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Nonfiction Review: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Random, $30 560p ISBN 978-1-4000-6782-4

Here we go! HatTip to Dave Lull.

Taleb’s vigorous, blustery prose drips with Nietzschean scorn for academics, bankers, and bourgeois “sissies” who crave comfort and moderation: “If you take risks and face your fate with dignity,” he intones, “insults by half-men small men, those who don’t risk” are no more rankling than “barks by non-human animals.” More worldview than rigorous argument, Taleb’s ramblings may strike readers with knowledge-shknowledge as ill-considered; still, he presents a rich—and often telling—critique of modern civilization’s obsession with security

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