Eugene Rogan tells a fascinating story about a part of the Great War that many know little about: the conflict between Allied and Central Powers in the Middle East. Rogan, author of The Arabs: A History, reveals that side of the war from the perspective of the Turks and the Arabs.
When literary critic and poet Clive James discovered in 2010 that he had terminal cancer, he decided that “if you don’t know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do.” This book is the result of that decision.
Berry places concern for food production and land use, climate change, and the politics of sex and marriage within the context of personal responsibility and ordinary relationships. The first entry, “Paragraphs from a Notebook,” reads like a version of Pascal’s Pensées aimed against the analytical, disintegrating, and violent tendencies of science, industry, and political ideologies.