Taking a good idea from our colleagues at Columbia University Press, we thought you’d enjoy a roundup of what we’re reading from other social university presses and what goes on in our corner of the publishing world. Dare we ask the question: SUP friends? And be sure to check out the new What SUP? column on the Yale Press Log to catch up on all the news you’ve missed!
MIT Press picks up on this week’s hot topic of Mitt Romney’s ’47%’ comment, featuring a devastating take-down penned by a writer whose most recent book argues for the return of a progressive tax code.
Rewinding 80 years to the Great Depression, the UNC Press Blog explores the debate between Detroit Mayor Frank Murphy and Henry Ford over society’s obligation to the poor and underprivileged.
Are people from the camp of undecided voters mostly swinging to Obama, or to Romney? Check out the Princeton University Press Blog to find out.
Over at Harvard University Press, a fascinating post introduces Mahatma Gandhi’s thoughts on the forms of violence inherent in society and their connection to our understanding of history.
For another argument in favor of peaceful campaigns, turn to Columbia University Press for their post explaining why civil resistance is preferable to violent uprisings, in light of all the protest movements that have emerged over recent years.
Continuing the political theme, NYU Press explores the philosophies of the Constitution, our sense of American citizenship, jury duty … and Stephen Colbert.
Moving on to neuroscience and psychology, a podcast on the Oxford University Press blog focuses on the emergence of identity during childhood, as well as the link between the brain and social behavior.
The University of Chicago Press celebrates the birthdays of two major literary figures, Roger Grenier and Mike Royko.
Finally, on a more artistic note, check out the University of Nebraska Press Blog for a post about Civil War photographs—in 3D.