Engaging Enemies uses the left’s late discovery of Hayek to examine the contemporary fate of socialism and social democracy. Did socialism survive the twentieth century? Did it collapse with the fall of the Berlin Wall as Hayek claimed? Or did it transform into something else, and if so what? Thomas Joassin writes that in spite of the focus on […]
In Pressed for Time, Judy Wajcman adopts a sociological perspective on the effect new technological developments, such as smart phones and the internet, have had on our perception of time. She argues that while new digital technologies have contributed to a general feeling that modern life has become more ‘rushed’ than it used to be, this is the result […]
Elites: A General Model provides an account of elite groups in three distinctly different societies – ancient India, Classical Athens, and the contemporary United States. Marion Koob writes that while the premise of the book is intriguing, the analysis is a little too generalised and lacks rigour in certain areas.
Elites: A General Model. Murray Milner, Jr. Polity. November 2014.
Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics provides a description and analysis of German policy toward Russia in the post-unification period. Tessa Szyszkowitz finds it to be a timely study, particularly for those who want to understand the background of the crisis in the Ukraine.
Book Review: Germany, Russia, and the rise of Geo-Economics. Stephen F. Szabo. London/New York, 2015. […]
Twenty-one year old medical student, Michael Hargrave, was sent to Bergen-Belsen in 1945, only two weeks after it was liberated. This firsthand account details Michael’s month-long experience at the camp. He relates the horrendous living conditions suffered by the prisoners, describing the sickness and disease he encountered and his desperate, often fruitless, struggle to save as many lives as […]
The authors of this book address how Hizbullah uses image, language, and its charismatic leader, Hassan Nasrallah, to legitimise its political aims and appeal to different target groups. Morgane Colleau finds the book to be a highly valuable contribution that sheds much needed light on a key causal dimension in the movement’s endurance.
The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication. Lina […]