New Release: 10/5/16

The Populist Explosion, John B. Judis “Far and away the most incisive examination of the central development in contemporary politics: the rise of populism on both the right and the left. Judis, whose track record is unrivaled, is the ideal author to tackle the subject, and he has done a superb job, placing contemporary trends, including the rise of Donald Trump, in historical perspective. Judis demonstrates the crucial role of the 2008 recession both here and in Europe in discrediting the neoliberal agenda. This is must reading.” —Thomas Edsall, New York Times columnist... more

New Release: 9/6/2016

Shadow Courts, Haley Sweetland Edwards "Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is the subject of Shadow Courts, a new book by Haley Sweetland Edwards. It's a short, vital introduction to its history and use, the shocking ways in which corporations have used it to bend governments to their will, and the total lack of justification for using such mechanisms in developed, stable countries. But perhaps most important, it reveals the bankrupt logic behind its most aggressive employment." —Ryan Cooper, The Week... more

9/15/2016, John Washington

The Who, What, and Why Not of TPP

The Who, What, and Why Not of TPP

Quick test: Point to Brunei on a map. Do you know where it is? Do you know what it is? Is it the capital of a Middle Eastern country? A Balkan enclave? An Asian province? The answer: None of the above. Officially the Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace, the country is a small Islamic… more

9/9/2016, Miranda Sita

Interactive Map: Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Interactive Map: Investor-State Dispute Settlement

From the 1960s to 2000, corporations brought fewer than 40 cases through ISDS tribunals. In the last 15 years, they’ve brought nearly 500. Haley Sweetland Edwards makes a devastating case in Shadow Courts: The Tribunals that Rule Global Trade that these ISDS tribunals, which were designed 50 years ago to protect foreign investors' property rights… more

7/14/2016, John Washington

Global Exit Right: Brexit Signals the Latest Travel Trend

Global Exit Right: Brexit Signals the Latest Travel Trend

In 2012, when I was ordered out of Mexico for over-extending a student visa, I took a quick trip to Guatemala, flashed my United States of America passport at a guard, paid a one-peso fee, and clacked through a turnstile. In the shadow of the bridge I had just walked over, inner tube rafts loaded… more

Upcoming Event

The Rise of Populism in the U.S. and Europe

The Rise of Populism in the U.S. and Europe

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
7:00pm — 8:30pm

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

Upcoming Event

Book Culture on Columbus: John B. Judis on "The Populist Explosion"

Book Culture on Columbus: John B. Judis on

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
7:00pm — 8:30pm

Book Culture
450 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(212) 595-1962

New Release: 4/12/2016

Holy Lands, Nicolas Pelham "It is rare to come across a book on the region that charts a positive path for the future; rarer still to find one that advocates religious leadership and pragmatic communalism as the means for reaching peace... [Pelham] makes a powerful case that a regional alliance of overlapping millets, not connected with territorial boundaries, offers a better vision for restoring stability to the Middle East than the current agendas for conflict management." —Jonathan Steele, The Guardian... more