#58 – Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King (My 100 Favorite Books)

I missed out on reading Stephen King for much of my life.  I think it was because I knew of him as a horror writer, and I am not a fan of horror.  But I finally picked up his Dark Tower series, then began reading some of the books that tie in, and my mind…

The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman (Review)

Many times throughout history governments have pursued policies that go directly against their own self-interest.  Barbara Tuchman defines such pursuits as folly, hence the title of her book The March of Folly.  It is not that such policies appeared to be folly only in retrospect.  To qualify as folly they had to be obvious folly…