Healthy alternatives

Fall books

By Pat and Hugh Armstrong, with Claudia Fegan, M.D., Universal Healthcare: What the United States Can Learn from the Canadian Experience. (New Press, 176 pp.)

To the contrary

Fall books

By Marilynne Robinson, The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought. (Houghton Mifflin, 254 pp.)

Wall or picket fence?

Edited by Stephen Monsma and J. Christopher Soper, Equal Treatment of Religion in a Pluralistic Society. (Eerdmans, 211 pp.)

A scientist's search for comprehensive knowledge

By Edward O. Wilson, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. (Knopf, 352 pp.)

Against free trade

A meeting of opposites

By Patrick J. Buchanan, The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy. (Little, Brown, 384 pp.)