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  • Why Baseball Matters

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300224276
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: March 2018
  • The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300205787
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: February 2014
    Profiles the nineteenth-century orator known as "the Great Agnostic," who spoke out on reason, secularism, and separation of church and state, and explores his place in the American intellectual tradition.
  • Never Say Die: The Myth of Marketing and the New Old Age

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307456281
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: February 2012
  • Why Baseball Matters (Why X Matters Series)

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300244403
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: March 2019
  • Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805077766
    • Publisher: Owl Books / Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: January 2005
    Chronicles two centuries of secularism in the United States, exploring this rich thread in American life and history and speculating on its continual role in society.
  • Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400096398
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: March 2017
  • The Age of American Unreason

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375423741
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: 2008
    A scathing, witty indictment of American modern-day culture examines the current disdain for logic and evidence fostered by the mass media, religious fundamentalism, poor public education, a lack of fair-minded intellectuals, and a lazy, credulous public, condemning our addiction to infotainment, from TV to the Web, and assessing its repercussions for the country as a whole. 35,000 first printing.
  • The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies (New Updated Edition)

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525436522
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2018
  • The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300137255
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: January 2013
    Profiles the nineteenth-century orator known as "the Great Agnostic," who spoke out on reason, secularism, and separation of church and state, and explores his place in the American intellectual tradition.
  • Never Say Die

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781452650371
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: February 2011
    Presents a critique of modern practices by pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus, and scientific businessmen who are promoting morally questionable and expensive illusions of thriving longevity.
  • Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400161553
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: May 2009
    Examines the court case of Alger Hiss, accused of being a Communist spy, as well as the responses of scholars and the media to the case.
  • The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American

    By Andrew L. Seidel

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781454933274
    • Publisher: Sterling
    • Published: May 2019
  • 1877: America's Year of Living Violently

    By Michael A. Bellesiles

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781595587084
    • Publisher: New Press, The
    • Published: February 2012
    In the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War, economic depression, white supremacy, labor unrest, and a factionalized political system produced a period of unprecedented violence and upheaval in American life, wholly personified by the calendar year, 1877. Michael A. Bellesiles brilliantly recaptures this tumultuous time, revealing that the fires of that pivotal year also fueled a hothouse of cultural and intellectual innovation. Best of all, the book tells the story of 1877 not just through dramatic events, but also through the lives of famous and little-known Americans alike: Mark Twain, Crazy Horse, and Susan B. Anthony; the detective Allan Pinkerton and President Rutherford B. Hayes; the black poet Albery Allson Whitman and the pioneer in women’s health issues Mary Putnam Jacobi; Ida B. Wells; and Billy the Kid. 1877’s account of America at the dawn of its modern era will forever alter our understanding of the forces that shape our politics, our culture, and our national identity. Notes, Index. 386p.
  • Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

    By Mugambi Jouet

    Our Price: $24.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780520305557
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    "America is exceptional, just not in the way most conservatives think. What makes us exceptional, argues Mugambi Jouet in this engaging and learned book, is precisely the degree to which American conservatives reject ideas that are well-accepted in the rest of the Western world and instead embrace punitive criminal justice policies, fundamentalist religious beliefs, and an anti-intellectualism that rejects established findings ranging from global warming to biological evolution. Seeking to understand rather than condemn, Jouet offers a rich and revealing portrait of the America that produced President Donald J. Trump." --Jacob S. Hacker, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University "This thought-provoking work explores a political shift that has transformed the concept of American exceptionalism into one of American superiority. The author, raised in Paris by a French mother and a Kenyan father and a graduate of American universities, brings the invaluable perspective of an insider-outsider to the double-edged impact of exceptionalist ideology on both the United States and the world. With a combination of appreciation and skepticism, he recognizes the positive exceptionalism of America as a 'city on a hill' as well as a negative insularity that has made the United States an outlier among Western democracies on issues ranging from capital punishment to international human rights treaties." --Susan Jacoby, bestselling author of The Age of American Unreason "This book is so necessary today. Mugambi Jouet analyzes how the rise of mass incarceration is a microcosm of American society's larger evolution in the past thirty years. This insightful and powerful book, coming from a remarkable comparative perspective, shows well how American attitudes toward criminal justice, health care, economics, race, religion, gender, human rights, and other key issues are more interrelated than we realize." --Bernard Harcourt, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, Columbia Law School "The election of Donald Trump, writes Mugambi Jouet, was not an exceptional departure from American ways of thinking. Rather, the intensifying conservatism that produced it is exceptional when compared to other Western democracies and to America's own asserted values of liberty, equality, and justice. From a multidisciplinary and global perspective, Jouet brilliantly dissects the historical, political, and ideological reasons why Americans are so polarized from other nations and from each other. Exceptional America sheds fresh light on the peculiar and alarming state of U.S. politics today." --Dorothy Roberts, Professor of Law and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century. "Mugambi Jouet traveled from Paris, France, to Houston, Texas, as a college freshman and has been trying to make sense of the American experience ever since. The result is a richly textured account of the forces that make the United States unlike anywhere else in the world." --June Carbone, Robina Chair in Law, Science, and Technology, University of Minnesota Law School, and coauthor of Red Families v. Blue Families "Using a comparative perspective, and seeking to place American values in a larger context, Jouet provides perspectives on the pervasive culture war that divides Americans." --Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, and coauthor of Red Families v. Blue Families "Exceptional America is a seminal work written by a French author from a comparative framework. It is an eye-opening presentation of America's contradictions, highly relevant in contemporary politics and a must-read for policy makers." --Pashaura Singh, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Riverside

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