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Austerity: Reading between the lines of the economic debate

In his sweeping new book, Austerity: the Great Failure, historian Florian Schui tackles the central economic debate sprung from the Great Recession: whether decreasing government spending will renew economic growth. To this debate, Schui brings vital historical perspective – a look at the dismal track record of austerity policies over

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How to Give a Great Speech: A Master Class with Winston Churchill

Chances are good that you have been asked to speak in public before and will need to speak in public again. Giving a compelling speech is no easy task at any level, be it giving a TED Talk in front of hundreds or just summarizing a novel at school. You

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Open Yale Courses Fall 2012 Book Sampler

Download the Open Yale Courses Fall 2012 Book Sampler This fall we’ve expanded the Open Yale Courses Series to include three new publications: Introduction to the Bible by Christine Hayes, The Moral Foundations of Politics, by Ian Shapiro, and Political Philosophy, by Steven B. Smith. We invite you to take a

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The Religious Legacy of the Founding Fathers

The debates over religion and religious freedom are almost as American as flying the stars and stripes, fireworks on July 4th, and Friday night football games. In Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America, Michael I. Meyerson explores the debate between religious freedom and religious idealism,

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Tonight on The Colbert Report: Timothy Garton Ash

This evening, Stephen Colbert will talk with Timothy Garton Ash, author of Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report. Garton Ash, professor of European studies at Oxford, has written extensively on modern political history, notably covering Communism and the 1989 Revolutions

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Steil and Litan’s Financial Statecraft on this month’s reading list

Benn Steil and Robert Litan’s Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy, now available in paperback, was chosen by Daniel W. Drezner as one of the books of the month for “March (and February… um, January too).” Drezner’s blog is “sharp but informal commentary on politics

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Yale University Press and The New Republic Launch New Publishing Imprint

Yale University Press is pleased to announce the launch of a new publishing initiative with The New Republic magazine — Yale/TNR books.   This exclusive partnership aims to produce books and pamphlets that present a range of perspectives on American and International politics as well as the world of arts, letters,

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