We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Readers know well how much we Maggie's Farmers thrive on the Teaching Company series, but this is a welcome addition to our self-education arsenal: The Very Short Introductions series from the Oxford Univ. Press.
Their "very short" paperbacks on all sorts of topics are elegantly-written and will leave you as well-informed as a kid taking a college course.
I perused two of them, one on The Cell and one on Christianity. Excellent. Most can be gotten on Amazon.