The author and journalist describes how racism, violence, and corruption became entrenched in police departments across America. He picks five books describing a stark reality, and suggests a blueprint for change
Existential anxiety drives our lives but most of us are too frightened to think about it, says the psychologist and author. He chooses the best books on the fear of death.
Katrina was not a natural disaster but an engineering one, says the journalist and author. He chooses the best books on Hurricane Katrina, ranging from a novel to a geographical biography of New Orleans.
What is fairness? What does it mean to be brave? Can you step in the same river twice? Peter Worley chooses books for children that will help them become budding philosophers.
The philosopher argues that a culture of debate, in which people of all backgrounds can openly discuss the truth, is philosophy's real answer to conflict.
Dogs are like wolves and should be fed raw meat and bones, says the author and founder of Honey's Real Dog Food company. He chooses the best books on dog food.
Sport can offer insights into philosophy and life in general, argues the philosophy professor and sports enthusiast. He chooses the best books on philosophy and sport.
The historian argues London is an intrinsically addictive city. He charts its history through its dependencies on chocolate, tobacco, coffee, tea, and LSD.
The futurist says work in futures is about patterns, not predictions. He recommends five books about the future that look backwards as well as forwards.