Nozick's musings in Examined Life are varied and interesting. His political leanings after a lifetime of philosophizing are much less brash than the ideas in his earlier work, Anarchy, State and Utopia. He no longer espouses anarcho-capitalism, and arguably not even libertarianism, making this, for better or for worse, the less shocking of the two books.The other essays on non-political topics are interesting and occasionally enlightening, but not consistently enough to have me reaching for the book in my spare moments. Still, there's a lot of wisdom here and his approach to solving problems is fascinating. I'm shelving it for now but I'm sure I'll come back to it in the future.