Review: Humankind by Rutger Bregman

I thought Bregman’s previous book, Utopia for Realists, was pretty good. This book is even better. Bregman presents an optimistic view of human beings, and backs this up with many, many examples. He writes like…


Review: The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan

John Buchan was, according to Christopher Hitchens, “the father of the modern spy thriller”. But, as the introduction to this, his most famous novel, explains, he was a writer “of his time”. That’s code for…