20 September 2021

September 2021 Reading List

Updated 20 September 2021

  • The Nanny State Made Me by Stuart Maconie
  • Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli
  • Football Hackers by Christoph Biermann
  • Son of a Silverback by Russell Kane
  • Trials of the State by Jonathan Sumption
  • The Status Game by Will Storr
  • On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming
  • The Art of Making Memories by Meik Wiking
  • Privacy is Power by Carissa Véliz
  • Death of a whistleblower and Cochrane’s moral collapse by Peter C. Gøtzsche1
  • The Way Home by Mark Boyle

  1. I can’t claim to have read this fully but I am noting it for completeness. I read the first quarter of the book and couldn’t stand it any more so skimmed the rest. It details to quite extraordinary levels (depths?) the minutiae of the interactions between the Cochrane Collaboration and PCG. Ye gads. It’s not edifying. And it is, frankly, remarkably dull. I didn’t know anything of this saga and the indications are that Gøtzsche was treated badly. I can understand his desire to record his version. He has certainly done that.↩︎


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