Monthly Archives: March 2012

Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman My rating: 4 of 5 stars A fascinating account of the core history of Scientology, from the early days of Dianetics, to the wacked out days of Tom Cruise. Janet Reitman has done a superb job documenting all that she could uncover during … Continue reading

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker My rating: 5 of 5 stars Life is getting less violent. Really. The first portion of the book deals primarily with the statistics and evidence that shows how violence has declined in the course of recorded human history; and the facts do … Continue reading

Lying by Sam Harris My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an eBook that originally came out only for the Kindle, but is now available in PDF format. Lying is something most people feel they can, and frequently do, find justification for. Sam Harris takes us through several scenarios to show just why it … Continue reading