Book Review: “Becoming” by Michelle Obama

How much you might enjoy a celebrity memoir is usually directly related to how much of an admirer you are of said celebrity. This is perhaps doubly true when the celebrity also happens to be a political figure, since large swaths of the book wind up feeling like a dry recitation of their accomplishments. Luckily, Michelle Obama’s book mostly avoids that problem.

Book Review: “Enlightenment Now” by Steven Pinker

In today’s world, no matter where you get your news from, it would be easy to take a look at things and feel like they are going pretty poorly. Whether you’re worried about violence, terrorism, war, pollution, corruption, moral decline, healthcare, education, or any number of other issues, both the liberal and conservative news media will constantly bombard you with stories about just how much our global society is in decline.