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AUTOSTRADDLE.COM: In Conversation With Sarah Schulman: “They’re Being Taught That Control Is Freedom”

June 13, 2017 | Books

Sarah Schulman’s Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair landed in my mailbox last winter, sent by the publisher, and I promptly shelved it, asserting that the last thing I needed in my life was somebody telling me that any abuse I’d personally experienced in my relationships or community was […]

City Limits: City View: As They Rally Around Rezonings, Planners Often ‘Plansplain’

May 19, 2017 | Books

On May 2, City Limits published an opinion piece by long-term New York City planner Sandy Hornick about Mayor de Blasio’s housing plan titled “Misconceptions Drive Opposition to de Blasio’s Housing Plan.” The essay argued that protesters at recent zoning hearings fundamentally misunderstand not only the mayor’s plan, but the very idea of planning itself. […]

Philly.com: The birth of American nationalism

May 16, 2017 | Books

An American picks up a newspaper and reads of a new national crisis: Is it a foreign plot against America? Domestic unrest or violence in the streets of the capital? Is Congress stymied by party politics? Perhaps it’s the threat of involvement in another world war? This is, of course, daily news in 2017; but […]

Washington Post: Trump is trying to send North Korea a message. He’s got a long way to go.

April 27, 2017 | Books

On Wednesday, President Trump will summon the entire Senate to the White House for a special briefing on North Korea. On Tuesday, North Korea staged artillery drills off its east coast. Off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. and South Korean navies were holding joint military exercises. A U.S. submarine with guided […]

Inside Higher Education: Two New About Digital Scholars

April 20, 2017 | Books

I am not as fast a reader as Josha Kim (how does he do it?) but I’ve finally finished two books that have lingered on Mount TBR* for too long – and they made such interesting companions! Both examine the role of technology in our scholarly lives and, by coincidence, focus on students and faculty […]

NY Post: Inside my secret life as a KGB spy in America

March 28, 2017 | Alumni, Books

Jack Barsky kept his calm as he neared the traffic circle underneath the West Side Highway overpass. In his hand he held a piece of chalk and furtively drew a straight horizontal line on the wall as he walked past. If a pedestrian happened to notice it, they might think it a mark made by […]

Washington Times: The spy among us

March 23, 2017 | Books

Everyone loves a good spy story. But it can be hard to tell if the story is fact or fiction; this is especially the case with spy memoirs. Jack Barsky’s page-turning memoir, “Deep Undercover,” has a ring of authenticity to it. Most of the book is written using recreated dialogue, but is it true? http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/20/book-review-deep-undercover-my-secret-life-and-tan/

Alternet: Could There Be An American Reichstag Fire?

February 27, 2017 | Books

Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and the court system. — Donald Trump, tweet, February 5 On the night of February 27, 1933, less than a month after Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany, fire gutted the central chamber of the Reichstag in Berlin, the […]

Eureka Alert: CUNY sociologist wins 2017 GRRI, publishes book…

February 14, 2017 | Books, CUNY in the News

Dr. Amy Adamczyk, Professor and Interim Chair of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), has received a 2017 Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI) Award from Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame. In addition, Dr. Adamczyk’s […]

Sun Gazette: Book review: Eleanor Roosevelt

February 10, 2017 | Books

As a child, Eleanor Roosevelt felt that nothing about her “would attract attention or … admiration.”  But through her efforts to forge a better world and her commitment to the ideals of liberal democracy, Roosevelt attracted both attention and admiration around the world. In the third and final volume of her sweeping biography, “Eleanor Roosevelt […]