Geoffrey Fox

Archive - Month: November 2020

Desperate refugees


Transit by Anna Seghers My rating: 4 of 5 stars “But now, in the midst of this earthquake, the yowling of the air-raid sirens, amidst the wailing of the fleeing hordes, I longed for an ordinary like like a hungry man does for bread and water. In any case, Marie would find peace with me. … read more »

Which way is Left? – Thinking otherwise


Penser autrement by Alain Touraine My rating: 5 of 5 stars [This older review, first posted on my blog “Literature and Society” on 2007/11/27, still seems relevant for understanding our world today.] In previous notes, I’ve discussed the ideas of Ulrich Beck (Power in the Global Age, 9/30) and, last Friday, Vidal-Beneyto (“The Spanish Exception“). … read more »