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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 […]

Washington Post: KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor, guest-blogging about “The Campus Rape Frenzy”

February 3, 2017 | Books

I’m delighted to say that KC Johnson and (time permitting) Stuart Taylor will be guest-blogging about their new book, “The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities.” Johnson is a history professor at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and Taylor has written extensively for, among other places, the New […]

Real Clear: Trump Can Debunk Alleged College “Rape Culture”

January 30, 2017 | Books

Due process protections for the accused in campus cases alleging sexual assault have been under attack for decades. In the guise of enforcing Title IX—a 1972 federal law prohibiting educational institutions that receive federal funds from discriminating on the basis of sex—the Obama administration intensified the attack. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/01/29/trump_can_help_debunk_alleged_college_rape_culture.html

City Lab: New York City Has Been Zoned To Segregate

January 27, 2017 | Books, CUNY in the News

New York City is often romanticized as a mecca of multicultural urban living. But as diverse as it is, residents from very different backgrounds don’t often live in the same neighborhoods. In fact, New York is in second place after Milwaukee as far as black-white segregation goes. Today, historical color lines are being redrawn through […]

Huffington Post: Here’s What is Really Means to be Intersex

January 27, 2017 | Books, CUNY in the News

Hanne Gaby Odiele, a 28-year-old Belgian supermodel, recently became one of the first public figures to be openly intersex. The globetrotting model, who’s walked the runway for designers such as Chanel and Prada, has found a new role as an advocate for perhaps the most misunderstood and stigmatized gender identity. This week, Odiele announced that she […]

Huffington Post: Trump & The Insurance Game

January 23, 2017 | Books

Insurance is a complicated business; it sells protection so one could hedge against potential losses in the future. Insurance companies don’t deny reality. They base their product on detailed programs and actuarial tables in order to assess the risks of future activities. Donald Trump’s inaugural address was also based on protection but unlike the insurance […]

Wall Street Journal: Did God Die in 1859?

January 23, 2017 | Books

Did God Die in 1859? David S. Reynolds reviews “The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation” by Randall Fuller. Did Charles Darwin kill God? That’s how some describe the impact of Darwin’s landmark 1859 book, “On the Origin of Species.” Without directly challenging the Bible, Darwin undermined its premises […]