Summer reading list.

As of 7/14/12

Read so far:

  • The Man Without a face: the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin, Masha Gassen
  • Reborn, Journals and Notebooks 1947-1963, Susan Sontag
  • Leading Teams, J. Richard Hackman
  • Love’s Body, Norman O. Brown
  • Law in America: A Short History, Lawrence Friedman
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, Rachel Maddow
  • Phenomenology of spirit, Hegel
  • Ender’s Game (Ender, Book 1), Orson Scott Card
  • Common Sense Economics, James G. Gwartney et al.
  • The Road to Serfdom, F.A. Hayek


  • Our Divided Political Heart, E.J. Dionne
  • The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Bleak House, Dickens
  • On Suicide, Durkeim
  • Milton’s Paradise Lost
  • The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot and a guide for the poem by Nacy K. Gish
  • In America, Susan Sontag
  • A failure of capitalism : the crisis of ’08 and the descent into depression, Richard Posner

To read:

  • Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith
  • The Portable Atheist , Christopher Hitchens
  • Hot, Flat and Crowded, Thomas Friedman (re-read)
  • Against Interpretation, Susan Sontag
  • The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it, Paul Collier
  • The Savage Mind, Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir
  • Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, Rushir Sharma
  • The Nine

Recommendations for fiction, and non-fiction (i.e. East Asian and Middle Eastern politics  and the economy, sociology and anthropology) are welcome with open arms!


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