Mayor Bloomberg continued to push his science-over-faith policy theme today in an address that concluded a public health conference at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We respect science,” said the mayor. “We base policy not on what we think is true, but what we can prove is true.”
That echoes his speech Read More
Bob Kerrey, the two-term former Senator and governor of Nebraska, is considering a proposal to start an elite training ground for policy-makers at the New School University, where he became president in January 2001.
Mr. Kerrey-who said upon taking the New School post that he wanted to teach a government class himself-commissioned an investigation into Read More
The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America , by Louis Menand. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 546 pages, $27.
There’s a new book out about mauve, the color. Recently there was a history of the mirror. A book about longitude scaled the best-seller list last year. This is the trend: inflated trivia. The strategy Read More