Tag: review

  • Just Read: Why We’re Polarized – Ezra Klein

    Just Read: Why We’re Polarized – Ezra Klein

    Why We’re Polarized tackles the nature of our ongoing fear and hostility toward the “other.”

  • Just Read- Ecocide: Kill The Corporation Before It Kills Us by David Whyte

    Just Read- Ecocide: Kill The Corporation Before It Kills Us by David Whyte

    If there is one lesson in humility that has stayed with me, and likely will continue to stay with me for the rest of my life, it is the one taught to me by Ms. Reid, my English teacher from age 13-16. We had been set a class essay on a Shakespeare play; I forget […]

  • Book Review -Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

    Book Review -Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

    Book a Week, week one. Vance’s story of growing up hillbilly is heralded as a unique insight into the working class mindset that led to Brexit and President Trump. I found it readable and relatable, seeing many parallels with my own experience of the area I grew up. While there were times when Vance’s political bias was glaringly obvious, and times when I would have liked him to be somewhat more self-reflective, he shares a story worth reading, in a way that made it enjoyable.