Apparently, The European Enlightment . . .

. . . was driven by coffee & cigarettes. But we knew that. Actually, the review makes Daniel Lord Smail's book about how humans alter their & others' moods sound fascination even though I'm usually suspicious dismissive of Grand Unified Theories of Civilization.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.