A Journalistic Tour de Force

500 Days – Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars, by Karl Eichenwald Newspaper journalism is often myopic. Largely that’s due, I think, to daily, piecemeal reporting. And 24-7 TV news is often little more than hourly soundbites. This then is where books such as Eichenwald’s are extremely valuable. His 500 days encompass the lead-up to 9-11 […]

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Taking on Today’s Sophists

Plato At The Googleplex – Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein There are times when I want a challenging read, and when Goldstein’s book came out, with hot to tepid reviews, I knew I had to read it. Philosophy, you see, has been an interest of mine for quite a while, particularly […]

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