27 August 2013—Syllabic Cycles: Chinese History and Culture (2013)-b
27 August 2012—The New Yorker and the World: Course Description (f)
27 August 2011—Annals of Ostracism: The Crime of Cephu
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Please note that the dates next to each week are for the Tuesday and Thursday class meetings for ANTH 206 and HIST 210/ANTH 275. NYRB readings will be "due" on Tuesdays in all classes (including the "Reflexivity" seminar) unless I tell you otherwise through e-mail or in class.
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4-6 Hilton Als Ghosts in Sunlight
6-10 Paul Krugman Does He Pass the Test?
Stress Test by Timothy Geitner
12-14 Zadie Smith On J.G. Ballard's 'Crash'
72-75 Malise Ruthven What Happened to the Arab Spring?
The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism by Marwan Muasher
The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising
76-80 Tim Judah The Battle for Ukraine
80-81 What Causes Alzheimer's?: An Exchange
82-83 The Classifieds
16-20 Sue Halpern Partial Disclosure
No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald
The Snowden Files by Luke Harding
United States of Secrets by Michael Kirk
The NSA Report by the President's Review Group on Intelligence...
22-26 Nathaniel Rich The Heart of New Orleans
Bourbon Street: A History by Richard Campanella
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
26 A Poem by Wislawa Szymborska
28-32 Steve Coll Citizen Bezos
The Everything Store by Brad Stone
34-36 Adam Kirsch The Redemption of Walter Benjamin
Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings
37-38 James Surowiecki High on Speed
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
39-42 Michael Scammell The CIA's 'Zhivago'
The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book by
Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
Inside the Zhivago Storm: The Editorial Adventures of Pasternak's Masterpiece by Paolo Mancosu
43-45 Gordon S. Wood The Bleeding Founders
Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health by
Jeanne E. Abrams
46-48 Bill McKibben Climate: Will We Lose the Endgame?
Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent by Gabrielle Walker
What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change a report by the Climate
Science Panel of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment a report
by the US Global Change Research Program
48 Poem: Dog and Master Henri Cole
50-52 Samuel Freeman The Case Against Moralism
Essays and Reviews, 1959-2002 by Bernard Williams
53-55 Michael Ignatieff Are the Authoritarians Winning?
Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order
by Richard N. Haass
Restraint: A New Foundation for US Grand Strategy by Barry R. Posen
The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State by John Micklethwait and
Reforming Taxation to Promote Growth and Equity a white paper by Joseph Stiglitz
Voices From Tibet: Selected Essays and Reportage by Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong
Tibet: An Unfinished Story by Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper
A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3: The Storm Clouds Descend, 1955-1957 by Melvyn C.
58-60 David A. Bell A Very Different French Revolution
Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man
to Robespierre by Jonathan Israel
61-62 Gideon Lewis Kraus Dragooned into Solidarity
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
63-65 Gregory Hays Roman Jokers
Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up by Mary Beard
66-68 Colm Tóibín Lust and Loss in Madrid
The Infatuations by Javier Marías
In the Night of Time by Antonio Muñoz Molina
69-70 James M. McPherson Our Monstrous War
Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War by Michael C.C. Adams
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