Unwarranted optimism in day-to-day human interaction and decision-making and in addressing broader social, national, or international problems, has resulted in misguided policies... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael B. Cahill
One often notices that something is wrong with our society, with the way we try to handle problems, but it is difficult to put your finger on what is hurting exactly. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Barry
Pessimism, it turns out, has its uses. That in a nutshell is the premise of this book. Roger Scruton takes the reader on an excursion across many contemporary overly-naïve and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dr. Bojan Tunguz
I was so impressed with this book, recommended to me by a Temple University professor, that I have since bought several copies to send to friends in the economic, legal, and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Patrick Barron
This is an extraordinarily clear and carefully argued rebuttal of the fallacies implicitly or explicitly adhered to by the overly optimistic proponents all too facile cures of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rodrigo Jungmann
A lucid presentation of the importance of using a dab of pessimistic sense to counteract the excesses of the many types of utopic thinking, and their sometimes disastrous... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Juan L. Vazquez
This book makes the case of why so many movements, ideas and programs, specially those proposed by progressives/liberals in the government area fail miserably and still continue to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ed Kenney
I think it's a good book for we know better what's going on in our world and culture.
Thanks for the author.
It has often been said that conservatives have a basically pessimistic view of idealistic schemes, while radicals of all kinds believe that they their ideologies can make the world... Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Ralph Blumenau