Category: Book Reviews

Book reviews of Rjurik Davidson’s novel and books as well as book reviews written by Rjurik Davidson.

Lefebvre’s French Revolution

They don’t write books like Lefebvre’s anymore. As one of the two or three twentieth century experts on the French Revolution, Lefebvre was entitled to give a definite interpretation of the Revolution. But actually, his certainty of analysis and representation comes from a different era of history writing – the era before the rise of […]

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The New Old World

The New Old World by Perry Anderson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is composed of articles Anderson had written over a decade or so, mostly for the LRB. This gives the book an uneven structure, as the pieces were written at different times for slightly different purposes. What’s more – as surveys […]

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