I highly recommend you read The Liberty Amendments. Even if you aren’t interested in Levin’s opinions, you still have no choice but to value all of the factual information he provides us with.
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.
...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 an astonishingly accessible account of all the major elements— environmental, social, biochemical, psychological, and neurological—related to crime and human violence...
...this book deserves to be debated widely; indeed, given the west’s current predicament, the discussion it provokes is – dare I say it – timely.
Day is a striking illustration of Theoretic Man. Yet Ms. Moore justly shows his more successful idealism in practice.
The Black Swan author's latest book is full of important warnings and insights – and a whole lot of hubris
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.
Toobin has the chops... to take readers inside the court...and parse the principles at stake in cases involving the right to bear arms, employment discrimination and campaign finance reform.
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.
Mr. Dobson delivers portraits of some of the world’s leading intellectual, tactical and financial advocates of grass-roots democracy.
...Mr. Romano seems to have missed a crucial point: The greatest pragmatists in this country have always appealed to the people's taste for principle.
...this is undeniably an invaluable historical document offering a glimpse into the horrific human consequences of the imperial powers' scramble for Africa as much as it is a compelling tale.
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.
The subtitle suggests it will tell us "the moral limits of markets," but all it really tells us is that such limits ought to exist.
Wilson believes that complex patterns of social behavior are the result of selection at both group and individual levels, but he doesn’t go into enough depth (which would include mathematical analysis) to be completely persuasive.
For anyone remotely interested in these issues Why Nations Fail is a must-read....This alone would be reason to take notice: a vital topic, top scholars, and a well-written book.
Haidt’s faith in moral taste receptors may not survive this scrutiny. Our taste for sanctity or authority, like our taste for sugar, could turn out to be a dangerous relic.