The Politics of Unreason
The Frankfurt School and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism Lars Rensmann - Author
Dysfunction and Corruption in an American Statehouse Seymour P. Lachman - Author Robert Polner - With
Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform. Failed State is both an original account of a state legislature in urgent need of reform and a call to action for those who would fix it. Drawing on his experiences both in and out of state government, former New York State senator Seymour P. Lachman reveals and explores Albany’s hush-hush, top-down processe...(Read More)
Israel, Zionism, and Judaism Yaacov Yadgar - Author
Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.
The question of Jewish sovereignty shapes Jewish identity in Israel, the status of non-Jews, and relations between Israeli and Diaspora Jews, yet its consequences remain enigmatic. In Sovereign Jews, Yaacov Yadgar highlights the shortcomings of mainstream discourse and offers a novel explanation of Zionist ideology and the Israeli pol...(Read More)
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, Herbert H. Lehman ...(Read More)
Philosophy, History, and Tyranny
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 “Restatement” ...(Read More)
An overview and analysis of austerity policies and labor movement resistance in several countries.
Austerity policies have become the new norm throughout both the developed and developing world. Indeed, austerity has become the new buzz word in the lexicon of politicians from across the political spectrum. At the same time austerity measures have been met with mass protest, the most famous example of which is the Occupy Movemen...(Read More)
Leo Strauss on Science
Thoughts on the Relation between Natural Science and Political Philosophy Svetozar Y. Minkov - Author
The first study of Strauss’s confrontation with modern science and its methods.
Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished archival material, Leo Strauss on Science brings to light the thoughts of Leo Strauss on the problem of science. Introducing us to Strauss’s reflections on the meaning and perplexities of the scientific adventure, Svetozar Y. Minkov explores questions such as: Is there a human wisdom ...(Read More)