Category Archives: Recommended Reading

Recommended

These recommendations include some of the films and books I consumed this semester.

Books

Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice

One of the most original sci-fi novels I’ve read in a long time.

Nalo Hopkinson, Midnight Robber

An Afrofuturist novel that, in my opinion, far outstrips Binti.

Bruce Cumings, The Korean War

Many Americans know very little about this war, and misperceptions of it continue to distort political discourse in the US. As a result of this conflict roughly 1 in 5 people in North Korea were killed.

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Harry Haywood, Chicago 1919 (220)

http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/haywood.html

Following our brief reunion, I tore loose from the family to find out what was happening outside. I went up to the Regimental Armory at Thirty-fifth and Giles Avenue because I wanted to find some of my buddies from the regiment. The street, old Forrest Avenue, had recently been renamed in honor of Lt. Giles, a member of our outfit killed in France. I knew they would be planning an armed defense and I wanted to get in on the action. I found them and they told me their plans. It was rumored that Irishmen from the west of the Wentworth Avenue dividing line were planning to invade the ghetto that night, coming in across the tracks by way of Fifty-first Street. We planned a defensive action to meet them.

Sitting in Darkness

Our case is simple. On the 1st of May, Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet. This left the Archipelago in the hands of its proper and rightful owners, the Filipino nation. Their army numbered 30,000 men, and they were competent to whip out or starve out the little Spanish garrison; then the people could set up a government of their own devising. Our traditions required that Dewey should now set up his warning sign, and go away. But the Master of the Game happened to think of another plan — the European plan. He acted upon it. This was, to send out an army — ostensibly to help the native patriots put the finishing touch upon their long and plucky struggle for independence, but really to take their land away from them and keep it. That is, in the interest of Progress and Civilization.