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Reviewing Books that Build Culture

Thinking as a Human Being

“…the world we are involved in is cognitively sorted by us according to the purposes and concerns of our form of life, which is in turn… shaped by the structures, traditions and worldviews in which we bodily participate. This poses a major challenge for AI…”

JP O’Malley Interviews Author Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma published The Collaborators: Three Stories of Deception and Survival in World War II early last year. The University Bookman contributor JP O’Malley caught up with Mr. Buruma to discuss his latest book.

Pride in our Founders – Through Geography and Maps

“[The book] conveys strong reasons to admire the founders: they trained and emerged in a relatively meritocratic political system, and understood demography, economic policy, and strategy…”

Thinking as a Human Being

Thinking as a Human Being

“…the world we are involved in is cognitively sorted by us according to the purposes and concerns of our form of life, which is in turn… shaped by the structures, traditions and worldviews in which we bodily participate. This poses a major challenge for AI…”

JP O’Malley Interviews Author Ian Buruma

JP O’Malley Interviews Author Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma published The Collaborators: Three Stories of Deception and Survival in World War II early last year. The University Bookman contributor JP O’Malley caught up with Mr. Buruma to discuss his latest book.

Imprisoned by the Internet

Imprisoned by the Internet

“…James’s volume is an accessible invitation to consider the possibility that the internet as such—wholly apart from any particular content—is forming people in essentially malign ways.”

The U.S. Constitution and Slavery 

The U.S. Constitution and Slavery 

“…these works by Gilhooley and Watkins might be better framed not simply as critiques of the Philadelphia Constitution or of the original intent of its framers, but as critiques of the American experiment with popular constitutionalism itself.”

Draining the Swamp

Draining the Swamp

“What can be easily detected in these pages is Bernhardt’s skepticism, doubts, and concerns about the role of experts and expertise within the administrative state.”

The Book Gallery

A collection of conversations with Bookman editor Luke C. Sheahan and writers and authors of imagination and erudition.

Thinking as a Human Being--@DWeinberger03 reviews THINKING ABOUT THINKING: MIND AND MEANING IN THE ERA OF TECHNO_NIHILISM, by @JDMadden3 @wipfandstock

Pride in our Founders – Through Geography and Maps---Christian Sellar @OleMiss on "MENTAL MAPS OF OUR FOUNDERS: HOW GEOGRAPHIC IMAGINATION GUIDED AMERICA"S REVOLUTIONARY LEADERS by @MichaelBarone @EncounterBooks

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