Book Reviews

Outbreaks and Outcomes

Plagues thrive on more than just pathogens

by Graeme Wood | Monday, December 21, 2020

Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History · by Paul Farmer

Figuring Out Our Fourth Estate

Can democracy survive in the absence of agreed-upon facts?

by Scott Stossel | Thursday, December 10, 2020

An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press · by Stephen Bates

Earning Our Daily Bread 

Did early humans really have it easier than we do?

by Ellen Ruppel Shell | Monday, December 07, 2020

Work: A Deep History, From the Stone Age to the Age of Robots · by James Suzman

Native Wisdom

A celebration of the rich spiritual imagination of tribal peoples

by Donald Worster | Monday, December 07, 2020

Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land · by N. Scott Momaday

Power to the People 

Looking back on a decade of revolutionary change

by Jason Sokol | Monday, December 07, 2020

The Movement: The African American Struggle for Civil Rights · by Thomas C. Holt

Redefining Women’s Work 

The relief of suffering was one means to a great end

by Danielle Ofri | Monday, December 07, 2020

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women—and Women to Medicine · by Janice P. Nimura

Market Morality 

The divine underpinnings of Western prosperity

by Michael Shermer | Monday, December 07, 2020

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism · by Benjamin M. Friedman

Thought Experiment 

Exploring the evolutionary origins of our brains

by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas | Monday, December 07, 2020

Metazoa: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind · by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Satirist to the Galaxy

The war behind a writer’s words

by Anne Matthews | Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Love, Kurt: The Vonnegut Love Letters, 1941–1945 · edited by Edith Vonnegut

Indefensible Torture, Unfree Speech

What Censorship Kept America from Learning about the Futility of “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques”

by Lincoln Caplan | Saturday, November 07, 2020

The Black Banners Declassified: How Torture Derailed the War on Terror after 9/11  · by Ali Soufan with Daniel Freedman

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