Saturday, August 31, 2019

Reading Rat - August 2019

Articles, Essays, Reviews

Most Popular Books Published In August 2019: Top 200 books published in August 2019 that people have added on Goodreads.

Millennials Rely on ‘Side Hustles’ to Climb the Corporate Ladder: Young professionals who branch out have a better chance of reaching the corner office, by Arienne Cohen, Bloomberg Businessweekk (via LinkedIn)

Karl Marx: Prophet of the Present, by James Miller, review of Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution, by Shlomo Avineri, The New York Times

Can Britain’s Top Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble? by David Segal, The New York Times

Take It Lying Down: Finding My Feet after a Spinal Cord Injury, by Jim Linnell, from Paul Dry Books

Fouling Up 
Federalism: How Federal Grant-in-Aid Programs Drive Irrational Policymaking and Undermine Democratic Accountability, by Mike Nichols, at Insider, Summer 2019

Rediscovering the Wisdom in American History, by Wilfred McClay, Imprimis


Great Conversation Reading Group, Current Reading from the Ten Years Reading Plan in Great Books of the Western World: September 2019 - Shakespeare: Othello, King Lear; October 2019 - Francis Bacon: Advancement of Learning [Book I, Ch. 1—Book II, Ch. 11].

Great Books 2018-2019 Readings for the Great Books Roundtable Discussions at Special Collections on the Fourth Floor of the Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Next discussion September 25th (corrected date).

Searching for Self: The Non-political Roots of Identity Politics, First Things Lecture with Mary Eberstadt, Austin, Texas, September 30th

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