On sale: Feb. 23, 2021

Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent by Harriet Washington “Urgent, alarming, riveting, and essential, Carte Blanche reveals that Americans, including African Americans, are still being medically experimented upon without their consent—yet again in research sanctioned by law. Harriet Washington’s powerful indictment of ongoing medical coercion unveils a gross violation of our human rights. It is vital reading at a moment when change is so necessary.” —Ibram X. Kendi more


New Release: September 2020

The Socialist Awakening: What's Different Now About The Left by John B. Judis "An eye-opening read ... I felt an emotional connection to this book about how socialism has evolved over the years in America and Great Britain, and where it stands today. His is an unvarnished rendition—the highs and lows, warts and all—of how we got to today and where we might go from here if we're successful." LA Progressive more


New Release: July 2020

Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy by Margaret Sullivan "An excellent introduction to the essential problem of our republic. With a wake-up call like this one, we still have a chance." Timothy Snyder | "An ink-bound alarm bell. The threat Americans face, she argues, is not just the news that lies. It is also the news that will never exist in the first place." —Megan Garber, The Atlantic more


New Release: April 2020

The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project by Krithika Varagur “In her three riveting, thoroughly researched case studies, Varagur investigates why the Saudi brand of Islam is so appealing: It is radical in its simplicity, clearly instructs behavior, provides direct access to important texts, and offers a sense of community to its believers worldwide….Varagur wisely allows many voices to be heard—and shows how Saudi influence is now more transparent but still insidious.” —Kirkus ★ starred review more


New Release: February 2020

Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink by Jeffrey Wasserstrom “In this well-organized, strikingly relevant work, the author provides a penetrating review of the situation through on-the-ground reporting and interviews with protest leaders like Joshua Wong and Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong…. A passionate, important study of the current affairs of a volatile region.” —Kirkus ★ starred review more


Upcoming Event

Virtual Event: Harriet Washington + Carl Elliott | Politics and Prose

Virtual Event: Harriet Washington + Carl Elliott | Politics and Prose

Friday, March 5, 2021
6:00pm — 7:00pm

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11/13/2020, Nicholas Lemann

Seeing the Book Biz from Both Sides Now

Seeing the Book Biz from Both Sides Now

At Columbia Global Reports, we are looking for writers who can do firsthand reporting in faraway places, make original arguments about major issues, and write prose that is a pleasure to read. That combination of skills is very, very difficult to find; anybody who has all three, or even two out of three, is a rare talent, for whose time and energy we always find ourselves competing against others who also want them.

10/9/2020, Columbia Politics Collective

Why COVID-19 School Closures Are Impacting Girls More

Why COVID-19 School Closures Are Impacting Girls More

It took her seven years, but Kalpana (name changed) felt she was finally close to her dream of getting an undergraduate degree and working for the Indian government. She had given up college in the past due to family problems, but a few years ago re-enrolled in an undergraduate program. Her studies were going well… more

8/31/2020, Underreported: Hosted by Nicholas Lemann

Bethany McLean: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants

Bethany McLean: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants

In 2008, the U.S. Treasury put Fannie and Freddie into a life-support state known as “conservatorship” to prevent their failure—and worldwide economic chaos. The two companies, which were always controversial, have become a battleground. Today, Fannie and Freddie are profitable again but still in conservatorship. Their profits are being redirected toward reducing the federal deficit,… more