‘Guns, Germs, and Steel‘ is probably not the most apt name for a book that is, for the most part, about agriculture. Don’t let that turn you away though: Jared Diamond’s ambitious history of human societies is a truly engaging read.… Read more ›
Posts categorised as: Book Club
Every month, we look at a non-fiction book chosen to challenge your perspective on the world, teach you something new and/or just plain entertain. Read along with us, and let us know what you think.
Steve Coll’s Private Empire tells the story of ExxonMobil, the multinational oil and gas company with an annual turnover greater than the GDP of most countries.… Read more ›
“Metaphors are tiny saviours leading the way out of sentimentality, small disciples of Pound, urging “Say it new! Say it new!” It’s hard for emotion to feel flat if its language is suitably novel, to feel excessive if its rendering is suitably opaque.”― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays
How do you explain what empathy is?… Read more ›