Three characteristics — insecurity, a superiority complex, and impulse control — come together to propel certain cultural groups to disproportionate success, argue “Tiger Mother” Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld ’80 in The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America (Penguin Press). They also explore the downsides of those traits.
E. Fuller Torrey ’59 examines the history of America’s mental-health treatment system in American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System (Oxford University Press). The mental-health program launched by the Kennedy administration “encouraged the closing of state mental hospitals without any realistic plan regarding what would happen to the discharged patients,” he writes.
“No issue has emerged so rapidly in importance as cybersecurity,” write P.W. Singer ’97 and Allan Friedman, yet it is poorly understood. Using a Q&A format, the authors hope to remedy that in Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press).