Tag Archives: Christopher Hitchins

the Lykov family, persistence hunting & religion

My grazing strategy for exploring the literary environment accessible to me, the topic of a future post, brought something to my table that I had read earlier, filed away as interesting, and forgotten again: a piece in the online Smithsonian … Continue reading

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the rational pessimist

Mat Ridley, the author of the Rational Optimist,  describes the book’s main thesis as follows:…human beings are not only wealthier, but healthier, happier, cleaner, cleverer, kinder, freer, more peaceful and more equal than they have ever been. This is because the source … Continue reading

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