Books to look out for in 2014

Obviously an arbitrary list that focuses mostly on my areas of interest.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the English translation of Thomas Piketty’s latest. Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis by Benjamin Kunkel. Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism by Wolfgang Streeck. The Dialectics of State Capitalism: Writings on Marxist Theory, 1940-1956 by C.L.R. James. Citizens Divided: Campaign Finance Reform and the Constitution by Robert C. Post. Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution by Timothy K. Kuhner. The Power of Market Fundamentalism: Karl Polanyi’s Critique by Fred Block and Margaret R. Somers. Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy by Saskia Sassen. The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi. Liberalism: The Life of an Idea by Edmund Fawcett. GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History by Diane Coyle. American Tax Resisters by Romain D. Huret. Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity by Micah Uetricht. Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education by Henry A. Giroux. Deeper Learning: A Blueprint for Schools in the Twenty-First Century by Monica Martinez et Dennis McGrath. Offshoring by John Urry.

Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century
by Eric Hobsbawm. Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work by Melissa Gira Grant. Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single Superpower World by Tom Engelhardt. Counterfeit Crime: Criminal Profits, Terror Dollars, and Nonsense by R.T. Naylor. Protest Inc.: The Corporatization of Activism by Peter Dauvergne and Genevieve LeBaron. The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor by William Easterly. The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age by Archie Brown. State of Crisis by Zygmunt Bauman and Carlo Bordoni.  Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better by Peter H. Schuck. The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein. Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah. The Muslims Are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani. Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The Egyption Popular Insurrection and the Internet by Linda Herrera. Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society by Gareth Stedman Jones. The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century by Jürgen Osterhammel. Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Saval.

Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from the Rights of Man to Robespierre by Jonathan Israel. The Rhetorical Foundations of Society by Ernesto Laclau. The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence and Moral Imagination: Essays by David Bromwich. Disagreement by Bryan Frances. Burning Down the House: Beyond Juvenile Prison by Nell Bernstein. Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment by Robert A. Ferguson. The Library Beyond the Book by Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Battles. L’anarchie expliquée à mon père by Thomas Déri and Francis Dupuis-Déri.

Anything you think I might have missed?

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