Department of Belated and Lackidaisical Self-Promotion

I am about to go on vacation,and will be offline for a good while. No comments will be posted until mid-month. But before vanishing, I wanted to put up links to a few -- if by no means all -- of my recent pieces. Other work is underway that should appear this fall in Dissent, The Nation, International Socialist Review, New Politics, Democracy, and Barnes and Noble Review. (Hence the need for a vacation.)

Published just this week are this review for Bookforum of David Harvey's book on cosmopolitanism and my column from IHE about Tzvetan Todorov's pamphlet on torture and the "war on terror."

My first piece for the cultural supplement of the Abu Dhabi paper The National looks at an anthropological description of life on Wall Street.

My essay on the cultural prehistory of last month's town-hall insanity was denounced by one person as so much "leftist redorick." (I am not making that up.) Witness said redorickal efforts here.

What do crime, business, and academia have in common? See this column, which seems to have generated a bit more traffic than usual, and may yet help make "kakistocracy" a household word. 

Finally, some video. Here I am talking about C.L.R. James at the Socialism '09 conference in Chicago, mid-June.

Also, in October I will be speaking during the Obermann Humanities Symposium (Iowa City) and the Northeast Socialist Conference (NYC). It would be good to see any of you who happen to be in either place.
September 4, 2009 9:57 AM | | Comments (1)



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