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John Derbyshire
John Derbyshire writes “Shelf Life,” a books column, every other week. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism (Crown Forum).
by | Jun 23, 2014

The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language By John H. McWhorter (Oxford, 208 pages, $19.95)…

by | Jun 9, 2014

Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our PastsBy Charles Fernyhough(Harper, 320…

by | Jun 5, 2014

Writing The Principles of Mathematics in the spring of 1901, Bertrand Russell got stuck on a simple problem in the…

by | May 21, 2014

What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at NightEdited by John Brockman(Harper Perennial, 500 pages, $15.99)…

by | May 9, 2014

The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity By Pedro G. Ferreira (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,…

by | Apr 23, 2014

Hard Road HomeBy Ye Fu(Ragged Banner Press, 176 pages, $17) Taking humanity at large, perhaps the greatest service any person…

by | Apr 11, 2014

The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and ParentingBy Alfie Kohn(Da Capo, 280 pages, $25.99)…

by | Mar 28, 2014

Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and PredictionEdited by John Brockman(Harper Perennial, 432 pages, $10.90) Before mass media came…

by | Mar 14, 2014

Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political DifferencesBy John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith, and John A. Alford (Routledge,…

by | Feb 27, 2014

Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and ChinaBy Stephen Roach(Yale, 345 pages, $32.50) China forecasting is a mug’s game. The terrible…

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