Book Reviews

Stephen James’ “American Stew”

Dan Liechty | March 20, 2010

Of Recent Interest… is the new book, American Stew: Hope In a Toxic Culture, by Stephen James (Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2015.) Stephen James is a media consultant of long-standing experience, and this background shines through as he turns a critical …

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Jeff Zinn’s “The Existential Actor”

corybeckersite | October 1, 2009

Actor and theater director Jeff Zinn’s The Existential Actor is a stimulating and informative read. It is very fluid, the pages fly by, and in an entertaining fashion at that.  Zinn did an amazing job at illuminating a broad perspective …

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Kirk Schneider’s “The Polarized Mind”

corybeckersite | October 1, 2009

Of Recent Interest… is the new book by Kirk J. Schneider, The Polarized Mind: Why It’s Killing Us and What We Can Do About It (Colorado Springs: University Professors Press, 2013). This book nicely summarizes a lot of what is …

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Razinsky’s “Freud, Psychoanalysis, and Death”

corybeckersite | October 1, 2009

Freud, Psychoanalysis, and Death is in many ways a brilliant, provocative, perspicacious venture. Liran Razinsky endeavors to explore: 1) Freud’s complex and contradictory thoughts on death; 2) post-Freudian theory and rejection of death as a significant psychological problem; 3) the …

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John Rector’s “The Objectification Spectrum”

corybeckersite | October 1, 2009

Of Recent Interest… is the new book by John M. Rector, The Objectification Spectrum: Understanding and Transcending Our Diminishment and Dehumanization of Others (Oxford University Press 2014). In this high quality book, Rector offers a sensitive and creative exploration of …

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Varki and Brower’s “Denial”

corybeckersite | October 1, 2009

Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind, by Ajit Varki and the late Danny Brower, is an important book about the evolutionary origin of the human mind. It begins with the premise that the appearance of …

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