Monthly Archives: January 2012

Krugman and Brooks: On the Romney candidacy and the political significance of Bain Capital

If you subscribe to the print edition of the New York Times and you are a regular reader of both David Brooks and Paul Krugman, you will notice that their essays mirror one another,and share contiguous print space, in that … Continue reading

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Books of Interest: Three Books by Jeff Malpus on Heidegger

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Books of Interest: News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media by Juan González, and Joseph Torres

http://www.versobooks.com/books/949 “A landmark narrative history of American media that puts race at the center of the story. News for All the People is a sweeping account of the class and racial conflicts in American news media, from the first colonial … Continue reading

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Books of Interest: News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media by Juan González, and Joseph Torres

http://www.versobooks.com/books/949 “A landmark narrative history of American media that puts race at the center of the story. News for All the People is a sweeping account of the class and racial conflicts in American news media, from the first colonial … Continue reading

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Books of Interest:Wittgenstein’s Anti-Philosophy by Alain Badiou Translated by Bruno Bosteels

http://www.versobooks.com/books/961-wittgensteins-anti-philosophy “The leading continental philosopher takes on the standard bearer of analytical philosophy. Alain Badiou takes on the standard bearer of the “linguistic turn” in modern philosophy, and anatomizes the “anti-philosophy” of Ludwig Wittgenstein, in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Addressing the … Continue reading

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Books of Interest:Wittgenstein’s Anti-Philosophy by Alain Badiou Translated by Bruno Bosteels

http://www.versobooks.com/books/961-wittgensteins-anti-philosophy “The leading continental philosopher takes on the standard bearer of analytical philosophy. Alain Badiou takes on the standard bearer of the “linguistic turn” in modern philosophy, and anatomizes the “anti-philosophy” of Ludwig Wittgenstein, in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Addressing the … Continue reading

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Books of Interest: Wittgenstein in Exile by James C. Klagge

http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12582 “Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922) and Philosophical Investigations (1953) are among the most influential philosophical books of the twentieth century, and also among the most perplexing. Wittgenstein warned again and again that he was not and would not be … Continue reading

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On the Significance of Bain Capital by Almost Marx

Bain Capital is an expression of a capitalism without a root in any community and most especially with no investment in the central notion of citizenship, of the cultivation of civic republican virtue, as basic, foundational to their endeavor. That … Continue reading

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David Brooks: Where Are the Liberals? by Political Observer

If the reader of David Brooks latest essay at The New York Times is looking for intelligent,cogently argued rejoinders to his conservative opinionating, that reader need only look at the comments section posted below his column on the Times website. … Continue reading

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