Books I picked up in 2012. Not included is Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton, which I lent to a coworker months ago and haven’t gotten back yet. They’re all good books. Anyway, what’s pictured is (from top to bottom):
Sherry Wolf – Sexuality and Socialism
Henri Lefebvre – The Urban Revolution
Francis Spufford – Red Plenty
Corey Robin – The Reactionary Mind
Erick Lyle – One the Lower Frequencies
James C. Scott – The Art of Not Being Governed
Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? (Mattilda Dernstein Sycamore, editor)
Rick Perlstein – Nixonland
Eduardo Galeano Upside Down
David Harvey – Rebel Cities
Greg Grandin – Fordlandia
A couple issues of The Baffler (there’s a third somewhere around here that I can’t find at the moment)
A couple issues of Radical History Review
I unfortunately didn’t do terribly well on my goal of including more books by people other than white males. Hopefully I can make some progress on that in my 2013 reading.
Let me know if you’ve got any questions about any of these books, or recommendations for the upcoming year.
Someone reminded me on Facebook of this night back in 2003. We drank whiskey all day. Went to the Punk Rock Flea Market, saw a movie, went to a show where I finally got cut off by the bartender. By the end of the night, this was me standing up to my ankles in ice water just for the fuck of it. Still made it home to patch up a bike tube so I could make it to work the next morning. I can’t drink like that anymore. Something to do with aging, I’d imagine. God knows it’s not because I’ve learned better.
I’ll take it. Even if I’m not writing from a high-altitude balloon and wearing the traditional goggles and red cape (OK, how many people get that joke?).
After actually writing some stuff, I checked to see what sort of style I’ve got going. Ages ago, I wrote something, and the damn site told me I wrote like Stephanie Meyer (the author of the Twilight books)
This time, for my last piece of writing, for Part 2, I had:
“There are few greater dangers to political stability than the existence of an intellectual proletariat who find no outlet for their learning.” - Friedrich von Hayek, making this out to be a bad thing.
Anyways, I'm Jeremy, just a modern-day sansculotte. This is largely a blog about class warfare: how it's being waged against us, and how we might be able to fight back. Such things are, of course, inextricably linked to all other struggles against oppression, which I try to cover as well. And I toss in some other stuff that interests me, like photography, punk rock, and the occasional reblog of pictures of various hot guys, and sometimes actual details about my life.