Not that I’ve looked very hard, but I haven’t found a good way to get to the highlights I make in the books I read on the Kindle. In Crawford’s book, I took pictures within a note in Evernote and let Evernote handle the OCR scan. … continue reading
Crawford’s starting position is that beginning in the Enlightenment there has been a push for the “individualism” as defined by Kant’s “rational human”, and “freedom” from the monarchy, the government, any outside influence in fact.… continue reading
I can’t say this book left me hopeful for future political and economic stability. Through a series of vignettes and essays, the author provides an outsiders perspective on modern Russia. He describes modern Russia based on it’s long history of authoritarian regimes.… continue reading
2:10 … and I wake up.
I don’t think I’ll be able to sustain this, but January was a decent month vert-wise. It’s a combo of cycling, running, climbing… but still.
From the LA Review of Books, excellent read.
A few excerpts:
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He pointed to the evolution of the very word “technology” from the 19th to the mid-20th century as particularly revealing in this regard; he argued that the meaning of the word had morphed from “something relatively precise, limited and unimportant to something vague, expansive and highly significant,” laden with both utopic and dystopic import.