The Education of an Idealist

The Education of an Idealist

We are all familiar with the notion that women have to try a little harder if they are to succeed in the workplace. I emphasize the word notion, as I’ve never believed it; indeed, some of the best people I’ve worked with were women, who didn’t appear to make any...
Last Hope Island

Last Hope Island

It is perhaps timely that I should be reviewing this book at this particular juncture in England’s history, when its relationship with Europe is, once again, being questioned by at least certain elements of its population. The irony, of course, is that the forebears...
A Human’s Guide To Machine Intelligence

A Human’s Guide To Machine Intelligence

Having just about given up on finding a book on artificial intelligence ( AI ) and its various iterations that I could understand, I was pleasantly surprised to come across this little gem. Well written and full of real-life anecdotes, it sets out to explain what...
Educated

Educated

One occasionally hears of stories that defy belief. This quarter’s review deals with such a story, and perhaps some of you who have not read the book, will think it’s pure fabrication. Well, if nothing else, it will inspire you to read the book and see for yourselves....
Born a Crime

Born a Crime

Many of our readers would be familiar with Barack Obama’s memoirs of growing up in Hawaii with his single mother. This quarterly’s book bears similarities with that wonderful book – a young boy growing up with a single mother, though in Africa, but...