Search Results: "Benjamin R. Barber"


BOOK REVIEW

IF MAYORS RULED THE WORLD by Benjamin R. Barber
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A provocative, informative account of a different kind of globalization. Highly recommended reading for policymakers and other readers intrigued by forward-thinking forms of governance."
Political theorist Barber (Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York; Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, 2007, etc.) asks whether the world's cities, and the mayors who lead them, can come together as an alternative to the failures of the nation-state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2007

"Significant work."
Barber, the prophetic author of Jihad vs. McWorld (1995), delivers a frightening analysis of the way consumerism is vitiating shoppers in the United States and around the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

Barber (Political Science/Rutgers Univ.; Liberating Feminism, 1974, etc.) tries to steer a middle course between radical democratic reformers of higher education and equally radical defenders of traditional pedagogy by linking the well-publicized crisis in higher education to a deeper crisis in American democracy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Provocative work from an incisive critic who occasionally waxes unblushingly utopian."
Should "postwar" Iraq evolve from shooting gallery to mother of all quagmires, Bush & Co. will be able to ponder ornately posited reasons why in this latest from liberal political scientist Barber. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"It's not fast-food reading; it's serious food for thought."
Political scientist Barber (Rutgers; An Aristocracy of Everyone, 1992, etc.) grandly divides the planet into no more and no less than two camps to explain the present universal, sorry mess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"While it's fascinating to watch Clinton's infamous powers of seduction (and equally infamous need for toadies and hangers-on) in action, it still doesn't justify a work for which the material simply isn't there."
A professor's seduction by President Clinton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >

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UNCLE JED'S BARBER SHOP by Margaree King Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 1993

"A fine, unusually engaging debut for Mitchell, celebrating the courage and humanity of men who could survive hard times and injustice without rancor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Great-uncle Jed, Sarah Jean's ``favorite relative,'' travels from house to house as ``the only black barber in the county.'' When he comes to cut her daddy's hair, he explains that he's saving for a shop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLEN AND THE BARBER by Frank O’Rourke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"Readers will slowly but surely find themselves spellbound by these period dramas, by their tight storytelling, their strong female focus, and their forthright sex (unlike the women's magazine fiction of the day)."
Surprisingly wonderful posthumous trio of love stories by the late O'Rourke (over 60 books, including mysteries, westerns, etc.), who had a keen eye for female psychology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

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MOOG-MOOG, SPACE BARBER by Mark  Teague
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Elmo's haircut is an embarrassing disaster. Read full book review >