Author: Izabella Penier

The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul

A Book Review by Adam Zmarzlinski   To read Jacques Ellul’s The Technological Society is to begin a self-reflective journey through one’s own day-to-day interactions with technology. Part-history and part-political sociology, the text is a detailed analysis of everyday activities—both individual and societal such as cleaning or economies—and their historical…

The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron

Much has changed in the Middle East since Robert Byron’s 280-page travelogue, The Road to Oxiana, hit bookstore shelves in 1937: the Islamic Revolution overthrew the Shah of Iran, vast swaths of Palestine became Israel, Pakistan broke away from India, Afghanistan went through a Soviet invasion, a multi-stage civil war,…