Mark A. R. Kleiman

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Adam Winkler, Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America

By: Saturday September 17, 2011 1:59 pm

Adam Winkler’s Gunfight is a book of contradictions: a dispassionate book about a passionately debated topic, a sane book about competing insanities, a page-turner about legal doctrine and obscure bits of history, a piece of serious scholarship combined with journalistic flair.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Richard Thaler – Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

By: Sunday April 5, 2009 2:00 pm

Nudge, by Richard Thaler (today’s guest) and Cass Sunstein, is an exposition of the set of ideas its authors call “Libertarian Paternalism.” At first blush this might seem as oxymoronic a combination as “dry water,” and it is a major part of the project of the book to show why it is not.

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