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Keith Pomakoy, “Helping Humanity: American Policy and Genocide Rescue” (Lexington Books, 2011)

It’s safe to say that nobody but genocidaires likes genocide. It’s also safe to say that everyone but genocidaires wants to halt on-going campaigns of mass murder and prevent future ones. The question, of course, is how to do this in practice.


 2011-08-19  1h34m

Susie Orbach, “Bodies” (Picador, 2009)

“Why is the body the site of so much ongoing, current and growing attention in the West”? asks the feminist psychoanalyst and public intellectual Susie Orbach in her book Bodies (Picador, 2009). In this interview,


 2011-08-15  56m

John Eric Goff, “Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2009)

The instructor of my freshman physics course fit the stereotype of a physics professor: unkempt white hair, black glasses case in the breast pocket of his short-sleeved shirt, thick German accent, and a tendency to mumble to himself while mulling over ...


 2011-08-15  1h3m

Mark Bradley, “Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire” (Oxford UP, 2010)

The Greco-Roman world was the prism through which the British viewed their imperial efforts, and Mark Bradley’s compendium Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire (Oxford University Press, 2010) explores the various ways in which this reception ...


 2011-08-15  1h7m

David Crystal, “Just a Phrase I’m Going Through: My Life in Language” (Routledge, 2009)

In an enormously prolific writing and editing career, David Crystal has excelled in supplying volumes hitherto missing from the field: here a balanced and accessible introduction to general linguistics, there a lucid specialised textbook in an emerging...


 2011-08-15  1h3m

Susan Schneider, “The Language of Thought: A New Philosophical Direction” (MIT Press, 2011)

In 1975, Jerry Fodor published a book entitled The Language of Thought, which is aptly considered one of the most important books in philosophy of mind and cognitive science of the last 50 years or so. This book helped launch what became known as the c...


 2011-08-15  1h6m

Max Singer, “History of the Future: The Shape of the World to Come Is Visible Today” (Lexington Books, 2011)

In his new book, History of the Future: The Shape of the World to Come Is Visible Today (Lexington Books, 2011), Max Singer, Senior Fellow and co-founder of the Hudson Institute, argues that the human race is undergoing an enormous transition,


 2011-08-12  39m

Vinayak Chaturvedi, “Peasant Pasts: History and Memory in Western India” (University of California Press, 2007)

The odds are that if you don’t figure in an administration’s records, you won’t figure in the historical record. But what do you do to get into those records? Raising a ruckus is one way. But that works only if someone else hasn’t managed to raise more...


 2011-08-11  1h7m

Evander Lomke and Martin Rowe, “Right Off the Bat: Cricket, Baseball, Literature & Life” (Paul Dry Books, 2011)

Last spring’s Cricket World Cup was a major global event. Estimates of the television audience for the final matches ranged from 400 million to one billion, while the website had an average audience,


 2011-08-09  1h6m

Robert Thurston, “Lynching: American Mob Murder in Global Perspective” (Ashgate, 2011)

It takes a brave historian to take on the orthodoxy regarding the rise and fall of lynching in the United States. That orthodoxy holds that lynching in the South was a ‘system of social control’ in which whites used organized terror to oppress blacks.


 2011-08-05  1h3m