The Social Conquest of Earth

Edward O. Wilson's latest book is structured around three questions: Where did we come from, what are we, and where are we going? Philosophers and theologians have been chewing on these questions for millennia, but... Read More

Three Books on My Mind

I have just read—well, more or less—three recent books that will weigh heavily on my mind if I don’t write about them. First, I must explain that I usually read more than one book at... Read More

Book Review: The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt

Awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, Stephen Greenblatt’s new book The Swerve: How the World Became Modern gives us a fascinating, if somewhat disjointed, history of the suppression, unlikely survival, and subsequent effect on... Read More