Jeffrey Friedman and Wladimir Kraus of the Critical Review Foundation have shifted the focus of their blog, Causes of the Crisis, to concentrate on the role of regulation in the global economic meltdown.
"The First Prejudice supplies a broader (if I were immodest, Randall, I would say 'essential') context for historians who are looking at the intentions of the founders and the political, cultural, and juridical legacies that developed thereafter," says Beneke.
[The First Prejudice] provides just the kind of first-class scholarly analysis that one would hope for, and will be an absolutely essential text for university libraries. Perhaps most importantly, the editors don't try to elide or explain away the differing arguments put forth by the various authors, but include a sterling introduction which explains and sets in context some of the major debates in this field.
If you can't see Beat Cop to Top Cop author John F. Timoney in person at the Free Library of Philadelphia tonight at 7:30 p.m. or at the Penn Press Open House this Saturday, May 15 from 4:30 to 6:30, you can see and hear him on the internet, radio, or television.
Last night on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Timoney discussed the Miranda warning with the ACLU's Anthony Romero. This morning, Timoney was on the air in Philadelphia on WHYY's Radio Timescall-in show and on Channel 3, Philadelphia's CBS affiliate.
Timoney returns to the airwaves on Wednesday, May 12 for another live interview on The Michael Smerconish Show at 8:00 a.m EST on WPHT 1210 AM.
On Thursday, May 13 at 8:00 a.m. EST, Timoney will be back on MSNBC for Morning Joe. Later than morning at 10:40 a.m. EST, WNYC.org radio listeners can hear Brian Lehrer interview Timoney on his program.
More Timoney interviews are in the works and we will make them available as soon as we can.
The Crusades and the Christian World of the East: Rough Tolerance Christopher MacEvitt
280 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 illus.
Cloth 2007 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4050-4 | $49.95 | £32.50
Paper 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2083-4 | $22.50 | £15.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series In The Crusades and the Christian World of the East, Christopher MacEvitt marshals an impressive array of literary, legal, artistic, and archeological evidence to demonstrate how crusader ideology and religious difference gave rise to a mode of coexistence he calls "rough tolerance."
Penn Press authors are back in action at the Religion and American History blog. Steven P. Miller and Katherine Carte Engel are the latest of our authors to contribute to the online history forum.
“Graham was indeed in Nixon’s ‘kitchen cabinet’ during the immediate post-reelection period,” concludes Steven Miller, author of Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South, in his new blog post for Religion In American History. In "Billy Graham, Nixon, and Jews as God's Time Piece," Miller, relays his thoughts on a taped Billy Graham-Nixon conversation recently made public by the Nixon Presidential Library and considers the close connection between Graham’s evangelist mission and its influence on Nixon’s political policy.
Summer vacation means three months of non-stop leisure or a no-brainer job, right? Not for students who know that internships are crucial in today's job market, and the public sector and non-profits are no exception.
Public policy and government interns and would-be interns can turn to Washington Internships author Deirdre Martinez for career advice every Tuesday at The Intern Lobby. Martinez is Director of the Fels Public Policy Internship Program and the Penn in Washington program for the University of Pennsylvania. She's an expert on making the most of the Washington, DC internship experience.
"Recent developments might be giving historians
of the increasingly prominent subject of American evangelicalism
(specifically, political evangelicalism) reason to consider whether we
have reached the end of an era," says Steven P. Miller in a new essay for History News Network. In "Evangelicalism—the End of an Era?" Miller, author of Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South, examines the vital signs and looks forward to more historical examinations of evangelical life in America.
It’s been a fun ride for the last four weeks—enormously flattering to
be the center of so much smart commentary, a bit nerve-wracking to see
how others have construed my words, and occasionally flummoxing to
navigate the mostly-new-to-me world of blogging (both “tool” and
“troll” sent me straight to google for updated definitions.) I’ve
laughed a bit and learned a lot. So first of all, thank you—to Notorious Ph.D., Historiann, Tenured Radical, and Another Damned Medievalist
for hosting this blogfest, and to the dozens of you who have responded
with insightful comments of your own. I am very, very grateful.
We at Penn Press would like to say thank you as well to a group of scholars willing to make brave and substantive contributions to academic life in wild world of the blogosphere.