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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell
The Speed of Dark
Elizabeth Moon
Battle Royale
Koushun Takami, Yuji Oniki
Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30) - Mark Bauerlein Author mixes topics together, presenting as a linked whole. Some topics have only one reasonable side, others are quite debatable. For instance:
Study of prior scientific achievement may lead to breakthroughs, but is that necessarily so with study of prior artistic achievements? What about other skills and studies?
A good overview on the general decline of literacy and competency, regardless.