Category Archives: New York Review of Books

Kepwies Like Watermelon: The Busts Keep Getting Bigger: Why?

In the June 14th New York Review of Books Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics & International Affairs at Princeton, and Robin Wells Krugman, former Professor of Economics at Princeton, place the return to avaricious profit in Wall St. in the … Continue reading

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Drugs? Bust. The Epidemic of Mental Illness & The Illusion of Psychiatry

Over two editions of the  NYRB, Harvard’s Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, examines the ‘epidemic of Mental Illness’ in modern America as well as ruminating on the implications of the next edition of DSM, … Continue reading

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Shellac of North America: 1000 Hurts: Obama; his words and deeds.

In June 14th New York Review of Books David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English at Yale, considers the conundrum of Barack Obama’s Presidency so far, resulting in a shellacking as comprehensive as any delivered by the polls or the pundits. … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Arab Strap: The Moralist: Tim Parks on The Girl who kicked the Hornets Nest

Regular NYRB writer Tim Parks turns his attention to literary phenomenon of the late ‘noughties’ The Girl.. series and seems unimpressed by what he finds. Parks begins by conveying the basic threads at the start of The Girl who Kicked … Continue reading

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NYRB LVIII:04 – The Bobby Fischer Defence

Article – The Bobby Fischer Defence Author – Garry Kasparov Book(s) Reviewed – Endgame? Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise & Fall from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness by Frank Brady. Kasparov was born the year Fischer achieved a … Continue reading

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