Archive for August, 2017

The Early-20th-Century Painter Who Captured Solar Eclipses

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Early-20th-Century Painter Who Captured Solar Eclipses: In 1918, painter Howard Russell Butler precisely captured what the camera could not: the fiery colors of a solar eclipse by Allison Meier3 on the HyperAlergic on August 16th, 2017.

Howard Russell Butler, “Solar Eclipse, Lompoc 1923” (1923), oil on canvas (gift of H. Russell Butler Jr., courtesy Princeton University Art Museum)

Charlottesville Happened On Shabbat. Here’s What The Rabbis Did That Day

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Charlottesville Happened On Shabbat. Here’s What The Rabbis Did That Day by Erica Snow on the Forward Website on August 17, 2017./

CIA Torture Psychologists Settle Lawsuit

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  CIA Torture Psychologists Settle Lawsuit: On Eve of Trial, Psychologists Agree to Historic Settlement in Aclu Case on Behalf of Three Torture Victims on the ACLU wqebsite on August 17, 2017/

Eclipses, Comets, and Dragons in a 16th-Century Chinese Text

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Eclipses, Comets, and Dragons in a 16th-Century Chinese Text: A manuscript compendium from China, currently available for purchase from Jonatha A. Hill, Bookseller, records prognostications related to astronomic phenomena, including the possible meanings of eclipses by Jonathan A. Hill on the HyperAllergic website on August 16, 2017.

A rich and finely illustrated manuscript entitled Yu zhi tian yuan yu li xiang yi fu [trans.: “Essay on the Astronomical & Meteorological Presages by Emperor Renzong of Ming Dynasty”] on paper with 878 vividly colored illustrations, 10 volumes, tall agenda format (360 x 190 mm.), original wrappers preserved in modern wrappers, modern stitching

The City Strikes a Pose

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The City Strikes a Pose by Tobi Haslett in The New York Review of Books Daily on August 12, 2017.

Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographers of Times Square Pose for a Photo during Some Down Time, Times Square, 1982

Society for Humanistic Psychology: Division 32 APA Response to Racism and Violence in Charlottesville, and its Aftermath

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Society for Humanistic Psychology: Division 32 APA Response to Racism and Violence in Charlottesville, and its Aftermath

It is not hate that kills, as much as it is silence. That is why Division 32 of the American Psychological Association is encouraging all caring parties to likewise give voice to the values that stand for our very humanity, as Humanistic Psychology emphasizes. In response to hate speech and violence in Charlottesville, it is clear that the White House was unable to display spontaneous benevolent leadership and awareness of the role a president plays during national crises, stepping up in critical moments to set an ethical bar as well as legal ones. Yet, we needn’t be surprised by this lag in conscience, a lack of emotional intelligence or well thought out advance planning born of a self-reflective exploration, because there is nothing on which to base such an expectation.

In the context of mindful approaches to psychotherapy, every moment of life conditions the moment that comes after it, or said another way, every moment is conditioned by the one that came before it, by the one that preceded it. We must act thoughtfully, mindfully, and compassionately because cause and effect are interdependent. Reactions are spontaneous, empathy and leadership organically arise to meet the moment, producing human, and humane, responses. Thus, what we saw in Charlottesville was the result of all the many, many moments that caused it, that came before, that preceded it. (more…)

 Slavery: Cause and Catalyst of the Civil War on the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Slavery: Cause and Catalyst of the Civil War on the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service website.

 The North’s Role in Supplying the South with Confederate Monuments

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The North’s Role in Supplying the South with Confederate Monuments: Confederate monuments would not exist in such large numbers without mass production, which, in the wake of the Civil War, took place more often in the North than in the South by Lola Arellano-Fryer on the HyperAllergic Website on June 15, 2017.

Confederate Monument in Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA (1879) (image via Wikimedia commons)

Fritz Kuhn’s Celebrity Apprentice: Donald Trump is not Hitler. He’s more like the leader of the German-American Bund

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Fritz Kuhn’s Celebrity Apprentice: Donald Trump is not Hitler. He’s more like the leader of the German-American Bund By Arnie Bernstein on the Tablet website on April 3, 2016.

Coming soon from IPBooks: The Holt Rapaport Correspondence

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

 

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How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Hereto Read: How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained by Helen Pluckrose on the Areo website on MarchH 27, 2017.

Michel Foucault

The Lost Photographs Of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Lost Photographs Of Isaac Bashevis Singer by David Attie on the Forward Website on August 10, 2017.

Singer at the Forward with Maurice Winograd, who was a poet, the arts editor, and travel secretary for Abe Cahan.

 

 

 These Are Donald Trump’s Racist Troops

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  These Are Donald Trump’s Racist Troops: The violent neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville wasn’t an unintended consequence of the president’s politics. It was the goal.by Brian Beutler in the New Republic on August 14, 2017/

 The Crisis of not Being the Only One

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Crisis of not Being the Only One by Ahmed Fayek on his Psychoanalytic Notes blog on August 12, 2017.

How Trump Betrayed America Over Charlottesville

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

 Click Here to Read: How Trump Betrayed America Over Charlottesville by J.J. Goldberg on the Forward Website on August 14, 2017.

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The Curious Conundrum of Freud’s Persistent Influence,

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Curious Conundrum of Freud’s Persistent Influence, review of Freud : The Making of an Illusion By Frederick Crews, Reviewed By George ProchnikK in The New York Times on August 14, 2017.

Matt Dorfman/photograph from Bettmann Archive, via Getty Images

Click here to Read: Psychoanalysis after Freud: A Response to Frederick Crews and Other Critics by Glen O. Gabbard, Sheldon M. Goodman, and Arnold D. Richards, which was previously published as Glen O. Gabbard, Sheldon M. Goodman, and Arnold D. Richards (Summer 1995). Psychoanalysis after Freud: A Response to Frederick Crews and Other Critics. Psychoanalytic Books, 6(2), 155-173, and appears with the authors’ permission.

Nuclear Diplomacy: From Iran to North Korea?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Nuclear Diplomacy: From Iran to North Korea?: Review of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy by Trita Parsi Reviewed by Jessica T. Mathews in The New York REview of Books in the August 17, 2017 Isxue

Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

.President Trump with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Trump gave a speech that was, Jessica Mathews writes, ‘a full-throated embrace of the Saudi view of Iran as the region’s chief malefactor,’ May 21, 2017

Movies Monday: The Handmaiden’s Tale

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Handmaid’s Tale: Resistance is not futile By Ed Hightower on the World Socialist Web Site on August 1, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  The Handmaid’s Tale review – no television event has hit such a nerve: Over 10 extraordinary episodes – and set against traumatic real-world events – this adaptation has resonated as loudly as Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel by Sam Wollaston on the Guardian website on July 31, 2017.;ick Here to Read:

Click Here to Read: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Series Premiere Recap: Welcome to Gilead: The Handmaid’s Tale By Angelica Jade Bastien in The New York Times on Arpil 26, 2017. (more…)

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Unlearning the myth of American innocence: When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul – and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does y Suzy Hansen on the Guardian Website on August 8, 2017.

Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism By Kristen R. Ghodsee in The New York Times on August 12, 2017.

A woman working at a collective farm near Moscow in 1955. MARK REDKIN / FOTOSOYUZ, VIA GETTY IMAGES