April 19, 2017

Spring Books

In this special spring books issue, Peter Dougherty, stepping down from Princeton University Press's directorship, says editorial imagination is the key to scholarly publishing’s future. Bruce Walsh, of the U. of Regina Press, explains how he plans to open Canadians’ eyes to their nation’s history. We profile Chris Lebron, whose new book contextualizes #BlackLivesMatter, and Yascha Mounk, whose theories about threats to liberal democracy have turned out to be more timely than he wished. Also featured are reviews of books on writing, social media’s effects on civic order, and capitalism’s contradictions. Then, just for fun, play Promotion, which combines strategic thrills and existential nausea for a one-of-a-kind gaming experience.

Christopher J. Lebron, a Yale philosopher, says the movement should be set on firmer conceptual ground.

Stepping down from Princeton U. Press's directorship, Peter Dougherty advises colleagues to find niches and think proactively.

The problems result from issues that are structural, not stylistic.

Can Yascha Mounk save liberal democracy?

This upstart publisher wants to open Canadians' eyes to their nation's history.

Cass Sunstein exaggerates the web’s polarizing effects.

As economists explain in a new collection of essays, there is nothing inexorable about Thomas Piketty’s conclusions.

The game that combines career strategy with existential dread. Enjoy!