On the Italian Mind (and other reading)

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.

2 thoughts on “On the Italian Mind (and other reading)

  1. May I likewise commend to your attention the fine tome, “Rats, Lice, and History” by Zissner; excellent pre-cursor, one could say, to Diamond’s work.


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