a review of
Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene by David Sepkoski. University of Chicago Press 2020
Catastrophic Thinking is not an optimistic book. However, it is relentlessly realistic.
Sepkoski is a professor at the University of Illinois specializing in transnational history of biological, environmental, and information sciences in cultural context.
Dec 28, 2021 Read the whole text...
Anarchism and critical race theory
Fascist Panic over Race
Until recently, Critical Race Theory (CRT) was unknown to most people other than law professors and their students. Now, thanks to right wing hysteria deliberately inflamed by Republican politicians, their malignant enablers, and their MAGA stooges, we all know the term even if we don’t quite know what it means.
Feb 5, 2023 Read the whole text...