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The Scholar's Stage: Tradition is Smarter Than You Are
"One the clearest presentations of his ideas is in his 2016 book The Secret of Our Success. The book is less a heavy scholarly tome than a poppified version of Henrich's research, but Henrich's decision to trade theoretical detail for accessibility is understandable"
book  review  culture  evolution  tradition 
11 days ago by tsuomela
Book Review: The Secret Of Our Success | Slate Star Codex
"“Culture is the secret of humanity’s success” sounds like the most vapid possible thesis. The Secret Of Our Success by anthropologist Joseph Henrich manages to be an amazing book anyway."
book  review  culture  evolution  rationality  rationalism 
11 days ago by tsuomela
The State of Intellectual History | Society for US Intellectual History
"American Labyrinth: Intellectual History for Complicated Times. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018, and The Worlds of American Intellectual History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017."
books  review  intellectual  historiography 
20 days ago by tsuomela
Beautiful Questions: “How Humans Learn” and the Future of Education - Los Angeles Review of Books
"How Humans Learn The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching By Joshua R. Eyler Published 10.24.2018 West Virginia University Press 312 Pages"
book  review  learning  education  neurology  social-science 
20 days ago by tsuomela
The Department of Everything Else - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Global Interior Mineral Frontiers and American Power By Megan Black Published 10.01.2018 Harvard University Press 360 Pages"
book  review  american-studies  history  government  colonialism 
27 days ago by tsuomela
Beyond the Counterculture: Rethinking College in the ’60s - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Going to College in the Sixties By John R. Thelin Published 11.15.2018 Johns Hopkins University Press 224 Pages"
book  review  academia  history  1960s  growth 
4 weeks ago by tsuomela
To Infinity and Beyond: The Power of Calculus - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Infinite Powers How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe By Steven Strogatz Published 04.02.2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 384 Pages"
book  review  mathematics  calculus  history 
5 weeks ago by tsuomela
Philosophy for Everyone and No One: On Two Recent Books by John Kaag - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Hiking with Nietzsche On Becoming Who You Are By John Kaag Published 09.25.2018 Farrar, Straus and Giroux"
books  review  philosophy  autobiography 
5 weeks ago by tsuomela
The Emptiness of Adam Gopnik’s Liberalism | The New Republic
"A THOUSAND SMALL SANITIES: THE MORAL ADVENTURE OF LIBERALISM 
by Adam Gopnik Basic Books, 272 pp., "
book  review  liberalism  politics 
5 weeks ago by tsuomela
Modernitys Spell - The New Atlantis
"Credulity: A Cultural History of U.S. Mesmerism By Emily Ogden"
book  review  intellectual  history  credulity  belief  rationality  18c  19c 
6 weeks ago by tsuomela
Surveillance in Science Fiction: A Colonializing Force - The Atlantic
"Dark Constellations by Pola Oloixarac Soho Press The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell Hogarth "
books  review  sf  privacy 
6 weeks ago by tsuomela
In Praise of Public Libraries | by Sue Halpern | The New York Review of Books
"Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg Crown, 277 pp., $28.00 The Library Book by Susan Orlean Simon and Schuster, 319 pp., $28.00 Ex Libris a film directed by Frederick Wiseman"
books  review  libraries 
7 weeks ago by tsuomela
Netflix and Nil - The New Atlantis
"Nihilism and Technology By Nolen Gertz Rowman & Littlefield Int. 2018 ~ 227 pp. $85 (cloth) $34.95 (paper)"
book  review  technology-critique  philosophy  about(FredrichNietzsche)  nihilism 
7 weeks ago by tsuomela
America’s Messiah Complex | The New Republic
"AMERICAN MESSIAHS: FALSE PROPHETS FOR A DAMNED NATION by Adam MorrisLiveright, 432 pp., $28.95"
book  review  history  religion  cult  american-studies  prophecy 
7 weeks ago by tsuomela
Getting Acquainted with Wallace Stevens - Los Angeles Review of Books
"How to Live, What to Do Thirteen Ways of Looking at Wallace Stevens By Joan Richardson Published 03.01.2018 University Of Iowa Press 132 Pages"
book  review  poetry  pragmatism 
7 weeks ago by tsuomela
Valeria Luiselli, Greg Grandin, and the Pioneer Myth - The Atlantic
"Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli Knopf The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin Metropolitan "
books  review  frontier  american-studies  myths 
9 weeks ago by tsuomela
The Real Working Class Is Invisible to the Media
"Review of No Longer Newsworthy, by Christopher R. Martin (Cornell University Press, 2019)."
book  review  working-class  class  economics  media-studies 
9 weeks ago by tsuomela
The Past and Future of Political Economy - American Affairs Journal
"Money and Government: The Past and Future of Economics by Robert Skidelsky Yale University Press, 2018, 460 pages "
book  review  economics  political-economy  money  monetary-policy 
10 weeks ago by tsuomela
Yes, It Was That Bad : Democracy Journal
"Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics By Yochai Benkler, Robert Faros, and Hal Roberts • Oxford University Press • 2018 • 472 pages • $27.95 Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President By Kathleen Hall Jamieson • Oxford University Press • 2018 • 314 pages • $24.95"
books  review  election  2016  media-studies  social-media  propaganda  politics  communication 
12 weeks ago by tsuomela
TMI: Confession and Performance - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Art of Confession The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV By Christopher Grobe Published 11.07.2017 NYU Press 320 Pages"
book  review  performance  performativity  confession  art  poetry 
march 2019 by tsuomela
Anne Harrington’s Mind Fixers: Review - The Atlantic
"Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness by Anne Harrington Norton "
book  review  psychiatry  health  mental-illness 
march 2019 by tsuomela
The White Man’s Boredom – The New Inquiry
"Jeffrey Auerbach shows in a rich new book, Imperial Boredom: Monotony and the British Empire, despite the parades and the hunts, even colonial governors in the late 19th century British Empire found their work endless, fruitless, and boring."
book  review  colonialism  history  bureaucracy  boredom  19c  country(GreatBritain)  empire 
march 2019 by tsuomela
Reading in an Age of Catastrophe | by Edward Mendelson | The New York Review of Books
" Facing the Abyss: American Literature and Culture in the 1940s by George Hutchinson Columbia University Press, 439 pp., $35.0"
book  review  literature  criticism  1940s  history  american-studies 
march 2019 by tsuomela
Understanding Society: Bodily cognition
"The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition, edited by Albert Newen, Leon de Brun, and Shaun Gallagher, "
book  review  cognition  extended  philosophy  metaphysics 
february 2019 by tsuomela
Winthrop’s “City” Was Exceptional, not Exceptionalist - Los Angeles Review of Books
"As a City on a Hill The Story of America’s Most Famous Lay Sermon By Daniel T. Rodgers Published 11.13.2018 Princeton University Press 368 Pages"
book  review  american-studies  american  history  intellectual  religion  civic  exceptionalism 
february 2019 by tsuomela
The Spiritual Case for Socialism | The New Republic
"THIS LIFE: SECULAR FAITH AND SPIRITUAL FREEDOM 
by Martin Hägglund
 Pantheon, 464 pp., $29.95"
book  review  faith  religion  politics  socialism  freedom 
february 2019 by tsuomela
Bird’s Eye View: Jonathan Franzen Looks Down on Climate Activism - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The End of the End of the Earth By Jonathan Franzen Published 11.13.2018 Farrar, Straus and Giroux 240 Pages"
book  review  essay  environmental  activism 
february 2019 by tsuomela
Can Stoicism Make Us Happy? | The Nation
A strong critique that ancient Greek stoicism cannot be applied to 21c life because the Greek view was strongly connected to a divine and providential world as created by Zeus.
book  review  stoicism  philosophy  religion  ontology 
february 2019 by tsuomela
A Sadistic Master Storyteller | The New Republic
"THE COLLECTED STORIES OF MACHADO DE ASSIS by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, edited by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin PattersonLiveright, 960 pp., $35.00"
book  review  fiction  19c  country(Brazil) 
february 2019 by tsuomela
Book Review: 'Future Sounds: The Story of Electronic Music' - The Atlantic
"Future Sounds: The Story of Electronic Music From Stockhausen to Skrillex by David Stubbs Faber & Faber "
book  review  electronic  music  history 
january 2019 by tsuomela
Relationship Counseling for the Apocalypse - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Sustainability A Love Story By Nicole Walker Published 08.17.2018 Mad Creek Books 288 Pages"
book  review  anthropocene  climate-change  relationship 
january 2019 by tsuomela
Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power By Shoshana Zuboff Published 01.15.2019 PublicAffairs 704 Pages"
book  review  internet  technology-effects  social-media  surveillance  business-model  capitalism 
january 2019 by tsuomela
Feasting on Precarity - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Uberland How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work By Alex Rosenblat Published 10.23.2018 University of California Press 296 Pages"
book  review  work  labor  technology  arbitrage  regulation  rhetoric  law 
january 2019 by tsuomela
Why Are Conservatives So Afraid of Higher Education? - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Diversity Delusion How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture By Heather Mac Donald Published 09.04.2018 St. Martin’s Press 288 Pages"
book  review  academia  conservative  declension-narrative 
january 2019 by tsuomela
Understanding Society: The research university
"Jason Owen-Smith's recent Research Universities and the Public Good: Discovery for an Uncertain Future "
book  review  university  research  innovation 
january 2019 by tsuomela
What Does Literary Studies Know? - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Paper Minds Literature and the Ecology of Consciousness By Jonathan Kramnick Published 09.07.2018 University of Chicago Press 208 Pages"
book  review  literary-criticism  philosophy 
december 2018 by tsuomela
Retirement in America? Too Expensive. | The New Republic
"GRINGOLANDIA: LIFESTYLE MIGRATION UNDER LATE CAPITALISM by Matthew HayesUniversity of Minnesota Press, 276 pp., $26.00"
book  review  retirement  economics  foreign-policy  immigration  poverty 
november 2018 by tsuomela
Science’s Freedom Fighters - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Freedom’s Laboratory The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science By Audra J. Wolfe Published 11.18.2018 Johns Hopkins University Press 312 Pages"
book  review  sts  science  history  cold-war  propaganda 
november 2018 by tsuomela
The Gospel According to Mark Fisher
"A review of k-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher (2004-2016), edited by Darren Ambrose (Repeater Books, 2018)"
book  review  cultural-theory  criticism  politics 
november 2018 by tsuomela
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