Tag Archive: politics

Feb 07

Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance I can see why this book hit the bestseller list. It really hits the zeitgeist of this tumultuous past few years we’ve had, especially with regards to the questions of middle America and how to achieve the “American Dream.” It also …

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Dec 01

Book Review: A Brief History of Misogyny

A Brief History of Misogyny: The World’s Oldest Prejudice by Jack Holland This book was really hard to listen to. As a feminist (feminist=person who believes that women are human beings entitled to full human rights) it was hard to listen to the litany of horrific abuses levied against women over the centuries, across all …

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Jul 04

Book Review: Geek Feminist Revolution

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley This is not the sort of book I generally read–collections of political essays–but I picked it up on a whim while waiting in line at the bookstore and got hooked from a random essay in the middle. It was one of those “right place, right time” kind of …

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Feb 21

Book Review: Who Hates Whom

Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up A Woefully Incomplete Guide by Bob Harris Although this book is by now almost ten years out of date, it’s a fun introduction to world conflicts for the sort of people (like me) who always feel like watching the news is like coming …

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Aug 10

Book Review: Power, Why Some People Have it and Others Don’t.

Power: Why Some People Have it and Others Don’t by Jeffrey Pfeffer I had hopes that this book would be more about socioeconomic and political struggles from an anthropological bent, but instead, it could be titled “how to get ahead in the workplace”. He touches briefly on governmental-type politics, but for the most part, this …

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