Category Archives: Social Sciences

Critical Race Theory | Reflections & Notes

Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic. Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. [Third Edition]. New York University Press, 2017. (199 pages) REFLECTIONS Our cultural debate around Critical Race Theory (CRT) has deeply clouded and damaged our collective consciousness around race relations in America.

Critical Race Theory | Reflections & Notes

Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic. Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. [Third Edition]. New York University Press, 2017. (199 pages) REFLECTIONS Our cultural debate around Critical Race Theory (CRT) has deeply clouded and damaged our collective consciousness around race relations in America.

Fauci | Reflections

To think that you can take care of yourself without taking care of the rest of the world, is just folly. —Dr. Anthony Fauci Fauci. Magnolia Pictures, 2021. [PG-13] From Rotten Tomatoes: “With his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor and

Fauci | Reflections

To think that you can take care of yourself without taking care of the rest of the world, is just folly. —Dr. Anthony Fauci Fauci. Magnolia Pictures, 2021. [PG-13] From Rotten Tomatoes: “With his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor and

The Patterning Instinct | Reflections & Notes

Jeremy Lent. The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning. Prometheus Books, 2017. (569 pages) REFLECTIONS @JeremyRLent has given humanity an absolutely brilliant gift in this book. May we now use and share this gift wisely. The

The Patterning Instinct | Reflections & Notes

Jeremy Lent. The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning. Prometheus Books, 2017. (569 pages) REFLECTIONS @JeremyRLent has given humanity an absolutely brilliant gift in this book. May we now use and share this gift wisely. The

The Black Swan | Reflections & Notes

Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. Random House, 2007. (366 pages) REFLECTIONS It seems like such a simple proposition; life is improbable, and so celebrate each moment, and do not be fooled into believing we

The Black Swan | Reflections & Notes

Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. Random House, 2007. (366 pages) REFLECTIONS It seems like such a simple proposition; life is improbable, and so celebrate each moment, and do not be fooled into believing we

the deepest well | Reflections & Notes

Nadine Burke Harris, M.D. the deepest well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. Mariner Books, 2019. (251 pages) REFLECTIONS I have often wondered if I read books, not to discover the world, but to discover myself. Becoming more informed has

the deepest well | Reflections & Notes

Nadine Burke Harris, M.D. the deepest well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. Mariner Books, 2019. (251 pages) REFLECTIONS I have often wondered if I read books, not to discover the world, but to discover myself. Becoming more informed has

The Misinformation Age | Reflections & Notes

Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall. The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread. REFLECTIONS I began this book hoping to discover the formulaic insights to better our private and public understanding of truth as I am persuaded that at the heart

The Misinformation Age | Reflections & Notes

Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall. The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread. REFLECTIONS I began this book hoping to discover the formulaic insights to better our private and public understanding of truth as I am persuaded that at the heart

On Tyranny | Reflections & Notes

Timothy Snyder. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century. Tim Duggan Books, 2017. (126 pages) REFLECTIONS It’s hard to know how to evaluate the importance and even validity of the contents of this book given the current state of American

On Tyranny | Reflections & Notes

Timothy Snyder. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century. Tim Duggan Books, 2017. (126 pages) REFLECTIONS It’s hard to know how to evaluate the importance and even validity of the contents of this book given the current state of American

White Fragility | Review & Notes

Robin DiAngelo. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press, 2018. (169 pages) These ceremonials in honor of white supremacy, performed from babyhood, slip from the conscious mind down deep into muscles… and become

White Fragility | Review & Notes

Robin DiAngelo. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press, 2018. (169 pages) These ceremonials in honor of white supremacy, performed from babyhood, slip from the conscious mind down deep into muscles… and become

Public Opinion | Reflections & Notes

Walter Lippmann. Public Opinion. Free Press, 1922. (272 pages) cf. Google Play; .pdf; Wikipedia Page; The Basic Problem of Democracy. REFLECTIONS In short, Public Opinion has surmised and summarized the great weaknesses of democracy being located in our human psychology and offered

Public Opinion | Reflections & Notes

Walter Lippmann. Public Opinion. Free Press, 1922. (272 pages) cf. Google Play; .pdf; Wikipedia Page; The Basic Problem of Democracy. REFLECTIONS In short, Public Opinion has surmised and summarized the great weaknesses of democracy being located in our human psychology and offered

Uncivil Agreement | Reflections & Notes

Lilliana Mason. Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity. University of Chicago Press, 2018. (183 pages) REFLECTIONS Allow me to sum up the most important takeaways if we are going to have a civil society: Do not identify with a

Uncivil Agreement | Reflections & Notes

Lilliana Mason. Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity. University of Chicago Press, 2018. (183 pages) REFLECTIONS Allow me to sum up the most important takeaways if we are going to have a civil society: Do not identify with a

Biased | Reflections & Notes

Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. Viking, 2019. (340 pages) A journey is called that because you cannot know what you will…do with what you find, or what you find will

Biased | Reflections & Notes

Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. Viking, 2019. (340 pages) A journey is called that because you cannot know what you will…do with what you find, or what you find will

Doughnut Economics | Review & Notes

Kate Raworth. Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017. (309 pages) The most powerful tool in economics is not money, nor even algebra. It is a pencil. Because with a pencil you can

Doughnut Economics | Review & Notes

Kate Raworth. Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017. (309 pages) The most powerful tool in economics is not money, nor even algebra. It is a pencil. Because with a pencil you can

The Storytelling Animal | Reflections & Notes

Jonathan Gottschall. The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human. Mariner Books, 2012. (248 pages) REFLECTIONS Every now and then a book and its ideas strike my discovery bone with just the right frequency and intensity that I find myself captivated

The Storytelling Animal | Reflections & Notes

Jonathan Gottschall. The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human. Mariner Books, 2012. (248 pages) REFLECTIONS Every now and then a book and its ideas strike my discovery bone with just the right frequency and intensity that I find myself captivated