If you can read Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands and feel fine, go about your life as normal, I suggest you see a doctor. Death in this book is so omnipresent, so banal in a way, that it’s pretty much impossible to feel nothing. This book shows what happens if human lives (or some human lives) are […]
I hate to be such a blue Monday cliché, but my new year resolutions seem to be flying out the window. If you fail, you can either give up or pick back up and try again. And I’m not one for giving up. At the moment, paid work is coming before blog, but soon I’ll […]
As you’ve no doubt noticed I’m cheating and running behind on my schedule. I’m as behind on my reading as on everything else, but I thought I’d let you know about these three new additions to my list. To get back on track on Boko Haram, I hope to have time very soon for this […]
I’m going to spend 6 hours on a train on Friday! This is a good thing! I can finally read my entire Pocket! So excited to read the following: Žižek’s take on the Charlie Hebdo massacre, and what it means for humanity, in the New Statesman. About the horrible things that can happen during travel […]
Just a short link post today as I’m far too busy catching up on the blogging to read much of anything.
I know. It’s a novel. But bear with me. It’s a really good one. In somewhat confusing chronology Richard Flanagan recounts the life of an Australian doctor who was an officer during WW2. He grows up poor, gets to go to school, moves rapidly up the social ladder and becomes a bit of a hero when […]
I can’t aim to provide context about world news and skip the recent protests in Turkey. In recent years, I’ve read more and more about the authoritarian tendencies within this democratic country. I don’t however at this time have the knowledge to inform you fully. Instead, I would like to share with you what I’ve been […]