My copy of Tom Nichols’s The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters arrived earlier this week. I started the book late last night, and a few hours later, I finished and can say that The Death… Read More ›
AJP’s take on Josh Katz’s “Speaking American” – An exploration of culture with maps and digital humanities.
Journalist Josh Katz has done some incredible work in the digital humanities (i.e., using computers to analyze information and then making that information visual). See his map about the new phenomenon of men not working in the United States. And this map… Read More ›
AJP’s take on Benjamin Alire Saenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” (2014)
This past Sunday, I finished reading the first novel that I have read in a really, really long time. I read all the time but mostly nonfiction. And I couldn’t have started with a better novel. Dr. Benjamin Alire Saenz’s Aristotle and… Read More ›
Before going to bed this evening, I wanted to make a quick blog about a number of different things on my mind. I have read so many books the past few months that I can’t keep track of all of them!… Read More ›
This evening I read and throughly enjoyed Sara Goldrick-Rab’s Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream (2016). Clear writing, scholarly activism and clear passion for simply doing the right thing regarding college costs, and an excellent… Read More ›
When those committed to neoliberal ideologies–politicians, public school and higher ed. administrators, commencement speakers, and parents–speak about the purpose and importance of obtaining college degrees, they generally tend to exclusively pick from a “preapproved” word bank. This word bank consist… Read More ›