52B/52W, Week 10: Irak La Machine Infernale

Post by Maxime Rousseau

52b52w, 52booksin52weeks, All, axis of evil, book, cold war, fanon, franz, french, gulf war, irak, iraq, samir al-Khalil, third world, war

Irak la machine infernale – Samir al-Khalil Remember Derriennic from my second post? This book is his fault. As a matter of fact, many books I own are his fault: I went absolutely nuts one night with his reading list for his Middle East class, and bought something like 200$ of…

52B/52W, Week 9: Comment mettre la droite K.-O. en 15 arguments

Post by Maxime Rousseau

52b52w, 52booksin52weeks, All, comment mettre la droite ko en 15 arguments, jean-francois, lisée, parti quebecois, policy, politics, pq, quebec, statistics

Comment mettre la droite K.-O. en 15 arguments - Jean-Francois LiséeI'm back from an almost semester-long hiatus! The reading hasn't stopped... however, most of the reading I have done during this period was school stuff that may or may not have been relevant to blog about. Not to mention…

52B/52W, Week 8: Simulacre et simulation

Post by Maxime Rousseau

52booksin52weeks, All, book, jean beaudrillard, philosophy, simulacre et simulation

Simulacres et simulation - Jean Baudrillard I had one more week to read something not related to my university work, and I decided to go hard in the proverbial paint. I've been wanting to read this since I've heard about it on a documentary showing off the philosophical content of…

52B/52W, Week 7: Ethique à l'usage de mon fils

Post by Maxime Rousseau

52booksin52weeks, All, book, ethics, ethique, ethique a l'usage de mon fils, fernando, humanism, philosphy, savater

Ethique à l'usage de mon fils - Fernando Savater Another CEGEP read from my flat-mate's bookshelf... the next book to be review is a quite rough read, so I had to read something lighter. While I didn't learn much from this book, I'm still glad I got my hands on…

52B/52W, Week 5: Discours de la Méthode

Post by Maxime Rousseau

52booksin52weeks, All, book, books, de, descartes, discours, epistemology, la, philosophy, raison

Discours de la méthode - René Descartes The low end of higher education is frustrating because you are told plenty of very interesting things which were thought up by very interesting people, but usually totally out of their original context, thrown at you to understand and memorize; exam fodder basically.…