Timothy Renick is professor of religious studies and vice provost at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
The American Dream in Crisis
Balancing biography and quantitative research, Robert Putnam paints a sobering picture of the state of the American dream.
The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
Marie Gottschalk describes an American penal system that has all but abandoned any real attempt to rehabilitate its inmates.
Racial Politics and Social Movements in Post-War America
Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos argue that contemporary American politics have taken an extreme turn that has all but eliminated bipartisanship and compromise.
To Robert Ferguson, Calvinist roots lead European-Americans to see all punishments meted out to humans as righteous. Yet ultimate blame for our prisons is our own.
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