November 30, 2004

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2004

Attention conservation notice: I have no taste.

David Braybrooke and Charles E. Lindblom, A Strategy of Decision: Policy Evaluation as a Social Process
How the social organization of policy evaluation ("disjointed incrementalism") serves its intellectual function, by being adapted to the actual abilities and situations of human beings, in ways that standard decision theory is not. Or: piecemeal social engineering as collective cognition.
Caitlín R. Kiernan, Threshold: A Novel of Deep Time
Southern Gothic Lovecraftian horror, with Beowulf and trilobites.
Buzz Bissinger, A Prayer for the City
The improbable story of Ed Rendell's first term as the mayor of Philadelphia. Per Slacktivist's recommendation.

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur

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