Books and Other Texts I've Put on the Web

Books? I heard about them once on MTV.
---Richard Cross
Poetry gets a page of its own.
Daniel Bell
The neo-conservative intellectual, author of Cultural Contradictions of Late Capitalism and Post-Industrial Society, writing ``The Cultural Contradictions of Newt Gingrich'', doubtless with a certain chickens-come-home-to-roost feeling.
J. D. Bernal
20th century British physicist, author of The World, the Flesh and the Devil, an inspired piece of prophecy which I personally find very unpleasant.
Chuang Tzu
A.k.a. Chuang Chou, Zhuang Zi, etc.
Richard Dawkins
The Economist
Articles from the best newspaper on Earth. It would be even better if it shared my politics, of course, but nothing banned in Singapore can be all bad.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
An essay on ``Molecular Civil War.''
Timothy Ferris
Generation X
An assortment of articles on what is, alas, my generation. Most are sensible; one is such a howler it cried out for preservation.
J. B. S. Haldane
Hermes Trismegistus
William James
Sir Peter Medawar
H. L. Mencken
Julian Offray de La Mettrie
John Stuart Mill
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
George Orwell
Heinz Pagels
Bertrand Russell
André Siegfried
A French geographer writing on Germs and Ideas in 1958.
Benedict Spinoza
Bruce Sterling
Lewis Thomas
Andrew Dickson White
A co-founder and Professor of History at Cornell, later its President, and the author, in 1896, of a wonderful book on the History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom. In his day it seemed obvious to anyone with half a brain that Theology was vanquished: but we live in less enlightend times.
Ch'an or Zen

(Sat Mar 10 22:44:22 2001)