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Scott Straus wins Grawemeyer Award

Scott Straus

LOUISVILLE, Ky., November 2017 – Political science professor and author Scott Straus has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his 2015 book, “Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa.” [Read more…]

The Age of Oversupply

age of supply

Easy Credit in an Age of Oversupply

American investment banker Daniel Alpert argues in his new book* that there are only four solutions to an unsustainable debt problem: [Read more…]

Protecting Yourself Against the Unpredictable

Antifragile by by Nassim Taleb

The latest book from Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the New York professor famous for dubbing large-scale, unpredictable and irregular events of massive consequences such as the astonishing success of Google, or 9/11, as Black Swans, is an advisory on how your behaviour, lifestyle and assets can be shaped to minimize such risks, even benefit from them*. [Read more…]

Midnight Alley by Miles Corwin

Midnight Alley by Miles Corwin

Midnight Alley by Miles Corwin

Booklist, Starred Review, February, 2012 “Recommend this superb novel to fans of crime thrillers and police procedurals…” Ash Levine, the top detective in the LAPD’s elite Felony Special Squad, is called out to solve the murder of two young black men found shot to death in a Venice alley. [Read more…]

Ray Bradbury remembered

Ray Bradbury,  August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

Ray Bradbury, August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

With the death of Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) , it would be great to share a letter he sent to the Fayetteville Public Library in 2006. [Read more…]