The Best Laid Plans: A Discussion of American Grand Strategy with Ionut Popescu

Henry Kissinger once wrote, “In retrospect all successful policies seem preordained. Leaders like to claim prescience for what has worked, ascribing to planning what usually starts as a series of improvisations.” And yet, discussions of American Grand Strategy, both in Washington and in academia,...Read more

Make Your Voice Heard in 2017's Town Square: Tips to Effectively Participate in the Twitter Conversation

Johns Hopkins University Press is excited to continue participating in the AAUP's #UPWeek. Today JHUP's Editorial Director, Greg Britton, writes about the most effective use of Twitter in the scholarly sphere #ReadUP. Few social media platforms have had the moment Twitter seems to be having. It has...Read more

The Ivy Bookshop: Selling the Facts and Serving the Community

The Ivy Bookshop This fall, one of the The Ivy Bookshop’s top titles might surprise you. It’s not a hot new novel from a best-selling author. It’s not a celebrity memoir. No, it’s Baltimore: A Political History , by Matthew Crenson, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. A thick work of...Read more

Great Pilots and Great Machines: A Look into Steven Fino's Book "Tiger Check"

In early 1952, LIFE magazine published an eight-page, illustrated spread charting the remarkable transformation in American military aviation. In less than four decades, the fabric-covered, propeller-powered biplanes that once tussled over the Western front had given way to the sleek, jet-powered...Read more

Behind the Book: Peter Charles Hoffer Discusses his Motivations for Writing "John Quincy Adams and the Gag Rule"

I wrote this book because I wanted to teach how slavery infected every part of the national government. The term, the "slave power," was not just anti-southern rhetoric; it was the description of something very real. The most surprising thing I learned during the research for this book was how much...Read more

Explaining Civil Society Development: What are the “Social Origins of Civil Society?”

Over the past 25 years, the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project generated a powerful body of new systematic comparative data on the scope and structure of the nonprofit, or civil society, sector in more than 40 countries scattered...Read more