Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

Writing from the office of the Greek Ministry of Finance in 2013, economist Yanis Varoufakis turned his knowledge and expertise towards a challenging new audience: his teenage daughter. Varoufakis’s Talking to My Daughter About the Economy (The Bodley Head, $22.99)...
The Code Breaker

The Code Breaker

What revolution promises to be bigger – and potentially more important to us and the lives of future generations – than computers or the discovery of the atom? This great book argues that it will be gene editing – the ability to change our DNA in targeted ways using...
A Promised Land

A Promised Land

The headline from Britain’s The Independent reads, “Barack Obama’s A Promised Land review: An elegant, thoughtful memoir from the coolest president America ever had.” I couldn’t put it better myself and would highly recommend paddling your way through the 700-odd...
How to be an Antiracist

How to be an Antiracist

Although I bought Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist (Penguin) when it came out in late 2019, it took me another year to actually pick it up. As well as the book’s obviously confronting subject matter, I worried that Kendi’s prose would be academic and...
Eating Chilli Crab in the Anthropocene

Eating Chilli Crab in the Anthropocene

Singapore might seem an unlikely subject for an anthology of essays on environmental conservation. After all, this is one of the most densely populated regions on the planet, with only 0.28 per cent of primary forest cover still intact. But as the essays in Eating...

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