Tag: politics

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and Various Things Blowing Up A Woefully Incomplete Guide by Bob Harris Although this book is by now almost ten years out of date, it’s a fun introduction to world conflicts for the sort of people (like me) who always feel like watching the news is like coming …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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Jul 12

Book Review: And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts This book has just about everything I like in a non-fiction. It’s got science, medicine, high stakes, historical significance, and modern relevance. Trying to figure out why it wasn’t more compelling to me, I had to look no further than the …

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Jan 11

That Rarest of Things…

No, not an honest man in Rome, something cooler. A RATIONAL response to an emotional event.  Go check it out. http://www.michaelastackpole.com/?p=2115