Monthly Archives: August 2011

Peter Beinart on the premature death of Neo-Conservatism by Eternal Skeptic

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/08/28/9-11-s-10th-anniversary-the-death-of-neoconservatism.html After reading Mr. Beinart’s essay I found myself contemplating a question: who did he write this for? Is Neo-Conservatism dead, or can even an unsophisticated reader like myself draw certain conclusions, from other sources, that might just put his … Continue reading

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Books of Interest:Time for Outrage

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Age of Fracture: The Rediscovery of the Market

Here is Professor Rodgers stunning historical precis of the Mythology of the Market as idea, political,economic and legal practice, in our national life. The pernicious idea of the Market as metaphysical quantity,historical/political actor and household god is here treated to … Continue reading

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I cannot read just one book.

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/5542.html I’m reading this in the morning and at bed time. I can’t read just one book. The confessions of a bibliophile, or just the result of my relentless intellectual ambition?

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Quotation : Age of Fracture, The Rediscovery of the Market page 47

‘Like Adam Smith’s pin factory, these were metaphors all. The timeless, placeless,self-equilibrating register of individual preferences that was now more and more often being called “the market” was an abstraction , as complex and intricately manipulatable a figure of speech … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Age of Fracture by Daniel T. Rodgers published by Harvard University Press

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?recid=30906   My current reading is Age of Fracture by Daniel T. Rodgers. I’m facing the challenge of self-doubt as a reader. I’m swimming against a rough tide of my own ignorance, although Professor Rodgers writing is fluent and it’s … Continue reading

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Great picture of Nick Ashford

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