Book Reviews

Our Pragmatic Present

There is no prescribed meaning or purpose to our lives—and that’s okay

by John Kaag | Monday, March 27, 2023

Mind in Nature: John Dewey, Cognitive Science, and a Naturalistic Philosophy for Living · by Mark Johnson and Jay Schulkin

From Mandate to Nation State

How a failed Arab rebellion ensured Israel’s survival

by Randy Rosenthal | Monday, March 06, 2023

Palestine 1936: The Great Revolt and the Roots of the Middle East Conflict · by Oren Kessler

Doors of Perception

The often unreliable ways we interpret reality

by Natalie Angier | Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Where We Meet the World: The Story of the Senses · by Ashley Ward

Death in Drohobych

A new biography of a Polish literary master

by Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough | Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Bruno Schulz: An Artist, a Murder, and the Hijacking of History · by Benjamin Balint

Culture Shock

The hidden history of reverse colonization

by Ilan Stavans | Wednesday, March 01, 2023

On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe · by Caroline Dodds Pennock

Life at the Bottom

It’s not just the rich who victimize the poor

by Nancy Isenberg | Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Poverty, by America · by Matthew Desmond

The Center Cannot Hold

A kaleidoscopic journey through a divided country

by Elizabeth D. Samet | Wednesday, March 01, 2023

The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War · by Jeff Sharlet

Tales of Memory and Forgetting

What happens when we cease to be who we were?

by Scott Stossel | Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Travelers to Unimaginable Lands: Stories of Dementia, the Caregiver, and the Human Brain by Dasha Kiper · by Dasha Kiper

Errant Thought

Can we keep the Enlightenment from dimming?

by Steven G. Kellman | Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Humanly Possible: Seven Hundred Years of Humanist Freethinking, Inquiry, and Hope · by Sarah Bakewell

More Than Mere Words

The strange allure of the printed page

by Steven G. Kellman | Thursday, January 26, 2023

Portable Magic: A History of Books and Their Readers ·

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