The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew Crawford
National Review review
Articles at The New Atlantis
I am sympathetic to the book's thesis but I think it will be bad history, focusing on genealogy or intellectual history too much, rather than the social and cultural causes (the rise of the modern nation-state and industrial capitalism) that is the background of certain thinkers.
Gary Olmstead, Against Kant and Consumerism
Rod Dreher, Is This Man Dr. Evil