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Journalist Erica Greider agrees with the bicoastal perspective on Texas, to a degree, but still thinks there is much to be learned from the Lone Star State’s example. More in my Sunday column.
In my Sunday column, a look at Douglas Rushkoff’s book, “Present Shock,” which says we are all suffering from so much absorption in the present tense that all else is excluded. The new trend of people sitting in restaurants across from each other silently staring at their smart phones is disturbing
Alexander Nazaryan has an interesting piece on Salon in which he confesses that he was a poor candidate to review certain novels. Why? Because their authors were similar to him in background, which made him jealous, which made him slam the books:
Consequently, the reviews I wrote came to bear a stench of bitterness, none more [...]
In my Sunday column, a look at some of the implications of Jonathan V. Last’s book, “What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster.”
A new $2.99 e-book (”Benghazi: The Definitive Report”) written by well-placed military veterans Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb alleges that John Brennan was carrying out a near-solo clandestine war against jihadist figures in Libya that resulted in the retaliatory attack on the consulate in which four Americans died. More in my Sunday column.
In my Sunday column I take a look at the dark side of friendship.
In “The World Until Yesterday,” Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond argues that we have a lot to learn from “traditional,” i.e. primitive, cultures. Is he right? More in my Sunday column.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, whose book “The Black Swan,” about how extremely unlikely events have a way of occurring, is widely credited with being an astute prediction of the financial crisis, is back with a book that argues that some things are “antifragile”- they gain from stress. He cites as examples the human body (which, [...]
Perusing the long-awaited volume 3 of “The Last Lion,” which was finished by Paul Reid after William Manchester’s death, one is struck by Churchill’s extremism. This was not a moderate man. More in my Sunday column. And the book makes a fine gift. Vol. I of the series remains one of my two favorite nonfiction [...]
In my Sunday column, I ask why everyone is always pretending to be mad about everything. So does Greg Gutfeld in his book, “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage.” Buy it now. His last book, “The Bible of Unspeakable Truths” is really funny also.
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