Applebaum, Anne,  Iron Curtain: the Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

Ayaan Hirsi Ali,  Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now – 27 Nov '15,

Booth, MichaelThe Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia  

Bregman, RutgerUtopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World  

Brownell, Will and Denise Drace-BrownellThe First Nazi

Coulter, Ann,  How to Talk to a Liberal (if you must)  – 9 Jan '14,

Coulter, AnnNever Trust a Liberal over 3 – Especially a Republican – 19 Dec '13,

Ferguson, NiallKissinger , 1923–1968: the Idealist

Fest, Joachim,  Hitler

Frankfurt, Harry GOn Bullshit (a philosophical essay) – 13 Mar '15,

Gordon, Robert J,  The Rise and Fall of American Growth

Gutting, GaryWhat Philosophy Can Do

Harari, Yuval Noah,  Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind

Haidt, Jonathan,  The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

Harris, James,  The Great Fear: Stalin's Terror of the 1930s

Hochschild, AdamSpain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939

Kalb, Marvin,  The Year I was Peter the Great: 1956, Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia

Kastrup, Bernardo,  Why Materialism is Baloney – 24 July '15,

King, David,  The Trial of Adolf Hitler

Kleinfeld, Rachael,  A Savage Order: How the world's deadliest countries can forge a path to security.

Kluger, Jeffrey,  The Narcissist Next Door – 15 Sep '15,

Levitsky & Ziblatt,  How Democracies Die – 19 Dec '18,

Mailhot, Teresa,  Heart Berries: A Memoir

McCloskey, DeirdreBourgeois Equality: How Ideas, not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World

McMaster, H.R.Dereliction of Duty

Mazzucato, MarianaThe Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs private sector myths

Mesler and Cleaves,   A Brief History of Creation

McCants, William,  The ISIS Apocalypse

MacMillan, MargaretWhat were They Thinking? – 12 Sep '15

MacMillan, MargaretParis 1919 – 10 Oct '15

Lukianoff and HaidtThe Coddling of the American Mind

Norberg, JohanProgress

Pinker, StevenEnlightenment Now

Reich, RobertSaving Capitalism: For the Many not the Few  – 6 Nov '15,

Roberts, AndrewNapoleon: a Life  (a focus on foreign policy and war folly)

Robin, CoreyThe Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin

Schultz, Kevin MBuckley and Mailer: the Difficult Friendship that shaped the Sixties

Raspail, Jean,  Camp of the Saints

Sandel, MichaelJustice: What's the Right Thing to Do – 6 Mar '14,

Searle, JohnMind: A Brief Introduction

Shapiro, BenThe Right Side Of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great – 2019

Sherman, GabrielLoudest Voice in the Room: (Roger Ailes)

Smitha, Frank,  Philosophy, Yours and Mine – 2013

Sternberg, Eliezer J,  NeuroLogic

Strayer, RobertWhy Did The Soviet Union Collapse

Tarico, Valerie,  Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light  (published in 2010)

Thomas, EvanBeing Nixon: a Man Divided

Vorse, Mary HeatonA Footnote to Folly: Reminiscences of Mary Heaton Vorse

Wilentz, SeanThe Politicians & the Egalitarians


Ahamed, LiaquatLords of Finance (about the Great Depression)

Appleby, JoyceThe Relentless Revolution: a History of Capitalism

Liotta and MiskelThe Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security & the Map of the Future