ACCENT: NOSTRADAMUS by Stephane Gerson

The turn of a new year is as good a time as any to revisit our plans and perhaps read a horoscope or two.  For some people these predictions are literal.  Others find it to be an amusement but nothing more.  This book asserts nothing about Nostradamus’s ability or even prognosticators in general.  Instead, Gerson…

REVIEW: HOW TO LIVE, OR, THE LIFE OF MONTAIGNE by Sarah Bakewell

I must say, I prefer biographies of this sort.  It’s far too arrogant for a biographer to think they can just begin at the beginning and go from there.  Bakewell instead takes a more meaningful approach to a thinker, philosopher, and writer four-hundred years and a language removed.  She drops in, like a neighbor stops…

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