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Intervention Series I

Intervention Series I

Over the next few months we will be featuring selected works from Semiotext(e)’s Intervention Series. According to Semiotext(e), the Intervention Series “offers polemical texts by intellectual agitators. Short, engaged, and highly focused manifestos, essays, and critiques, these palm-sized salvos address a variety of political and cultural topics but share a passion for provocation, and allow for more immediate excursions in Semiotext(e)’s ongoing mission of intellectual activism”. The first post will feature the infamous The Coming Insurrection authored by The Invisible Committee.

FOMC

FOMC

Today, the Federal Open Market Committee released the minutes from their last meeting. This monthly event is watched closely by many different people—ranging from Wall Street, Central Banks across the globe, and the Audit the Fed movement. For this occasion, Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, author of Deliberating American Monetary Policy explains that studying  the minutes of the FOMC is important, but to get a full understanding we must study the complete transcripts of the meeting.

Schizo-Culture Conference Anniversary

Schizo-Culture Conference Anniversary

Associate Acquisitions Editor Marc Lowenthal guest blogs today to mark the anniversary of the “Schizo-Culture” conference that was held at Columbia University in 1975:

Classic Reissue: Architect? by Roger K. Lewis

Classic Reissue: Architect? by Roger K. Lewis

The Classic Reissue series highlights new editions of long-time MIT Press classics.  Our last book in the Classic Reissue series is Roger Lewis’s well-loved Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession, now in its third edition. Executive Editor Roger Conover shared these thoughts on the need for such a book in the market and the careful considerations for the revision:

Emil du Bois-Reymond

Emil du Bois-Reymond

Have you ever heard of Emil du Bois-Reymond? If you haven’t it’s probably because according to Gabriel Finkelstein, author of Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany, this founder of electrophysiology is largely forgotten. For du Bois-Reymond’s birthday read on to discover his fascinating life. His encounter with William James is one of our favorite parts. Enjoy!