Book Review: The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization

The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization By Peter Zeihan Reviewed by Peter Clarke The future, according to global analyst Peter Zeihan, is going to be bleak for much of the world. In his 2022 book, The End of the World Is Just the Beginning, Zeihan argues persuasively […]

Book Review: From Scratch: Adventures in Harvesting, Hunting, Fishing, and Foraging on a Fragile Planet

From Scratch: Adventures in Harvesting, Hunting, Fishing, and Foraging on a Fragile Planet By David Moscow and Jon Moscow Reviewed by Linda Maxie What a treat to read! In a whirlwind trip around the world, David Moscow gives us a peek at the sometimes delightful and sometimes distressing stories behind the foods we eat. He […]

Book Review: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants By Robin Wall Kimmerer Reviewed by Jeanine Boyers Braiding Sweetgrass is a botany book that, due to its subject matter, I did not expect to enjoy. Yet, it weaseled its way into my mind and changed my thinking – probably forever. The author, Dr. […]

Book Review: The Open-Air Life: Discover the Nordic Art of Friluftsliv and Embrace Nature Every Day

The Open-Air Life: Discover the Nordic Art of Friluftsliv and Embrace Nature Every Day By Linda Akeson McGurk Reviewed by Sandi Schwartz Linda Akeson McGurk’s new book, The Open-Air Life, takes the reader on a fascinating journey to explore how nature can enhance their lives. While some of the general concepts are familiar, she adds […]

Book Review: The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can’t Cure Our Social Ills

The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can’t Cure Our Social Ills By Jesse Singal Reviewed by Peter Clarke It’s not fun to admit, but, in most cases, there are no easy solutions to complex problems. This is the message from The Quick Fix, the inaugural book by journalist Jesse Singal. The message arrives at a […]

Book Review: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success By Dr Carol S. Dweck Reviewed by Rudolph Lambert Fernandez Don’t be misled by the modest book blurb: Changing the way you think to fulfill your potential. If you believe Mindset is about changing the way you think, you’d be wrong. It’s about transforming it. If you’re a parent […]

Book Review: The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t

The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t By Julia Galef Reviewed by Peter Clarke Julia Galef, a leading figure in the rationalist community, first introduced the term “scout mindset” to a widespread audience with her 2016 TED Talk, “Why you think you’re right, even when you’re wrong.” Her first book […]

Book Review: Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature

Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature By Angus Fletcher Reviewed by Peter Clarke Everyone knows the sensation of getting lost in a story. This doesn’t happen by accident. For thousands of years, storytellers have utilized a specific technique to pull audiences in. The technique, which Angus Fletcher calls a “literary […]