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Pattern recognition
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Pattern recognition

Titles matter. The first English translation of Claude Lévi-Strauss’s seminal “La pensée sauvage” appeared in 1966 as “The Savage Mind” and, until now, this is how the book has been known for English speakers.   Sean Sheehan   But pensée is usually rendered as “thought” and while sauvage can be […]

Come summer, come class war
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Come summer, come class war

The outbreak of revolutions in 1848 across Europe (England and Russia were notable exceptions) was a sequel to the French revolution of 1789.   Sean Sheehan   This time, there was more radical intent, property rights that had earlier established the rule of the bourgeoisie were rejected. The June Days […]