Comments: Quickly, Now

Anne: Do yourself a favor and skip Occidentalism. Buruma is a particular non-favorite of mine, for reasons which are a little complex but can be boiled down to: he writes about things that are pretty obvious to anyone who thinks about it for a few minutes and his arguments are often circular (particularly his tendency to talk about cultures as units, though he's quite selective about his sources) but he won't admit it. On the other hand, Ralph Luker just posted a link to a very detailed and interesting review of a book which is much closer to the subject than Bururma:

Read that, for a start.

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at July 18, 2004 04:08 AM

Thanks for the suggestion, Jonathan. I'll be taking your advice.

Posted by Anne at July 18, 2004 12:20 PM

Sorry, but due to some rearranging of posts, the link I gave you doesn't exist anymore. But check back in a day or two and look for Ralph's post on "Early Modern"

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at July 18, 2004 03:00 PM

I was about to send you a message asking for a corrected link. :)

Since I see Cliopatria every day, I'm sure I'll see the post when it appears.

Posted by Anne at July 18, 2004 09:03 PM