Current Affairs

The Man Who Was “X”

George Kennan is best known as the author of the “X article” on containment that appeared anonymously in 1947 and went on to be studied, reviled, read, and misread throughout the world for decades thereafter. But over the course of his long life (1904-2005), Kennan was also a diplomat with

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Earth Day and Yale University Press

In honor of the 37th annual celebration of Earth Day, Yale is proud to present a new book by Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston: Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage. A Miami Herald review begins, “Offering a clear-cut management

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Bloggers weigh in on Allawi’s Daily Show interview

Ali Allawi, author of The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace, appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday to dicuss his recent and much anticipated book. Allawi and his book have received extensive attention in the print media and now, prompted by Wednesday’s TV interview,

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Key coverage continues — media outlets ring in on The Occupation of Iraq

With the recent release of The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace, Ali Allawi’s new publication is getting quite a bit of media attention. In addition to the recent newspaper coverage, Allawi has appeared on venues such as CSPAN’s Book TV and The Charlie Rose Show, as

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Review re-opens the case: Bagley’s Spy Wars

In this week’s Washington Post, op-ed columnist David Ignatius, offers a frank discussion on a subject he is familar with — drawing on Tennent H. Bagley’s new book Spy Wars, recently published by Yale University Press. As intriguing as any rapid-paced spy novel, this book breaks open the mysterious case

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Yale University presents 24-hr Shakespeare Marathon

A 24-hr Shakespeare marathon, the first of its kind at Yale Unversity, will be held this weekend at the Old Campus. According to the Yale Daily News, a full reading of all of his 39 plays, 5 narrative poems and 154 sonnets will be performed and read on campus. A

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Show Notes for Episode 5, “Our World”

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast Although it should not come as a surprise, I am a bit of a news junkie. It would be hard to do these shows if I weren’t. (I am a closet political junkie as well, but I will deny it

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The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq. The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace by Ali A. Allawi, available now, is the first comprehensive account by an Iraqi insider of the occupation of Iraq and the crises that have followed in its wake. Involved

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Show Notes for Episode 4, “America”

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast Episode 4 turned out to be a theme show, and I say turned out because I don’t believe there was a conscious choice to pick a series of books built around a theme. Although the episode has been titled “America”,

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Science and Diplomacy

The Coldest March author Susan Solomon was profiled as today’s New York Times featured “Scientist at Work,” for her unusual choice to leave her job in cutting-edge atmospheric research to run a global climate review for the United Nations. Dr. Solomon, who was honored with the National Medal of Science

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