It’s the holiday season, and it’s also the time of year when media outlets publish their lists for the best books of the year. Here are just a few: The Best of 2019 NPR’s favorite books of the year New York Times 10 Best Books […]

This is one my reading list this month; I can’t wait to read it: The History of Philosophy by A. C. Grayling. From the publisher: “The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the […]

Have you ever had a book completely change your mind on an important issue? This Guardian article features several prominent thinkers who speak about the books that influenced their thinking enough to change their minds. Here is one featured response: Jessie Burton, author of The Restless […]

I’m looking forward to reading the latest book from Raghuram Rajan called The Third Pillar. Rajan is a finance professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was also the 23rd gover of the Reserve Bank of India from 2013 to 2016. […]

Tis the season when media outlets and others begin to list their best books of the year. Do you have your favorites? The New York Times has published its shortlist for the year. And today, Bill Gates released his annual video of five books that […]

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 […]