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A Commercial Republic: Democratic Capitalism in American Thought

I am very pleased to announce that one of our own, Mike O’Connor, the 2011 S-USIH Conference Committee Chair, has received an advance contract from the University Press of Kansas, to publish his book, A Commercial Republic: Democratic Capitalism in American Thought. Expect to see Mike’s book on shelves sometime in 2013. I had the honor of reading large portions of the manuscript. I think it will make big waves. Congratulations Mike!

8 Thoughts on this Post

  1. Wow. At this point in my academic career, I can hardly imagine *reading* any more books, let alone writing one. Congratulations.

  2. Thanks, everybody!

    Paul: I want you to read it to, as does my editor. : ) Sorry that you’ll probably have to wait two years. But I’m working on it!

    LD: I suspect that you’ll be imagining it, and then doing it, sooner than you think.

  3. Mike, you can’t *imagine* what a timely bit of encouragement that is. Or maybe you can, since grad school seems to be designed for the sole purpose of creating indelible memories of existential angst that will continue to crop up throughout our careers.

    But thanks. And, again, what a fantastic accomplishment — and on a subject I need to pursue for my dissertation, no less! Looking forward to reading it.

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