Anti-intellectualism in American life

Anti-intellectualism in American life

If you want to understand how and why Donald Trump has just been elected then I strongly suggest reading Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard…

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Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard

When I saw Julia Gillard on the Andrew Marr show a few weeks ago promoting her new book My Story I immediately added it to…

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The righteous mind

The righteous mind

The righteous mind: why good people are divided by politics and religion by Jonathan Haidt was recommended to me by a colleague. It’s central thesis…

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Hard choices

Hard choices

A couple of weeks ago I finished reading Hard Choices by Hilary Rodham Clinton. Having really enjoyed reading her previous autobiography and her husband’s (see…

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Being a (working) woman in 2013

Being a (working) woman in 2013

In the last few weeks I’ve read two excellent books on what it means to be a woman in 2013 – How to be a…

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Being inspired by Bill Clinton

Being inspired by Bill Clinton

Long a fan of the Clintons (see my blog on┬áReading Politics) I was re-inspired by Bill Clinton when watching his speech at the Democratic convention…

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Reading politics

Reading politics

When I told a friend I had started a blog about reading he said he thought it was a great idea given how much I…

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