Since I am in the midst of preparing for the new semester, my time for blogging is limited. So instead of something substantial, today I suggest four blogs that I frequent. In the comments section, I would love for readers to likewise point out great blogs.
1. Ph.D. Octopus. Run by a group of intellectual historian graduate students, many of whom regularly attend our conference, this blog is a highly entertaining mix of academic, political, and cultural analysis.
2. The Gates of Mercy. Authored by LD, one of our best and most frequent commenters, this blog offers both intellectual content and personal rumination on life as a graduate student.
3. The New Inquiry. Great criticism, focusing on the cultural, from a number of young thinkers seeking to find a new space for the public intellectual in the digital age.
4. Jacobin. (Disclosure: I am a sometimes blogger here.) Like The New Inquiry, Jacobin’s writers are mostly young and unaffiliated. The focus here is more on politics, from leftist, non-sectarian perspectives. Their recent discussions of neoliberalism have been fascinating, and remind me of our long conversation about that topic earlier this year.
So, dear readers, which blogs do you frequent. Do share.