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Living Presidency An Originalist Argument against Its Ever-Expanding Powers
ISBN: HB: 9780674987982, Harvard University Press, April 2020
336 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
Liberal scholars and politicians routinely denounce the imperial presidency – a self-aggrandizing executive that has progressively sidelined Congress. Yet the same people invariably extol the virtues of a living Constitution, whose meaning adapts wit...
Legacies of War Enduring Memories, Persistent Patterns
ISBN: PB: 9780674987791, Harvard University Press, March 2020
248 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 halftones
Wars always harm civilians. How wars are waged – with what means and methods, and with what underlying animus – has great impact on civilian suffering and social memory. Across time frames and cultures, this book examines the various distinct feature...
Logical Alien Conant and His Critics
ISBN: HB: 9780674335905, Harvard University Press, January 2020
944 pp., 23.5x16.1 cm
Could there be a logical alien – a being whose ways of talking, inferring, and contradicting exhibit an entirely different logical shape than ours, yet who nonetheless is thinking? Could someone, contrary to the most basic rules of logic, think that...
Lovers of the Soul, Lovers of the Body Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in Late Antiquity
ISBN: PB: 9780674241329, Harvard University Press, January 2020
600 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 12 photos
The relationship between the soul and the body was a point of contentious debate among philosophers and theologians in late antiquity. Modern scholarship has inherited this legacy, but split the study of the relation of body and soul between the disc...
Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, January 2020
500 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
The "Lokaprakasa" by well-known Kashmirian author Ks?emendra (fl. 1050 CE) is a unique Sanskrit text that deals with details of public administration, from the king down to the village level. It includes private sale and mortgage documents as well as...
Legitimacy The Right to Govern in a Wanton World
ISBN: HB: 9780674983465, Harvard University Press, November 2019
240 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 7 tables
What makes a government legitimate? The dominant view is that public officials have the right to rule us, even if they are unfair or unfit, as long as they gain power through procedures traceable to the consent of the governed. In this rigorous and t...
Laying Down the Law The American Legal Revolutions in Occupied Germany and Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674052413, Harvard University Press, October 2019
432 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Following victory in World War II, American leaders devised an extraordinarily bold policy for the occupations of Nazi Germany and imperial Japan: to achieve their permanent demilitarization by compelled democratization. A quintessentially American f...
Landscape and the Academy
ISBN: HB: 9780884024545, Harvard University Press, June 2019
360 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 188 photos, 8 illus., 7 colour illus., 3 maps
Universities are custodians of some of the most significant designed landscapes in the world. The planning of the academic campus has historically underscored the relationship between an institution's faculty and its students. The campus creates spa...
Lost Histories Recovering the Lives of Japan's Colonial Peoples
ISBN: PB: 9780674237285, ISBN: HB: 9780674237278, Harvard University Press, April 2019
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 85 photos, 2 maps
A grandson's photo album. Old postcards. English porcelain. A granite headstone. These are just a few of the material objects that help reconstruct the histories of colonial people who lived during Japan's empire. These objects, along with oral histo...
Law and Macroeconomics Legal Remedies to Recessions
ISBN: HB: 9780674976054, Harvard University Press, March 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 illus.
After the economic crisis of 2008, private-sector spending took nearly a decade to recover. Yair Listokin thinks we can respond more quickly to the next meltdown by reviving and refashioning a policy approach whose proven success is too rarely acknow...