Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Berkeley has an interesting online program called Conversations with History, where you can watch interviews with top historians, like this one with Oliver Roy.
Matt Simmons is one of the most respected among the "peak oil" theorists. You can see a presentation he made at Harvard in early 2006 here.
War Corporatism: The New Fascism (video). Worth checking out.

Monday, September 11, 2006

My favorite latest reads are the Dalkey Archive by Flann O'Brien, an Irish writer who I honestly hadn't heard much about until I got to Dublin, where he was apparently a local here, perhaps more so even than Joyce.

Another great read is Kevin Phillips' masterful American Theocracy.

is a compendium of essays. Some good book reviews including this one on Dhalgren.

Do you like literary feuds, salacious gossip about plagiarism, and seeing those bogus poetry contests attacked? Then you might like FOETRY.