Search Results: "Benjamin R. Barber"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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

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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2005

"Moments of undeniable power punctuate a sometimes disordered narrative."
First-book author Barber recalls the suicide of one boyhood friend, the disintegration of another, his own experiences working with the homeless, mentally handicapped and mentally ill—and wonders why he's been able to emerge from the tangled wood and others have not. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BONE FIRE by Christine Barber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"Full marks to Barber for providing the mesmerizing Southwest landscape and mindset and tackling the aftermath of incest. In the end, however, the rationale for all those bone displays is too fanciful to ring true."
The Fiesta de Santa Fe fiasco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Lush, inspired and provocative, this spellbinding dossier conjures up a bewitching Marlowe."
What if Kit Marlowe wasn't really killed in a tavern brawl? What if he escaped and became the secret scribe of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU SLEEPING by Kathleen  Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An interesting effort to critique society in this age of unfettered access to other people's stories."
A young woman makes a great deal of effort to distance herself from her past only to have it reawakened by a podcast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEVOTION by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Barber's sensational premise delivers an unexpectedly piercing exploration of loss and different kinds of faith."
In a novel that examines the divide between skepticism and religion, Barber (The Marlowe Papers, 2012, etc.) uses the sweeping ideas of faith and science to delve into the story of a man struggling with the ever incomprehensible force of grief. Read full book review >