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.
An entertaining, well-researched account of the quest that brims with our fond hopes, foolishness and even desperation.
If Mark Levin succeeds in kicking off a grassroots movement to restore the constitutional balance, he will have performed a historic public service.
The problem...is that we “tend not to take notice of such long-developing trends...The first and perhaps largest barrier to halting police militarization has probably been awareness.” After reading Balko, you’ll be aware, alright—and scared.
His mind is a dark fathomless ocean, and every time I sink into it, this world fades, replaced by one far more terrible and beautiful in which I will happily drown.
What its authors hope is that politicians will take the message they have uncovered in the data seriously, and start basing policy on evidence rather than ideology.
The Anatomy of Violence is an astonishingly accessible account of all the major elements— environmental, social, biochemical, psychological, and neurological—related to crime and human violence...
Whether or not Smolin wins his argument with his fellow physicists, the case he makes for saying that when we deny the reality of time, we are confusing a mathematical model with what it is modelling seems to me convincing.
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.
Wendy Moore’s narrative brilliantly delineates the political and intellectual forces that shaped and nurtured Day...himself emerges as a rounded and not entirely unsympathetic character; his friends and detractors are depicted with equal liveliness.
The Black Swan author's latest book is full of important warnings and insights – and a whole lot of hubris
Engaging "anti-self-help" book . . . It's a simple idea, but an exhilarating and satisfying one.
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.
The freshest portions of “The Oath” tend to deal with interactions among the justices, and the ways temperament and past experiences inform their philosophies and decisions.
Holt takes us on an absorbing journey through the physics, philosophy and religion of existence. Along the way he talks to people who have spent their lives mulling the nature of being and nothingness.
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...
A truly heartbreaking account of the ugly brilliance of international adoption and child trafficking. The details are laid before the reader of how poor countries can be exploited and good people mislead and intimidated.
Mr. Irving is unfailingly respectful and broad-minded in exploring these subjects...