What We Are Reading Today: Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy

Updated 13 August 2018
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What We Are Reading Today: Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy

This book looks at all the things that have happened since Donald Trump announced his run for the US Presidency. 

US Judge and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro also tells us about what she knows about him and his family as she had become friends with them and learned about him and his family.

Pirro recently got a big boost for her new book when Trump posed with it in photos taken in the Oval Office.

She posted photos on Twitter of herself smiling with the president and holding a copy of her new book. Pirro commented: “I think @realDonaldTrump likes it!!!”

Trump and Pirro’s friendship dates back decades, and the former Westchester County Court judge has been a fierce and vocal supporter of the president from the infancy of his candidacy.

Pirro has reportedly told advisers to the president that she hopes to snag the country’s top law enforcement position from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom she denounced in a meeting with Trump in the Oval Office last year.


What We Are Reading Today: The Alzheimer Conundrum

Updated 20 February 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: The Alzheimer Conundrum

Author: Margaret Lock

Due to rapidly aging populations, the number of people worldwide experiencing dementia is increasing, and the projections are grim. Despite billions of dollars invested in medical research, no effective treatment has been discovered for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.
The Alzheimer Conundrum exposes the predicaments embedded in current efforts to slow down or halt Alzheimer’s disease through early detection of pre-symptomatic biological changes in healthy individuals.
Based on a meticulous account of the history of Alzheimer’s disease and extensive in-depth interviews, Margaret Lock highlights the limitations and the dissent associated with biomarker detection. Lock argues that basic research must continue, but should be complemented by a public health approach to prevention that is economically feasible, more humane, and much more effective globally than one exclusively focused on an increasingly harried search for a cure.
Lock is the Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the Department of Anthropology at McGill University.