Daniel Bier: 13 essential books to shape the libertarian worldview

Daniel Bier: 13 essential books to shape the libertarian worldview

By Daniel Bier / FEE There are books that every libertarian should read and books every libertarian has read, but those circles don’t perfectly overlap. Here are 13 diverse book recommendations for well-rounded thinkers. Economic Sophisms – Frederic Bastiat The great French liberal and economist Frederic Bastiat is best known for his pamphlet The Law — […]

Corinna Lothar: ‘Hag-Seed’ book review

Corinna Lothar: ‘Hag-Seed’ book review

HAG-SEED By Margaret Atwood Hogarth, $25, 320 pages What fun. A play within a play within a novel. The Hogarth Press has commissioned a series of novels retelling some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays by well-known authors. Jeannette Winterson’s “The Gap of Time” (“A Winter’s Tale”) was the first, followed by “Shylock is My Name” (“The […]

Muriel Dobbin: ‘Out of Bounds’ book review

Muriel Dobbin: ‘Out of Bounds’ book review

OUT OF BOUNDS By Val McDermid Atlantic Monthly Press, $25, 464 pages Cold cases may be among the most difficult problems in the career of any veteran detective such as Karen Pirie who is at the vanguard of that specialized group tackling such cases. The case in which she is currently involved is strange and […]

John R. Coyne, Jr: ‘How to Speak Midwestern’ book review

John R. Coyne, Jr: ‘How to Speak Midwestern’ book review

HOW TO SPEAK MIDWESTERN By Edward McClelland Belt Publishing, $16.95, 149 pages A native of Lansing, Michigan and resident of Chicago, Edward McClelland “ended up voting for Chicago native Hillary Clinton, because we haven’t had a president with an Inland North accent since Gerald Ford.” And has any political analyst salvaged any better reason for […]

The 10 most important books of 2016

The 10 most important books of 2016

Books are slow food. It generally takes two years, two hardworking years, to cook up a book from idea to publication. Some writers can go faster — those who publish a book a year (or more) are working at top speed — while others write much more slowly, ruminating and reworking and false-starting for a […]

Martin Rubin: ‘Great Mediterranean Passenger Ships’ book review

Martin Rubin: ‘Great Mediterranean Passenger Ships’ book review

GREAT MEDITERRANEAN PASSENGER SHIPS By William H. Miller The History Press/IPG, $36.95, 96 pages, illustrated Most of the attention paid to transatlantic ocean liners centered on the North Atlantic route, dominated by British, French, Dutch and German vessels, with the occasional American superstars like the interwar SS Leviathan and the postwar SS United States. Then, […]