September 18, 2019

Learning to think logically

The Art of Statistics: How to… by David Spiegelhalter, Basic Books, US $32.00, Pp 428, September 2019, ISBN 978-1541618510 People have always counted and measured but […]
September 16, 2019

Why black lives should matter

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot by Jennifer E Cobbina, New York University Press, US $25.00, Pp 236, July 2019, ISBN 978-1479874415 When a white police officer, Darren […]
September 15, 2019

Irresistible, mouth-watering and healthy

Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook: Favorite Everyday Recipes… by Maria Lichty, Grand Central Publishing, US $32.00, Pp 320, September 2019, ISBN 978-1538730133 The Peach Truck […]
September 7, 2019

“The universe is not a safe space”

End Times: A Brief Guide… by Bryan Walsh, Hachette Books, US $29.00, Pp 402, August 2019, ISBN 978-0316449618 Most of us believe the world will come […]
August 30, 2019

The meteoric rise of Tesla…

Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story… by Edward Niedermeyer, BenBella Books, US $27.95, Pp 220, August 2019, ISBN 978-1948836128 A few years ago, Tesla Motors and its CEO […]
August 29, 2019

Socialism is neither dead nor a utopia

The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era… by Bhaskar Sunkara, Basic Books, US $28.00, Pp 274, April 2019, ISBN 978-1541617391 What if […]
August 28, 2019

The spies who helped President Lincoln win the Civil War

Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War… by Douglas Waller, Simon & Schuster, US $35.00, Pp 624, August 2019, ISBN 978-1501126840 The use of intelligence in war is […]
August 26, 2019

Re-contextualizing Talmudic knowledge

In This Hour: Heschel’s Writings in Nazi Germany and London Exile by Abraham Joshua Heschel, Helen Plotkin (Editor), The Jewish Publication Society, US $29.95 Pp 200, […]
August 25, 2019

Best mystery novels for this summer

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson, Little, Brown and Company, US $28.00, Pp 400, June 2019, ISBN 978-0316523097 Outfox by Sandra Brown, Grand Central Publishing, US $28.00, […]
August 22, 2019

The Zen way of redefining and creating hope

Deep Hope: Zen Guidance for Staying… by Diane Eshin Rizzetto, Shambhala, US $18.95, Pp 176, June 2019, ISBN 978-1611804775 Our world is filled with sadness. There […]
August 21, 2019

The widening gulf between the West and Israel

Defending Israel: The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client by Alan M. Dershowitz, All Points Books/St. Martin’s Press, US $28.00, Pp 320, September […]
August 15, 2019

Irresistible novels for this summer

Is There Still Sex in the City? by Candace Bushnell, Grove Press, US $26.00, Pp 272, August 2019, ISBN 978-0802147264 Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt, […]
August 13, 2019

Why undocumented immigrants don’t get in line and do things the right way

Unauthorized: Portraits of Latino… by Marisol Clark-Ibáñez and Richelle S. Swan, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, US $38.00, Pp 306, June 2019, ISBN 978-1442273825 Unauthorized or undocumented […]
August 13, 2019

Reinterpreting the Word of God

Twisted Scripture: Untangling 45 Lies… by Andrew Farley, Salem Books, US $16.99, Pp 356, May 2019, ISBN 978-1621578116 Many of us believe in our traditions as […]
August 9, 2019

Irresistible, flavorful, and finger-licking

No Crumbs Left: Whole30 Endorsed, Recipes for Everyday… by Teri Turner, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US $30.00, Pp 304, May 2019, ISBN 978-1328557476 Midnight Chicken: & Other […]

August 8, 2019

Today’s twentysomethings and religion

The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American… by Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley, Oxford University Press, US $29.95, Pp 240, August 2019, […]
July 10, 2019

Reinterpreting Islam law

Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law:  A Fresh Interpretation by Mohammad Hashim Kamali,  Oxford University Press,  US $49.95,  Pp 452, June 2019, ISBN 978-0190910648 The mere […]
July 1, 2019

Revisiting human rationality

The Territories of Human Reason: Science and Theology in an Age of Multiple Rationalities by Alister E. McGrath, Oxford University Press, US $34.95, Pp 280, March […]
May 27, 2019

The struggle for Europe

  The Lands in Between: Russia vs. the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War by Mitchell A. Orenstein, Oxford University Press,   US $24.95, Pp 234, ISBN […]
May 15, 2019

Why Americans live sicker and die earlier than people in rich counties

Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health by Sandro Galea, Oxford University Press, US $24.95, Pp 304, May 2019, ISBN 978-0190916831 Most Americans […]
January 25, 2019

How Social Media is killing expertise

   The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters by Tom Nichols, Oxford University Press,    US $24.95, Pp 252, October 2018, ISBN […]
December 10, 2018

Race and liberty in the land of the free

          Appealing for Liberty: Freedom Suits in the South by Loren Schweninger, Oxford University Press, US $39.95, Pp 440, October 2018,      […]