Origins and History of the Passions of War

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."

History – classic to modern

classic-to-modern - see also pre historyneolithic to ancientancient to classictrade historyslave tradehidden-history 7-5-2022 Simon Schama: when history is weaponised for war 17-3-2022 Book review: Legacy of Violence — the bloody ends of empire - by Caroline Elkins 3-2022 Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire by Caroline Elkins review – … Continue reading History – classic to modern

Why not Dress Rhodes in the Slave Collar of Racism?

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.

PHILOSOPHY – history of thought

non-euro Global Philosophy Anglo-Analytic-Philosophy Classical-Philosophy Continental-Philosophy History-of-IdeasF Moral-Practical-Philosophy-Ethics general updates 9-2022 >global, anthropology, history, philosophy, art - Installation Art, Feminism, India, Contemporary Art, Capitalism,Anthropocene, Sheba Chhachhi Cracks and Luminosities: through the anthropocene and capital matters - by Kumkum Sangari This essay examines the leverage of capitalism and the anthropocene in the contemporary context. It … Continue reading PHILOSOPHY – history of thought

TRADE history, theory, myths + realities

see also pre history neolithic to ancient ancient to classic classic-to-modern trade history slave trade hidden-history academia/gg/pdf 9-2022 Free Trade Theory and Reality: How Economists Have Ignored Their Own Evidence for 100 Years – by Jeff Ferry “For the last 90 years, the United States has pursued and advocated free trade. For the last 60 … Continue reading TRADE history, theory, myths + realities

historical economics – history of ideas&theory, institutional, interdisciplinary – phil of science , epistemology

see also > economic history 16-5-2022 The New Historical Economics is Self-Aware What does it do? Who is it for? - Davis Kedrosky 5-2021 The Handbook of Historical Economics Paperback – by Alberto Bisin, Giovanni Federico 2022 Du Bois and Marx's Influence: Black Reconstruction by Andrew Douglas History in Financial Times … Continue reading historical economics – history of ideas&theory, institutional, interdisciplinary – phil of science , epistemology

DeGrowth or Décroissance anyone? (not just for Xmas)

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 or Décroissance anyone? (not just for Xmas)

Nigel Dodd

NIGEL DODD  twitter The Social Life of Money  2014  book review by Philipp Degens Nigel Dodd’s The Social Life of Money is an original and comprehensive contribution ... It is a must-read for any scholar interested in the topic as it helps to better understand the nature of money –or, of monies. Also, surely many … Continue reading Nigel Dodd