Book Review – Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King

August 14, 2018|Book Reviews - Non Fiction|0 comments

There is something remarkable about an architect who designs a building without any idea of how to actually build it. Yet this is what happened when the original plans for a new Cathedral in Florence were drawn up in the late 1200s. What is even more incredible is that the foundation stones were laid, followed by 100 years of building without anyone having resolved the question of how to build

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Book Review – Post Truth by James Ball

July 23, 2018|Book Reviews - Non Fiction|0 comments

In Post Truth Ball succinctly digs beneath the catch all  of “fake news” and explores how the emotional and sensationalised, the half truths and full on lies came to be so prevalent in US and UK politics and culture. The book is structured in four parts. The first, “The Power of Bull Shit” summarises both the 2016 US Presidential election and Brexit and provides the framing and context for much

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