Saturday, April 4, 2015

Blog the Book

People have suggested from time to time that we use the blog as some breed of Book Club. We know from Russia that clubs—bowling, book, or otherwise—are not emboldened by a resolute state, and from the U.S. that democracy only foments clubs of mutual prejudice and competition. What really drives the world is chance. Thus, when we discovered last week that Bill and Myk were reading the same book, a 1988 Pulitzer Prize winner, I felt the stars align, the Ouija board move, and I ordered the book myself. It fulfills all the the Pros and Cons (it is historical, but way over 200 pages) that will surely let this thing last less than two weeks, but why should precedence or the prospect of failure deter us (for what's a heaven for?).

I encourage everyone to beg, borrow, or steal a copy of The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes, and just stream-of-conscious on the blog anything that inspires you while reading the book. Maybe we'll generate a little insight, humor, or controversy before we all go back to discussing Islam.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes

[OK, yes, it is too long for all of us ADD—tweeters, but the good news is that it has pictures, and you can probably skim all the high energy physics equations.]

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