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Recent additions to the WQ bookshelf.

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We have known Amy Chua as smart and warm-hearted, so we were as surprised as anyone when her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother touched off a national firestorm in which she’s been cast as something of a demon. A professor at Yale Law School and a longtime member of the WQ’s Board of Editorial Advisers (she wrote about the sometimes violent effects of globalization in our pages), Chua describes her rigorous, Chinese-style upbringing of her two daughters and also criticizes Western parents for their lax attitudes. Although she has stressed that her book is intended as a memoir rather than a how-to guide, she touched a nerve, quickly rising onto The New York Times bestseller list. You can read what others have to say on The Wall Street Journal blog, the Huffington Post, Time, The New Yorker, and in David Brooks’ column.

Hats off as well to another member of the Board of Editorial Advisers, the prolific Tyler Cowen, who has just published an e-book, The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better. We’re glad to see that he’s taken advantage of his escape from the confines of paper to mint an especially long title. The new book comes hard on the heels of Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World.
Other editorial advisers and contributing editors have also been busy. We’ve noted Dan Akst’s We Have Met the Enemy in this blog recently, but we’d also like to commend to you...
• Alan Wolfe, for The Future of Liberalism