Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sartre on Intellectuals

In the last week at The Notes Taken:

1) Jason posted a review of Mary A. Renda's Taking Haiti. The importance of Renda's book, as Mr. Smith rightly points out, is that it documents the role of U.S. imperialism in Haiti from 1915-1940. One might also want to view this short history of U.S. interventions in Latin America.

2) I posted a 'review' of Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship that juxtaposes the views of Schelling and Lukács.

3) and I posted a short piece on maps as ideological instruments, with reference to surrealism.

In the upcoming week we'll talking a bit about Sartre (whose first volume of the Critique of Dialectical Reason 'turns 50' this year), so to get you prepared, I've included an interview with him. Without further ado, the youtube (If you click through to the site, there's even a list of clueless comments, not that I am encouraging you. It's just a warning.):

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