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Contracts

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On March 6, 2015
In 2014, I completed two books. Out of Sight is coming out in June and Empire of Timber is probably being published in March 2016 if not a touch earlier. So what to do in 2015? I suppose I should just watch baseball for the next 8 months or find a way to relax. But […]

Greil Marcus

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On March 5, 2015

I was going to try and write a proper review of Greil Marcus’ new book The History of Rock N’ Roll in Ten Songs for the blog. But I found myself having not a lot to say about it. Mostly, I

The Age of Acquiescence

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On February 21, 2015
I haven’t read Steve Fraser’s new book, The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power, but after reading this review, I sure plan to do so. Fraser identifies a number of reasons why Americans acquiesce to the class warfare of the New Gilded Age: Fraser explains the […]

Contracts

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On February 3, 2015

For what seems like half of my life and the entire time I have written at this site, I have been talking about my logging book. Well, as of today, Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northw

Klein and Kolbert

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On December 4, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Elizabeth Kolbert’s review of Naomi Klein’s new climate change book. Kolbert had her problems with it, primarily that Klein doesn’t offer a conc

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Choose Your Own Adventure

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On November 14, 2014
R.A. Montgomery, author of the Choose Your Own Adventure children’s book series, has died. It is impossible to overstate how awesome these books were when I was 10 or 11 years old. Hopefully, Montgomery’s path to Heaven or Hell doesn’t include such similarly precarious choices as the many where the Maya would kill you, which […]

Cuban Sci-Fi

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On September 20, 2014

I dislike science fiction as a genre. While there are a couple of science fiction films I do like, they are not of the norm of the genre (Solaris, La Jetée) and I simply don’t have time for rea

O’Connor on Rand

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On June 19, 2014

Not that it’s surprising that any writer or reader with even reasonable taste would reject Ayn Rand as horrible writing, but still, Flannery O’Connor in 1960: I hope you don’t have frien

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