Took a break from my other reading to enjoy Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures
. Really liking it so far!
From there, it's back to The History of White People
by Nell Irvin Painter. It's a fascinating look at the history of the concept of whiteness, of who's "white" and who "isn't," and how that list has changed over the centuries.
Then, I'm going to finish re-reading Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
by Christopher Hayes. A more brilliant analysis of the sickness of modern American culture, I have not seen.
After that, it's back to The Honourable Schoolboy
by John le Carré , which I have to admit I'm having some trouble getting through. It's not as engaging as The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
or Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
so far. But by gosh, I will
get through this and make my way through the conclusion to the Karla
trilogy, Smiley's People
From there, I'm not sure whether to read Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield
by Jeremy Scahill or Pedagogy of the Oppressed
by Paulo Freire.