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The WEIRDest People in the World

by Joseph Henrich Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 07, 2020)

A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world.

Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western,...


Head, Hand, Heart

by David Goodhart Free Press (September 08, 2020)

A TIMELY AND PROVOCATIVE ARGUMENT FROM LEADING POLITICAL ANALYST DAVID GOODHART ABOUT THE SEVERELY IMBALANCED DISTRIBUTION OF STATUS AND WORK IN WESTERN SOCIETIES.

The coronavirus pandemic revealed what we ought...


Bunker

by Bradley Garrett Scribner (August 04, 2020)

A thought-provoking, chilling, and eerily prescient look at “prepper” communities around the world that are building bunkers against a possible apocalypse.

Currently, 3.7 million Americans call themselves...


Gatecrasher

by Ben Widdicombe Simon & Schuster (July 07, 2020)

A smart, gossipy, and very funny examination of celebrity culture from New York’s premiere social columnist.

Ben Widdicombe is the only writer to have worked for Page Six, TMZ, and The New York Times--an unusual...


The Sensitives

by Oliver Broudy Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2020)

A compelling exploration of the mysteries of environmental toxicity and the community of “sensitives”--people with powerful, puzzling symptoms resulting from exposure to chemicals, fragrances, and cell phone...


Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi

by Sophia Rose Arjana Oneworld Academic (August 04, 2020)

From jewellery to meditation pillows to tourist retreats, religious traditions - especially those of the East - are being commodified as never before. Imitated and rebranded as ‘New Age’ or ‘spiritual’,...


China's New Youth

by Alec Ash & Karoline Kan Arcade (June 02, 2020)

“Paints a telling portrait of this most restless generation raised in a system that has provided them with unprecedented personal opportunities while denying them political ones. . . . A gifted observer.”—...


Sovietistan

by Erika Fatland Pegasus Books (January 07, 2020)

Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991. But though they are new to modern statehood, this is a region rich in ancient history, culture, and landscapes...