sources: https://thepointmag.com/criticism/europe-a-philosophical-history/ goodreads 2021 Europe: A Philosophical History, Part 1: The Promise of Modernity by Simon Glendinning Europe: A Philosophical History by Corina Stan 26-4-2022 Over the past few years, a number of crises—the “Greek crisis,” the “refugee crisis,” Brexit and most recently the war unfolding in Ukraine—have raised the question of Europe’s identity: What is … Continue reading Simon Glendinning – Europe: A Philosophical History – review essay by Corina Stan
penguin 2021 Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States - Jonathan Levy https://academic.oup.com/ahr/article-abstract/126/4/1608/6525132?redirectedFrom=fulltext reviews goodreads.com/-ages-of-american-capitalism kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jonathan-levy/ages-of-american-capitalism/ washingtonpost. From commerce to chaos: An economic history of the United States By Steven Pearlstein history.uchicago.edu/boston-review-review-ages-american-capitalism-jon-levy https://primmlife.com/2021/04/06/review-ages-of-american-capitalism-by-jonathan-levy/
This post points to several recent books on historic global inequality. “A Genetic History” by Carles Lalueza-Fox , “The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality” by Oded Galor and “The Asset Economy and the End of Social Mobility” by Lisa Adkins, Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings. But first a nod to the Dawn of Everything – A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow...
In BLOOD RITES, Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the mystery of the human attraction to violence: What draws our species to war and even makes us see it as a kind of sacred undertaking? BLOOD RITES takes us on an original journey from the elaborate human sacrifices of the ancient world to the carnage and holocaust of twentieth-century "total war."
classic-to-modern - see also pre historyneolithic to ancientancient to classictrade historyslave tradehidden-history ft.com 7-5-2022 Simon Schama: when history is weaponised for war ft.com 17-3-2022 Book review: Legacy of Violence — the bloody ends of empire - by Caroline Elkins theguardian.com 3-2022 Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire by Caroline Elkins review – … Continue reading History – classic to modern
book reviews -The Dawn of Everything - A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow - 'This is not a book. This is an intellectual feast' Nassim Nicholas Taleb - click image to read
Anthony Gormley has suggested turning Cecil Rhodes statue to face the wall in shame. My suggestion is meant to be a bit more explicit. A slave collar points to the history of racism as a rationalisation of slavery.
Anglo-Analytic-Philosophy Classical-PhilosophyContinental-PhilosophyHistory-of-IdeasMoral-Practical-Philosophy-Ethics general updates 5-2022 https://iai.tv/articles/the-return-of-metaphysics-russell-and-realism-auid-2124 The Return of Metaphysics: Russell and Realism - Analytic philosophy's realist revolt and its limits Fraser MacBride - Editor of the Monist and author of On the Genealogy of Universals: The Metaphysical Origins of Analytic Philosophy (Oxford, 2018). Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore saw their revolt against Hegelian idealism, … Continue reading PHILOSOPHY – history of thought
Couldn’t resist posting this. Somehow it reminds me of how Equilibrium Economics reacts to facts? MIT study: The double-down is real: Correcting online falsehoods might make matters worse by Peter Dizikes “Not only is misinformation increasing online, but attempting to correct it politely on Twitter can have negative consequences, leading to even less-accurate tweets and more … Continue reading Don’t Correct me or I Double Down
see also > economic history daviskedrosky.substack.com 16-5-2022 The New Historical Economics is Self-Aware What does it do? Who is it for? - Davis Kedrosky amazon.co.uk 5-2021 The Handbook of Historical Economics Paperback – by Alberto Bisin, Giovanni Federico sup.org History in Financial Times (Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times) - by Amin Samman Critical theorists … Continue reading historical economics – history of ideas, institutional, interdisciplinary
degrowth updates here Décroissance, or degrowth, is a story of hope amidst adversity. Just like Xmas. Born of the adversities of a poisoned and plundered planet, degrowthers say "No! No More! Let's get out of the Old National Market Hall of Sickly Scarcity and into the New Global Banquet Hall of Happy Abundance... Yes, contrary … Continue reading DeGrowth – Décroissance for Xmas anyone?