Reviews

boggsFrom review of Carl Boggs’ ‘Fascism Old and New: American Politics at the Crossroads’(2018): “[Carl] Boggs credits Trump with unleashing a multitude of dark social forces in American society, tapping a certain ethno-nationalism that encourages stereotyping, hate speech and targeting. But Trump — despite the strong passions he arouses — may not really matter all that much. Certain tendencies are now so institutionalized, so thoroughly entrenched in American public life, that the leadership factor as such is bound to be less decisive than generally believed, Boggs writes.”

BergerFrom review of Henry W. Berger’s ‘St. Louis & Empire: 250 Years of Imperial Quest & Urban Crisis’ (2015): Past attempts to address poverty, racial segregation and inequality, and troubled public education have had, at best, limited success and, in many cases, made things worse. Far more extensive attention and far greater corrective action is required, he writes. The focus should … be on people, not real estate. High-ticket enterprises such as stadiums, convention centers, and condo buildings do not a city make.’”

 

 

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