Books for changing the world

John Patrick Leary

John Patrick Leary is Associate Professor of English at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. and Latin American literature. He is the author of A Cultural History of Underdevelopment: Latin America in the U.S. Imagination (2016) and numerous scholarly articles and essays.



  • Keywords for Capitalism

    Keywords: The New Language of Politics is a field guide to the way we talk about politics in the United States today.  It will equip readers to use the words that really do mean something, as well as the tools to dismiss those that don’t.

  • Keywords

    A lexicon of our age of inequality, which decodes the new vocabulary of capitalism for a broad readership.