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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 446.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Christopher Coker; Jeffrey M. Perl Knobl Wolfgang Joas Hans , War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2013 ), 336 pp. Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 535–536.
Published: 01 August 2011
...G. Thomas Tanselle Darnton Robert , The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future ( New York : Public Affairs , 2009 ), 234 pp. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 LITTLE REVIEWS Amir Alexander, Duel at Dawn...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Jeffrey M. Perl Anthony Vidler, Histories of the Immediate Present: Inventing Architectural Modernism (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008), 239 pp. Duke University Press 2011 LITTLE REVIEWS Steve Pincus, 1688: The First Modern Revolution (New Haven, CT: Yale...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 557.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Stuart Clark Megan Aldrich and Robert J. Wallis, eds., Antiquaries and Archaists: The Past in the Past, the Past in the Present (Reading, U.K.: Spire Books, 2009), 170 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE REVIEWS Sarah McNamer, Affective Meditation and the Invention of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 496–497.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Sissela Bok Mazower Mark , Governing the World: The History of an Idea, 1815 to the Present . ( New York : Penguin , 2012 ), 475 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 500.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Christopher Coker Joas Hans and Knobl Wolfgang , War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present . ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2013 ), 336 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2005) 11 (2): 198–214.
Published: 01 April 2005
... INTRODUCTION: SOME DIFFICULTIES OF EMPIRE— PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE Empire, Joseph Nye remarked recently, “has come out of the closet”—and super- fi cially this appears to be the case. The United States’s deployment of its unpar- alleled military power to enforce...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 445–471.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., more recently, the New Urbanism. Despite the conventional separations of modernism from the more criticized mass-housing development, the same principles of security, shelter, community, and utopia are present in each. Presented by some architects as a postmodernist aesthetic, the central tenets of...
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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 2018) 24 (3): 405–414.
Published: 01 August 2018
... critically about the uses of historical analogy in a politically charged setting. Presenting the voice of a student, William Simpson, “When History Meets Politics” highlights the importance of discussions that happen beyond the instructor’s hearing. Simpson’s account underscores the potentially...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 April 2011
... examining T. S. Eliot's complaint against time in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and engaging theoretical critiques of the desire to be modern, this essay argues that modernism explored alternatives to the static, quieted present, and that contemporary American time-travel narratives continue this...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 305–326.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Kevin M. F. Platt Latvia presents a unique and counterintuitive case in the history of postsocialist ethnic relations. Despite the USSR's having annexed Latvia by fiat and armed force in the 1940s—and despite the population transfers of so many Russians and other Soviet peoples to the region that...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2008
... abandoned the tendency to speak openly and candidly, and thus to present herself vulnerable to the criticism of onlookers. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 COLUMNS ELIZABETH FOX-GENOVESE First and Lasting Impressions...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 198–222.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., and pragmatic considerations are likely to ensure its continued consolidation, but its most committed champions have also presented it as the realization of an idea, as a longstanding project finally fulfilled. What is the idea that a federal European state can claim to embody or represent or be...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-ended because the present is, and meanwhile, the meaning of history is in our hands to change. Since we have that power, Eagleton suggests that we recycle figures of the past as characters in a comedy rather than tragedy. Still, it is never possible to say which figures of the past and which works are...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 32–49.
Published: 01 January 2012
... is presently writing, Warburg Circles, 1929 – 1964 , has been shaped by these archival holdings. She offers a brief history of the consolidated archive now located on the fourth floor of the Warburg Institute, a story that throws light on recent scholarly trends; and she gives examples of the sorts...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., later a public institution, originally in Hamburg (in the 1920s) and then in London from 1933 to the present. This essay also explores the various ways in which books have been — and continue to be — acquired by the Warburg Library, including publication (both individual and institutional), donation...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
... persuaded by the popular and largely unexamined goal of efficiency; and second, that the Library indeed requires its own space but that that space must now be reconceived. In line with Aby Warburg's belief that the past should engage the present by expanding and refreshing it, the Warburg Institute...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 365–373.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., rudimentary structure; together with fellow cephalopoda and mollusks, it is even regarded as behaving “contrary to nature.” The moral that emerges from following this path is that Aristotle may be expressing here a deep conflict between two different models equally present in his work, though they are...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 380–383.
Published: 01 August 2008
... corporately or individually, to begin everything or indeed anything again from scratch. Such presumptions are indeed present in some varieties of contemporary fanaticism, but, more to the point, it is suggested that the feeling of doing something for the first time is the oldest feeling in the world. Duke...