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It’s not obtuse to deduce there’s a new Dr Seuss on the loose
Clare Bradford and Kristine Moruzi | 23 March 2015 |
tags: children's literature, Dr Seuss

The making of men
Francis Phillips | 18 March 2015 |
tags: education, John Henry Newman, UK, university
Few people have known more about how to develop the character of youth than Cardinal Newman.

Hilary Mantel and the comet of Calixtus
Basilides Melchischyros | 11 February 2015 |
tags: book reviews, historical fiction, Tudor England
The prize-winning novel Wolf Hall tells us more about the 21st Century than the 16th.

There’s something mysterious about reviving To Kill a Mockingbird
Richard Gray | 06 February 2015 |
tags: literature, USA
After a gap of 55 years, its reclusive author is publishing a second novel.

The terrifying utilitarianism behind Guantanamo torture
Peter Finn | 28 January 2015 |
tags: Guantanamo Bay, utilitarianism
After a six-year legal battle, a detainee has given his side of the story of his arrest, rendition and interrogation. It's horrific.

The enduring appeal of C S Lewis
Francis Phillips | 13 January 2015 |
tags: books, C. S. Lewis
A clear prose style, an honest, warm voice are qualities that will always attract readers.

A guide to building the future from the founder of PayPal
Isaiah Berg | 11 December 2014 |
tags: book reviews, entrepreneurship, startups, technology
“The prospect of being lonely and wrong can be unbearable,” writes Peter Thiel.

The Good Reading Guide’s Inaugural Trash Can Awards
Clare Cannon | 09 December 2014 |
tags: best of

Ten books that changed my world
Carolyn Moynihan | 07 November 2014 |
tags: book lists, literature
Less dramatic than it sounds, to be sure, but still formative.

The bitter lessons of unbridled freedom
Francis Phillips | 23 October 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
The older generation of Russians suffered terribly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Rediscovering a great 19th century novelist
Susan Reibel Moore | 09 October 2014 |
tags: book reviews
How many of us would know the novels of Anthony Trollope if it weren’t for the BBC?

The Sense of Style
Francis Phillips | 08 October 2014 |
tags: book reviews, writing
A controversial Harvard psychologist wants people to ... write better.

Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943
Francis Phillips | 12 September 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Catholic Church, World War II
World War II as a campaign against evil by defenders of the good.

Ten novels to make you passionate about history
Carolyn Moynihan , Francis Phillips and Michael Cook | 03 September 2014 |
tags: best of, historical fiction, list, novels
Our suggestions for the best in historical fiction.

Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend
Francis Phillips | 26 August 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Nelson Mandela
An affecting memoir by Nelson Mandela's jailer.

The global race to reinvent the state
Nick Spencer | 07 July 2014 |
tags: book reviews, government, political science
Two journalists from The Economist want to “fix Leviathan” through efficiency and better management.

Does sex have a purpose?
G. Tracy Mehan III | 07 July 2014 |
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriage
On the answer to this question depends the future of marriage and the family.

Is this the most miserable place on earth?
Francis Phillips | 17 June 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
A Polish journalist hitchhikes along Russia's remote Kolyma Highway.

A country priest, a Norwegian heroine, an American lady: bookmarks
Francis Phillips | 11 June 2014 |
tags: book lists
MercatorNet contributors talk about books that have changed the way they see the world.

The Fault in Our Stars
Clare Cannon | 06 June 2014 |
tags: book reviews, teen movies, young adult
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.

Sheila Liaugminas | 16 May 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, moral relativism, USA
In a culture of relativism, some things remain unchangeable, contends a MercatorNet contributor in her recent book.

Formative influences
Michael Cook | 06 May 2014 |
tags: book reviews, MercatorNet
The first in a series about books which changed how our contributors see the world.

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