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  • Recent Books by Dissent Editors

Our policy is not to review books by members of our editorial board, but from time to time we are pleased to let our readers know what our writers have wrought. Herewith a listing.


Marshall Berman: On The Town (Verso, 2009); The Politics of Authenticity (New Edition, 2009, Verso); All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (New Afterword, Verso); Introduction to The Communist Manifesto (Penguin, 2011)

Paul Berman: The Flight of the Intellectuals (Melville House, 2010); Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems edited anthology, American Poets Project, Library of America (2006)

Sheri Berman: The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy and the Making of Europe’s Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2006)

David Bromwich: American Sonnets: An Anthology (editor) (Library of America, 2007)

Jeff Faux: The Global Class War: How America's Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future—and What it Will Take to Win it Back (Wiley, 2006)

Cynthia Fuchs Epstein: Fighting for Time: Shifting Boundaries of Work and Social Life (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006)

Todd Gitlin: The Bulldozer and the Big Tent: Blind Republicans, Lame Democrats, and the Recovery of American Ideals (Wiley, 2007); (with Liel Leibovitz) The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election (Simon & Schuster, 2010); Undying (Counterpoint, 2011)

Michael Kazin: Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (Knopf, 2006); editor of In Search of Progressive America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) and The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (Princeton University Press, 2010)

William Kornblum: Sociology in a Changing World (Wadsworth Publishing, 2007)

Susie Linfield: The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence (University of Chicago Press, 2010)

Kevin Mattson: “What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?”: Jimmy Carter, America's Malaise, and the Speech that Should have Changed the Country (Bloomsbury, USA, 2010) with a preface by Hendrik Hertzberg; Upton Sinclair (Wiley, 2006), Rebels All! A Short History of the Conservative Mind in Postwar America (Rutgers University Press, 2006)

Deborah Meier: Playing for Keeps: Life and Learning on a Public School Playground (Teachers College Press, 2010)

Nicolaus Mills: Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America’s Coming of Age as a Superpower (Wiley, 2008); Arguing Immigration: The Debate Over the Changing Face of America (Touchstone, 2007); Getting Out: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq, co-editor with Michael Walzer (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009)

Brian Morton: Breakable You (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006)

George Packer: Betrayed: A Play (Faber & Faber, 2008); Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent Decade (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2009)

Ruth Rosen: The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America (Penguin, 2006)

James B. Rule: Privacy in Peril: How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Christine Stansell: American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a New Century (Princeton University Press, 2009); The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present (Modern Library, 2010),

Michael Walzer: Thinking Politically (Yale University Press, 2007); Getting Out: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq, co-editor with Nicolaus Mills (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009); La soif du gain (Herne, 2010)

Cornel West: Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom (Hay House, 2008); Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America (Routledge, 2008); Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud (Smiley Books, 2009)

Sean Wilentz: The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974–2008 (Harper, 2008); Bob Dylan in America (Doubleday, 2010) [End Page 111]



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