A hazy and sideways review of The Righteous Mind, an investigation of moral thought and its impact on political confessions.
A short review of The Man Who Mistook His Wife’s Head for a Hat, a survey of mental issues covering a broad range of weird and wonderful maladies that provide key insights into the workings of the human mind and the composition of the psyche.
Looking at one aspect of The Blind Watchmaker: what makes an understanding of evolution require something bordering on belief?
A review of The Numerati, a look at the business of big data mining and the impact it could potentially have on the world.
Uncommon People is a collection of Eric Hobsbawm's essays spanning the majority of his long career, from the 1950s to the mid-1990s. It brings together a wide range of topics, collected under four headings: The Radical Tradition, Country People, Contemporary History and Jazz. Under "The Radical Tradition", there are essays addressing Thomas Paine, the Luddites,…