Charles Lipson

teaches international politics at the University of Chicago. He also writes for students about academic success and honest work at the university level.

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E-mail: [email protected]


Charles Lipson

Peter B. Ritzma Professor

Political Science Department

University of Chicago

5828 S. University Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637

Politics, Culture, and Books
Book reviews | Book news | Fun with words | Dictionaries | Book buying online | Books: free download | Free audiobooks | Plagiarism & Writing page
Politics and Culture:  Print resources online
Bookforum excellent links Arts & Letters Daily Independent (UK): obits, profiles Literary Review UK
Ideas: Boston Globe History News Network New English Review | Blog UK New Scientist excellent reporting 
New Yorker Wilson Quarterly The Atlantic | Dissent How Stuff Works great Q & A
Boston Review politics & culture Books & Writers good, short bios Clive James| | Ben Wattenberg Sign and Sight German culture
Edge intellectuals, science Quill & Quire Canadian book mag.& blog Urban Legends Search Page More Intelligent Life
Lists of Great Books multiple lists InCharacter online mag; John Templeton Foundation Five Books  interviewees recommend 5 books  

Politics and Culture:  online audio
This American Life with Ira Glass   brilliant, quirky radio stories Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg in-depth interviews | Milt's File annotated links
Beyond the Beltway with Bruce Dumont politics Fresh Air with Terry Gross culture
Charlie Rose Show audio of recent interviews Diane Rehm ShowArchives politics, culture
Open Source with Christopher Lydon Forum with Michael Krasny in-depth interviews on KQED, San Francisco
Focus 580 serious interviews, U.Illinois-Urbana/Champaign Leonard Lopate Show  Archives in-depth conversation
Mickelson in the Morning WHO in Des Moines Big Ideas on TV Ontario serious speeches
Oneword  book serializations, drama, comedy, discussion (UK) On Point NPR daily news review, in-depth conversation
To the Best of Our Knowledge in-depth interviews NPR National Audio Feed streaming
To the Point in-depth on current issues Third Coast Festival audio features, documentaries
Sound Portraits audio documentaries America Abroad Media Ray Suarez
The Book Guys Nick Basbanes, Allan Stypeck and Mike Cuthbert Philosophy Talk streaming; interviews on major topics
Written Voices Radio My Worldwide Audio News page
BBC: World Service | history programs | audio interviews | Radio Four intelligent talk
Guides to Online Courses and Thoughtful Podcasts & Webcasts
Anne is a Man Podcast Reviews List of Podcasts on Public Radio excellent links
Academic podcasts at Learn Out Loud Open Culture guide to smart media online
MIT OpenCourseWare UCLA courses online
U. California Berkeley courses online Notre Dame OpenCourseWare
Do It Yourself Scholar guide to courses online  
Online Educational TV
Educational TV Online click on "educational" link    

Book Reviews online   most are searchable
Book News
New York Times Booklist Am.Library Assoc. reviews, lists
Washington Post Review-a-Day
NY Review of Books Conversational Reading blog
The Complete Review Omnivoracious Amazon blog
Boston Globe U.K. Reviewers
Los Angeles Times New Statesman
New Yorker TLS  excerpts only
Christian Science Monitor Independent reviews, interviews
New Republic: The Book London Rev.of Books
Wilson Quarterly Spiked: Review of Books
Atlantic Guardian
Berlin Review of Books Oxonian Rev. of Books
Washington Times Canadian Reviewers
Brothers Judd | review lists CBC Book Reviews national
Financial Times Globe and Mail national
History News Network
BookTV web page & schedule Toronto Star
Book Award Winners all awards
BookTV audio on weekends  

Online Dictionaries Encarta HyperDictionary OneLook scans multiple dictionaries
A Guide to Samuel Johnson    
Book Buying Online
Abebooks best site for used books BookFinder for price comparisons    

Books for Free Downloads
Project Gutenberg classic texts Alex Catalogue of eTexts Oxford Shakespeare searchable World e-Book Library searchable
Bibliomania classics, reference books Hypertext Classics (U.VA) Great Books online U. California Press online books
History E-book Project Harvard Classics searchable ClassicReader read, search great works Ebooks at Adelaide very readable on-screen
    Books online: search for e-texts Searchable page: all ebooks U.Penn
Audio Books for Free Downloads
LibriVox superb list of classics Literal Systems Project Gutenberg Audiobooks Spoken Alexandria
LoudLit Audio Lit projects Story Spieler eJunto history, philosophy
Free Classic Audiobooks      

Fun with Words
Word of the Day Merriam-Webster Word Origins David Wilton Word Detective humorous Q&A Word-a-Day  neat info on origins
Pepys' Diary as daily blog Word Wizard phrase origins Meanings & Origins of Phrases PostSecret cool art/poetry site
Dialects with pronunciation samples Confusing Words The Word Jan Freeman, Boston Globe Am. Rhetoric great speeches online
World Wide Words hard words (UK) Grammar Check free; checks your text    

Pages on this Web site
Lipson Courses
Lipson talks
Home List of my courses
International Politics
Talks on Education & Honesty
Books by Charles Lipson
Talks by Charles Lipson Hard Questions in IR Theory
Courses offered
PIPES Workshop
International Relations Resources
World History& Politics
Reading, Writing, Plagiarism 15th-18th c. World Politics
How to Write a Thesis 19th c World Politics
Politics and Culture 20th c World Politics to 1945
Fun 20th c World Politics 1945-91
Talks on Global Issues
News Pages
Big Wars: Ancient, Medieval, & Early Modern What's New about the New Economy?
World News
Values, Politics, and Culture
The World America Made
Middle East News Core Western Values Political Threats to Global Prosperity
Headline News
Social Science Core
Turning Points of the 20th Century
World News-Web Audio Power, Identity, Resistance Democracies in World Politics
Advice for students
  Israel's Challenges
How to Write a Thesis   China in World Politics
Getting a Good Recommendation   The Cold War
Law School: Advice on Applying   Why We Fought WW2
(c) Charles Lipson, 2011