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Me (in just about a thousand words)

I was born into a middle class Irish American Catholic family in Bridgeport Connecticut in the 1970s. I grew up mainly in the small town of Rockville, Connecticut in a family with a mother, a father and two sisters. I … Continue reading

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Review: Gessen’s The Man Without a Face — The Unlikely Rise of Vladamir Putin

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladamir Putin Masha Gessen Legendary Russian journalist Masha Gessen’s recounting of the bizarre rise to power of Vladmir Putin. How did a run of the mill kid from St. Petersburg rise … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nasar’s A Beautiful Mind

The story of John Nash, the brilliant mathematician who solved a number of interesting problems in game theory, descended into madness haunting the corridors of Princeton for years, and then, incredibly, regained a level of sanity and was awarded the … Continue reading

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Review: Eribon’s Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault Didier Eribon There are, as far as I know, three Foucault biographies available in English. I have read all of them. Eribon’s was the first to appear (I believe) but the least interesting. The Passions of Michel Foucault … Continue reading

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