Hello occasional/regular readers. Help! I have loads of great books on my shelves. Some, it’s true, I will never get around to reading. And I am not going to be buying many more (short of winning the lottery, this is). And I want to read stuff (non-fiction) that is major league brilliant. I’ve divvied it into “ideological, economic, military, political, a la Michael Mann. The other category that I am of course interested in is “political ecology”/environmentalism.
Telesthesia: Communication, Culture and Class by Mackenzie Wark
LIVING DOLLS: The Return of Sexism by Natasha Walter
Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice by bell hooks
The Road from Mont Pèlerin: The Making of the Neoliberal Thought Collective Edited by Philip Mirowski
Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World by Deirdre N McCloskey
Treasure Islands and the Men who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson
The Great Tax Robbery by Richard Brooks.
Cities under Siege by Stephen Graham
Dirty Wars The World Is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill
Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network by James Der Derian (2001; 2nd edition, 2009)
Why it’s kicking off everywhere by Paul Mason
Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco, “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012).
Avoiding Politics: How Americans Produce Apathy in Everyday Life by Nina Eliasoph