Monday, January 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia's border wall

Via Pub Editor, an item about the wall Saudi Arabia is building on its border with Iraq.  Wendy Brown, a political theorist at Berkeley, wrote a book several years ago on the wall-building trend: Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (2010; Zone Books paperback, 2014).  Happen to own the book but haven't really read it.

4 comments:

Ronan said...

Off topic(if you dont mind), but have you read Adam Tooze's new book yet ? (or Anderson if he's reading)
Interested to see what either of you think (Ive read bits and pieces but am sitting down now to read the whole thing properly, hopefully)

LFC said...

No, I haven't even looked at it. I think Anderson might have, not sure.

When you've finished, let me know what you think. Just drop a comment into any post, it doesn't matter (I'm serious; it's not like thousands of people are coming here every day, or even hundreds...) But that's b.c I have such integrity i refuse to put up posts w the word s*x in the title to draw traffic ;).

I can't even keep up w the interesting bk reviews I run across (e.g., one by S. Moyn in the current issue of Dissent).

pubeditor said...

Thanks for the link! I may have to check out Brown's book.

LFC said...

Actually I tend to think Wendy Brown's book would not hold great appeal for you -- i.e., it's a little too much the work of a pol. theorist of a certain sort, is my impression. (On the other hand, it is quite short, which is always a plus.) I know the first sentence is vague -- I'm really zonked right now for reasons it would take too long to explain...

Have a good weekend, pubeditor, and anyone else who may be reading.