Brave New World

I know quite well that one needs ridiculous, mad situations like that; one can't write really well about anything else. Why was that old fellow [Shakespeare] such a marvellous propaganda technician? Because he had so many insane, excruciating things to get excited about. You've got to be hurt and upset, otherwise you can't think of … Continue reading Brave New World

Sapiens

My most spoken phrase over the last few months has without a doubt been “have you read Sapiens?”. Time and time again topics broached in this book rear their heads and fling my thoughts back to Harari’s unique and intriguing standpoint on human history; why we are the way we are; and where we’re going. … Continue reading Sapiens