For the most part, I Am Malala succeeds in its lucid explanation of a history unfamiliar to most people in the West, and as a testament to bravery and perseverance.
“If this dream were a book, what would it be about?” he pondered. “ “There was only one answer: a book of immortality.” For one, I am very happy Gollner had that dream — and wrote this beautiful, illuminating opus.
Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments, has been written at what one could argue is the most opportune time. Consider it a concise and reasoned guideline for the restoration of our republic that is long overdue.
Mr. Balko saves his prescriptions for reform until the last chapter. Two of his fixes, transparency and accountability, are good remedies for all governmental overreach.
...that distant but recognizable childhood place...is deeply colorful and imaginative, taking place in a world of unusual creatures and situations, described compellingly and convincingly in a way that makes them feel soundly logical.
...by telling the stories of individual victims of austerity as well as analysing its impact at the population level, Stuckler and Basu provide a wealth of evidence that it is bad for our health. That is a valuable contribution to the current debate.
The Anatomy of Violence is a sobering reminder that for all our cultural pretensions, we are also at the mercy of our biological systems.
This is a work as much of philosophy as science. Despite the absence of mathematics, it requires close attention, but readers who make the effort will absorb a flood of ideas from an imaginative thinker.
My problems with the novel started the moment Abra waltzed on to the page...I never felt Abra was a real character...I would love to say that Eli or even the mystery make up for that, but they really don’t.
Though less ripping than “Wedlock”, this story is told with gusto.
A reader could easily run out of adjectives to describe . . . Antifragile. The first ones that come to mind are . . . maddening, bold, repititious . . . indulgent . . . perspicacious.
This broad approach toward harnessing our "negative capability" deserves wide readership
This book is not for all, but for those needing a certain kind of scriptural rock, it is solid. (
Future developments could bring changes. Nonetheless, the book is a good reference work despite those uncertainties.
A skillful probing of the often-discordant relationship between the president and the Supreme Court.
Mr. Holt’s wit and intellect never fail him, however. He’s good company on the page, strewing offbeat words like a latter-day William F. Buckley Jr...
Dobson captures empathetically the skill and insight of modern neo-despots – in much the way their more successful opponents do.
Puzzled by Romano’s high estimation of the relevance of Isocrates, even to the broadest conception of philosophy, I reread some of his discourses and emerged none the wiser...
Finding Fernanda, by introducing us to the people directly impacted in trafficking black market, captures our hearts. Siegel’s determination to investigate, document and communicate an ugly reality in this book, ultimately contributes to a better world.
Nothing is ever so dark that good people can’t make the world better by turning on more lights, he suggests, and that makes In One Person’s conclusion a thing of beauty.