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Using Rock To Think: Opening Reflections on Kramer’s Republic of Rock

This post seeks to open up a conversation about Michael J. Kramer’s recently released work, The Republic of Rock (Oxford, 2013). This is not a review, but rather an extended reflection on the first third of the book. I’ve only completed the Introduction, chapter one, and chapter two, so I’m only qualified to, well, open up a conversation. Before going any further, let me offer a disclosure statement: Michael Kramer and I have been friends for just over five years. We first became acquainted through this blog (wherein I’m pretty sure his first entry was a comment on a David Read more