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Jed Rasula’s DESTRUCTION WAS MY BEATRICE reviewed on Daily Beast

"It’s quite a feat to recapture the thrill of a century-old cultural insurgency, but Jed Rasula pulls it off with gusto in Destruction Was My Beatrice, a marvelous history of the non-art non-movement that dynamited complacency and conventionality across Europe and across the Atlantic in New York for a few heady years during and after World War I."

Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum’s THE FUTURE OF VIOLENCE reviewed in Foreign Affairs

“A careful, sophisticated analysis…In discussing how to combat [cybercrimes], the authors transcend clichés about tradeoffs between liberty and security, patiently explaining how without security, there is rarely much liberty.”

Gavin Francis’s ADVENTURES IN HUMAN BEING reviewed in Publishers Weekly

"A joy to read and demonstrates that the best of medicine operates in the intersection between science and the humanities… thoroughly engaging."


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