Category: Political Science and Theory

An Interview with Barry Cooper, author of “Paleolithic Politics”

Barry Cooper is the author, editor, and translator of over thirty books. We recently had an opportunity to talk to him about his newest book, Paleolithic Politics, the first volume in the exciting new series, The Beginning and the Beyond of Politics. Q: When did you first get the idea to write this book? And […]

An Excerpt from “Paleolithic Politics” by Barry Cooper

New in April 2020, Paleolithic Politics: The Human Community in Early Art demonstrates the political significance of the earliest expressions of human existence and is among the first books to argue that political life began 25,000 years before the Greeks. From the conclusion: It is no doubt correct to start from the position that, if […]

Book Reveals Thoreau’s Enduring Relevance for Today’s Environmental and Democratic Crises

Bob Pepperman Taylor, the Elliott A. Brown Green and Gold Professor of Law, Politics, and Political Behavior at the University of Vermont, has published an important new book titled Lessons from Walden: Thoreau and the Crisis of American Democracy. In this original and passionate work, Taylor presents a wide-ranging inquiry into the nature and implications of Henry […]

Catholic Ideas for a Secular World series adds book by Pierre Manent

Pierre Manent is one of France’s leading political philosophers. This month, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish the first English translation of his profound and strikingly original book La loi naturelle et les droits de l’homme, a reflection on the central question of the Western political tradition. Natural Law and Human Rights is part of the Catholic Ideas for a Secular World series edited […]

Hammes Bookstore to host book signing for “The Glory and the Burden”

On September 27, 2019, at 1:30PM, Robert Schmuhl will be at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore to sign copies of his new book, The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump. Schmuhl is the author of eight previous books with the University of Notre Dame Press. This book—a timely examination of the state of the American presidency and the forces […]

Notre Dame Professor’s Book looks at American Presidency

Robert Schmuhl, the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair Emeritus in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame, is the author or editor of fifteen books. In his newest offering, The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump, which will be published on September 15, he examines the state […]

Rémi Brague publishes book in Catholic Ideas for a Secular World series

Rémi Brague, emeritus professor of medieval and Arabic philosophy at the University of Paris I and Romano Guardini Chair Emeritus of Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich), has published The Kingdom of Man: Genesis and Failure ofthe Modern Project. The book is part of the Catholic Ideas for a Secular World series, edited by O. Carter Sneed, […]