20th century history

Biography ‘Saving Freud’ Tells of Struggles with Freud’s Stubborn Denial

Biography ‘Saving Freud’ Tells of Struggles with Freud’s Stubborn Denial

Andrew Nagorski’s engrossing biography, Saving Freud, brings forth the dangerous power of denial.

‘Being and Neonness’, Capitalism and Creativity

‘Being and Neonness’, Capitalism and Creativity

If neon was an icon of mid-century capitalism as Luis de Miranda puts forth in Being and Neonness, what does it represent in our period of late capitalism?

‘Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust’

‘Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust’

Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust asserts that only films will remain to bear witness to the Holocaust, and Hollywood bears responsibility for educating and reminding the world about this epochal moment in history.

‘Freud’s Requiem’ Staggers Beneath the Weight of Idolatry

‘Freud’s Requiem’ Staggers Beneath the Weight of Idolatry

Freud’s Requiem is at first buried beneath hero-worship before it resurrects to the occasion of a proper requiem.

‘Drug Wars: The Political Economy of Narcotics’