Artifact. Tom Wolfe uses fewer than two hundred pages in his book titled, The Kingdom of Speech, to offer his views and skewer Charles Darwin and Noam Chomsky in the process. More like a long essay, this book makes one key point: speech is a special artifact, unique to man, and is not evolutionary. I’m not sure about Wolfe’s science on this topic, but his verbal dexterity met my expectations. Read for yourself if you have any interest in the subject matter.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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