Books by Howard Bloom

Released: Aug. 24, 2000

"Full of interesting, often useful insights, but the author's straining for universal significance seems hubristic. Take with several grains of salt."
The author postulates that all creatures are parts of a worldwide "learning machine" that has evolved since the beginning of the universe. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Bloom's basic thesis is thought-provoking and often full of valuable insight; it is unfortunate that the implications he derives from it are so likely to encourage the worst aspects of human nature to come to the fore."
This exploration of the roots of violence in human society finds a villain in biology: not in the genetic urge that drives each organism to reproduce, but in the forces that create larger "superorganisms" that seek to perpetuate themselves. Read full book review >