Book cover of Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization by Edward Slingerland
Food & Wine

Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization

A “entertaining and enlightening” deep dive into the alcohol-soaked origins of civilization—and the evolutionary roots of humanity’s appetite for intoxication. (Daniel E. Lieberman, author of Exercised) 

While plenty of entertaining books have been written about the history of alcohol and other intoxicants, none have offered a comprehensive, convincing answer to the basic question of why humans want to get high in the first place.  […Learn More]

History

Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy

A new history explains how and why, as it prepared to enter World War II, the United States decided to lead the postwar world.

For most of its history, the United States avoided making political and military commitments that would entangle it in European-style power politics. Then, suddenly, it conceived a new role for itself as the world’s armed superpower–and never looked back. […Learn More]