Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
In a world where hyper-focus on specialization is leading to greater and greater compartmentalization, this book is a welcome call for a renewed focus on integration.
The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski: The Life and Ideas of a Popular Science Icon by Timothy Sandefur
Sandefur’s well-trained and wide-ranging mind, brought to bear on a subject of deep personal interest, has delivered prose that is both graceful and direct. What emerges from his biographical portrait is the closest any of us now can get to one of the great humanistic minds of the previous century.
The Plato Cult and Other Philosophical Follies by David Stove
As Ayn Rand wrote, “To laugh at the contemptible, is a virtue.” With the wit of a Mark Twain and the jaundiced eye of a Richard Mitchell, David Stove practiced this virtue diligently and thus did philosophy a tremendous service.
The Rediscovery of America: Essays by Harry V. Jaffa on the New Birth of Politics
For all of his errors, Jaffa’s insistence that the truths of the Declaration are not historical artifacts but timeless principles worthy of defending will make his best work last forever.
Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt
According to Michael Hyatt, the ultimate purpose of productivity is not just to get more things done, but to get the right things done—and he shows how to do so.