Foucault and the Politics of Rights

2017.01.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ben Golder, Foucault and the Politics of Rights, Stanford University Press, 2015, 246pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780804796491.
2017.01.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ben Golder, Foucault and the Politics of Rights, Stanford University Press, 2015, 246pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780804796491. [More]

<strong>Thomas Friedman</strong> &mdash; oracular <em>New York Times</em> columnist, bard of the C-suite, irrepressible fount of thought leadership &mdash; has a new mantra: &ldquo;Na&iuml;vet&eacute; is the new realism&rdquo;

Thomas Friedman &amp;mdash; oracular New York Times columnist, bard of the C-suite, irrepressible fount of thought leadership &amp;mdash; has a new mantra: &amp;ldquo;Na&amp;iuml;vet&amp;eacute; is the new
Thomas Friedman — oracular New York Times columnist, bard of the C-suite, irrepressible fount of thought leadership — has a new mantra: “Naïveté is the new [More]

Step aside, Charlotte. Out of the way, Emily. Time for <strong>Anne Bront&euml;</strong>, the youngest sister, who left behind two novels and five letters, to get her due

Step aside, Charlotte. Out of the way, Emily. Time for Anne Bront&amp;euml;, the youngest sister, who left behind two novels and five letters, to get her
Step aside, Charlotte. Out of the way, Emily. Time for Anne Brontë, the youngest sister, who left behind two novels and five letters, to get her [More]

Three pipes in the morning, four in the afternoon, three more in the evening. After the death of a friend, <strong>Jean Cocteau</strong> turned to opium

Three pipes in the morning, four in the afternoon, three more in the evening. After the death of a friend, Jean Cocteau turned to
Three pipes in the morning, four in the afternoon, three more in the evening. After the death of a friend, Jean Cocteau turned to [More]

Teachers’ Unions III: Lobbying

Embed from Getty Images A standard argument against teachers’ unions is built on the claim that they spend millions of dollars lobbying politicians to protect and advance their interests. This is
Embed from Getty Images A standard argument against teachers’ unions is built on the claim that they spend millions of dollars lobbying politicians to protect and advance their interests. This is [More]

Divine Providence

[Revised entry by Hugh J. McCann and Daniel M. Johnson on January 25, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Traditional theism holds that God is the creator of heaven and earth,
[Revised entry by Hugh J. McCann and Daniel M. Johnson on January 25, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Traditional theism holds that God is the creator of heaven and earth, [More]

Face to face with brash: part 1

Lat week, I discussed the hardships endured by an etymologist who decides to investigate the origin of English br- words, and promised to use that post as an introduction to the story of brash.
Lat week, I discussed the hardships endured by an etymologist who decides to investigate the origin of English br- words, and promised to use that post as an introduction to the story of brash. [More]

Renaissance artists looked to classical Greek and Roman works; we fetishize the aesthetics of the 1980s and '90s. The <strong>nostalgia gap</strong> seems to be shrinking.

Renaissance artists looked to classical Greek and Roman works; we fetishize the aesthetics of the 1980s and &#39;90s. The nostalgia gap seems to be
Renaissance artists looked to classical Greek and Roman works; we fetishize the aesthetics of the 1980s and '90s. The nostalgia gap seems to be [More]

"<strong>The baton and jackboot</strong>." The transformation of German and Austrian orchestras into instruments of Nazi power actually began before Hitler

&quot;The baton and jackboot.&quot; The transformation of German and Austrian orchestras into instruments of Nazi power actually began before
"The baton and jackboot." The transformation of German and Austrian orchestras into instruments of Nazi power actually began before [More]

America has always been in love with <strong>Shakespeare</strong>. But it&rsquo;s a complicated affair. He's a figure of unusual reverence, but also vexation

America has always been in love with Shakespeare. But it&amp;rsquo;s a complicated affair. He&#39;s a figure of unusual reverence, but also
America has always been in love with Shakespeare. But it’s a complicated affair. He's a figure of unusual reverence, but also [More]