It’s been awhile since I wrote one of these, so here’s a look at what I”m currently reading:
Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law, by Jay Feinman. In my quixotic quest to understand world affairs, I’ve noted that law comes up quite a bit, whether it pertains to international trade, human rights, or even biosecurity. The law pervades every part of our lives, and even here at home some of the cutting edge issues such as drones and internet privacy are being worked out in law courts. So I figured that an overview of American law was a good place to start, and I found this book at the library.
Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World, by Kevin Bales. I forget where I saw this one advertised, but with the combination of human trafficking and environmental damage, how could I not be interested?
Foundation’s Fear (Second Foundation Trilogy #1), by Gregory Benford. I mean, come on, Asimov’s Foundation books are classics. And how could anybody interested in international affairs not think Psychohistory is cool? Unfortunately, the master has passed away, so anything that continues his universe is worth a try.