lo posted:

while he is a british imperial officer, i have to say that at first glance this guy sounds pretty cool

A Protectorate of Dunces

Yoshikichi Furui - Child of Darkness: Yoko and Other Stories
Knut Hamsun - Hunger
Christopher Clark - Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947

Various math reference books/papers/articles, too.
Vo Nguyen Giap is dead; gonna take this opportunity to finally read Unforgettable Days, available at a http://www.readmarxeveryday.org/ near you
Sakai's new interviews in 'Shape of Things to Come' is up on libgen!

e: itll take a min, use this link for now thanks to Fifinono
is it named after the pere ubu live album or the hg wells story
American Exception: Empire and the Deep State

According to Ben-Menashe, longtime CIA officer and Booz-Allen Hamilton spook-in-residence Miles Copeland was present at a Georgetown meeting with Israeli intelligence officers. Attendees included David Kimche, chief of Mossad’s foreign relations department, Tevel. According to Kimche, Israel opposed Carter’s reelection because it was feared that in a second term, Carter would force Israel out of the occupied territories and establish a Palestinian state. As for Copeland, he told Robert Parry that any anti-Carter operation (i.e., the “October Countersurprise”) would have been undertaken by “the CIA within the CIA.” Parry took this to mean “the inner-most circle of powerful intelligence figures who felt they understood the strategic needs of the United States better than its elected leaders.”

In a discussion with Robert Parry, Copeland explained the opposition of the senior spooks to the president. Jimmy Carter “was not a stupid man,” said Copeland. Worse, added Copeland in disgust and amazement, “He was a principled man . . . a Utopian. He believed, honestly, that you must do the right thing and take your chance on the consequences. He told me that. He literally believed that.” Added Copeland, “There were many of us myself along with Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Archie Roosevelt in the CIA at the time we believed very strongly that we were showing a kind of weakness, which people in Iran and elsewhere in the world hold in great contempt.”

very disappointed that the new sakai interview was not, in fact, 300+ pages long
reading about anthropocene extinction and all that good shit, forgot about the global auto-da-fé for a while there
the other day i read this long paper called 'How Did the Cultural Revolution End? The Last Dispute between Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, 1975' by alessandro russo, and i really enjoyed it. there is a lot of detail on deng's calculated strategy that ultimately allowed him to come to power, which basically involved him refusing to even consider the possibility of an assessment of the GPCR(something that mao was pushing for on a countrywide scale before his death). there's also a lot of detail on how deng's remarks about restoring state order and preventing chaos weren't actually about the factional violence from the cultural revolution, since that had ended a while before 1975 and the economy was running pretty stably; what deng was actually referring to was the experimentation with new political forms in the factories, which was being encouraged by mao at that time and which he viewed as completely unacceptable and inimical to 'normal' economic functioning. russo had previously written some very interesting stuff on mao's repeated idea of 'the probable defeat', and after reading this article i looked him up and found that he published a book in 2020 that seems to synthesis all these topics he's previously discussed, i am going to try and read it soon: https://www.dukeupress.edu/cultural-revolution-and-revolutionary-culture
ive been doing a lot of reading and not much posting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Progressively Worse: The Burden of Bad Ideas in Bri'ish Schools - Robert Peal (2014)
The Wisdom of Practice: Essays on Teaching, Learning and Learning to Teach - Lee Shulman (2004 compilation of articles)
2021-2022 inaugural survey of behaviour in schools in england
The Civil War - Ceasar