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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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Infinite Jest: A Novel by David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest: A Novel

greengills, January 1, 2013

It's probably a lot too late to rave about this swirling dystopian nightmare fantasy about entertainment, sobriety, tennis and the militant importance of grammar, but here I sit, clutching my well-loved copy, with dog eared pages bookmarks and web history full of Internet searches. The fractured fractalism of the stories, the narrative, the schizophrenic use of the language, the realism, the absurdity, the footnotes and errata, completely blew me away. I think this may have ruined reading forever, in the best possible way.
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Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault
Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

greengills, December 21, 2012

An exhaustively researched and brilliantly worded analysis on humanity's attempts to cull the undesirables of society ( or enemies of the state) through torture, murder and deprivation of life's basic necessities. Throughout the centuries the concept of immediate satisfaction in the execution of justice gave way to the erroneous conclusion that infinite confinement and banishment would cure what ails us. Foucault shines his laser like focus on all the aspects involved surrounding the birth of "punishment" as we recognize it today and plainly illuminates just how wrong we were. Highly Recommended.
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The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia of Existing Information by The Onion
The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia of Existing Information

greengills, December 20, 2012

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge - More accurate than wikipedia. An infinitely insightful compendium of life as we know it. Entries on everything worth knowing about explained by the most trusted* and learned scholars on planet earth. Sure to enlighten and inform even the most illiterate savages (I'm looking at you Westboro Baptist Church).

Never laughed harder.
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Semiotext(e) Intervention #01: The Coming Insurrection by Invisible Committee
Semiotext(e) Intervention #01: The Coming Insurrection

greengills, July 12, 2012

Incendiary ideas for ressutating a dying world. The comming insurrection isn't from the left, right or center, but collectives, free people a society that functions like a living organism rather than an atomic clock inching to closer midnight.

The ideas, convictions, and the general feeling conveyed in this book from the invisible commitee offers not only an anyalsis of the past, but realistic solutions for the future.

This book has made its way into the hands of Michael Moore and Glenn Beck.

Highly recommended, although it may drastically reduce the productivity of reader and prolonged exposure may result in sabotage.
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Semiotext(e) Intervention #01: The Coming Insurrection by Invisible Committee
Semiotext(e) Intervention #01: The Coming Insurrection

greengills, July 12, 2012

Incendiary ideas for ressutating a dying world. The comming insurrection isn't from the left, right or center, but collectives, free people a society that functions like a living organism rather than an atomic clock inching to closer midnight.

The ideas, convictions, and the general feeling conveyed in this book from the invisible commitee offers not only an anyalsis of the past, but realistic solutions for the future.

This book has made its way into the hands of Michael Moore and Glenn Beck.

Highly recommended, although it may drastically reduce the productivity of reader and prolonged exposure may result in sabotage.
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