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Private Government

Private Government: How Employers Rule Over Our Lives (And Why We Don’t Talk About It) By Elizabeth Anderson, 2017 Elizabeth Anderson gave a series of Tanner Lectures at Princeton University in 2014 on Political Philosophy. During these lectures she discussed … Continue reading

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Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America By Alissa Quart, 2018 In the introduction to her book Quart overviews the reasons why Families Can’t Afford America any longer. Student Loans and Medical Debt are a huge issue for Generation X … Continue reading

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Age of Anger

The Age of Anger: A History of the Present Pankaj Mishra, 2017 Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Mishra accounts for the resurgence of reactionary and right-wing political movements in the late 2010s. He argues that nationalist, … Continue reading

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Shaw and the Play of Ideas

Shaw And The Play of Ideas By Robert F Whitman, 1977 Shaw’s hostility to Capitalism as the source of most of civilized man’s economic, social and moral ills, is both well known and persuasive throughout his writing….And war in general … Continue reading

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The War of the Roses and The Game of Thrones

The War of the Roses and Game of Thrones   There have been a number of references to the fact that George RR Martin drew inspiration from the historical War of the Roses, but nothing in great detail about what … Continue reading

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Dreaming The Dark

Dreaming The Dark Dreaming The Dark: Magic, Sex and Politics by Starhawk came out in 1982.  I didn’t read it until the reprint came out in 1997.  Starhawk wrote the book when Regan was elected and we were on the … Continue reading

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Women in Literature and Society

December 7, 2011 Women Women’s Studies and Women’s History takes center stage this week, mostly in my reading, but also in my life. First, I read The Queen of Water by Laura Rasua and Maria Virginia Farinango.  It is the … Continue reading

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