Joel Schalit / 11 Sep 2023

Reading Politics

The Battleground’s Fall Books List

Journalists don't read books. Or if they do, very sparingly. Trained to follow the 24-hour news cycle, they focus on the daily flow of events, hour by hour, minute by minute. That's the narrative we know.(...)
John Foster / 28 Apr 2023

Never Fully European

David Graeber’s Final Books

David Graeber’s death in September 2020 was a tragedy. Few radicals are as intellectually curious and creative as he was.(...)

John Foster / 24 Feb 2023

The Biggest Failure Ever

R. T. Howard’s Spying on the Reich

From the vantage point of the early 21st century, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that the interwar period was a preamble to catastrophe.(...)

John Foster / 16 Dec 2022

Fantasy Island

Free Market: The History of an Idea, by Jacob Soll

It’s as though the 1980s never happened. For many Gen Xers like me, until the 2008 financial crisis, the free market was the only game in town.(...)

John Foster / 09 Dec 2022

Return to Politics

Power and Resistance, by Yoshiyuki Sato

No stranger to hyperbole, Slavoj Žižek once described an event as a reframing of the present, “a radical change in this reality itself”.(...)

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