I am putting together my reading for fall, and two books arrived today that are high on the list: On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis, and When Einstein Walked with Godel by Jim Holt. You could say that both are alike in that each […]

Harvard¬†professor and experimental psychologist Steven Pinker has been a favorite author of mine ever since I read his wonderful book The Blank Slate, which looks at our views of human nature, and how misconceptions can distort our understanding of violence, politics and justice. His new […]

I have added another book to my reading list for 2018. It’s called Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations by David Montgomery. I first learned about this book from an Idaho wheat producer, who I met this past fall at an agriculture conference in Utah. Farming […]

Steven Pinker’s latest book was published this week and I can’t wait to get a copy. Enlightenment Now can be seen as an extention of the argument made in his previous book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, that says, contrary to public opinion, the […]

This must be the most remarkable personal library in the world. I’ve highlighted it before, but I recently came across this video highlighting some of its features in greater detail. It is called a library of human imagination, and it is the brainchild of Jay […]

One book that I am looking forward to read in the coming year is a new release titled Capitalism without Capital. Its premise (in the subtitle) is how the growing importance of the intangible economy is becoming the driving economic force in today’s modern world. […]

The holiday season is that time of year when the lists of the year’s best books begin to appear. The New York Times just published its annual list of the 100 notable books of the year. Looking for holiday gifts, or just a good read […]

The holiday season is that time of year when the lists of the year’s best books begin to appear. The New York Times just published its annual list of the 100 notable books of the year. Looking for holiday gifts, or just a good read […]

I’m beginning to create a winter reading list and a new title is high on my list. It’s called Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel, a longtime Sotheby’s employee and Fellow and Librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Recently published in the United […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Ricks has written a new book that I believe will be another best-seller: a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell. From the publisher’s description of the book: “No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th […]

This looks to be an interesting read from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Miriam Horn: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland. The book was also recently made into a documentary, narrated by Tom Brokaw. From the book description: “Many of the men and women […]