Left Eye on Books

Thursday, April 06, 2006

International Zapatismo

David Graeber has a review of International Zapatismo in the current issue of NACLA. I have long thought a book length study of the Zapatistas' networks beyond Chiapas was needed.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Nation and Books

The Nation book section has an excellent essay by Rebecca Solnit (whose Hope in the Dark is really a must read) about Betty Friedan, Jane Jacobs and Rachel Carson. And then, to balance things, it has one of the most puzzling of its choices of books to review, The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th Century Sicence, Including the Original Papers.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Noam Chomsky--Again

Noam Chomsky is on Democracy Now!, a two-part interview relating to his new book, Failed States. I think it would be good for everyone involved--Democracy Now!, its listeners, and maybe Chomsky himself--if the show gave Chomsky a rest for a year or so. Ditto Howard Zinn. Get some fresh perspectives for a change.