Sunday, November 22, 2009

Reading Rat Achebe revisits themes of Africa, by Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 15, 2009, review of 'The Education of a British-Protected Child', by Chinua Achebe

Atwood does doom well once again, by Geeta Sharma Jensen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, posted: November 14, 2009, review of 'The Year of the Flood', by Margaret Atwood

Remembering Drucker: Four years after his death, Peter Drucker remains the king of the management gurus, Schumpeter column, The Economist, November 19, 2009

Children’s Books, Lost and Found, by Joseph Bottum, First Things, December 2008. "When William Golding won the Nobel Prize in 1983, it was mostly for the power of his 1954 novel 'Lord of the Flies'. And there’s a reason that he based the book on (and made a horror story out of) R.M. Ballantyne’s 1857 feel-good children’s classic, 'The Coral Island'.

Keynes, Friedman Give Way to the Master of Gloom, by Amity Shlaes, Bloomberg, November 10, 2009. "'Emergencies,' Hayek wrote, 'have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have eroded.'" (via Ten Reasons)

The Keynes comeback, The Economist, October 1, 2009, review of 'Keynes: The Twentieth Century’s Most Influential Economist, by Peter Clarke, 'Keynes: The Return of the Master, by Robert Skidelsky, and 'The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Economic Prosperity, by Paul Davidson

The Credo of Paul VI. Who Wrote It, and Why, by Sandro Magister, translated by Matthew Sherry, Chiesa, June 6, 2008 "The Church had a 1968 upheaval of its own, expressed for example in the Dutch Catechism. The response of pope Montini was the 'Credo of the People of God.' It has now come to light that it was written by his friend, the philosopher Jacques Maritain."

Looking Backward and the Fallone-Boyden Debate, by J. Gordon Hylton, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog, August 18, 2009

Why Do We Call Galileo Galilei by His First Name? We don't go around saying "Albert" discovered relativity, by Brian Palmer, Slate, August 19, 2009

Road Trip, by Harold Bloom, The New York Times, November 11, 2009, review of 'The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling', by Peter Ackroyd

Fake but Aristotelian? Actually, the great Greek philosopher probably didn't endorse ObamaCare, by James Taranto, Best of the Web Today, October 16, 2009, on a quote attributed to Aristotle, "If we believe men have any personal rights at all, then they must have an absolute moral right to such a measure of good health as society can provide."

Reading Rat: Recommended reading by these authors.

Also of interest: Trench Literature: Reading in World War I, by Richard Davies, Udo Goellmann, and Sara Melendre, ABEbooks

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