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October 1, 2007

On the Mend?

A friend passes along the following under the heading "Forthcoming from Random House":

Against the Machine by Lee Siegel

Lee Siegel, one of the country's most controversial critics, here argues that a technology and market-driven mobocracy has emerged that threatens democracy, cheapens culture, and degrades the value of the individual. This is an eloquent and vigorous call for the subordination of technology and capital to the timeless needs of humanity, a Life and Death of Great American Cities for the contemporary mediascape.

Good to see that he feels up to writing about himself in the third person again. The cod psychoanalysis must be working.

Posted by smclemee at October 1, 2007 5:20 PM


Someone should tell Jane Jacobs' estate that there's a book out with a title awfully similar to that of her most famous work.

Posted by: ben wolfson at October 2, 2007 9:22 PM

I knew something was off about that. Good call...

Posted by: Scott McLemee at October 3, 2007 5:36 PM