Friday, February 12, 2010

Around the Web

For the week of Saturday, February 6 through Friday February 12.

2) Theodore Dalrymple in City Journal on "The Galbraith Revival."

3) At Reason, Damon W. Root on Citizens United and the problem with conservative judicial restraint.

4) At Mises Daily, David Osterfeld on Marxian and Austrian class perspectives.

5) Daniel Elkan in The New Scientist on when your brain gets the joke.

6) In the Hoover Institution's Policy Review, Sally Satel on the many issues of bioethics and bioethicists.

7) Sacred, Beautiful, Universal: The Corpus Christi Watershed Colloquium XIX on Sacred Music:

A refreshingly frank answer from CMAA President and Stanford Professor William Dr. Mahrt when he is asked what to say to someone who grants that Gregorian chant is important but says his parish doesn't have anyone who can do it: "You have to learn."

Also, as mentioned in the video, Sacrosanctum Concilium. (See Chapter VI, 'Sacred Music')

Book Reviews

8) In the WSJ, Robert K. Landers reviews, "Flight From Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War" by Michael Kranish.

9) Also in the WSJ, Matthew Kaminski reviews S. M. Plokhy's "Yalta: The Price of Peace."

10) Steven Levingston in the Washington Post reviews, "The Artist, The Philosopher, and The Warrior: The Intersecting Lives of da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped" by Paul Strathern. 

11) Matt Welch of Reason reviews "Inside Obama's Brain" by Sasha Abramsky.

12) In The Art Newspaper, Lorenzo Pericolo review
  • Caravaggio. Sehen-Staunen-Glauben. Der Maler und sein Werk, by Sybille Ebert-Schifferer.
  • Caravaggio: The Complete Works, by Sebastian Schütze
13) In Defense of Abundance: Daniel Ben-Ami of Spiked-Online reviews:
  • Smile Or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World, by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • Reset: How this crisis can restore our values and renew America, by Kurt Andersen 

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