This British-Iranian author had rare access to people and places in the toxic underbelly of Iran’s capital, Tehran, where hypocrisy is found at every turn.
Boston area rabbi Harold Kushner completely re-thought his views on God and His presence in our lives after his young son died from a rare genetic disease.
The 1960 summer Olympics were the first “modern” games owing to the impact of geopolitics, performance-enhancing drugs, racial issues, and TV broadcasting.
The salacious, unsolved 1947 murder of a beautiful but shadowy young woman in Los Angeles is revisited by a LAPD veteran with a personal connection.
Charlie Pierces encapsulates his book with this line: “America’s always been a great place to be crazy. It just used to be harder to make a living that way.”
John Nash was a respected academic who descended into paranoid schizophrenia. Years later he emerged from this state and earned a Nobel prize in economics.
Paul Bowles was a polymath – composer (as shown above at the piano), author, traveler, and lover of both men and women. This is the story of Paul, his wife Jane, and their unusual life together.
The US presidential election of 1912 had 4 viable candidates and was remarkable in many ways. Moreover, issues from that time are still being debated today.
This is the tragic story of a well-educated, left-leaning, idealistic American being seduced into serving the despotic successors of the Russian Bolsheviks.
When first running for the presidency in 1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a New Deal for the American People.”
The words that apply to Thomas Sowell aren’t often found together: conservative scholar, African-American, globalist, contrarian, free-market champion. Continue reading “The Economics and Politics of Race by Thomas Sowell”