Our reason is what puts us at the top of the food chain. We are born into this world weak, naked and vulnerable, but reason gives us a tool to exert our mastery over nature.
Christopher Hitchens was a wonderful polemicist—first rate—and as good as Nietzsche but without the madness born of syphilis.
Curiosity is the instinct that prompts us to act, so a book about curiosity should tell us how to act. This is the first to do so with its 12 rules for life.