What were the books of 2022 that dazzled, challenged, and inspired us?
Tag: Princeton University Press
"My first book was used by actual librarians, planners, architects. I realized, wow I can do work that matters beyond the academy."
“The diary has challenged every category of literary analysis for me.”
“What is the range of available measures to address our catastrophic future?”
“The everyday ways that people challenge environmental destruction can be quite powerful.”
COVID-19 highlights how the global order is built on, and excels in, closing the path of migrants unjustly.
Most authoritarian populists in power across the world are politicians, at the helm of parties that have won elections. Modi is more than that.
Many landowners view themselves as environmental stewards. But can the environment ever be protected within the frame of private property?
Many view Edgar Allen Poe as a uniquely gloomy, mad writer. But what if Poe was normal, simply representative of a gloomy, mad era?
Transhumanists want to transcend humanity. Where does that leave anthropology?
What right does a society have to extoll freedom as its highest virtue if that same society is dependent on the unfreedom of others?
Today is overwhelmingly defined by white-supremacist violence and the whiteness of AI technology. Can seeing them together help defeat them both?
Losing faith in Orthodox Judaism is an old story. But today it’s often the “heretics” who rely on faith, and the “faithful” who draw on science.
Does leaving the academy mean someone failed? Or does it mean, instead, that their scholarly strengths can now be made useful to the public?
The humanities can reveal the truth of the world’s crises, everything from contagions like the pandemic to apocalypses like right-wing violence.
What should schools teach about the Constitution? And should they teach feelings, aspiration, or fact?
Social psychologists know conservative media politicizes its viewers. But by focusing on individuals, they miss how to enact political change.
"I see disadvantaged defendants’ cultivated expertise as accurate, even though it is often invalidated and punished."
When an increasingly uncomfortable climate forces more of life indoors, who might be forced to bear the costs?
Today, Jewish philanthropy—like all philanthropy—is big business, thanks to US philanthropy’s torturous entanglement with US capitalism.