Love Your Big Brother: What Orwell’s ‘1984’ Tells Us About 2009 | 11 Jun 2009 // 5:00 PM
George Orwell’s seminal book can equip its readers with the intellectual apparatus necessary to see through the routine mendacity and stupefying barrage of euphemism that plagues contemporary political life.
Fareed Zakaria's View of a Post-American World | 2 Jul 2008 // 6:00 PM
No one book will make all the difference, but familiarity with this particular volume would help ensure that the 44th President of the US is better equipped to deal with America’s changing role than the 43rd.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell | 12 Feb 2009 // 3:00 PM
Gladwell's thesis is to equalize opportunity, which will eventually enrich the world -- this is what makes this book such a valuable read.
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson | 24 Nov 2008 // 3:59 PM
Even when describing the death of a young child, Petterson eschews excessive emotion and relates both the incident and its aftermath with steely calm.