Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization

Roy Scranton lucidly articulates the depth of the climate crisis with an honesty that is all too rare, then calls for a reimagined humanism that will help us meet our stormy future with as much decency as we can muster While I don t share his conclusions about the potential for social movements to

Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth

The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now than ever Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism Yet what A.O Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of

The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished.From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege Hierarchies

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

With majestic prose, Christopher de Bellaigue presents an absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Flying in the face of everything we thought we knew, The Islamic Enlightenment becomes an