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Williams College: The Campus Guide

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Eugene J. Johnson, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, Emeritus and Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art. Princeton Architectural Press, December 2018. Available on Amazon. Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, Williams College routinely ranks atop the best liberal arts colleges in the… Continue reading »

Before the Mayflower

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Jennifer (Hallett) Sinsigalli, ’96. Choir Alley Press, November 2018. Available on Amazon. If you were living in civilized places like England or the Netherlands, why would you consider boarding the Mayflower, bound for the New World? The Atlantic crossing would be a nightmare, with the… Continue reading »

None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging Aesthetic Life

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Stephen Best ’89. Duke University Press, November 2018. It passes for an unassailable truth that the slave past provides an explanatory prism for understanding the black political present. In None Like Us Stephen Best reappraises what he calls “melancholy historicism”—a kind of crime scene investigation… Continue reading »

The Once and Future Worker

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Oren Cass ’05. Encounter Books, November 2018. Available on Amazon. The American worker is in crisis. Wages have stagnated for more than a generation. Reliance on welfare programs has surged. Life expectancy is falling as substance abuse and obesity rates climb. In this groundbreaking re-evaluation… Continue reading »

Abiding Grace: Time, Modernity, Death

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Mark Taylor, Cluett Professor of Humanities, Emeritus. The University of Chicago Press, 2018. Post-war, post-industrialism, post-religion, post-truth, post-biological, post-human, post-modern. What succeeds the post- age? Mark C. Taylor returns here to some of his central philosophical preoccupations and asks: What comes after the end?… Continue reading »

Spin

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Jim Lindheim ’67. Wheatmark, Inc., November 2018. Available on Amazon. Veteran corporate crisis counselor Jonathan Keaton is one of the most respected spin doctors in the world. His vast experience, outsized personality, and wily cynicism have made him the go-to guy for companies in trouble.But when… Continue reading »

Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future

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Alan Hirsch, Lecturer in Humanities, Chair of Justice and Law Studies. City Lights Publishers, 2018. Available on Amazon. Constitutional scholar Alan Hirsch offers clear and to-the-point guidance for all matters relating to removing a sitting president—from the Founder’s constitutional protections against executive criminality, and the… Continue reading »