Candide

This is one of those books that so many people must have read in high school, so many people that were not me of course. For I lived in the best of all possible worlds, at the time, wherein I spent my days and nights doing far more enjoyable things than reading a bit of literature … Continue reading Candide

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Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus

King Arthur could have done it but he failed. Not only did he not acquire the grail as he and his knights originally set out to do but he allowed the terrifying and long lived Rabies to persist well past his fictitious reign. It is really a shame that when presented with the cure he … Continue reading Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus

You Are Not So Smart and You are now Less Dumb

David McRaney's blog You Are Not So Smart, which chronicled his interest in cognitive and social psychology, became a best selling book by the same name. As he continued in his obsession he produced an excellent podcast with production quality comparable to Freakonomics and This American Life. In 2013 he released another book with covering … Continue reading You Are Not So Smart and You are now Less Dumb