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Current History (2019) 118 (804): 39.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Joshua Lustig A prominent philosopher of science calls for a radical political realignment to confront the existential threat posed by the climate crisis. Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime , by Bruno Latour Polity , 2018 © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved...
Current History (2018) 117 (798): 154–157.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Joshua Lustig A rising middle class in Pakistan is striving to reconcile aspirations for a modern lifestyle with a desire for a deeper embrace of Islam as a guide to everyday ethics. The New Pakistani Middle Class , by Ammara Maqsood Harvard University Press , 2017 © 2018 Current...
Current History (2018) 117 (795): 38–39.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Joshua Lustig A pair of political scientists warn that history offers many examples of democracies collapsing after demagogues come to power–and the United States is not immune How Democracies Die , by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt Crown , 2018 © 2018 Current History. All...
Current History (2016) 115 (783): 284–286.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Joshua Lustig In her latest and most ambitious work, the oral historian Svetlana Alexievich assembles a chorus of ambivalent memories of an empire's collapse and the wrenching quarter-century since. Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets , by Svetlana Alexievich Random House , 2016...
Current History (2016) 115 (777): 36–39.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Joshua Lustig After the Paris massacres, a polemical essay and a novel provide alternative perspectives on the religious and colonial roots of the present state of emergency. Who Is Charlie? Xenophobia and the New Middle Class , by Emmanuel Todd Polity , 2015 The Meursault...
Current History (2015) 114 (775): 325–327.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Joshua Lustig In his new book, Steven Radelet hails the historic advances of developing nations over the past couple of decades in health, education, and poverty reduction, but hedges his bets on the future. The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World , by Steven Radelet . Simon...
Current History (2014) 113 (761): 125–126.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Joshua Lustig In his new book, Soner Cagaptay warns that backsliding on democracy will endanger Turkey's growing power and prosperity—as recent events emphatically attest. The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century's First Muslim Power , by Soner Cagaptay . Potomac Books , 2014...
Current History (2014) 113 (759): 4–5.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Joshua Lustig An anniversary occasions a look back through this magazine's archives. 4A Hundred Years of Current History JoShuA luStig The history of this magazine mirrors the history of the modern world. Current History first appeared in 1914, the hinge year that abruptly ended what the historian...
Current History (2013) 112 (756): 285–286.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Joshua Lustig A new book attempts to explain why Russia lags in the commercial application of scientific discoveries despite its traditional prowess in the arts and sciences. Lonely Ideas: Can Russia Compete? , by Loren Graham . MIT Press , 2013 . © 2013 Current History. All rights...
Current History (2013) 112 (754): 198.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joshua Lustig Development expert Lorenzo Cotula, in a forthcoming book, examines investment deals for massive tracts of African agricultural land and their consequences for local people and traditional livelihoods. In doing so he uncovers a number of prevalent misconceptions. The Great African...
Current History (2013) 112 (751): 64–69.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Nora Lustig The results of in-depth analyses for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico reveal two main factors that explain this phenomenon: a fall in the premium that favors skilled over unskilled labor, and more progressive government transfers targeting the poor. © 2013 Current History. All rights...
Current History (2013) 112 (750): 38.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Joshua Lustig A new book traces the fitful evolution of international order and institutions from the Congress of Vienna to the advent of humanitarian interventions. Governing the World: The History of an Idea , by Mark Mazower . Penguin Press , 2012 . © 2013 Current History. All...