22 Ideas to Fix the World: Conversations with the World’s Foremost Thinkers
Edited by Piotr Dutkiewicz and Richard Sakwa
September 2013, Cloth
9781479860982, $27.95

Read the introduction here.
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Edited by Piotr Dutkiewicz and Richard Sakwa
September 2013, Cloth
9781479860982, $27.95
Read the introduction here.

**We’re giving away 2 copies of the book to 2 lucky winners on Goodreads! Enter today. (Giveaway ends September 9, 2013.)
The current media fascination with women and power, sparked by elaborate controversies over Yahoo executive Marissa Mayer and Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, might seem both disappointing and amusing to the legions of American women engaged in social and political activism during the first decades of the twentieth century. The disappointment is easy to understand. Why, they might ask, after more than 100 years of feminism, are we still disconcerted by women in positions of authority? And why do we still have to confront systemic conflicts between work and family? And why don’t women support each other more, and better?
Melissa Klapper speaks about women’s activism and work through the 19th and 20th-centuries. Check it out!

Russia’s ban and the real issues facing adoption today

The Russian adoption ban and the U.S. Magnitsky Act offer all the absurdity of the Cold War, with less geopolitically at stake. Both sides are claiming the other is cruel to children, and neither is making much sense. There are real issues to talk about related to the care of children…

Laura Briggs, co-editor of International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Childrentakes on the Russian adoption ban.