Professor Craig Wright created the popular "Genius Course" at Yale University and had devoted more than two decades exploring what 'genius' really is, probing the nature of the term. He reveals what we can learn from the lives of those dubbed "geniuses," past and present.
In this bold and stylish critique, Cornell philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny.
Katya and Jed share their thoughts on this challenging but necessary read. Check them out below.
Isabel Wilkerson explores caste systems across civilizations and the eight pillars that underlie them — including divine will, bloodlines, stigma and more. This powerful caste system influences people's lives and behavior, even the nation's fate. Using riveting stories of people — from Martin Luther King Jr.'s to her own, and many others' — Wilkerson shows the ways caste is experienced every day.
Mike McHargue tackles on one of the basic conundrums of human life, one asked by scientiest, philosophers, and self-help gurus: Why do we do the things we do? Though we might think that we're in control of our thoughts and decisions, science has shown that there are several factors that play in every action we take. McHargue shows us that even some of our most frustrating qualities can be our key to survive and thrive. Read the first few pages here.
A singular, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and gender. Read the first few pages of Meredith Talusan's memoir, Fairest, here at the Fully Booked blog.
When his first book tour ended, Brad Montague missed hearing other people’s stories so much that he launched what he dubbed a Listening Tour. First visiting elementary schools and later also nursing homes and retirement communities, he hoped to glean new wisdom as to how he might become a better grownup. Now, in this playful and buoyant book, he shares those insights with rest of us –timeless, often surprising lessons that bypass the head we’re always stuck in, and go straight to the heart we sometimes forget.
Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved.