What I’ve been reading and not reading (due to travel)
Colin Kidd, Union and Unionisms: Political Thought in Scotland, 1500-2000. A very good and well-written look at Scottish views on the Union over the centuries. Explained conceptually in a nice way, not just a catalog, and tied to religion as well.
Thomas Bartlett, Ireland: A History. One of the best one-volume introductions to Irish history.
W. Paul Reeve, Let’s Talk About Race and Priesthood. Argues that the Mormons had relatively universalistic origins, and that Brigham Young was the one who introduced the later segregationist ideas.
There is Peter Turchin, End Times: Elites, Counter-Elites, and the Path of Political Disintegration.
The impressive Jon Elster has just published America Before 1787: The Unraveling of a Colonial Regime.
Do not forget John Cochrane’s The Fiscal Theory of the Price Level, as presented on John’s blog as well.
Coming out is Robin Douglass, Mandeville’s Fable: Pride, Hypocrisy, and Sociability.