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The Open Society and Its Enemies
4.03
I don't know what I would do without this book.

Popper fled the Nazi takeover of Austria, and set out to write a book that would somehow fight bad ide
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Apr 26, 2007
 
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
4.08
Argues clearly and poetically that identities are constructed through shared media. Examines how newspapers and other media create a shared identity w ...more
Jan 2006
Apr 25, 2007
 
Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America
3.88
Argues Left has sold out the working class/poor by focusing on the politics of sex and identity. He's right, but fails to convince (me, at least) that ...more
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Apr 26, 2007
 
Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
4.12
I was shocked to find a book by Butler that wasn't written in her crazy moon language. Really, in her other books it's as if she's actually from anoth ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 01, 2007
 
The Feminist Difference: Literature, Psychoanalysis, Race, and Gender
4.09
Like previous essay collections by Barbara Johnson, The Feminist Difference examines and uncovers issues of race, gender, and authorship itself in fic ...more
Jul 2007
Jun 01, 2007
 
A World of Difference
4.32
As with most essay collections, it is difficult for me to give a review A World of Difference that feels comprehensive. So, I'll just talk about two o ...more
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Nov 02, 2007
 
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
4.24
I should add a review. If my ideas and outlook were a house, this book would be the sturdy staircase leading down into the foundation.

It's a travelog
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Apr 25, 2007
 
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
4.19
Some of the essays are perfect, and others are over-the-top and unhelpful (to me). Perhaps it's a perspective problem - on my part - as I'm not the id ...more
Jan 2008
Nov 01, 2007
 
Dhalgren
3.82
I haven't finished this yet, because it takes energy to read and is very uneven. There are wonderful, intense chapters which drew me in and left me pa ...more
Feb 20, 2008
Apr 29, 2007
 
Memoirs, 1950-1963
3.97
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Apr 25, 2007
 
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
4.14
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Apr 25, 2007
 
American Diplomacy
3.98
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Apr 25, 2007
 
Memoirs, 1925-1950
4.23
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Apr 25, 2007
 
The Principle of Hope
4.25
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Apr 25, 2007
 
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
4.29
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Apr 25, 2007
 
The Defeat of the Mind
4.02
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Apr 25, 2007
 
Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution
3.93
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Apr 25, 2007
 
Out of Place
3.95
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Apr 26, 2007
 
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
3.87
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Apr 26, 2007
 
A Collection of Essays
4.29
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Apr 26, 2007
 
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
4.30
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Apr 25, 2007
 
Richard Rorty: Philosophical Papers Set: Truth and Progress: Volume 3 (Philosophical Papers (Cambridge))
3.92
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Apr 26, 2007
 
Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center
4.32
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Apr 25, 2007
 
Liquid Fear
3.95
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Apr 25, 2007
 
Community: Seeking Safety in an Insecure World
3.98
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Apr 25, 2007
 
Pride of Baghdad
3.89
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Apr 25, 2007
 
Hiding
4.03
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Apr 25, 2007
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