Saturday, April 14, 2012

On E.O Wilson's latest book in the Washington Post

My review of Edward O. Wilson's provocative new book, The Social Conquest of Earth, is in the Washington Post this weekend. Wilson, one of the nation's most celebrated scientists, asserts an evidence-based definition of the human condition and how it came to be so that's bound to attract attention.

I previously reviewed one of E.O Wilson's titles -- The Future of Life -- a decade ago for The Christian Science Monitor. I'm not sure we've made a lot of progress on confronting the issues he identified therein.

For history buffs out there, my last review for the Post was of David Hackett Fischer's new book, Fairness and Freedom.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like it might have some things in common with Jonathan Haidt's work:

    Reading "The Righteous Mind" right now...