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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. Not something I would normally read, as my faith in human nature has worn too thin. Like many books of this type, it could be in danger of preaching to the converted, I believe. Those who behave so badly that they might benefit from reading it are unlikely to do so. That said, I hope I am wrong!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I consider myself a bit cynical, to say the least, but I enjoyed the book, and it gave me pause. I think you’d enjoy the beginning of the book, where the author analyses the city bombings during WWII, both in the UK and Germany, and how despite evidence to the contrary, world leaders and experts insisted on following their notions rather than changing their approach.
      I’ve read a lot about cognitive biases, and it’s something difficult to fight against, but we can keep trying.
      Of course, I know you have plenty to read, but, if you have time, check a sample and see what you think. If nothing else, it contains plenty of anecdotes and stories.
      Enjoy the rest of the week.

  2. dgkaye says:

    You know I’m going to read this LOL 🙂 Thanks for this excellent recommend! 🙂 <3

    1. I thought of you as I read it. I know you enjoy non-fiction and you like books that make you think, and this one is fascinating. The author is well-known and I’ll keep track of him from now on. Have fun, Debby!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks again Olga. I always enjoy your reviews and recommends. <3

        1. I enjoy yours too. ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            Thank you Olga <3

  3. A great review of this book, Olga. It sounds like an interesting read. There are lots of examples of good things in human society, even more so at the moment than usual.

    1. I agree. The book is very comprehensive and includes some fabulous examples and stories, many I hadn’t heard of at all. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. This sounds like something that really makes you think. Thanks for sharing your superb review, Olga. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. It does, and at this particular time, anything with a hopeful message is welcome. Have a fabulous week.

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