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The Hedgehog ReviewVol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 2015)

From the Editors


On the Need for Erasure

Wilfred M. McClay

The Troubled Stranger

Joseph E. Davis

What Can America Do?

John M. Owen IV

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The Beginnings of the End of Privacy

Sarah E. Igo

The Algorithmic Self

Frank Pasquale

Why We Confess: From Augustine to Oprah

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig

Uneasy in Digital Zion

Julia Ticona and Chad Wellmon

The Rise of the Cryptopticon: A Bibliographic and Filmographic Guide

Siva Vaidhyanathan


Putin, Ukraine, and the Question of Realism

John M. Owen IV and William Inboden

A Politics Without Politics: The Iconoclastic Turn in American Public Life

Ned O’Gorman

Reasonable Prejudice

Adam Adatto Sandel


The Americanization of Narcissism by Elizabeth Lunbeck

Reviewed by Eugene McCarraher

The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India by Peter van der Veer

Reviewed by Benjamin Schewel

Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century by Helen Zoe Veit

Reviewed by Leann Davis Alspaugh

Dying Unneeded: The Cultural Context of the Russian Mortality Crisis by Michelle Parsons

Reviewed by Jeffrey Hass

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz

Reviewed by Chad Wellmon



Matthew Schmitz


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