Books

Is Modern Culture Making Us Crazier?
The science behind America's deepening disturbance
July 31, 2014

The science behind America's deepening disturbance.

Was Louis XVI Overthrown by Ideas?
July 31, 2014

Jonathan Israel and Lynn Hunt's debate Hunt's revent review of his Revolutionary Ideas.

How Ronald Reagan Rode America's Delusions to the White House
Reviewing Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge'
July 30, 2014

Did Ronald Reagan unite the nation by dividing it? 

Ira Glass Is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He's in Good Company
Why writers have spent centuries attacking the Bard
July 30, 2014

There's a long list of famous writers (Tolstoy!) who insulted Shakespeare's work.

Can World of Warcraft Save Higher Education?
The latest ed trend seems like something you might have done in middle school
July 28, 2014

Is World of Warcraft really the key to keeping students interested?

A Book By Jimmy Carter Led Me to Work for Richard Branson
'Talking Peace' provided a perspective on leadership as a combination of stubbornness, a moral compass, and an appetite for risk
July 27, 2014

'Talking Peace' provided a perspective on leadership as a combination of stubbornness, a moral compass, and an appetite for risk.

 

You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann
Home to goddesses, dreams, and a dangerously uncorrupted literary mind
July 22, 2014

Home to goddesses, dreams, and a dangerously uncorrupted literary mind.

'Harriet the Spy' Predicted Our Surveillance State
A cold war children's book is surprisingly prescient
July 21, 2014

Harriet's domestic spying was eerily similar to the NSA's 

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