Web Reading List #9 [9-21-2013]

University of Oregon to Faculty: You Belong to Me!
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Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French for 25 years, died underpaid and underappreciated at age 83
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Faculty to University of Oregon: Oh No We Don’t!
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Ralph Ellison’s race classic “Invisible Man” banned in North Carolina
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Uncertain Times in India, but Not for a Deity
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Most of us will have to work until we drop
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San Francisco split by Silicon Valley’s wealth
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I’m Gen Y, and I’m Not a Special Snowflake. I’m Broke

Nietzsche, Hayek, and the Meaning of Conservatism – Corey Robin

“The reason I bring together Nietzsche and the Austrians (as opposed to other figures) is that a similar project animates their thinking: the effort to repulse the socialist challenge of the late 19th and 20th centuries and, behind socialism, the elevation of labor and the laborer as the centerpiece of modern civilization. The idea that the worker drives not only the economy but culture and society as well–and the concomitant notion that an alternative formulation of value might help repel that idea and the politics it inspires — is the polemical context that unites these figures.” – Click to read the piece at Jacobin.