Books of import

Jonathan Israel, Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights, 1750-1790.  With 1152 pages, a major author, and a clear writing style, this is a major work.  I’ve only browsed it.

Zara Steiner, The Triumph of the Dark: European International History, 1933-1939.  Repeat the above description but up the number of pp. to 1248.

David Weinberger, Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room.  Not out yet; will this be one of the big books of 2012?  Probably.


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