Book Review: An Appetite For Wonder, by Richard Dawkins


An Appetite For Wonder. Richard Dawkins. Ecco Press. 2013. $25 Had I been the publisher, I might have suggested the title, “A Career in Science was a Foregone Conclusion.” Or, perhaps, “How My Genes Forced Me Into Evolutionary Biology.” Either would have been a more appropriate title and truer to the author’s own admissions. “I’m…

Book Review: Governing the World, by Mark Mazower


Governing the World, by Mark Mazower. Non-Fiction/History. Penguin Press. Hardcover. 475pgs. $30. Governing the World is a non-linear examination of the events, people, countries, and circumstances leading to the creation and organization of today’s United Nations. I did not select the book knowing this, though. I had an option to read and review a new…

The Destiny of Bad Geography


>Letters: The destiny of bad geography – Salon A good opportunity to discuss the Geography of Africa. By all measures, the slave trade had an enormous impact on Africa. To place the responsibility of Africa’s lack of economic development solely on the slave trade greatly oversimplifies the forces at work on the continent, however. Several…