Race With the Devil
The story of a journey from racial hatred to rational love.
Reason should be open to God
Benedict XVI had provocative ideas about the true nature of education.
Red Love: The Story of an East German Family
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 but much remains to be understood.
A radical’s road out of Islamist extremism
Leaving something so powerful and controlling does not happen overnight.
Permanent Present Tense
The moving story of a man whose memory was limited to what happened 30 seconds ago.
The making of a polemicist
Richard Dawkins' memoir of his early years is charming but provides little insight into his later career as the bête noire of religion.
The world’s most famous physicist tells his own story
Stephen Hawking's autobiography is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the achievements of a cultural icon.
Bergoglio’s list: the untold story
During Argentina's Dirty War, Jorge Bergoglio saved the lives of scores of dissidents, according to a new book.
Gambling on the future of the planet
The history of Paul Ehrlich's bet with Julian Simon is a great introduction to the population-resource debate.
New movie for Pride and Prejudice devotees
Riding the coattails of Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling's foray into detective fiction is entertaining if undistinguished.
Why children are wiser (and happier) than adults
Battle of the myths: Game of Thrones v. Lord of the Rings
Is immersion in corruption and evil really the hallmark of great literature?
US education and economy are on the skids, says British historian
Niall Ferguson's controversial analysis of America's institutions is required for anyone who cares about the future of the West.
Quiet: the power of introverts
The four temperaments get a makeover in an attempt to boost the self-esteem of introverts.
“The Last Man in Russia”
Russia is dying. Its population is shrinking. Its people are drinking themselves to death. Why?
Not just in America, but all over the world, more and more adults are living alone. Should we celebrate their freedom or be dismayed?
After mainstream Protestant churches embraced the sexual revolution of the 1970s, they entered a demographic decline.
In 1900 there were 1.5 million female servants at work in Britain. How did that vanished world work?
Dan Brown's latest blockbuster is great fun for fans of trivial pursuit, but not for fans of good fiction.
What is parenthood?
In debates about the family, some social scientists are asserting the primacy of theory over facts. Is this science?
The West’s two big mistakes in the Arab world
By treating Islam as monolithic and insisting on secularisation Western powers miss opportunities to help democracy take root.
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