Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Reading Rat - March 2020

Articles, Essays, Reviews

Humanity within the blast: The aetiology of the suicide bomber, a form of violent martyrdom, by Thomas Small, review of The Price of Paradise: How the suicide bomber shaped the modern age, by Iain Overton, at The Times Literary Supplement

Against the Dead Consensus, First Things

The Close Read: Winter 2020 Review, with Dr. Charles Kesler, The Claremont Review of Books podcast

Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public, by Chris Freeland at Internet Archive Blogs

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020, by Wendy Sawyer and Peter Wagner, Prison Policy Initiative (via Wisconsin State Public Defender)

Animal Viruses and Humans: A Narrow Divide, by Warren A. Andiman MD, new at Paul Dry Books

Events

Great Conversation Reading Group, Current Reading from the Ten Years Reading Plan in Great Books of the Western World:
April 2020, James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson;
May 2020, Karl Marx, Capital, Prefaces, Part I-II

April Poetry Month Celebration: A Virtual Reading by Margaret "Peggy" Rozga and Mauricio Kilwein Guevara, April 28th 1:00 p.m. (Microsoft Teams)

Great Books 2018-2019 Readings for the Great Books Roundtable Discussions by online video conference (rather than in person at Special Collections on the Fourth Floor of the Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee); April 29th Aristophanes, Lysistrata (411 BCE), David Mulroy’s translation

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