Legendary French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss catches a glimpse of disappearing traditions through Japanese eyes in these new translations of his lectures, essays and interviews.
25 Jul 2013
Every interview in this book rewards us with the revelation that a great philosopher, no matter how dead, is still fresh, surprising, and relevant.
07 Mar 2013
Will 2013 be a year for a) conspiracy theories; b) end-of-the-world hysteria; or c) books to enhance our critical thinking?
17 Jan 2013
From the peak of the Qing Dynasty to today, China has moved far and fast. Here's a chance to catch up.
05 Dec 2012
The Lexus is shiny and modern, the olive tree old and rooted, put them together and, dude, there's your simplistic guide to globalization.
08 Oct 2012
A book written at the height of the Occupy protests contains clues about the movement's future -- if it has one.
07 May 2012
What does theology want from science? Above all, the heady feeling of mystery its own traditional texts no longer convey to a sophisticated, urban and multicultural public.
13 Feb 2012
The diplomat believes he’s a skillful player, he believes he’s in control; but the game is much bigger than he is, and defines what he can and cannot do.
02 Nov 2011
Like the 'real' Bible, The Good Book is an eclectic and contradictory mix, containing much that really is very good, but also some that’s bad and ugly, and quite a lot that’s unbearably dull.
13 Sep 2011
We are drowning in a sea of information. Shall we stop to count the waves, or try to make sense of it all? The first of these two is the way of information theory.
22 May 2011
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