Maoism Exported

Maoism Exported

Maoism: A Global Historyby Julia Lovell.Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.Hardcover, 610 pages, $37.50. Reviewed by Thomas Albert Howard As if parodying the era’s radical chic, a 1967 issue of Lui magazine (France’s Playboy) included a supplement illustrated with quotes from Mao...
The Towns Brexit Forgets

The Towns Brexit Forgets

Little Platoons: How a Revived One Nation Can Empower England’s Forgotten Towns and Redraw the Political Map By David Skelton. Biteback Publishing, 2019. Paperback, 304 pages, £12.99. Reviewed by Gerard T. Mundy The 2016 popular vote in favor of the United Kingdom’s...
Everyone Worships

Everyone Worships

Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World by Tara Isabella Burton. PublicAffairs, 2020. Hardcover, 279 pages, $28. Reviewed by Scott D. Moringiello Bookman readers are likely to know Tara Isabella Burton from her op-ed in the New York Times entitled...
The Power Has Flowed Away

The Power Has Flowed Away

Serotonin: A Novelby Michel Houellebecq. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. Hardcover, 320 pages, $27. Reviewed by Zak Slayback “Did we yield to the illusion of individual freedom, of an open life, of infinite possibilities? It’s possible,” Michel Houellebecq’s...

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