"Together, the writers sound a sobering warning: the American government is an iron fist in a velvet glove whose purpose remains preserving the status quo and enriching the rich...it’s hard to discount the evidence presented here of heavy-handed tactics (injunctions, informants, provocateurs, mass incarceration) that have Democratic and Republican politicians alike up in arms. "
Publishers Weekly , July, 2013
"The house journal of the Institute for Anarchist Studies has just transformed itself into a veritable palace! The strengths of this once newsletter (the best of new anarchist writing, on theory, history and practice; in-depth book reviews; cutting edge interviews; and work in translation) have been expanded into the finest work of anarchist scholarship available today. "
AK Press, November, 2012
Lara's essay, "Love Song for Amygdala," was named Best Nonfiction of 2018 by Across the Margin.
Lara's blog from her year living in Sichuan province, People's Republic of China--Chengdu Letters--received the 2008 Chinalyst award for Best Travel Writing on China in English.
To read the blog, visit viewfromtheteahouse.wordpress.com.