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Favourite Readings 2020 – Remembering George Steiner

George Steiner, Errata. An Examined Life (Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1997) Timothy Mitchell, Colonising Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 1991) Steven L. Winter, A Clearing in the Forest. Law, Life and Mind (The University of Chicago Press, 2001) Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin, The Coming of the Book. The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800 (Transl. David Gerard, Verso, 2010) Cemil Aydin, The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia. Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought (Colombia University Press, 2007) As in previous years, EJIL’s Review section, has invited EJIL board members and (associate) editors to offer short reflections on their favourite books of the year 200. No strict rules apply — the posts are meant to introduce books that left an impression, irrespective of their genre. Today we have selections from Jean d'Aspremont. You can read all the posts in this series here.    It has been a few years since I last contributed to EJIL editors’ choice of books. Whilst I had wholeheartedly supported…

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Favourite Readings 2020 – Reading in 2020

Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (Scribe Publications 2019) Irvin D. Yalom, Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir(Basic Books 2017) Marion Brasch, Ab jetzt ist Ruhe. Roman meiner fabelhaften Familie (S. Fischer 2012) Lutz Sailer, Stern 111 (Suhrkamp 2020) Giovanni Arrighi, The Long Twentieth Century. Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times (Verso 1994, 2ndedition…

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Favourite Readings 2020 – Less Time to Travel – Less Time to Read?

Klaus Vieweg, Hegel – Der Philosoph der Freiheit (C.H. Beck, 2020) Edmund Fawcett, Conservatism. The Fight for a Tradition (Princeton University Press, 2020) Gert Ueding, Wo noch niemand war. Erinnerungen an Ernst Bloch (Klöpfer & Meyer, 2016) As in previous years, EJIL’s Review section, has invited EJIL board members and (associate) editors to…

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Favourite Reading 2020 – Reading as a Shared Space and a Practice of Solidarity

Caroline Criado Perez, Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men (Chatto & Windus, 2019) Madeline Miller, Circe (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019) Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other (Penguin, 2019) Wayétu Moore, She Would Be King (One, 2020) Debjani Bhattacharyya, ‘Almanac of A Tide Country’ SSRC…

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Favourite Readings 2020 – On Crime, Life, Knowledge and Virtue

James Lee Burke, Purple Cane Road (Simon & Schuster/ Doubleday, 2000) James Lee Burke, In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead (Hyperion Books, 1993) Christine Jennings, Robbie: The Life of Sir Robert Jennings (Troubador Publishing, 2019) Kees Schuyt, R.P. Cleveringa: Recht, Onrecht en de Vlam der Gerechtigheid (Boom, 2019) Philip Jessup, Transnational Law (Yale University Press, 1956) Pertti Alasuutari and…

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