Monthly Archives: May 2008

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, and former editor of Foreign Affairs, spoke this evening at Seattle’s Town Hall about his new book The Post-American World. He spoke for about 35 minutes and then took questions from the audience.  Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Bookseller of Kabul

The Bookseller of KabulBy Ǻsne SeierstadLittle, Brown and Company, New York, 2003 The Bookseller of Kabul is a “stranger in a strange land” book. The stranger, Ǻsne Seierstad, is a blond, female, Norwegian journalist. The strange land is Kabul during … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Black Swan

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly ImprobableBy Nassim Nicholas TalebRandom House, New York, 2007 Nassim Nicholas Taleb, options trader cum philosopher, defines a Black Swan as an extremely improbable event that has huge impact. Think 9/11 or the … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 1 Comment