Ian Morris
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The Best Non-Fiction of 2011
23 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...


'Why the West Rules--for Now': Blind Social Inertia of Billions of Lazy, Greedy, Frightened People
2 Dec 2011 // 6:00 AM

This is a ground-breaking book that places modern Western dominance within the context of the entire scope of human history while giving a frightening view of the shape of things to come.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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