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Samuel Moyn


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Samuel Moyn is a professor of law and history at Yale University, which he joined in July 2017. Previously, he was a professor of history at Columbia University for thirteen years and a professor of history and of law at Harvard University for three years.
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Soldiers of God in a Secular World
Catholic Theology and Twentieth-Century French Politics
Sarah Shortall - Oct 19, 2021
A revelatory account of the nouvelle th�ologie, a clerical movement that revitalized the Catholic Church's role in twentieth-century French political life.Secularism has been a cornerstone of French political culture since 1905, when the republic formalized the separation of church and state. At times the barrier of secularism has seemed impenetrab...
Samuel Moyn
Apr 02, 2021
An excellent book      source
Uncanny Valley
Anna Wiener - Jan 01, 2020
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The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital ageIn her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial—left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New Yor...
Samuel Moyn
Jan 23, 2021
Maybe adulthood is about reaching this moment no matter your field. Regardless, @annawiener’s book is the best I’ve read in a while.      source
After the Deportation
Memory Battles in Postwar France (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare)
Philip Nord - Dec 03, 2020
A total of 160,000 people, a mix of r�sistants and Jews, were deported from France to camps in Central and Eastern Europe during the Second World War. In this compelling new study, Philip Nord addresses how the Deportation, as it came to be known, was remembered after the war and how Deportation memory from the very outset, became politicized again...
Samuel Moyn
Jan 21, 2021
Good book      source
The War Lawyers
The United States, Israel, and Juridical Warfare
Craig Jones - Jan 26, 2021
Over the last 20 years the world's most advanced militaries have invited a small number of military legal professionals into the heart of their targeting operations, spaces which had previously been exclusively for generals and commanders. These professionals, trained and hired to give legal advice on an array of military operations, have become kn...
Samuel Moyn
Nov 26, 2020
This book is of extraordinary importance      source
Injury Impoverished
Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)
Nate Holdren - May 28, 2020
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The late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century US economy maimed and killed employees at an astronomically high rate, while the legal system left the injured and their loved ones with little recourse. In the 1910s, US states enacted workers' compensation laws, which required employers to pay a portion of the financial costs of workplace injuries....
Samuel Moyn
Oct 24, 2020
@n_hold @JohnFabianWitt An admirable book, and John is admirably gracious      source
A Muted Fury
Populists, Progressives, and Labor Unions Confront the Courts, 1890-1937 (Princeton Legacy Library)
William G. Ross - Jul 14, 2014 (first published in 1993)
For half a century before 1937, populists, progressives, and labor leaders complained bitterly that a judicial oligarchy impeded social and economic reform by imposing crippling restraints on trade unions and nullifying legislation that regulated business corporations. A Muted Fury, the first study of this neglected chapter in American political an...
Samuel Moyn
Sep 19, 2020
@ChaseMadar Great book      source
The Sabbath World
Glimpses of a Different Order of Time
Judith Shulevitz - Apr 05, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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What is the Sabbath, anyway? The holy day of rest? The first effort to protect the rights of workers? A smart way to manage stress in a world in which computers never get turned off and work never comes to an end? Or simply an oppressive, outmoded rite? In The Sabbath World, Judith Shulevitz explores the Jewish and Christian day of rest, from its o...
Samuel Moyn
Jan 01, 2020
@JudithShulevitz’s amazing book reads even better with the universal need dawning lately for tech sabbatarianism.      source
Go Back to Where You Came From
The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy
Sasha Polakow-Suransky - Oct 17, 2017
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What if politicians pose a graver threat to liberal democracy than mass migration? Brexit and Donald Trump's victory were just the beginning -- and Marine Le Pen's defeat does not signal a turning of the tide. From the Introduction From Europe to the United States, opportunistic politicians have exploited the economic crisis, terrorist attacks, and...
Samuel Moyn
Jul 20, 2019
Sasha’s ⁦@sasha_p_s⁩ great book “Go Back to Where You Came From” is more relevant than ever #Amazon      source
Human Rights in Africa
Bonny Ibhawoh - Jan 31, 2018
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Human rights have a deep and tumultuous history that culminates in the age of rights we live in today, but where does Africa's story fit in with this global history? Here, Bonny Ibhawoh maps this story and offers a comprehensive and interpretative history of human rights in Africa. Rather than a tidy narrative of ruthless violators and benevolent p...
Samuel Moyn
Jun 07, 2019
Congrats to @giazilo on a great book on human rights in African history - here is my brief review      source
Worldmaking after Empire
The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination
Adom Getachew - Apr 28, 2020
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Decolonization revolutionized the international order during the twentieth century. Yet standard histories that present the end of colonialism as an inevitable transition from a world of empires to one of nations—a world in which self-determination was synonymous with nation-building—obscure just how radical this change was. Drawing on the politica...
Samuel Moyn
Nov 01, 2018
Great book, great cover: Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination @adomgetachew      source
This Life
Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom
Martin Hägglund - Feb 04, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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A profound, original, and accessible book that offers a new secular vision of how we can lead our lives. Ranging from fundamental existential questions to the most pressing social issues of our time, This Life shows why our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism.In this groundbreaking book, the philos...
Samuel Moyn
Jun 05, 2018
Get ready: an amazing book... Martin Hägglund, "This Life."      source
Separation of Church and State by Philip Hamburger