Archive | July, 2012

Eva Illouz - Why Love Hurts cover

Eva Illouz on Why Love Hurts

“The grand ambition of this book is to do to emotions – at least to romantic love – what Marx did to commodities: to show that they are shaped by social relations; that they do not circulate in a free and unconstrained way; that their magic is social; and that they contain and condense the […]

Continue Reading · 2 July 2012 · podcasts, social sciences, video
Eli Zaretsky Why America Needs a Left

Eli Zaretsky: Why America Needs a Left

The United States today cries out for a robust, self-respecting, intellectually sophisticated left, yet the very idea of a left appears to have been discredited. In this brilliant new book, Eli Zaretsky rethinks the idea by examining three key moments in American history: the Civil War, the New Deal and the range of New Left […]

Continue Reading · 2 July 2012 · history and politics, podcasts, social sciences