An economist who can write well and who knows that markets require a plethora of institutions to make them work. Harder globally than nationally.
Unfailing interesting, and passes the 'ring of truth' test.
Razib Khan spoke warmly of this book, although warning it was heavy going. Really??
Martin Jay documents that intellectual commune of mostly German-Jewish left-intellectuals trying to figure out why the proletariat stubbornly refused to deliver the promised utopia-bringing revolution.
Like most people with a Marxist background, I tangentially knew about the Frankfurt School - especially via Marcuse - but never got around to actually engaging with Critical Theory.
Flagged critically as one of the better Jack Reacher thrillers, this seemed ideal to read to Clare after dinner.
As well as having a Jack Reacher haircut I share his interest in the blues.
I was sufficiently motivated to consider the best electric blues rendition of "Born under a Bad Sign" and listened carefully to Cream's famous version. But John Bonamassa is my favourite.
"Supermind" is on order!