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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 535.
Published: 01 September 2017
...David Armitage Agamben Giorgio , Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm . ( Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2015 ), 75 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2002) 8 (2): 287–303.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Stanley N. Katz Duke University Press 2002 CONSTITUTIONALISM, CONTESTATION, AND CIVIL SOCIETY Stanley N. Katz This journal, of which I am a member of the founding editorial board, has stood for a variety of aims that are incompatible—it would seem—in theory, if not in practice...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 165.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Henry Kamen Stanley G. Payne, The Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and Communism (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004), 400 pp. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Gabriel Piterberg, An...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2003) 9 (2): 344.
Published: 01 April 2003
.../03 10:51 AM Page 344 Samir Khalaf, Civil and Uncivil Violence in Lebanon 344 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002), 224 pp. Despite Khalaf’s wish to find the socioeconomic sources of violence in a country at...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 146–148.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Mordechai Bar-On Mark S. Schantz, Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America's Culture of Death (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008), 245 pp. Duke University Press 2010 Little Reviews Mark S. Schantz, Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 498.
Published: 01 August 2008
...David Konstan Azar Gat, War in Human Civilization (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 822 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama (New York: Grove, 2006), 383 pp...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 366–374.
Published: 01 August 2018
...William P. Caferro This contribution to the second installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Inside the Humanities Classroom” describes the experience of teaching a single class meeting of the year-long Western Civilization survey course at Vanderbilt University. The essay examines both the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 124.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Oren Harman Buchwald Jed Z. and Feingold Mordechai , Newton and the Origin of Civilization . ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2013 ), 528 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 131.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Marilyn Strathern Fox Robin , The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2011 ), 417 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Robin Fox...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2006) 12 (3): 522.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Stanley N. Katz Lawrence J. Friedman and Mark D. McGarvie, eds., Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility in American History (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 480 pp. Duke University Press 2006 L I T T L E R E V I E W S Robert Mills, Suspended Animation...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2006) 12 (3): 525–526.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Clifford Geertz Barry Allen, Knowledge and Civilization , with a foreword by Richard Rorty (Boulder, CO: Westview, 2004), 342 pp. Duke University Press 2006 L I T T L E R E V I E W S Robert Mills, Suspended Animation: Pain, Pleasure, and Punishment in...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 346–347.
Published: 01 April 2017
...John Boardman Cline Eric H. , 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed . ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2015 ), 241 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 April 2015
... action or of decent human relations—in containing and civilizing force is an idea that informs the novel's conception of what constitutes and ensures civilized life. Forster regarded propriety and convention as expressions of force and so applauded any assault on conventional feeling as an act of moral...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 269–274.
Published: 01 April 2013
... religious forms of the subcontinent. Having lived and painted in India all his life, he was forced into exile in his nineties by right-wing Hindu politicians. In London, he continued to work on a new interpretation of Indian civilization as universally relevant, in a sequence of paintings with themes from...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Lynn Hunt This essay—a contribution to “Inside the Humanities Classroom,” a seriatim symposium in Common Knowledge —is a first-person account of the development and teaching of an online version of a UCLA course on the history of Western civilization (1715 to the present). The author finds that...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 404–411.
Published: 01 August 2014
... that there is more calm and abundance in the natural world than civilized humanity supposes, with its fantasies of nature red in tooth and claw. Nietzsche continues to be associated with Darwin owing to Darwin's class-based racism, but Nietzsche's argument was that slave morality inexorably works...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 270–304.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Laura Rival Twenty “uncontacted” Taromenani were slaughtered and two female children kidnapped in retaliation for the spearing of a couple of “civilized” Huaorani in March 2013. After months of indecision, the government of Ecuador decided to abduct the two little captives and send six warriors to...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2017
... arts and sciences, the essay outlines new disciplines: technohumanities , which would study humans as a part of the technosphere; pathohumanities , which would investigate the self-destructive mechanisms of civilization; and scriptorics , which would focus on Homo scriptor , who has survived “the death...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 387–418.
Published: 01 August 2012
... made by the Czech philosopher Jan Patočka between “great history” and “small history.” In periods of greatness, the Czechs led European civilization toward the path it would subsequently take; at other times, they withdrew into the “banality of provincialism.” This tribute to Havel ultimately argues...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 205–210.
Published: 01 April 2013
... assumed that the best descriptions of oneself are those given by oneself and, further, generally felt that allowing for the possibility that better descriptions than one's own have been produced by others is comparable to surrendering a civil right. He concludes instead that allowing for that possibility...