Q&A with Gerd Gigerenzer. "We humans are not as dim-witted as the heuristics-and-biases research makes us appear." I couldn't agree more. There may be good reasons for the cognitive biases reported in psychological experiments, which are usually based on a few dozen participants (or less) who usually happen to be university students at institutions in the US, the UK or some other Western European country.
I never thought I'd ever say this, but this interview with the American art critic and historian Hal Foster is actually quite interesting.
Excerpt from Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising by Jonathan Littell.
The books of the year according to The Economist. I've added several to my reading list.
The best books of 2015 (published in English) according to the Financial Times critics and guests.
The 100 greatest British novels, based on a poll of 82 critics from around the world (excl. the UK).