“Read this book and you’ll toss out all the plastic in your cabinets, rethink your hand sanitizers, go back to bar soap, fret about the labels in your bed materials, think thrice about cosm
“Mr. Blum paints a vivid picture of the Internet, and gives a sense that it is more than just the mysterious interstitial digital space between your computer and mine.”
“Beyond Outrage is a rant . . .”
“The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present is definitely one book that it is quite all right to skim.”
“. . . there can be no universal recipe for establishing oases of multicultural peace throughout every nook and cranny of our shrinking globe.
“. . . a reader may take fault with the conclusions in Liars and Outliers.
“In every generation there are those who look back somewhat romantically ‘to the good old days; to simpler times.’ Were those times any better (less violent) than today?
“The prevailing theme of Freaking Out is that any terrorist threat is overstated and any entity that discusses a terrorist threat has some dark ulterior motive to steer the public
“Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? is a vital book, highly readable and highly rewarding.
“SNAP is a bit different from Ms.
“Trading Manny is, of course, about the heartbreak two fans feel when their love for baseball is betrayed.
“‘Heterosexuality is historically constituted,’ she concludes, ‘and for now we believe in it. And this, too, shall pass.’”
“The authors’ assessments about the future are thus overshadowed by unavoidable questions.
“According to the author the purpose of Sharp’s Dictionary of Power and Struggle is to ‘bring some degree of clarity to academic and public discussion of nonviolent action.’”
At today’s pace something “new” comes along every hour. Our ability to respond to the new and different is what saved us from extinction.
“. . . a useful, timely, relevant contribution.”
When graduate students of Communication study the Ethics of Communication, it is usually in terms of Rhetoric, public presentation and, more pointedly, plagiarism, lying, and propaganda.
“Take our inner demons and our gooeyness for loss-aversion, add to it an ideology like nationalism (which manifest like an epidemic), and give it military high-tech and you have a dangerous
“Our future depends on the Blue Revolution that Cynthia Barnett advocates, for, as the ancients knew long before modern science did, ‘Water is life.’”
“The contributors to this volume are all very interesting people, but one has a sneaking suspicion that they might have taken way too much LSD at some point in their carbon footprints.”
“Cool is the new virtuous.”
“Informed decision making is crucial for those in positions of responsibility—such as politicians who may influence scientific and environmental policy. Mr.
“The Palmer Raids are being cited in more and more books and articles as we turn our attention to immigration policy, and forced deportation.
“Throughout The Queer Art of Failure, Ms. Halberstam holds a mirror up to our culture, albeit one that is, from time to time, a bit fogged by the warmth of her own breath.
“The evolution and revolution of liberal thought is chronicled in this well-written book about how we got to where we are today. . . .