Salem Alaton

LRC Contributor

Salem Alaton is a former Globe and Mail arts reporter and features writer.

Articles by Salem Alaton

  • Anatomy of Melancholy (May 2023)
    Gabor Maté on society’s ills
  • Stone Diary (July 2016)
    A review of The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World’s Oldest Symbols, by Genevieve von Petzinger.
  • Hanging On Forever (December 2013)
    A review of The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief and Magic Behind Living Forever, by Adam Leith Gollner
  • The Traps of Progress (December 2004)
    A review of Ronald Wright’s A Short History of Progress
  • The Consolations of Anthropomorphism (July–August 2012)
    A review of The Ancient Mythology of Modern Science: A Mythologist Looks (Seriously) at Popular Science Writing, by Gregory Schrempp
  • Darwinists and Divinity (June 2010)
    A review of Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science, by Michael Ruse
  • Success in the Slums? (December 2009)
    A review of Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities Are Changing the World, by Jeb Brugmann
  • Monumental or Vainglorious? (December 2007)
    A review of Donald Harman Akenson’s Some Family: The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself