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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
Dazai Osamu (1909-1948) is one of Japan's most famous literary suicides, known as the earliest postwar manifestation of the genuinely alienated writer in Japan. In this first deconstructive reading of a modern Japanese novelist, Alan Wolfe draws on contemporary Western literary and cultural theories and on a knowledge of Dazai's work in the context... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
A compelling and deeply felt exploration and defense of liberalism: what it actually is, why it is relevant today, and how it can help our society chart a forward course. The Future of Liberalism represents the culmination of four decades of thinking and writing about contemporary politics by Alan Wolfe, one of America?s leading scholars, hailed... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95
Has America, in its quest for goodness, sacrificed its sense of greatness? In this sharp-witted, historically informed book, veteran political observer Alan Wolfe argues that most Americans show greater concern with saving the country's soul than with making the nation great. Wolfe castigates both conservatives and liberals for opting for small-mindedness... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 49.95
School choice has lately risen to the top of the list of potential solutions to America's educational problems, particularly for the poor and the most disadvantaged members of society. Indeed, in the last few years several states have held referendums on the use of vouchers in private and parochial schools, and more recently, the Supreme Court reviewed... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
A timely, eye-opening examination of political evil, a concept widely misunderstood and desperately in need of clarification in our ever more chaotic world. In an age of genocide, terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and torture, evil threatens us in ways radically different from tsunamis and financial panics. Nature unleashes its wrath and people rush to... more...
- Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.95
An eloquent, controversial argument that says, for the first time in their long history, Jews are free to live in a Jewish state?or lead secure and productive lives outside it Since the beginnings of Zionism in the twentieth century, many Jewish thinkers have considered it close to heresy to validate life in the Diaspora. Jews in Europe and America... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 18.95
Red and Blue states . . . the ''Religious Right'' and the ''Liberal Media'' . . . NASCAR dads and soccer moms . . . Is America clearly and bitterly divided? Are today's social and political differences truly worrisome, or the unavoidable products of a diverse democracy? In Is There a Culture War? two leading authorities on political culture lead a... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 42.00
The United States remains a deeply religious country and religion plays an inextricably critical role in American politics. Controversy over issues such as abortion is fueled by opposition in the Catholic Church and among conservative Protestants, candidates for the presidency are questioned about their religious beliefs, and the separation of church... more...
- ASM Press 2010; US$ 159.95
In recent years, researchers have discovered a new type of signaling mechanism based on cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP). This newly recognized second messenger is strongly associated with the transition between the motile and sessile states of many bacteria as well as the formation and dispersion of biofilms in many bacteria. more...