Most students of international relations can’t help but inordinately invoke Francis Fukuyama in almost everything they write, say or think; I’m as guilty as anybody else. Despite the fact that the “end of history” does not appear to be upon us after all, Fukuyama is as celebrated and as relevant as ever, and I’m looking forward to reading his new book, The Origins of Political Order, a chronicle of the human race’s attempts to build coherent and successful forms of government. And this is only Volume 1. The reviews have been stellar, especially this week’s in The New York Times Book Review.
- Updates to resume (semi) soon. Winter-break reads: Gone Girl; The Sense of an Ending; This is How You Lose Her; and a couple Alain de Botton 5 years ago
- Updates will recommence soon. Currently reading Hanna Rosin's forthcoming The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. goo.gl/mzjjM 5 years ago
- Reading a fascinating, terrifying memoir of a young woman's bout w autoimmune encephalitis, AKA the "Exorcist" disease: goo.gl/cuaGF 5 years ago
- Just bought "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss's new bio that got all that fanfare in "Vanity Fair": goo.gl/4nzQ3 #hyped 5 years ago
- "In the Shadow of the Banyan," Vaddey Ratner's first, forthcoming novel about surviving the Khmer Rouge: goo.gl/pte1n #fridayreads 5 years ago