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Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century
4.15
Really hopeful about the decline of US hegemony/imperialism and the rise of China. My main problem with the book is how it defines capitalism through ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 01, 2009
 
The Future of Maoism
3.20
If you want to read this book, please try and find a copy of the Indian company Rainbow publishers edition from 1998. It updates Amin's comments on Ch ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 03, 2009
 
Badiou and Politics
4.33
This will not be a full review. More like a couple of quick notes for a recommendation: Bruno Bosteels really is a clear writer which helps to underst ...more
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Feb 17, 2012
 
The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
4.17
A Great Book. Must Reading! -- Not much to add to the many fine reviews here. However, I learned a great deal by Polanyi's discussion concerning recip ...more
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Jan 01, 2009
 
Zizek and Theology
4.15
despite its focus on theology, this is an excellent introduction to the whole body of Zizek's thought. The book really clears up Zizek's usage of Laca ...more
Sep 2008
Jan 01, 2009
 
A Barnstormer in Oz
3.46
Totally silly, but I read it as a teen and loved it. I had really enjoyed some of the other Oz books. As i got older I wanted to hold on to fantasy bu ...more
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Jan 23, 2009
 
The Transformation of Chinese Socialism
3.86
Hopeful. Excellent introduction to the problems of the Chinese Revolution from its beginning to the present. More people need to read his excellent an ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 23, 2009
 
Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke (Wold Newton #1)
3.81
I had so much fun as a kid reading this. The world Newton Family and the connections between all those literary heroes struck me as such a cool idea w ...more
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Jan 23, 2009
 
Empire
3.75
This book is a mess. Their understanding of economics and technological change is superficial at best. For former Marxists, their lack of economic ana ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 01, 2009
 
Badiou and Theology
3.00
excellent introduction to Badiou's ontology and what is at stake in the debate. Depoortere, although not sympathetic, is honest and mostly fair in his ...more
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Mar 06, 2010
 
China's New Order: Society, Politics, and Economy in Transition
3.73
Slightly too liberal for my tastes. I prefer Lin Chun's Transformation of Chinese Socialism. That book is more historical, more concrete, and more to ...more
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Jan 23, 2009
 
Notorious C.O.P.: The Inside Story of the Tupac, Biggie, and Jam Master Jay Investigations from NYPD's First "Hip-Hop Cop"
3.21
man i can't believe i read this. totally guilty pleasure. If you like true crime and hip hop, you could find far worse time killers than this book. Fo ...more
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Jan 23, 2009
 
Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire
3.80
Much better than Empire, which I did not particularly like. --- The analysis of 20th century guerrilla warfare as a modernizing force in state buildin ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 01, 2009
 
Turn the Beat Around: The Secret History of Disco
4.00
I could not put this down. Highly addictive reading, especially for those of us who hated Led Zeppelin and wanted to dance. Try dancing to Stairway to ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 23, 2009
 
Hatred of Democracy
3.83
His critique of consensus is devastating. --- Ranciere is a great writer and this is a great point to start with his writing.
Oct 2007
Jan 01, 2009
 
Rescuing the Bible
4.17
I would have given this more stars. Afterall, I love Boer's personal non-academic writing style. However, the last two chapters in this very short man ...more
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Mar 06, 2010
 
Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
3.81
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Mar 06, 2010
 
Doom Patrol, Vol. 4: Musclebound
4.24
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Apr 29, 2010
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 05: The Best Defense
4.32
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Mar 06, 2010
 
On Populist Reason
4.07
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Jan 01, 2009
 
The Meaning of Life
3.57
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Apr 12, 2010
 
New Maladies of the Soul
3.86
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Apr 12, 2010
 
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore
4.05
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Apr 29, 2010
 
Revolt, She Said
4.10
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Apr 12, 2010
 
Showcase Presents: The Haunted Tank
3.74
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Apr 29, 2010
 
The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why Is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For?
3.77
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Mar 17, 2010
 
Kingdom Come
4.24
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Apr 19, 2013
 
Akira, Vol. 1 (Akira, #1)
4.34
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Mar 06, 2010
 
Hellblazer: Rare Cuts
4.11
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Apr 29, 2010
 
Bad Boy
3.72
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Mar 06, 2010
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