Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego) presents How is the Opera Like the Soup Kitchen? in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) today at the Australian Society Of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference at Melbourne Law School: The charitable tax subsidies are, at heart, redistributive. Some individuals...
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Philip K. Dick not only wrote stories about androids, but sometimes was afraid he literally was one. The following is an excerpt from the new book The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick by Kyle Arnold (Oxford University Press, 2016): Just after Christmas in 1981, a scruffy science fiction writer named Philip K. Show More Summary
The negative symptoms of Adult Post-Bullying Syndrome can mimic those of PTSD or the effects seen from child abuse. The following is an excerpt from the new book Bullying Scars by Ellen deLara (Oxford University Press, 2016): In interviewing the people in my research study, I began to notice something unusual. Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Guenter Lewy on Book Censorship in Nazi Germany, in Harmful and Undesirable, just out from Oxford University Press. Not really relevant to the book per se but certainlyShow More Summary
press release: At the annual Encaenia ceremony held today, Arvo Pärt received an honorary degree in Music from Oxford University. At a ceremony held at the Sheldonian Theatre the University of Oxford conferred honorary degrees on nine distinguished figures from the fields of theology, law, economics, architecture, film, science, engineering and music. The honorary […]
Oxford University Press has made a number of resources freely available relating to this week's referendum in the United Kingdom on its continued membership in the European Union: From Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law,...Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Emma Smith on Four Centuries of an Iconic Book, Shakespeare's First Folio, just out from Oxford University Press. Somewhat confusingly, Smith has also just come out with...Show More Summary
Laura Donohue is a professor of law at Georgetown University and was recently appointed as a public advocate to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. She is also the author of a new book published by Oxford University Press, “The Future of Foreign Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Age.” I asked her some questions […]
The Oxford University Press has named the word “refugee” its annual Children’s Word of the Year, after the term appeared in hundreds of short stories written by children in the U.K. Since 2011, kids ages 13 and under have entered anShow More Summary
Review William F. Vallicella William E. Mann, God, Modality, and Morality (Oxford University Press, 2015), ix + 369 pp. This is a book philosophers of religion will want on their shelves. It collects sixteen of William E. Mann's previously published...
Jennifer L. Pomeranz. Food Law for Public Health. Oxford University Press, 2016. I’m told that food law is the hottest area in legal education right now. At a time when law schools and lawyers are struggling, food law offers opportunities. Food issues are so controversial that they constitute a full employment act. Jennifer Pomeranz is […]
In April we began a series of reviews on John Fea's recent book, The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (Oxford University Press, 2016). The series contained two reviews, one review by Elesha Coffman and the other by Candy Gunther Brown. Show More Summary
In America, all the things that can go wrong with criminal justice have done so. The following is an excerpt from the new book Sentencing Fragments by Michael Tonry (Oxford University Press, 2016): Mass incarceration needs to be unwound and prevented from recurring. Show More Summary
Yesterday Elesha Coffman reviewed John Fea's recent book, The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (Oxford University Press, 2016). Today the symposium continues with a review by Candy Gunther Brown, author of (amongShow More Summary
Oxford University Press has just recently released John Fea's The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (2016). The American Bible Society was a central institution of American religious life in the nineteenth and twentieth...Show More Summary
"The Federal Reserve Bank is a mutant institution of government," political scientists Lawrence R. Jacobs and Desmond King write in the third paragraph of their new book, Fed Power: How Finance Wins (Oxford University Press, 2016). Yet...Show More Summary
Some cultural matters are strangely familiar or, if unfamiliar, still charming and comprehensible. The following is an excerpt adapted from the new book Redeeming the Kamasutra by Wendy Doniger (Oxford University Press, 2016): The Kamasutra...Show More Summary
Samira K. Mehta Neil J. Young. We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015) SKM: Neil, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed here on Religion in American History. Show More Summary
Conservatives are more likely to feel that their values reflect an ultimate Truth. The following is an excerpt from the new book On Purpose by Paul Froese (Oxford University Press, 2016): Politics deals with the hard truths of life....Show More Summary