What’s wrong with America?

Book Review: The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism by Yuval Levin, Basic Books, 2016 *Scroll down for book summary after analysis* We begin with a well-worn argument: America needs a change. People are frustrated with Washington, they are disheartened by the stagnancy of their economic situation and are bewildered by a … Continue reading What’s wrong with America?

Review: The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley

The Smartest Kids in the World  (and how they got that way) by Amanda Ripley, Simon & Schuster, NYC, 2013 The idea for this book was born out of the fact that American kids are seriously underperforming at secondary school, particularly in maths. Since 2001, the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) has been assessing the … Continue reading Review: The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley