Monday, February 19, 2018

INSPECTOR MAIGRET #7

Georges Simenon, A Crime in Holland (Inspector Maigret), translated from the French by Sian Reynolds (New York: Penguin Books, 2014) ("Duclos belonged to a category of men that the inspector knew well. Men of science. Study for study's sake. Ideas for ideas. A certain austerity of manner and lifestyle, combined with a taste for international contacts. A passion for lectures, conferences and exchanges of letters with foreign correspondents." Id. at 17.).

Friday, February 16, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

SLAVERY IN THE FUTURE MOTOR CITY

Tiya Miles, The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (New York: The New Press, 2017) (From the book jacket: "Most American believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city; Detroit.").

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

THE GREAT MIGRATION IN PAINTINGS

Dickerman, Leah, & Elsa Smithgall, Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (New York: The Museum of Modern Art/ Washington, D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 2015).

IS (CAPITAL) ECONOMIC REASONING MAD?

David Harvey, Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reasoning (New York: Oxford U. Press, 2018):
Marx's prescient commentaries on capital's laws of motion and their internal contra-dictions, its fundamental and underlying irrationalities, turn out to be far more incisive and penetrating than the one-dimensional macroeconomic theories of contemporary economics that were found so wanting when confronted with the crash of 2007-2008 and its long-drawn-out aftermath. Marx's analyses along with his distinctive method enquiry and his mode of theorizing are invaluable for our intellectual struggles to understand the capitalism of our times, His insights deserve to be taken up and studied critically with all due seriousness. 
Id. at xiv.