Archive for the 'Books' Category

How ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ took Jessica Chastain down a rabbit hole of Jewish history

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: How ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ took Jessica Chastain down a rabbit hole of Jewish history BY Naomi Pfefferman in the Jewish Journal on March 22, 2017.

Clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand helped turn the US into a selfish and greedy nation

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand helped turn the US into a selfish and greedy nation by Bruce E. Levine on the Alternet Website on December 15, 2014.

Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Review of Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment, Laurence Brockliss and Ritchie Robertson (eds.), Reviewed by Charles Blattberg, on the Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews website on March 21, 2017.

What’s Left?

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Click Here to Read: What’s Left? by Sheila Fitzpatrick in the London Review of Books in Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017
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Was Nazi Germany Made in America?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Was Nazi Germany Made in America? A new history argues convincingly that institutionalized racism and common-law pragmatism in the United States inspired Hitler’s policies By David Mikics on the Tablet Website on March 20, 2017.

Todd McGowan, Capitalism and Desire

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read and Listen To:  Todd McGowan, Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets (Columbia UP, 2016) Interviewed by Tracy Morgan on the New Books Network website on March 19, 2017.

Two Israeli Authors, Two Necessary Of the Moment Novels

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Two Israeli Authors, Two Necessary Of the Moment Novels by Merle Molofsky.

Camille Paglia on Jews and Feminism

Sunday, March 19th, 2017


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Camille Paglia on Jews and Feminism: A dialogue with Adam Kirsch, about her new collection ‘Free Women, Free Men’ By Adam Kirsch on the Tablet Website on March 15, 2017.

The Music of the Nineteenth Century and Its Culture

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Music of the Nineteenth Century and Its Culture: System of Musical Instruction by Adolf Bernhard Marx.

“History” Insists on Covering up the Intellectual Production of Black Women, Even in the 21st Century

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read: “History” Insists on Covering up the Intellectual Production of Black Women, Even in the 21st Century by Ana Maria Gonçalves on the Intercept website on March 12 2017.

Do Parents Matter?: Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Do Parents Matter?: Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax by Robert A. LeVine & Sarah LeVine on Amazon.com

Click Here to Read:  Symposium 2017: Women Now at Goldwurm Auditorium, Mount Sinai Medical Center on April 8, 2017, including a presentation by Robert A. LeVine & Sarah LeVine.

 

 

The Remains of the Day Reviewed by Ada Frumerman

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro on Reviewed by Ada Frumerman.

Is Consciousness an Illusion?: From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Is Consciousness an Illusion? Review of: From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett Reviewed by Thomas Nagel in The New York Review of Book in the March 9, 2017 Issue.

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Daniel Dennett at the Centro Cultural de la Ciencia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2016

Coming Soon from IPBooks: Myopia: A Memoir by Phyllis Skoy

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Click Here to Purchase: What Survives by Phyllis Skoy from IPBooks.net

The Kirkus Books Review of Myopia: A Memoir by Phyllis Skoy:

A memoir traces the history of a Jewish family from Russia to New England. Novelist Skoy (What Survives, 2016) turns to nonfiction in this exploration of her family history that presents a panorama of Jewish life, from Bershad, a shtetl in what is now Ukraine, to the whaling town of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The central character in the book is Skoy’s father, Nathan Mitnick, who is introduced as an ailing 91-year-old man so intent on dying that he asks his daughter to poison him with potassium. “Have I ever known him?” the author wonders. “How well does one ever know another human being? Has there always been a part of him that stayed behind in those frozen places of his past where I’ll never walk?” Life in Bershad, then part of Russia, was brutal, with one of Mitnick’s uncles beaten to death by the anti-Semitic sons of local farmers and another burned to death in a synagogue while Cossacks guarded the doors. “If this is the best God can do for his chosen people, I wish he’d choose somebody else,” Mitnick’s father would say. Mitnick eventually fled with his mother and brother in a hay wagon, ending up in the (more…)

Comments on Vygotsky’s critical remarks by Jean Piaget

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Comments on Vygotsky’s critical remarks concerning The Language and Thought of the Child, and Judgment and Reasoning in the Child, by Jean Piaget on the Marxists.org website.

Cold War Freud and Freud: An Intellectual Biography review – the politics of psychoanalysis

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Cold War Freud and Freud: An Intellectual Biography review – the politics of psychoanalysis
A pair of rich, illuminating studies epitomise a new wave of thinking about the Freud wars and the history of analysis by Lisa Appignanesi on the Guardian Website on March 1, 2017.

Still many strands to pursue … Sigmund Freud. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

Austen Riggs Center to Award $3,000 Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Austen Riggs Center to Award $3,000 Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media

The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the call for entries for its 2017 Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media.

The Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media recognizes a select group of professional journalists, writers, and media professionals who create exemplary work that contributes to the public’s understanding of mental health issues. (more…)

Freud and Jung: A Meeting of Minds

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Freud and Jung: A Meeting of Minds: As David Cronenberg reveals he is to make a film about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, Arifa Akbar analyses the relationship between psychiatry’s biggest brains on the Independent website on February 27, 2010.

Freud Collection: The Opening of the Eissler Interviews

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Freud Collection: The Opening of the Eissler Interviews by Jennifer Gavin on the Library of Congress website on February 23, 2017.

Menu with signatures of friends and admirers of Sigmund Freud. Sigmund Freud Archives, Library of Congress

The Very Drugged Nazis

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Very Drugged Nazis: Review of Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler, translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside Reviewed by Antony Beevor on the New York Review of Books in the March 9, 2017 Issue.

Adolf Hitler presenting Theodor Morell, his personal physician, with the Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross at his headquarters, 1944

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