Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday Book Review Roundup

In The New York Times is a review of the anthology A Time to Stir: Columbia '68edited by Paul Cronin.

Linda Gordon's The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition and Felix Harcourt's Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s are reviewed in an essay in The New Republic.

In the Los Angeles Review of Books is a review of Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America by Merve Emre.  The new edition of Corey Robin's The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump is also reviewed.  And also on the site is a review of Samantha Barbas' Newsworthy: The Supreme Court Battle over Privacy and Press Freedom.

A number of relevant interviews have been posted at the New Books Network.  Susan Smith-Peter discusses her Imagining Russian Regions: Subnational Identity and Civil Society in Nineteenth-Century Russia.  Gregory Laski speaks about his Untimely Democracy: The Politics of Progress after SlaveryStephen Craft is interviewed about his American Justice in Taiwan: The 1957 Riots and Cold War Foreign PolicyLisa Brooks introduces her Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s WarFinally, Adam Mestyan discusses his Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt

In The Times Literary Supplement is a review of Maya Jasanoff's The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World.  Also reviewed is The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization by Martin Puchner.

Gerard Magliocca's The Heart of the Constitution: How the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights is reviewed in The Washington Post.  Also in the Post is a review of The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam by Max Boot.