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Nicholas John Gillespie is an American libertarian journalist who was editor-in-chief of Reason magazine from 2000 to 2008 and editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV from 2008 to 2017.
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Lost Objects
2022-08-23
Nick Gillespie
2022-10-10T18:56:08.000Z
Paul Lukas of @UniWatch hipped me to Lost Objects, a book about stuff that has gone figuratively (and literally?) missing. Looks fascinating. From @hatandbeardbks, @HILOBROW's Joshua Glenn, and @notrobwalker.      source
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Gone Crazy and Back Again
Robert Sam Anson - 1981-01-31
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Gone Crazy and Back Again: The Rise and Fall of the Rolling Stone Generation...
Nick Gillespie
2022-09-24T20:13:30.000Z
Along with the books by @joehagansays and @DraperRobert, I'm a fan of Robert Sam Anson's Gone Crazy and Bsck Again (1981), which is as much about the mag industry as it is @RollingStone. What say you, @MUGGER1955? Gone Crazy and Back Again      source
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Return of the Artisan
How America Went from Industrial to Handmade
Grant McCracken - 2022-07-12
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Discover the evolution of the artisanal movement from the fringes of the 1970s to the spike of domesticity—home-cooking, gardening, and DIY crafting—caused by COVID-19 and what it means for the future of work and American culture.In the 1950s, America was a world of immaculate grocery stores, brightly packaged consumer goods, relentless big brand a...
Nick Gillespie
2022-08-02T17:11:55.000Z
Return of the Artisan, by @Grant27, is one of the most enjoyable and important books I've read in forever. Charts the recent past and likely future of lifestyle, commerce, and capitalism with deep debts to @stewartbrand, @AliceWaters, and others.      source
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Growing Up Absurd
Problems of Youth in the Organized Society (New York Review Books Classics)
Paul Goodman - 2012-09-11 (first published in 1960)
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Paul Goodman’s Growing Up Absurd was a runaway best seller when it was first published in 1960, and it became one of the defining texts of the New Left. Goodman was a writer and thinker who broke every mold and did it brilliantly—he was a novelist, poet, and a social theorist, among a host of other things—and the book’s surprise success established...
Nick Gillespie
2022-03-09T18:55:32.000Z
@RichardAbowitz One of the most influential books in terms of starting the counterculture has become almost completely forgotten. In a similar way, Charles Reich's The Greening of America has also disappeared....      source
The Counter-Revolution of Science - Studies on the Abuse of Reason. Liberty Fund. 1979. book cover
The Counter-Revolution of Science - Studies on the Abuse of Reason. Liberty Fund. 1979.
Friedrich August von Hayek - 1979-01-01 (first published in 1952)
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Early in the last century the successes of science led group of French thinkers to apply the principles of science to the study of society. These thinkers purported to have discovered the supposed laws of society and concluded that an elite of social scientists should assume direct control of social life....
Nick Gillespie
2021-04-30T12:43:56.000Z
@neil_chilson This cover for an edition of Hayek's best book [imo] raises all sorts of questions, especially abt the drug habits of the designer. I'd go much more abstract if you move beyond text.      source
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The Souls of Yellow Folk
Essays
Wesley Yang - 2019-11-26 (first published in 2018)
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Inspired by The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois’s classic collection of essays on race and American society, Wesley Yang’s debut book marks a fresh contribution to the conversation about race in America today. Yang’s essays are an eclectic mix of reporting, sociology, and personal history, and The Souls of Yellow Folk collects thirteen of his be...
Nick Gillespie
2021-02-17T22:52:51.000Z
[email protected] is one of the most insightful guides to contemporary cultural and political matters. This thread exemplifies why. I highly recommend reading his Souls of Yellow Folk collection. Distant second: This @reason podcast I did with him last July:      source
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Drug Use for Grown-Ups
Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear
Carl L. Hart - 2021-01-12
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"Hart's argument that we need to drastically revise our current view of illegal drugs is both powerful and timely . . . when it comes to the legacy of this country's war on drugs, we should all share his outrage." --The New York Times Book Review From one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage f...
Nick Gillespie
2021-02-08T18:15:51.000Z
If you read one book about drug policy this year, read Drug Use for Grown-Ups by @drcarlhart. This is a manifesto by a leading scientist that mixes frank talk about his own drug use(including heroin) and a science-backed argument for full legalization      source
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The End of Gender
Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society
Debra Soh - 2020-08-04
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International sex researcher, neuroscientist, and columnist Debra Soh debunks popular gender myths in this research-based, scientific examination of the many facets of gender identity.Is our gender something we’re born with, or are we conditioned by society? In The End of Gender, neuroscientist and sexologist Dr. Debra Soh uses a research-based app...
Nick Gillespie
2020-08-20T13:30:01.000Z
In a new @reason podcast @DrDebraSoh explains why she supports equal rights for LGBTQ ppl but also insists there are only two sexes. Her book The End of Gender is a must-read, esp. for libertarians who believe in science and radical autonomy.      source
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The Plus
Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help
Greg Gutfeld - 2020-07-28
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A Threshold Editions book. Threshold Editions has a great book for every reader....
Nick Gillespie
2020-08-07T17:11:47.000Z
"George Will. Super smart guy, but still dresses like a roadie for @DEVO." From @greggutfeld's excellent new self-help book, The Plus.      source
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Apocalypse Never
Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All
Michael Shellenberger - 2020-06-30
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Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions.But in 2019, as some claimed “bi...
Nick Gillespie
2020-08-03T13:53:42.000Z
"a sustained argument that poverty is world's most important environmental problem..." At @reason, @RonaldBailey reviews @ShellenbergerMD's excellent, important new book Apocalypse Never.      source
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