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Recall This Book

By Recall This Book Team

Recall This Book is a podcast exploring important books on a pressing topic. Each episode focuses on a contemporary problem or event and zeroes in on a book or books that shed light on it. We look backwards to see into the future: we can understand things about the future by choosing texts that shed a sideways light on our present situation, and attempt to shake up the terms of present debate by showing how a topic was approached in earlier times when a different version of this question had come up before. We aim to have lively barstool discussions--a warm but involved and potentially argumentative hashing out of the best way to think through difficult present-day issues. We bring on writers to talk about their own books, or scholars to talk about the books that are helping them navigate best the world in which we live.

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    44 Adaner Usmani: Racism as idea, Racism as power relation (EF, JP)10/01/2020
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    43 Sanjay Krishnan on V. S. Naipaul: To make the Deformation the Formation (JP)08/06/2020
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    42 Recall This Buck 2: Peter Brown on wealth, charity and managerial bishops in early Christianity (JP)07/31/2020
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    41 RTB Books in Dark Times 13: Lorraine Daston, Historian of Science (JP)07/24/2020
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    40 Global Policing: Hayal Akarsu on Turkish Community Policing (EF, JP)07/17/2020
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    39 RTB Books in Dark Times 12: Carlo Rotella (JP)07/09/2020
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    38 Beth Blum on Self-Help from Carnegie to today (JP)07/06/2020
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    37 RTB Books In Dark Times 11: Elizabeth Bradfield (JP)06/26/2020

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