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Unnamed and Unsurveilled | Tom Thor Buchanan
"An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist by Jessa Lingel. Princeton University Press, 208 pages."
book  review  internet  business-model  culture 
yesterday by tsuomela
Back to the Future by Peter Thiel | Articles | First Things
"The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success by ross douthat avid, 272 pages, $27"
book  review  futures  culture  declension-narrative  decadence 
5 days ago by tsuomela
Review of *Duress: Imperial Durabilities In Our Times* | Society for US Intellectual History
"Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times. Duke University Press, 2016, 436 pp. Ann Laura Stoler"
book  review  postcolonialism  colonialism  empire  power 
6 days ago by tsuomela
Three books diagnose the decline of American greatness - Richard Beck - Bookforum Magazine
"Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century BY George Packer. New York: Knopf. 608 pages. $30. The Education of an Idealist BY Samantha Power. New York: Dey Street Books. 592 pages. $30. The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory BY Andrew J. Bacevich. New York: Metropolitan Books. 256 pages. $27. "
book  review  foreign-policy  liberal 
11 days ago by tsuomela
Heaven Help Us | Megan Marz
"The Self-Help Compulsion: Searching for Advice in Modern Literature by Beth Blum. Columbia University Press, 344 pages."
book  review  literature  self-help  criticism 
17 days ago by tsuomela
On Michael Lind’s “The New Class War”
"The New Class War Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite By Michael Lind Published 01.20.2020 Portfolio 224 Pages"
book  review  america  class  class-war 
19 days ago by tsuomela
Americans’ Dignity, and the Nation’s Shame | The Russell Kirk Center
"Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America by Chris Arnade. Sentinel, 2019. Hardcover, 304 pages, $30. "
book  review  america  class  class-war  dignity 
19 days ago by tsuomela
The Long Arm of the Law | Lyle Jeremy Rubin
"Badges without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing by Stuart Schrader. University of California Press, 416 pages."
book  review  foreign-policy  police  law  surveillance 
20 days ago by tsuomela
Barons of Crap | Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein
"Billion Dollar Brand Club by Lawrence Ingrassia. Henry Holt and Co., 272 pages."
book  review  business-model  internet  lifestyle  brand  disruption 
24 days ago by tsuomela
The Posthuman Enlightenment | Public Books
"Fiction without Humanity: Person, Animal, Thing in Early Enlightenment Literature and Culture Lynn Festa University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019"
book  review  enlightenment  humanism  philosophy  object-oriented-ontology 
25 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
The Fight to Redefine Racism | The New Yorker
"In “How to Be an Antiracist,” Ibram X. Kendi argues that we should think of “racist” not as a pejorative but as a simple, widely encompassing term of description."
book  review  racism  politics  america 
6 weeks ago by tsuomela
Pinker’s Pollyannish Philosophy and Its Perfidious Politics
"Enlightenment Now:The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress By Steven Pinker Published 01.15.2019 Penguin Books 576 Pages"
book  review  enlightenment  anti-enlightenment  skepticism  rationalism 
8 weeks ago by tsuomela
Snowden: A Whistle-Blower Who Lived to Tell About It
"Permanent Record By Edward Snowden Published 09.17.2019 Metropolitan Books 352 Pages"
book  review  surveillance  technology-effects 
8 weeks ago by tsuomela
An Uneven Showcase of 1960s SF - Los Angeles Review of Books
"American Science Fiction: Eight Classic Novels of the 1960s By Gary K. Wolfe Published 11.05.2019 Library of America 1500 Pages"
book  review  sf  1960s 
9 weeks ago by tsuomela
William Davies reviews ‘Irrationality’ by Justin E.H. Smith · LRB 5 December 2019
"Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason by Justin E.H. Smith Princeton, 344 pp"
book  review  irrationality  philosophy  public-sphere  algorithms 
10 weeks ago by tsuomela
Against the ‘wokescenti’ - TLS
"THE MADNESS OF CROWDS Gender, race and identity 288pp. Bloomsbury Continuum. £20. Douglas Murray THE PROBLEM WITH EVERYTHING My journey through the new culture wars 256pp. Gallery. $27. Meghan Daum"
books  review  political-correctness  wokeness 
10 weeks ago by tsuomela
The unending quest to explain consciousness - Michael Robbins - Bookforum Magazine
"Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness BY Tim Parks. New York: New York Harvill Secker. 320 pages. $19. The Spread Mind: Why Consciousness and the World Are One BY Riccardo Manzotti. New York: OR Books. 304 pages. $24. Rethinking Consciousness: A Scientific Theory of Subjective Experience BY Michael S A Graziano. New York: Norton. 256 pages. $29. "
books  review  consciousness  philosophy  mind 
10 weeks ago by tsuomela
Life Under the Algorithm | The New Republic
by Emily Guendelsberger 
Little, Brown and Company, 352 pp., $28.00 
by Steve Fraser Verso, 272 pp., $24.95"
books  review  capitalism  work 
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
The New Tech Culture Wars | Dissent Magazine
"In our extremely online political times, content moderators have been cast as central players in the fight for democracy, whether as its antagonists or its delinquent guardians."
books  review  social-media  culture 
12 weeks ago by tsuomela
Political Masochism: On Trisha Low’s “Socialist Realism”
"Socialist Realism By Trisha Low Published 08.13.2019 Coffee House Press 168 Pages"
book  review  essay  memoir  politics  activism 
12 weeks ago by tsuomela
The Thousand Masks of the Unreal - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent By Paul Mendes-Flohr Published 03.26.2019 Yale University Press 440 Pages"
book  review  philosophy  religion  faith  existentialism  dialog 
12 weeks ago by tsuomela
Against Economics | by David Graeber | The New York Review of Books
"Money and Government: The Past and Future of Economics by Robert Skidelsky Yale University Press, 492 pp., $35.00"
book  review  economics  heterodoxy  ideology 
november 2019 by tsuomela
This Changes Everything, Again: On Naomi Klein's "On Fire"
"On Fire The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal By Naomi Klein Published 09.17.2019 Simon & Schuster 320 Pages"
book  review  climate-change 
november 2019 by tsuomela
The Right’s “Judeo-Christian” Fixation | The New Republic
book  review  history  rhetoric  religion  christian  judaism  american-studies 
november 2019 by tsuomela
The Keys to Robert Graves’s Mythologies
"Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That (1895–1929) By Jean Moorcroft Wilson Published 10.23.2018 Bloomsbury Continuum 480 Pages"
book  review  literature  mythology 
november 2019 by tsuomela
What Makes Science Trustworthy | Boston Review
"Why Trust Science? Naomi Oreskes, with Ottmar Edenhofer, Martin Kowarsch, Jon A. Krosnick, Marc Lange, Susan Lindee, and Stephen Macedo Princeton University Press, $24.95 (cloth)"
book  review  science  philosophy  trust  agnotology 
november 2019 by tsuomela
Daring to Hope for the Improbable: On Bernard Stiegler’s “The Age of Disruption” - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Age of Disruption Technology and Madness in Computational Capitalism By Bernard Stiegler Published 08.27.2019 Polity 380 Pages"
book  review  technology-critique  technology-effects  capitalism  madness 
november 2019 by tsuomela
All Activities Monitored - The New Atlantis
"Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All By Arthur Holland Michel Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ~ 2019 336 pp. ~ $27 (cloth)"
book  review  surveillance  military  military-industrial-complex 
november 2019 by tsuomela
Book Summary: "Range" by David Epstein - Heterodox Academy
"David Epstein (2019). Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. New York, NY: Riverhead Books."
book  review  generalist  innovation 
october 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
What we talk about when we talk about books – TheTLS
"Leah Price WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT BOOKS 224pp. Little, Brown. £20."
book  review  reading 
october 2019 by tsuomela
The Atheist Illusion - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Seven Types of Atheism By John Gray Published 10.02.2018 Farrar, Straus and Giroux 176 Pages"
book  review  atheism  religion 
october 2019 by tsuomela
The Ravages of Revelation - Los Angeles Review of Books
"High Weirdness Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies By Erik Davis Published 06.11.2019 MIT Press 550 Pages"
book  review  drugs  1960s  religion  mysticism 
october 2019 by tsuomela
Why Technologists Fail to Think of Moderation as a Virtue and Other Stories About AI - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Possible Minds 25 Ways of Looking at AI By John Brockman Published 02.19.2019 Penguin Press 320 Pages"
book  review  artificial-intelligence  risk 
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
Unmaking the Real Estate State - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Capital City Gentrification and the Real Estate State By Samuel Stein Published 03.12.2019 Verso 208 Pages"
book  review  urbanism  cities  development  capitalism 
october 2019 by tsuomela
Let Us Now Praise Unfamous Men | Poets & Writers
"In William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life, the latest entry in Ig Publishing’s Bookmarked series, Steve Almond writes about John Williams’s 1965 novel Stoner, which, despite positive reviews, was not a popular success until it was rediscovered in the early 2000s and went on to become an international bestseller. The plot of the novel is straightforward enough—“Stoner, the only son of subsistence farmers, attends college, unexpectedly falls in love with literature, and becomes a teacher; he endures a disastrous marriage, a prolonged academic feud, and a doomed love affair, then falls ill and dies,” Almond writes—but in William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life, the author sees the novel as a personal reckoning, a catalyst for sharing his own struggles as a writer, father, and husband grappling with his own mortality. Below is an excerpt from the book, published by Ig on June 11."
book  review  commentary  fiction  academic 
september 2019 by tsuomela
A Stronger America Needs ‘Strong Towns’ First | The American Conservative
"Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, Charles Marohn, Wiley, 256 pages"
book  review  rural  suburbia  urban  design  infrastructure 
september 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
Whose Life? | Public Books
"This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom Martin Hägglund Pantheon, 2019"
book  review  religion  secularism  philosophy  ethics 
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
White and Native Protests: A Study in Inequality - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Our History Is the Future Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance By Nick Estes Published 03.05.2019 Verso 320 Pages Shadowlands Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff By Anthony McCann Published 07.02.2019 Bloomsbury Publishing 448 Pages"
books  review  protests  america 
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
Thoughts on “We’re Still Here” | Confessions of a Community College Dean
"Jennifer Silva’s new book, “We’re Still Here,” is one of the more disturbing books I’ve ever read, and I mean that as a compliment."
book  review  poverty  rural 
august 2019 by tsuomela
Tales of Science and Fiction | The Russell Kirk Center
"Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction by Alec Nevala-Lee. Dey Street Books, 2018. Hardcover, 532 pages, $29."
book  review  sf  genre  history 
august 2019 by tsuomela
Is Science Political? | Boston Review
"Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science Audra J. Wolfe Johns Hopkins University Press, $29.95 (cloth)"
book  review  science  america  history  cold-war 
august 2019 by tsuomela
Does Male Suffering Matter? | The American Conservative
"The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays, Wesley Yang, W. W. Norton & Company, 256 pages You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Stories, Kristen Roupenian, Gallery/Scout Press, 240 pages "
books  review  fiction  short-story  gender  sex  incels  suffering  sympathy  masculinity 
august 2019 by tsuomela
Washington Monthly | The Radicalizations of the American Mind
"Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump by Robby Soave All Points Books, 336 pp."
book  review  liberalism  political-correctness 
august 2019 by tsuomela
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