The pathway to tyranny is paved by encouraging people to believe in the uselessness of science, logic, and expertise.
Princeton University Press
This is a beautifully produced book, replete with illustrations. Full-page photos of evocative landscapes are supplemented by both maps and smaller shots detailing architectural features.
Liz McQuiston writes that the posters collected in her book are meant to “pay tribute to the liberating concept of hard-won ‘freedom of speech’ throughout history.”
This is a wonderfully readable book, sure-footed in its scholarship but hip and occasionally hilarious in its tone.
Chopin and His World establishes multiple new starting points for further studies of one of the world’s greatest composers, yet it can be read with pleasure by people who merely(!) love the music.
Do these “four late nineteenth-century visionaries” still speak to us?
This is an important and timely book, one that happens to be compulsively readable and that anyone even mildly interested in the intersection between religion and politics, faith and science, or religious commandment and secular law should read.
I cannot recall reading any book about Jewish history that contains so many “Aha!” moments.
Iris Murdoch proves a wonderful companion: funny, honest, insightful, and courageous.
The New York Times columns selected for Think Again are engaging, provocative, maddening, humorous, and insightful.