Wagner College political science professor Cyril Ghosh’s book, “The Politics of the American Dream,” was picked by Huffington Post blogger Heath Brown for his “Best Political Science Books in 2013” wrapup. Here’s what Brown said:
There were many interesting political theory books published in 2013. One I enjoyed was Cyril Ghosh’s book, “The Politics of the American Dream: Democratic Inclusion in Contemporary American Political Culture” (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2013), that explores the meaning of this powerful national myth. Ghosh tracks the historical development of the American Dream and answers important questions about its conflicted meaning in contemporary politics. Candidates for public office often evoke the American dream, but Ghosh argues that these evocations are rarely consistent and the definitions often in conflict with each other. Ghosh is an enthusiastic author. His prose reflects an eagerness to share what he has learned, resulting in an enjoyable and accessible read.
Last April, Brown interviewed Ghosh about “Politics of the American Dream” for the New Books Network. You will find an audio link to that interview at New Books in Political Science.
Cyril Ghosh joined Wagner College’s Government & Politics faculty in August 2012. Heearned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in international relations from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India, and master’s and doctor’s degrees from Syracuse University, with specializations in political theory, American politics, and methods. He has taught at the New School, NYU, Reed, Smith and Mt. Holyoke.
Huffington Post blogger Heath Brown is an assistant professor of political science at Seton Hall University and the author of the book, “Lobbying the New President: Interests in Transition,” published by Routledge in May 2012.