Daniel Wahl's Articles
Arts & Culture, Reviews
Review: The Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander
Daniel Wahl August 20, 2013
Daniel Wahl reviews The Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander.
Review: The Year of Living Biblically, by A. J. Jacobs
Daniel Wahl May 20, 2013
Daniel Wahl reviews The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, by A. J. Jacobs.
Louis C.K. Schools David Itzkoff on the Cause of Success
Daniel Wahl May 3, 2013
In a recent interview in the New York Times, comedian Louis C.K. turned the questions on interviewer David Itzkoff to tease out the cause of C.K.’s success: DI: Does it matter that what you’ve achieved, with your online special and your tour can’t be replicated by other performers who don’t…
Politics & Rights
Jonathan Hoenig Calls for Return to Americanism
Daniel Wahl April 27, 2013
At the fifth annual Tax Day Tea Party in Chicago, Jonathan Hoenig delivered an excellent speech on the principles of Americanism and the need to return to them. Focusing on what made America unique in history, he pointed out what it means to be free and what it means to…
Good Living, Reviews
Review: The Little Book of Talent, by Daniel Coyle
Daniel Wahl February 20, 2013
Daniel Wahl reviews The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills, by Daniel Coyle.
Education & Parenting
Glenn Reynolds and the K-12 Implosion
Daniel Wahl January 19, 2013
In The K-12 Implosion, Glenn Reynolds makes a commonsense argument that government-run schools are in a bubble—a bubble that is ready to pop. He notes, for example, that the government has spent ever-increasing amounts of money on K-12 education but can show for it no positive returns, only negative ones—and…
Review: The Dictator’s Learning Curve, by William J. Dobson
Daniel Wahl November 20, 2012
Daniel Wahl reviews The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy, by William J. Dobson.
Is Dan Ariely's Latest Book Predictably Dishonest?
Daniel Wahl August 22, 2012
Dan Ariely, a professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, has released a new book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves. If that title makes you go “hmmm” you might appreciate Eric Daniels’s review of Ariely’s last book, Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that…
Review: The Secret Lives of Codebreakers, by Sinclair McKay
Daniel Wahl reviews The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park, by Sinclair McKay.
How Alan Turing Outsmarted Britain's Home Guard—and For Their Own Good
Daniel Wahl August 8, 2012
There’s a lot to like about The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park. For one example, see “Ian Fleming’s Beautiful Plan to Defeat the Nazis.” For another, consider a story from the book that involves Alan Turing and how he…