Recent Publications in Print and/ or on the Web

(with links to them or information about them)

1.     Books 

An Age of Progress? Clashing Twentieth-Century Global Forces. Anthem Press, 2008.

Podcast Interview about it on New Books in History website

Review of it on the Wisdom Page website

Excerpt from Chapter 1 on violence

Excerpt from Chapter 9 on wisdom, prudence, and morality in the twentieth century

A History of Russia. 2d ed. 2 vols. Anthem Press, 2003-2005 (See also my Russian Limericks)

Vol. 1 (2003)                                                                  

Vol. 2 (2005) (earlier edition available in Chinese)

The Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History (co-author with Goff, Terry, Upshur, & Schroeder), 7th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2007.

 

The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History (co-author with Terry & Upshur), McGraw-Hill, 1999.

Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Anthem Press, 2002 (or online edition).

 

“Schumacher’s Wisdom-Centered Economics,” in Responsible Economics: E.F.Schumacher and his Legacy for the 21st Century, ed. Hendrik Opdebeeck, Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2013.

 

 

2.     Online Reviews in The Moscow Times, 2005-2012* 

 Looking Both Ways” (Review of Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar by Edvard 

Radzinsky), MT (2005)

Enemy of the State” (Review of Mark Leier's book on Mikhail Bakunin), MT (2006)

Becoming Stalin” (Review of Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Young Stalin), MT (2007)

Follow the Leader” (Review of Catriona Kelly's Children's World: Growing Up in Russia, 1890-1991), MT (2008)

“A Host of Russian Films Now Available on Web” (6/13/2012), abridged from longer essay below on Hollywood Progressive site.

 

 

3. Reviews in Michigan War Studies Review (MWSR) and Other War, Violence, and Peace Writings, 2008-2013

 

On Leo Tolstoy's Sevastopol Stories, MWSR (7/2/08)

Review of Leningrad: State of Siege, MWSR (3/3/09)

Review of From Stalingrad to Pillau, MWSR (2/3/10)

Review of The Shadow of War: Russia and the USSR, 1941 to the Present, MWSR (12/1/10)

Review of Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89, MWSR (11/9/11)

Review of Kiev 1941: Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East, MWSR (6/27/12)

Pvt Benjamin R. Moss, Co G”  (1/13/2013) (an account with major research assistance by Roger Moss of our great grandfather’s Civil War service); “A Civil War Private’s Odyssey through Battles, Illnesses, and Military Justice” (an alternate version of above biographical work with citations). 

Review of The 26th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry:  The Groundhog Regiment (1/20/2013) (review of book about our great grandfather’s Civil War regiment)

“The Elusiveness of Peace” (A Review of John Gittings. The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq (2012) & Donald Bloxham and Robert Gerwarth, eds. Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe (2011). History: Reviews of New Books, 41, no. 3 (2013), 75-78, (portion of review, here).  

From Section 1 above, see also Excerpt from Chapter 1 in my Age of Progress? 

From Section 4 below, see also “Civility and Political Discourse after the Tucson Shooting, “Dorothy Day, Pacifism, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, “Wisdom and War: From Homer's Trojan Horse to Spielberg's War Horse,” “From 1900 to the Boston Marathon: Reflections on Killing,” “Wendell Berry’s Pacifism: Part I,” and “Wendell Berry’s Pacifism: Part II,” The Folly of War: Europe 1914, Ukraine 2014,.” “Where Is the Passion for Peace? (7/27/2014)

 

 

4.     Originally on the History News Network (HNN) and/or LA Progressive (LAP) and/or Hollywood Progressive (HP)**

On passion, politics, intolerance, and history (6/16/08)

“Obama, McCain, Bush, Age, Experience, and Wisdom” (8/25/08)

“Obama, Sandburg and Lincoln” (2/2/09)****

“Do the Humanities Matter in Hard Times?” (3/30/09)

Is Obama Too Cerebral?” (9/7/09)

“Fuzzy ThinkingObama, Capitalism, and Socialism” (10/5/09)

“Is Health Care a Human Right?” (11/09/09)

“Obama, Copenhagen, and the Global Warming Skeptics” (12/06/09)

“Health Care Reform and Liberal Values” (3/29/10)

“From an Economy of Consumption to an Economy of Sustainability” (4/21/10)

“Reflections on President Obama's University of Michigan Commencement Speech” (5/17/10)

“BP, Corporations, Capitalism, Progressivism, and Government” (5/24/10)

“The Recent Press and E. F. Schumacher’s Warnings” (5/28/10)

“From Las Vegas to Yosemite: Reflections on American Culture” (10/13/10)

“The Party of No and the New START Treaty” (11/22/10)

“Anton Chekhov: A Man for Our Times” (11/29/10) abridged and reprinted as “Anton Chekhov's Compassion for Daily Struggles,” in Compassion Journal (9/17/13)

W. H. Auden, Humor, and the Politics of Today” (12/20/10)

“Civility and Political Discourse after the Tucson Shooting” (1/10/11)

“Progressivism and a Tea-Party Approach to State Government(2/14/11)

“Reflections on The Last Station [film] and Tolstoy” (3/21/11)

“E. F. Schumacher, Jerry Brown, Japan, Bees, and Wisdom” (4/2/11)

“Why Literature Matters: A Historical Perspective” (4/11/11)

“Boehner, Day, and Obama: Contrasting Christian Approaches to Society and Politics” (5/19/11)

“Dorothy Day, Radicalism, and Present-Day Politics” (10/5/11)

“Gorbachev and Obama” (10/10/11)

“Is Consumer Capitalism Outdated?”  (10/16/11)

Hurry to See Borgen: A Ten-Part Series Political Drama” (11/6/11)

 Why Does the 99 Percent Let Athletes, Executives, and Movie Stars Get Away with Huge Salaries?” (12/5/11)

“What Speaker Boehner Should Have Told House Republicans about Compromise—A Year Ago” (12/22/11)

 “Why Leftists Should Support Obama’s Reelection” (1/5/12)

“Carl Sandburg, Hollywood, Media, and Marilyn Monroe” (1/13/12)

“Keynes and Hayek, Obama and the Republicans” (1/23/12)

“Reflections on Literature: Marge Piercy’s Gone to Soldiers” (2/2/12)

“Santorum, Gingrich, U. S. Bishops, Catholic Women, and Birth Control” (2/19/12) 

“What is True Political Wisdom? A Primer for the 2012 Election”  (3/5/12)

“Does Barack Obama Have True Political Wisdom?”  (3/12/12)

“Can Capitalist Cultures Become More Humane?” (3/16/12)

Russian Films on YouTube: From Eisenstein’s Masterpieces to the Present (3/28/12)***

 “Russia and the West in the Films of Karen Shakhnazarov, 1984-2009” (4/16/12)

“Russia's Post-Stalinist Master of Film Comedy Eldar Ryazanov (5/7/12)

Wisdom in Edith Pearlman’s Binocular Vision (5/21/12)

“E. F. Schumacher: The Perils of Productivity” (5/28/12)

Nationalism, Heroism, and ‘Manliness’ in the Russian Films of Alexei Balabanov (6/5/12)

“Racism, Wheeling, and a Small-Town Newspaper, 1968 and 2008” (6/12/2012)

“Wisdom and War: From Homer's Trojan Horse to Spielberg's War Horse” (6/25/2012)

“Blessed Are the Poor, But Not in America: Reflections on Peter Edelman’s So Rich, So Poor (6/29/2012)

Religion and Life: A Personal and Public Essay (7/1/2012) 

Advertising, Our National Values, and Truth and Beauty (7/5/2012)

Mitt Romney's Soliloquy (7/16/2012)

“Mark Twain's Progressive and Prophetic Political Humor” (7/28/2012)

“Cornel West and Barack Obama: Prophet and President” (8/6/2012)

“Dorothy Day, Pacifism, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki (8/8/2012)

“The Humanism of Mario Vargas Llosa’s The Dream of the Celt (8/13/2012)

“The 2012 Election: Freedom, Justice, Fairness, and Opportunity” (8/20/2012)

“Hurry to See Season 2 of Borgen (9/2/2012)

“2012 Politics and William James” (9/3/2012)

American Masters: The Day Carl Sandburg Died (9/25/2012)

“Ideology and Pragmatism: The Republicans and Obama” (10/19/2012)

“The President We Now Need” (11/8/2012)

 “From the Dust Bowl to Hurricane Sandy” (11/23/2012), aka “Lessons from the Dust Bowl”

“Lincoln, Spielberg, Sandburg, Kennedy, and Compromise” (12/24/2012)

 “Progressive TV Journalism: Moyers & Company, Media, and Vietnam” (2/11/2013)

“Promenading at Deerfield Beach” (poem), (2/23/2013)

“Testing the New Pope's Commitment to Poverty” (aka “Pope Francis, Dorothy Day, Peace, and Poverty”) (3/18/2013)

“Interracial Love in Alice Childress’s Wedding BandA Love/Hate Story in Black and White” (4/8/2013)

 “Our Dysfunctional Economics and Politics: Reflections on Joseph Stiglitz’s The Price of Inequality (4/17/2013)

 “The Senate's Shameful Lack of Courage on Guns” (4/18/2013) 

“From 1900 to the Boston Marathon: Reflections on Killing” (4/25/2013)

“More Money But a Sicker Planet?” (5/7/2013)

“Progressivism” (5/18/2013). Reposted as “What Is Progressivism?” (11/20/2013)

“How to Cope with Information Overload” (6/3/2013)

“The Greatness of Les Misérables and Anna Karenina: The Books Not the Films” (6/5/2013)

“Have Congressional Republicans No Shame?” (8/4/2013)

“Right-Wing Truth-Trampling” (8/14/2013)

Amour: A Different Kind of Love Story” (8/23/2013)

“Are You Smarter than Your Smartphone?” (9/15/2013)

“The Power of Books: The Case of Dorothy Day” (9/19/2013)

“Obesity, Exercise, Beauty, and the Good Life” (9/22/2013)

“Practical Wisdom, According to Messrs. Franklin and Emerson” (9/30/2013)

“Ethnic Diversity, Identity, and the Films of Mira Nair” (10/3/2013)

“PBS’s The Paradise and Mr. Selfridge and the Birth of a Consumer Culture” (10/10/2013)

“Bill Moyers and Wendell Berry” (10/12/2013)

(co-author with Thomas Moss) “Congress Needs to Act to Reduce Mandatory Minimum Sentencing”  (10/12/2013)

“Help Reduce Mandatory Minimum Sentencing” (10/19/2013)

“The 1960s, the Thatcher/Reagan Era, and Today’s Political Divide” (10/22/2013)

“Wendell Berry’s Reflections on Racism” (10/28/2013)

“Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Men, Women, War, and Love” (11/1/2013)

“True Patriotism: Veterans Day Reflections” (11/11/2013)

“Love and Politics: Reflections on Political Emotions (11/19/2013)

“Wendell Berry’s Pacifism: Part I, The Late 1960s” (11/25/2013)

“Wendell Berry’s Pacifism: Part II, 1970-2013” (12/2/2013)

“What Is Progress and Are We Progressing?” (12/9/2013)

“Pope Francis's Christian Capitalist Criticism” (12/16/2013)

“California: Arriving, Leaving, Moving, and Staying” (12/18/2013)

“Leo Tolstoy and Wendell Berry: Pacifists and Critics of Modern Life” (12/26/2013)

“A Progressive American Culture Is What We Need” (1/1/2014)

“Capitalism Versus Democracy” (1/3/2014)

“Wendell Berry on Women and Feminism” (1/13/2014)

“Environmental Payback and The Rise of the Planet of the Apes (1/17/2014)

“What We Got Here Is a Failure to Imagine: The Economy and Environment, History and Happiness, Peace and Politics” (1/29/2014)

“An Appreciation of Alice Munro, 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature Recipient” (2/14/2014)

“Love in Films, Fiction, and Life” (3/4/2014)

The Polish Rebellion of 1863-64 and Crimea in 2014 (aka, “Forget 1991 . . .”) (3/5/2014)

“The Art of Politics: Arizona, Big Miracle, and Atheists” (3/7/2014)

"Environmentalism and Why I’m a Vegetarian (almost)" (3/9/2014)

“Professors and Politics a la Wendell Berry” (3/14/2014)

“Crimea and the Dark Side of Self-Determination” (3/18/2014)

“Duke Energy, Cigarettes, Pollution, Profits, and Philanthropy” (3/24/2014)

“The Wondrous World of Wendell Berry’s Fiction” (4/10/2014)

The Folly of War: Europe 1914, Ukraine 2014” (4/13/2014)

“Global Warming, Waste, and Greed: The Insights of Wendell Berry and E. F. Schumacher”  (4/17/2014)

“Why the Right Is Not Always Wrong” (4/25/ 2014)

“The 20 Things You Need to Know to Understand What’s Happening in Ukraine” (4/28/ 2014)

“Are We Starting Another Cold War over Russian Actions in Ukraine?” (5/4/ 2014)

“Whose Advice Should You Trust on Ukraine?” (5/11/ 2014)

“Review of Angela Stent’s ‘The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-first Century’” (5/18/ 2014)

“Politics and Humor: Reflections on Robert Gates’s Duty (5/23/2014)

“What’s Next? The Ukrainian Crisis 2.0” (5/28/2014)

“Reflections on Love and a Long Marriage” (5/29/2014)

 “Should We Pay Attention to Experts Anymore?” (6/8/2014), aka, “Bloggers, Citizens, Opinions, Expertise, and Afghanistan”

“Our Stale, Unimaginative, and Wrong-Headed Approach to Russia Has Finally Caught Up with Us” (6/15/2014), aka “How We Got It Wrong with Russia”

“Aging: Myths, Reality, and Nonsense” (6/18/2014)

“This Is What a New US-Russia Relationship Could Look Like” (6/22/2014)

Two Films to Make You Think: Disconnect and Her  (6/29/2014)

What the Present Chaos in Iraq Should Teach Us: It's Time for a New U.S. Foreign Policy” (7/6/2014)

“Three Lessons We Need to Heed from the Soviet Downing of KAL 007”; aka “Learning from the Past: KAL 007 and Malaysia Airlines 17” (7/19/2014)

“Where Is the Passion for Peace? (7/27/2014)

“The Poet, the President, and the Preservationist: Robert Burns, Abraham Lincoln, and John Muir” (8/24/2014)

“Review of David Bromwich’s ‘Moral Imagination’” (8/25/2014)

 

 

 

 

  

 

5.  Online Materials Related to Wisdom from The Wisdom Page (2009-Present in Order of Appearance)

 

 “Portraits of Modern Wisdom: An Introduction (Word format) (or PDF) (2009)

The Wisdom of Carl and Paula Sandburg” (Word format) (or PDF)****

Carl Sandburg’s Wisdom through Humor” (Word format) (or PDF)****

The Wisdom of Andrei Sakharov” (Word format) (or PDF)

The Wisdom of E. F. Schumacher” (Word format) (or PDF)

The Wisdom of Anton Chekhov” (Word format) (or PDF)

The Wisdom of Dorothy Day” (PDF)

Howard McClusky: A Wise and Good Man (Word format)

Wisdom, Golf, and Obama” (Word format) (or PDF)

"Goals, Values, and Wisdom: Unsolicited Advice to Young College Students" (or PDF)

“E. F. Schumacher on Wisdom and Education” (HTML) (or PDF)

W. H. Auden’s Wisdom, Faith, and Humor” (Word format) (or PDF)

Wisdom, Humor, and Faith: A Historical View” (Word format) (or PDF)

Wisdom from Russia: The Perspectives of Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton” (Word format) (or PDF)

“Wisdom and Literature: An Introduction” (Word Format) (or PDF)

Review of Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe, Practical Wisdom

Review of  European SPES Cahier 7: Leading With Wisdom

“Reflections on Wisdom and Politics” (Word format) (or PDF) 

Barack Obama and Political Wisdom” (Word format) (or PDF)

“Love: The Greatest Wisdom Virtue” (PDF)

“Wisdom, Leisure, and Choices” (PDF)

“Wisdom Writers: Franklin, Johnson, Goethe, and Emerson” (PDF)

Guest Editorial: “The Elephant and the Blind Men: Implications for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Wisdom

“Creative and Imaginative Wisdom: Where Is It in Today’s World?” (PDF) and (Doc) (2014)

 

 

 

From other sections, see also “Obama, McCain, Bush, Age, Experience, and Wisdom,” Wisdom in Edith Pearlman’s Binocular Vision,” and “Wisdom and War: From Homer's Trojan Horse to Spielberg's War Horse.”

 

My MT Reviews are no longer available online without a subscription, so I have provided the alternate links indicated. Many of my other reviews in journals like The Russian Review and Choice can also be accessed online through university online subscription services. An older essay, “Vladimir Soloviev and the Jews in Russia,” from The Russian Review (April 1970) is also now available.

** Many of these essays first appearing on one blog have been reposted on one of the other two, sometimes with a different title. When reposted from HNN to LAP or HP illustrations are usually added. Some essays are also available at http://emich.academia.edu/WalterMoss, especially if original link is no longer operative. 

*** Shorter version available on Moscow Times site.

**** PDF versions also available at Sandburg Organization site.