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About meI'm a professor of political theory at the University of Chicago and a compulsive maker of lists. I probably spend more time reading books than pursuing them, but just barely.
About my library• Mostly a working scholarly library, centered on the humanities and humanistic social sciences, especially political theory and political science, philosophy, Marxism and critical social theory, modern (particulary 20th-century) European and American political, social, cultural, and intellectual history, radical politics, classics and ancient history, Judaica, literary theory and criticism, and art history. Also includes the expected assortment of novels, poetry, cookbooks, travel guides, and other merit badges of the late modern bourgeoisie.
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Favorite librariesArt Institute of Chicago - Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Berkeley Public Library - Central Library, Boston Public Library, British Library, Doe Library - University of California, Berkeley, Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library - Harvard College Library, Hoover Institution Library - Stanford University, Howison Philosophy Library - University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Advanced Study - Historical Studies and Social Science Library, National Archives and Records Administration at College Park, New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York University - The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Princeton University - Firestone Library, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute, Robert W. Woodruff Library (Emory University), Stevenson Library, Bard College, University of Chicago - Joseph Regenstein Library, University of Chicago - William Rainey Harper Library, Vanderbilt University (Jean & Alexander Heard Library)
Real namePatchen Markell
LocationChicago, Illinois, USA
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Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceOct 27, 2005
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