A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government by Garry Wills From the publisher: “In A Necessary Evil, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills shows that distrust of government is embedded deep in the American psyche. From the revolt of the colonies against king […]

Until the End of Time, by Brian Greene From the publisher: “From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity’s search for purpose. “Until the End of Time is Brian Greene’s breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos […]

The Free Speech Century, edited by Lee C. Bollinger and Jeffrey R. Stone From the publisher: “The Supreme Court’s 1919 decision in Schenck vs. the United States is one of the most important free speech cases in American history. Written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, it […]

Can journalism be saved? That’s the question and the title of Nicholas Lemann’s new piece in the New York Review of Books. Lemann examines the issue by reviewing many of the recent books written on the crisis the industry has faced in recent years. One […]

A World Without Work by Daniel Susskind Reviews from The New York Times and The Atlantic. From the publisher: “From an Oxford economist, a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work, and what we should do about it. “From mechanical looms […]

This new release is on my reading list this month, and 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 […]

The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization by Martin Puchner From the publisher: “The story of literature in sixteen acts—from Homer to Harry Potter, including The Tale of Genji, Don Quixote, The Communist Manifesto, and how they shaped world […]

Retailers and brands are finding new value in an “old” medium. Kayleigh Barber has an interesting look at the value of print in Folio. Magazines cast a wider net for new audience and build deeper relationships with their readers, she writes. Brands such as Callaway […]

During the first five months of 2019, journalism job losses have been the worst in more than a decade, according to data recently compiled by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the industry shed 7, 914 jobs during the […]