The British Are Coming

The British Are Coming

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775–1777 by Rick Atkinson. Henry Holt and Co., 2019. Hardcover, 800 pages, $40. Reviewed by William Anthony Hay Epic conflicts that punctuate American history have profoundly shaped it. The Civil...
The Quality of Objects

The Quality of Objects

Art and Objects by Graham Harman. Polity, 2019. Hardcover, 240 pages, $70 (Paper, $25). Reviewed by Scott Beauchamp One of the most dreadful afflictions of our time is not being able to tell where things begin or end. Or if they have an autonomous “self” at all. You...
Machine Future

Machine Future

Blade Runner Directed by Ridley Scott. Warner Bros. 1982. Reviewed by Titus Techera The year 2019 is the setting of the movie Blade Runner, and the year of the death of Rutger Hauer, who played its antagonist Roy Batty, offering the noblest vision of mortality in...
Xenophon’s Science of Political Economy

Xenophon’s Science of Political Economy

The Shorter Writings by Xenophon, edited by Gregory A. McBrayer. Cornell University Press, 2018. Paperback, 414 pages, $25. Reviewed by Pedro L. Gonzalez The fires of the Social War that brought the imperial power of Athens to its knees had not yet been slaked when...

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