I still have two full weeks before I have to go back to teaching, so I am making the most of my time by catching up on my readings. Among the many things I have learned is that the great H.L.A. Hart did not have an advanced law or philosophy degree and did not begin teaching until he was almost 40! For his part, Nassim Nicholas Taleb is an insufferable bore, but his “Skin in the Game” book is very relevant to our current “cancel culture” troubles, while the coffee-table book on “Big Cats” not only contains many beautiful photographs of lions, leopards, tigers, etc.; it also describes their evolutionary history, mating practices, eating habits, and other forms of behavior. Lastly, the Moon “Florida Gulf Coast” travel book is for a family beach vacation I am planning for next week, and I will have more to say about the other books in my pile soon …
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