Daily Archives: October 4, 2019

How Do You Know What The Late Age Of Anything Is?

One of the patterns I note when reading books is that Marxist writers have a distinct and lamentable habit of referring to the contemporary period as the late age of things that have not yet ended.  For example, a Marxist … Continue reading

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Book Review: Censoring Queen Victoria

Censoring Queen Victoria:  How Two Gentlemen Edited A Queen And Created An Icon, by Yvonne M. Ward This book was a deeply interesting one because it raises some fascinating questions about the nature of censorship and the various motives that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Censors At Work

Censors At Work:  How States Shaped Literature, by Robert Darnton There is a moment in this book where the author states that many of the functioned served by censors in unfree socities (like those discussed in the book) are served … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Late Age Of Print

The Late Age Of Print:  Everyday Book Culture From Consumerism To Control, by Ted Striphas I must admit that while there were parts of this book I found enjoyable, not least the author’s interest in the logistics of books and … Continue reading

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