Geoffrey Fox

Archive - Month: August 2018

Contingency

2018.08.30

Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity by Richard M. Rorty My rating: 5 of 5 stars Rorty is a delightfully stimulating conversation companion, starting a conversation in my head as I read and recognize many observations and have to puzzle over others. In three major sections, he presents his view of how we humans can struggle for … read more »

The resistible rise of You-Know-Who

2018.08.21

Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America by Richard M. Rorty My rating: 4 of 5 stars If for no other reason, you will want to read this book for its explanation and gloomy prediction— in 1998, 18 years before the event —of the sudden emergence of Trump in what we thought was a … read more »