Nutshell

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BY IAN MCEWAN NAN A. TALESE / DOUBLEDAY 2016 197 PP.; $24.95 THE PROTAGONIST and first-person chronicler of the British writer Ian McEwan’s new novel Nutshell is quite the worldly fellow: eloquent, erudite, cultured, an... Read More

The Story of Reason in Islam

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BY SARI NUSSEIBEH STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2016 288 PP.; $29.95 AS A WESTERNER for whom the intellectual history of Islam is something of a mystery, reading Sari Nusseibeh’s timely and sweeping new book was like... Read More

The Gene: An Intimate History

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BOOK BY SIDDARTHA MUKHERJEE SCRIBNER, 2016 608PP.; $38.00 At first glance, The Gene: An Intimate History may not be the best book for light reading. In nearly 500 pages, with an additional hundred pages of... Read More

Book Review: Hitler’s Religion

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BOOK BY RICHARD WEIKART REGNERY, 2016 352 PP. In The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick's dystopian tale of Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan conquering America, a supremely rational Japanese diplomat listens... Read More

Book Review: The Secular Activist

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BOOK BY DAN AREL PITCHSTONE PUBLISHING, 2016 144 PP. When Kentucky’s tourism board approved an $18 million tax incentive for Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter theme park and exhibit, many gawked. None more than Dan Arel,... Read More

Book Review: Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto

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BOOK BY LESLEY HAZELTON RIVERHEAD BOOKS, 2016 224 PP. If you want to get a spirited argument started among atheists, ask how we like to be identified—atheist, freethinker, skeptic, humanist, secular, bright—some will embrace all... Read More

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