Sunday, June 30, 2019

Reading Rat - June 2019

Articles, Essays, Reviews

Letters: ‘There’s a Joy in Interacting With the Printed Word’: Readers discuss the decline in the use of library books at colleges and universities, The Atlantic

The Book That Exposed the Cynical Politics of Donald Duck, by Dan Piepenbring, The New Yorker

Can We Travel Faster Than Light? with Dr. Miguel Alcubierre, interview by John Michael Godier, at Event Horizon, YouTube

The Adults Who Treat Reading Like Homework, by Julie Beck, The Atlantic

Barnes & Noble, with sales falling, is sold to hedge fund, by Michelle Chapman, AP News

The Third Tolkien on View, by Michael Toscano, The University Bookman

Disorder in the Stacks: Homeless services put an increasing burden on the New York Public Library, by Stephen Eided, City Journal

Americans’ Dignity, and the Nation’s Shame, review by Addison Del Mastro, Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, by Chris Arnade, at The University Bookman

The Loyalist Argument, by William Anthony Hay, review of God against the Revolution: The Loyalist Clergy’s Case against the American Revolution, by Gregg L. Frazer, The University Bookman

Hobsbawm’s sorcery, by David Pryce-Jones, review of Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History, by Richard J. Evans, The New Criterion

The Mystery of the Missing UW Books: More than a century ago, a charming Southern student hid a dark secret, by Travis McDade, On Wisconsin Magazine

Brave New World? A Defence Of Paradise-Engineering, by David Pearce

The Danger of the Attacks on the Electoral College, by Trent England, Imprimis

Franklin Public Library - July 2019 Newsletter, Franklin, Wisconsin


Dottoressa: An American Doctor in Rome, by Susan Levenstein, at Paul Dry Books

New Release: Reason and Proper Function: A Response to Alvin Plantinga, by Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton, published by Public Philosophy Press


National Conservatism, Founding Conference of the Edmund Burke Foundation, Washington DC, July 14th-16th

Hunger Book Sale, All Saints Cathedral, Milwaukee, August 1st-6th

The Virtuous Life: First Things Intellectual Retreat, New York City, August 9th-10th

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