Things Noted Here & There
Norman Birnbaum, "Gratitude and Forbearance," Nation, 13 September, reviews Eric Miller's Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch. Important earlier reviews: Chris Lehmann, "Pilgrim's Progress," bookforum, June/August 2010, David S. Brown, "Christopher Lasch, Populist Prophet," American Conservative, August 2010 , and George Scialabba for Dissent, 1 January.
Alex Butterworth interviews art historian "Noah Charney on Art Crime," The Browser, 18 September, for his recommendation of five essential books on the subject.
Felipe Fernández-Armesto, "Faulty Navigators," WSJ, 17 September, reviews Douglas Hunter's The Race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost History of Discovery, Carol Delaney's Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem, Laurence Bergreen's Columbus: The Four Voyages, and Nigel Cliff's Holy War: How Vasco da Gama's Epic Voyages Turned the Tide in a Centuries-Old Clash of Civilizations.
Troy Jollimore for the Barnes & Noble Review, 12 September, and Mary Gabriel, "Marx’s Not-So-Marxist Marriage," Daily Beast, 21 September, review Mary Gabriel's Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution.
Beverly Gage, "The Unacknowledged Victories of the American Left," NYT, 16 September, reviews Michael Kazin's American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation.
Damon W. Root, "Lochner Isn't a Dirty Word," Reason, October, reviews David Bernstein's Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform.
Dorian Lynskey reviews Mark Yarm's Everybody Loves Our Town: A History of Grunge for the Guardian, 15 September.
Mark Landler, "Book Details Dissension in Obama Economic Team," NYT, 15 September, Peter Wallsten and Zachary A. Goldfarb, "Book portrays dysfunction in Obama White House," Washington Post, 16 September, and Michiko Kakutani, "Glimpses of Obama Among ‘Friends'," NYT, 18 September, review Ron Suskind's Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President.
Henry Farrell, "Bubble Trouble," TAP, 30 August, reviews Eli Pariser's The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You.
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