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  • Racismby George M. Fredrickson; Albert Camarillo

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Are antisemitism and white supremacy manifestations of a general phenomenon? Why didn't racism appear in Europe before the fourteenth century, and why did it flourish as never before in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? Why did the twentieth century see institutionalized racism in its most extreme forms? Why are egalitarian societies particularly... more...

  • Empires of the Silk Roadby Christopher I. Beckwith

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Empires of the Silk Road represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the... more...

  • Empire for Libertyby Richard H. Immerman

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    How could the United States, a nation founded on the principles of liberty and equality, have produced Abu Ghraib, torture memos, Plamegate, and warrantless wiretaps? Did America set out to become an empire? And if so, how has it reconciled its imperialism--and in some cases, its crimes--with the idea of liberty so forcefully expressed in the Declaration... more...

  • Prospects for a Common Moralityby Gene Outka; John P. Reeder

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 39.00

    This volume centers on debates about how far moral judgments bind across traditions and epochs. Nowadays such debates appear especially volatile, both in popular culture and intellectual discourse: although there is increasing agreement that the moral and political criteria invoked in human rights documents possess cross-cultural force, many modern... more...

  • America and the Challenges of Religious Diversityby Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 41.95

    Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and adherents of other non-Western religions have become a significant presence in the United States in recent years. Yet many Americans continue to regard the United States as a Christian society. How are we adapting to the new diversity? Do we casually announce that we "respect" the faiths of non-Christians without understanding... more...

  • Between Citizens and the Stateby Christopher P. Loss

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government's growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement from the 1980s onward. Using cutting-edge analysis, Christopher Loss recovers higher education's central importance to the larger social and political history... more...

  • The 5 Elements of Effective Thinkingby Edward B. Burger; Michael Starbird

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed--they just use their minds differently. By using the straightforward... more...

  • Accelerating Democracyby John O. McGinnis

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Successful democracies throughout history--from ancient Athens to Britain on the cusp of the industrial age--have used the technology of their time to gather information for better governance. Our challenge is no different today, but it is more urgent because the accelerating pace of technological change creates potentially enormous dangers as well... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning... more...

  • Would You Kill the Fat Man?by David Edmonds

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge, he will topple onto the line and, although he will... more...