Academia

Roundtable on Martha Nussbaum’s Not for Profit: Why Democray Needs the Humanities

John Sides Jun 7 '11

Find it here at the Association for Political Theory Virtual Reading Group.  The first post, from John Seery, is up.  Here is one quote:

bq. …the book, too often, bores me.  I read certain passages, they sound like buzzwordy boilerplate, they sound like declaimed mini-lectures, they sound like cut-and-paste clip-jobs from longer Nussbaum tomes, they sound like academic blah blah blah (with citations), and my eyes gloss over. I want to be moved. I want to be inflamed. I want to be inspired. I want others to be inspired. I don’t think this book will do the trick. That saddens me.

[Hat tip to Melissa Schwartzberg]