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Book Review: ’The Age of Entitlement’ Falls Short | National Review
Response to The Age of Entitlement, by Christopher Caldwell. Especially the argument that the 1964 Civil Rights Act created a new constitution.
civil-rights  affirmative-action  racism  history  law  constitution 
10 days ago by tsuomela
Emma Willard's Maps of Time – The Public Domain Review
"In the 21st-century, infographics are everywhere. In the classroom, in the newspaper, in government reports, these concise visual representations of complicated information have changed the way we imagine our world. Susan Schulten explores the pioneering work of Emma Willard (1787–1870), a leading feminist educator whose innovative maps of time laid the groundwork for the charts and graphics of today. "
maps  timeline  visualization  19c  history 
20 days ago by tsuomela
Enlightenment Later - The New Atlantis
"Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason By Justin E. H. Smith Princeton ~ 2019 330 pp. ~ $29.95 (cloth)"
book  review  philosophy  irrationality  rationality  history  public-sphere 
4 weeks ago by tsuomela
Not So Nasty, Brutish, and Short | Boston Review
Review of "The Better Angels of Our Nature" by Steven Pinker
book  review  violence  history  evolution 
4 weeks ago by tsuomela
The Early Days of a Better Nation
"Lenin Lives! Philip Cunliffe Zero Books, 2016 "
book  review  communism  alternate  history 
5 weeks ago by tsuomela
How The 2010s Killed The Celebrity Gossip Machine
"In 2010, celebrities were beholden to swarms of paparazzi and the ever-present threat of TMZ. A decade later, they’re back in control."
celebrity  fame  social-media  history  2000s  2010s  power  public-relations 
6 weeks ago by tsuomela
An interview with historian James McPherson on the New York Times’ 1619 Project - World Socialist Web Site
"The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke to James McPherson, professor emeritus of history at Princeton University, on the New York Times’ 1619 Project. McPherson is the author of dozens of books and articles, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, widely regarded as the authoritative account of the Civil War."
interview  history  american-studies  slavery 
10 weeks ago by tsuomela
Crusoe at the Crossroads - The New Atlantis
"On Robinson Crusoe, Lost, and why we keep returning to mysterious islands where science blurs with the supernatural"
book  essay  criticism  enlightenment  history  psychology  supernatural 
10 weeks ago by tsuomela
"What follows is a review of The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick, by Jessica Riskin (University of Chicago Press, 2016)."
book  review  biology  science  history  sts  philosophy  reductionism 
10 weeks ago by tsuomela
Raising Kael: On Pauline Kael's Controversial Criticism of Citizen Kane | Literary Hub
"Was Orson Welles's “Shallow Masterpiece” Just a Comic-Book Newspaper Comedy?"
movies  film  cinema  newspaper  drama  genre  history  classics 
10 weeks ago by tsuomela
The Right’s “Judeo-Christian” Fixation | The New Republic
book  review  history  rhetoric  religion  christian  judaism  american-studies 
november 2019 by tsuomela
What John Rawls Missed | The New Republic
book  review  political-science  philosophy  intellectual  history  justice 
october 2019 by tsuomela
Women Under the Spell – Quadrant Online
"Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Women in Nineteenth-Century Culture by Per Faxneld Oxford University Press, 2017, 576 pages, $62.95"
book  review  satanism  feminism  intellectual  history 
october 2019 by tsuomela
How to Forget: On Lewis Hyde’s “A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past” - Los Angeles Review of Books
"A Primer for Forgetting Getting Past the Past By Lewis Hyde Published 06.18.2019 Farrar, Straus and Giroux 384 Pages"
book  review  memory  forgetting  history  national 
october 2019 by tsuomela
Country Soul | Charles L. Hughes | University of North Carolina Press
"In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama--what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle." In legendary studios like Stax and FAME, integrated groups of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section produced music that both challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions in the United States. Working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, these musicians became crucial contributors to the era's popular music and internationally recognized symbols of American racial politics in the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black Power, and white backlash. Hughes offers a provocative reinterpretation of this key moment in American popular music and challenges the conventional wisdom about the racial politics of southern studios and the music that emerged from them. Drawing on interviews and rarely used archives, Hughes brings to life the daily world of session musicians, producers, and songwriters at the heart of the country and soul scenes. In doing so, he shows how the country-soul triangle gave birth to new ways of thinking about music, race, labor, and the South in this pivotal period."
politics  music  genre  country  history  book  publisher 
october 2019 by tsuomela
Silicon Valley: A Region High on Historical Amnesia - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Code Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America By Margaret O’Mara Published 07.09.2019 Penguin Press 512 Pages"
book  review  silicon-valley  history  computer  technology  government 
september 2019 by tsuomela
The Sacrificial Rites of Capitalism We Don’t Talk About | naked capitalism
" Supritha Rajan, an English professor at the University of Rochester, sees the dominant story of capitalism working in this way. Part of a wave of humanities scholars taking a closer look at the meaning and history of capitalism, her book, A Tale of Two Capitalisms, reveals how the fields of anthropology and economics, along with the literary form of the novel, which developed together in the late 18th and 19thcenturies, cross-pollinated each other and worked in tandem to investigate and offer new theories about human nature and culture. Together, they helped create a new story for the citizens of an emerging world."
book  review  capitalism  history  ritual  spirituality 
august 2019 by tsuomela
Radiation Nation | Columbia University Press
"On March 28, 1979, the worst nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history occurred at the Three Mile Island power plant in Central Pennsylvania. Radiation Nation tells the story of what happened that day and in the months and years that followed, as local residents tried to make sense of the emergency. The near-meltdown occurred at a pivotal moment when the New Deal coalition was unraveling, trust in government was eroding, conservatives were consolidating their power, and the political left was becoming marginalized. Using the accident to explore this turning point, Natasha Zaretsky provides a fresh interpretation of the era by disclosing how atomic and ecological imaginaries shaped the conservative ascendancy. Drawing on the testimony of the men and women who lived in the shadow of the reactor, Radiation Nation shows that the region's citizens, especially its mothers, grew convinced that they had sustained radiological injuries that threatened their reproductive futures. Taking inspiration from the antiwar, environmental, and feminist movements, women at Three Mile Island crafted a homegrown ecological politics that wove together concerns over radiological threats to the body, the struggle over abortion and reproductive rights, and eroding trust in authority. This politics was shaped above all by what Zaretsky calls "biotic nationalism," a new body-centered nationalism that imagined the nation as a living, mortal being and portrayed sickened Americans as evidence of betrayal. The first cultural history of the accident, Radiation Nation reveals the surprising ecological dimensions of post-Vietnam conservatism while showing how growing anxieties surrounding bodily illness infused the political realignment of the 1970s in ways that blurred any easy distinction between left and right."
book  publisher  nuclear  energy  disaster  culture  1970s  history 
august 2019 by tsuomela
Whose Apollo Are We Talking About? - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Apollo’s Legacy Perspectives on the Moon Landings By Roger D. Launius Published 05.14.2019 Smithsonian Books 264 Pages Apollo to the Moon A History in 50 Objects By Teasel E. Muir-Harmony Published 10.30.2018 National Geographic 304 Pages"
books  review  space  history  1960s  moon  apollo-program 
august 2019 by tsuomela
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