What We’re Reading: August 15-19

Emily:

Jo Livingstone and David Wolf, Can the Academic Write? (Awl)

Alec Macgillis and Propublica, The Despair of Poor White Americans (Atlantic)

Gurminder K. Bhambra, Brexit, Class, and British ‘National’ Identity (Discover Society)

Madeleine Schwartz, Dressing for the King (NYRB)

Christopher de Bellaigue, Eton and the Making of a Modern Elite (Economist)

James Warner, Lacanian Jokes of the Day (McSweeney’s)

Madeline:

Emma Smith, Beating the Bounds (TLS)

Sam Anderson, David’s Ankles: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World’s Most Perfect Statue (NYT Magazine)

Julia Wang, The Burden of Being Asian American on Campus (Atlantic)

Mark Ford, I gotta use words (LRB)

Carolyn:

Amanda Arnold, Why the Futurist Cookbook Was the First Lifestyle Blog (Literary Hub)

Victoria Fiore, My Beautiful, Deadly City (NYT)

Ingrid Rowland, The Mystery of Bosch (NYRB)

Yitzchak:

Adolph Reed, Bernie Sanders and the New Class Politics (Jacobin)

His Hsu, Song of the Summer: Feminine by Julius Eastman (New Yorker)

Ingrid D Rowland, The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch (NYRB)

Elizabeth Drew, American Democracy Betrayed (NYRB)

Daniel:

Richard Bernstein, Pragmatic Encounters (Notre Dame Review of Books)

Brian Barth, Sports Stadiums and Other Cows (Nautilus)

Daniel Little, Liberalism and Hate Based Extremism (Understanding Society)

Phillip Cole, On the Borders of Solidarity (Eurozine)

William Voegeli, The Era of Big Ideas is Over (Claremont)

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