Year: 2021

An Excerpt from “Godsends” by William Desmond

For many years, William Desmond has been patiently constructing a philosophical project—replete with its own terminology, idiom, grammar, dialectic, and its metaxological transformation—in an attempt to reopen certain boundaries: between metaphysics and phenomenology, between philosophy of religion and philosophical theology, between the apocalyptic and the speculative, and between religious passion and systematic reasoning. In Godsends: From […]

An Excerpt from “Sin” by Gregory Mellema

Most of the scholarly literature on sin has focused on theological issues, making book-length philosophical treatments of the topic hard to find. Sin, the newest book by Gregory Mellema, fills the gap by providing a short and lively summary of what contemporary philosophers are saying about the relationship between the traditional theological category of sin and […]

Notre Dame and Holy Cross College Professors Publish Book on 1968 Cultural Revolutions

Global 1968, edited by A. James McAdams, the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, and Anthony P. Monta, dean of the college and professor of English at Holy Cross College, is a unique study of the cultural revolutions in Europe and Latin America during one of the most influential years […]

An Interview with Waed Athamneh, author of “Defiance in Exile”

Waed Athamneh is an associate professor of Arabic studies at Connecticut College. Her work focuses on modern Arabic literature and twentieth-century Arab politics. She recently agreed to talk to us about Defiance in Exile: Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan (September 2021) and how the idea for this book developed during her research trip to Jordan […]

Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis Addressed in New Book

Who is to blame for the economic and political crisis in Puerto Rico—the United States or Puerto Rico? A. W. Maldonado, a retired journalist who spent more than fifty years covering Puerto Rico’s politics and economy as reporter and columnist, offers his own explanation. In Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico: How Politics Destroyed an Economic […]

An Excerpt from “Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico” by A. W. Maldonado

In this engaging and approachable book, journalist A. W. Maldonado charts the rise and fall of the Puerto Rican economy and explains how a litany of bad political and fiscal policy decisions in Washington and Puerto Rico destroyed an economic miracle. Under Operation Bootstrap in the 1950s and ’60s, the rapid transformation and industrialization of […]

Enter our Giveaway for a Chance to Win a Set of Books 1, 2, and 3 of “March 1917”

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to bring Nobel prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s magnum opus to an English-speaking audience for the first time. One of the masterpieces of world literature, The Red Wheel is Solzhenitsyn’s multivolume epic work about the Russian Revolution told in the form of a historical novel.  In celebration of the publication of March […]

“Lessons from Walden” Receives APSA Best Book in American Political Thought Prize

The University of Notre Dame Press is delighted to announce that Lessons from Walden: Thoreau and the Crisis of American Democracy by Bob Pepperman Taylor won the American Political Science Association 2020 Section Award for Best Book in American Political Thought. The award will be presented during the APSA annual meeting September 30–October 3, 2021, in Seattle. Bob Pepperman Taylor is […]

An Excerpt from “Defiance in Exile” by Waed Athamneh with Muhammad Masud

The al-Zaatari Camp in northern Jordan is the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world, home to 80,000 inhabitants. While al-Zaatari has been described by the Western media as an ideal refugee camp, the Syrian women living within its confines offer a very different account of their daily reality. Defiance in Exile: Syrian Refugee Women in […]