biography of New York State’s four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.

This new biography of Herbert Lehman—the first in a half century—fills the void left by historians and political scientists who have neglected one of the truly great liberal icons of the mid-twentieth century. Based on extensive research in archival sources, Herbe...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy, History, and Tyranny
Philosophy, History, and Tyranny (December 2016)
Reexamining the Debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve
Timothy W. Burns - Editor
Bryan-Paul Frost - Editor

The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny.

On Tyranny remains a perennial favorite, possessing a timelessness that few philosophical or scholarly debates have ever achieved. On one hand, On Tyranny is the first book-length work in Leo Strauss’s extended study of Xenophon, and his “Re...(Read More)
 
 
A Vanished Ideology
A Vanished Ideology (August 2016)
Essays on the Jewish Communist Movement in the English-Speaking World in the Twentieth Century
Matthew B. Hoffman - Editor
Henry F. Srebrnik - Editor

First comprehensive examination of the rise and decline of the Jewish communist movement in the English-speaking world.

While a number of books and articles have been written about Jewish Communist organizations and their supporters in particular countries, an academic treatment of the overall movement per se has yet to be published. A Vanished Ideology examines the politics of the Jewish Communist moveme...(Read More)
 
 
Borges, the Jew
Borges, the Jew (July 2016)
Ilan Stavans - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Religion category
Explores Borges’s infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
In this volume, award-winning cultural critic and controversial public intellectual Ilan Stavans focuses his attention on Jorge Luis Borges’s fascination with Jewish culture. Despite not being Jewish himself, Borges wrote essays, poems, and sto...(Read More)
 
 
Figures of Memory
Figures of Memory (June 2016)
The Rhetoric of Displacement at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Michael Bernard-Donals - Author

Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.

Figures of Memory examines how the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, uses its space and the design of its exhibits to “move” its visitors to memory. From the objects and their placement to the architectural design of the building an...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss, Philosopher
Leo Strauss, Philosopher (June 2016)
European Vistas
Antonio Lastra - Editor
Josep Monserrat-Molas - Editor

European scholars discuss Leo Strauss as a major figure in the history of philosophy.

This volume presents, for the first time in English, the approaches to Leo Strauss being pursued by European scholars in Spain, Italy, and Germany. Whereas the traditions of Strauss interpretation have, until recently, focused on issues of interest to political science and, to a lesser extent, religious studies, this collection...(Read More)
 
 
Out of Control
Out of Control (June 2016)
Confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas
Richard A. Cohen - Author

Explores the fundamental confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas in ethics, politics, science, and religion.
After the end of superstitious religion, what is the meaning of the world? Baruch Spinoza’s answer is truth, Emmanuel Levinas’s is goodness: science versus ethics. In Out of Control, Richard A. Cohen brings this debate to life, providing a nuanced exposition of Spinoza and Levinas and the confrontat...(Read More)
 
 
Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality
Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality (May 2016)
Marla Brettschneider - Author

Addresses the absence of Jewish subjects in intersectionality studies and demonstrates how to do intersectionality work inclusive of Jewish perspectives.
Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality explores a range of opportunities to apply and build intersectionality studies from within the life and work of Jewish feminism in the United States today. Marla Brettschneider builds on the best of what has been done in the field a...(Read More)
 
 
The Death of Fred Astaire
The Death of Fred Astaire (May 2016)
And Other Essays from a Life outside the Lines
Leslie Lawrence - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography & Memoir category
When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.
As a child of the sixties, Leslie Lawrence knew she didn’t want to dupli...(Read More)
 
 
Tongue of Fire
Tongue of Fire (April 2016)
Emma Goldman, Public Womanhood, and the Sex Question
Donna M. Kowal - Author

2017 Everett Lee Hunt Award, presented by the Eastern Communication Association
Silver Medalist 2017 - Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Women’s Issues Category
FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies category

Examines the influence of the notorious American anarchist “Red Emma” on the shifting social geography of sex and gen...(Read More)
 
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