Book Reviews

Book reviews I have written to date are as follows:

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror by Eric Stover, Victor Peskin and Alexa Koenig (June 2016)

On the World and Ourselves by Zygmunt Bauman and Stanislaw Obirek (February 2016)

Of God and Man by Zygmunt Bauman and Stanislaw Obirek (December 2015)

The Philosophy of War and Exile by Nolen Gertz (March 2015)



IMG_7416Esther Adaire completed her MA in History at Goldsmiths, University of London, where for her thesis she wrote on symbolism and spectacle in Germany’s Third Reich. Her other research topics include violence, anti-Semitism, and the construction of masculine ideals within Fascist ideology. Informing her study is a personal interest in post-Holocaust Jewish theology, memory, and trauma. Obvious influences include Hannah Arendt, Klaus Theweleit, and Zygmunt Bauman.

Esther also holds a BA in Theatre & Performance, for which she studied the avant-garde art movements of the 20th century with a particular focus on the political theater of Tadeusz Kantor and Heiner Müller, as well as Antonin Artaud’s ‘Theater of Cruelty’.

She is partial to Bauhaus design and obscure electronic music.