Monthly Archive: January, 2013

Mondays with the Supremes: Part IX: Cass Gilbert’s Steps

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My last installment of Mondays with the Supremes. I sum up my thoughts on the Supreme Court. This feature will return on a more irregular basis, focusing on one book about the Supreme Court.

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CCLaP Fridays: The King of Pain, by Seth Kaufman

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Karl Wolff begins 2013 reviewing Seth Kaufman’s novel “The King of Pain,” about a reality TV producer lodged beneath his giant home entertainment system, his predicament complicated by reading a short story collection about prisons written by someone named Seth Kaufman.

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Mondays with the Supremes: Part VIII: Longrunners: Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and William Rehnquist

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In this penultimate installment of Mondays with the Supremes, I cover the tenures of three Supreme Court justices who were on the Court for decades.

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Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Volume 2 (1885) by Karl Marx, edited by Friedrich Engels

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Marx’s second volume of Capital proves to be a dry boring read, but worth to those who want to understand how capitalism works … or doesn’t.

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Mondays with the Supremes: Part VII: The Ideological Litmus Test

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In this installment of Mondays with the Supremes, we look ideological purity, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Justice Clarence Thomas.

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On Being Human: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976, Nicholas Roeg)

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Today at CCLaP: In his last essay for On Being Human, Karl Wolff looks at ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth,’ Nicholas Roeg’s 1976 sci-fi art-house masterpiece.

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Reviews in Brief: Deconstructing Organized Crime: a historical and theoretical study, by Joseph L. Albini and Jeffrey Scott McIllwain

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A review of Deconstructing Organized Crime, a uncommonly readable academic text about the intersections of organized crime, terrorism, and globalization.

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CCLaP Fridays Wednesday: The Year in Books 2012: Karl Wolff’s Picks

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It’s day three of CCLaP’s “Year in Books 2012” report! Today, staff writer Karl Wolff takes a look at his favorite reads in 2012, broken down by specific category.

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