I just read a review of a book on the psychology of Italy. It sounds pretty interesting. I’ll probably read it eventually (after I get through the 80 other books on my To Read list).
Speaking of books, I did finally finish Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel a few weeks ago. I suspect most of you have read it already, but if you haven’t, I highly recommend it. Just set aside a fair chunk of time for it.
This post refers to:
Grimes, William. An Insider Explains Italy, Land of Cheery Dysfunction. New York Times. August 23, 2006.
Diamond, J., Guns, Germs and Steel. 1999, New York: W.W. Norton and Company.