Books

Last update: 6 December 2021

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The number is high because I rarely read books from cover to cover. I try to find good summaries and reviews and only if I don't, then I skim the book. If I find the skimming a little too engaging, then I read the whole book. Here are books that I have taken interest in:

  1. Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed - James C. Scott (link)

  2. A Conflict of Visions - Thomas Sowell (link)

  3. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion - Jonathan Haidt (link)

  4. Designing Games - Tynan Sylvester (link)

  5. Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving - Celeste Headlee (link)

  6. Reality Transurfing Steps I-V - Vadim Zeland (link)

  7. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - Thomas S. Kuhn (link)

  8. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson (link)

  9. The Second Realm: Book on Strategy - Smuggler XYZ (link)

  10. The Forrestal Diaries - James Forrestal (link)

  11. Gruesome Harvest - Ralph Franklin Keeling (link)

  12. 1945: Year of Decision - Harry Truman (link)

  13. Other Losses: An Investigation Into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans After World War II - James Bacque (link)

  14. Germany Must Perish! - Theodore N. Kaufman (link)

  15. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences - Howard Gardner (link)

  16. History of the Peloponnesian War - Thucydides (link)

  17. The Crowdsourced Panopticon: Conformity and Control on Social Media - Jeremy Weissman (link)

  18. You Gentiles - Maurice Samuel (link)

  19. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein (link)

  20. The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude - Étienne de La Boétie (link)

  21. The Story of Civilization (11 Volume Set) - Will Durant (link)

  22. The Lessons of History - Will Durant (link)

  23. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power - Shoshana Zuboff (link)

  24. Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism - Jörg Guido Hülsmann (link)

  25. The Middle of the Road Leads to Socialism - Ludwig von Mises (link)

  26. Against Intellectual Property - N. Stephan Kinsella (link)

  27. The Ethics of Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard (link)

  28. On the Genealogy of Morals - Friedrich Nietzsche (link)

  29. Aion (Collected Works 9ii) - C.G. Jung (link)

  30. Anarchy, State, and Utopia - Robert Nozick (link)

  31. A Theory of Justice - John Rawls (link)

  32. The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations: Shaping The Moral, Spiritual, Cultural, And Political. And Economic Decline Of The United States Of America - John Coleman (link)

  33. Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America - Kristian Williams (link)

  34. The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century - Joel F. Harrington (link)

  35. The Executioner's Journal: Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial City of Nuremberg - Franz Schmidt (link)

  36. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison - Michel Foucault (link)

  37. Painfotainment (Hardcore History, #61) - Dan Carlin (link)

  38. The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution - Richard W. Wrangham (link)

  39. Everyday Anarchy - Stefan Molyneux (link)

  40. The Most Dangerous Superstition - Larken Rose (link)

  41. The Technological Society - Jacques Ellul (link)

  42. The Very Best Men: The Daring Early Years of the CIA - Evan Thomas (link)

  43. The Chairman: John J. McCloy and the Making of the American Establishment - Kai Bird (link)

  44. Psychological Warfare Against Nazi Germany: The Sykewar Campaign, D-Day to Ve-Day - Daniel Lerner (link)

  45. Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans and the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps - Robert H. Abzug (link)

  46. The Buchenwald Report - David A. Hackett (link)

  47. The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements - Kevin B. MacDonald (link)

  48. The Secret History - Donna Tartt (link)

  49. National System of Political Economy - Friedrich List (link)

  50. A Gentle Introduction to Unqualified Reservations - Mencius Moldbug (link)

  51. Live Not By Lies - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (link)

  52. Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom - Patrick Moore (link)

  53. Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America - Wesley J. Smith (link)

  54. The Essential Hayek - Donald J. Boudreaux (link)

  55. The Guillotine at Work Vol. 1: The Leninist Counter-Revolution - Gregory Petrovich Maximoff (link)

  56. The Constitution of Liberty - Friedrich A. Hayek (link)

  57. The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives - Zbigniew Brzeziński (link)

  58. The Bohemian Grove: Facts & Fiction - Mark Dice (link)

  59. The Impact of Science on Society - Bertrand Russell (link)

  60. American Muckraker: Rethinking Journalism for the 21st Century - James O’Keefe (link)

  61. Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science - Judy Mikovits (link)

  62. Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation, Analysis of Government, Proposals for Redress - Raphaël Lemkin (link)

  63. Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America - Bertram M. Gross (link)

  64. Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse than You Think - Marc Morano (link)

  65. The American Crisis - Thomas Paine (link)

  66. Energy and Civilization: A History - Vaclav Smil (link)

  67. Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic: How Trauma Works and How We Can Heal From It - Paul Conti (link)

  68. Democracy: The God That Failed - Hans-Hermann Hoppe (link)

  69. A Bronx Tale: The Original One Man Show - Chazz Palminteri (link)

  70. Plandemic: The Incredible True Story about the Most Banned Documentary in History - Mikki Willis (link)

  71. Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society - Cordelia Fine (link)

  72. Chaos Theory: Two Essays on Market Anarchy - Robert P. Murphy (link)

  73. The Road to Serfdom - Friedrich A. Hayek (link)

  74. That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Not Seen - Frédéric Bastiat (link)

  75. The Law - Frédéric Bastiat (link)

  76. On Liberty - John Stuart Mill (link)

  77. Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work - Paul Babiak (link)

  78. Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us - Robert D. Hare (link)

  79. Science, Technology, and Government - Murray N. Rothbard (link)

  80. Knowledge And Decisions - Thomas Sowell (link)

  81. The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age - James Dale Davidson (link)

  82. Capitalism and Freedom - Milton Friedman (link)

  83. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (link)

  84. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon (link)

  85. The Decline of the West - Oswald Spengler (link)

  86. The Testosterone Hypothesis: How Hormones Regulate the Life Cycles of Civilization - Roy Barzilai (link)

  87. Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America (American Lectures) - Robert Hughes (link)

  88. Sex and Culture - J.D. Unwin (link)

  89. Mind of the Strategist: Business Planning for Competitive Advantage - Kenichi Ohmae (link)

  90. They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-45 - Milton Sanford Mayer (link)

  91. The Power of the Powerless - Václav Havel (link)

  92. The Origins of Totalitarianism - Hannah Arendt (link)

  93. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics - Henry Hazlitt (link)

  94. The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism - David D. Friedman (link)

  95. The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia - James C. Scott (link)

  96. The Privatisation of Roads & Highways: Human and Economic Factors - Walter Block (link)

  97. The Myth of Male Power - Warren Farrell (link)

  98. The Manipulated Man - Esther Vilar (link)

  99. Gynocentrism: From Feudalism to the Modern Disney Princess - Peter Wright (link)

  100. IBM and the Holocaust - Edwin Black (link)

  101. The War on Small Business: How the Government Used the Pandemic to Crush the Backbone of America - Carol Roth (link)

  102. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond (link)

  103. Mao's Great Famine: The History Of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 - Frank Dikötter (link)

  104. The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design - Galen Cranz (link)

  105. The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom - Angeles Arrien (link)

  106. The Amazing Development of Men - Alison A. Armstrong (link)

  107. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work - Matthew B. Crawford (link)

  108. Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy - George Gilder (link)

  109. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century - Timothy Snyder (link)

  110. I Don't Believe in Atheists - Chris Hedges (link)

  111. Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle - Chris Hedges (link)

  112. The Death of the Liberal Class - Chris Hedges (link)

  113. War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning - Chris Hedges (link)

  114. The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us about America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny - William Strauss (link)

  115. Common Sense - Thomas Paine (link)

  116. The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements - Eric Hoffer (link)

  117. Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents - Rod Dreher (link)

  118. Iron John: A Book About Men - Robert Bly (link)

  119. On the Suffering of the World - Arthur Schopenhauer (link)

  120. Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass - Theodore Dalrymple (link)

  121. Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist - Kate Raworth (link)

  122. Self-Reliance and Other Essays - Ralph Waldo Emerson (link)

  123. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Edmund Morris (link)

  124. Anatomy of the State - Murray N. Rothbard (link)

  125. Anarchism and Other Essays - Emma Goldman (link)

  126. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk (link)

  127. How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds - Alan Jacobs (link)

  128. Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader's Guide to a More Tranquil Mind - Alan Jacobs (link)

  129. Crowds and Power - Elias Canetti (link)

  130. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Inquiry - Albert Borgmann (link)

  131. Tools for Conviviality - Ivan Illich (link)

  132. Deschooling Society - Ivan Illich (link)

  133. Звездните рейнджъри - Robert A. Heinlein (link)

  134. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy - Joseph A. Schumpeter (link)

  135. the hunger artist - Franz Kafka (link)

  136. When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault - David M. Buss (link)

  137. Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression - Héctor A. García (link)

  138. False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet - Bjørn Lomborg (link)

  139. Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection - John E. Sarno (link)

  140. Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il - Michael Malice (link)

  141. The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics - Michael Malice (link)

  142. Human Action: A Treatise on Economics - Ludwig von Mises (link)

  143. Turning Pro - Steven Pressfield (link)

  144. Power: Why Some People Have it and Others Don't - Jeffrey Pfeffer (link)

  145. Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche (link)

  146. Escape from Freedom - Erich Fromm (link)

  147. The Story of My Life - Giacomo Casanova (link)

  148. Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage - Dan Crenshaw (link)

  149. The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen - Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (link)

  150. The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness - Morgan Housel (link)

  151. Only Cry For The Living: Memos From Inside The ISIS Battlefield - Hollie McKay (link)

  152. High Output Management - Andrew S. Grove (link)

  153. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't - James C. Collins (link)

  154. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Marshall B. Rosenberg (link)

  155. The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct - Thomas Szasz (link)

  156. Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement - Jean Casella (link)

  157. Propaganda - Edward L. Bernays (link)

  158. The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living - Ryan Holiday (link)

  159. The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World - David Deutsch (link)

  160. A Confession - Leo Tolstoy (link)

  161. Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche (link)

  162. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky (link)

  163. How to Lie with Statistics - Darrell Huff (link)

  164. The Stages of Economic Growth: A Non-Communist Manifesto - W.W. Rostow (link)

  165. Capital and Ideology - Thomas Piketty (link)

  166. Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future - Paul Krugman (link)

  167. Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems - Abhijit V. Banerjee (link)

  168. Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts - Annie Duke (link)

  169. Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow - Yuval Noah Harari (link)

  170. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century - Yuval Noah Harari (link)

  171. 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism - Ha-Joon Chang (link)

  172. People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent - Joseph E. Stiglitz (link)

  173. Globalization and its Discontents - Joseph E. Stiglitz (link)

  174. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy - Joseph E. Stiglitz (link)

  175. The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future - Joseph E. Stiglitz (link)

  176. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers - Ben Horowitz (link)

  177. Intellectuals and Society - Thomas Sowell (link)

  178. Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet - Jesse Itzler (link)

  179. Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934-1941 - William L. Shirer (link)

  180. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany - William L. Shirer (link)

  181. Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software - Nadia Eghbal (link)

  182. Salt: A World History - Mark Kurlansky (link)

  183. Category Theory for Programmers - Bartosz Milewski (link)

  184. Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics By Its Most Brilliant Teacher - Richard P. Feynman (link)

  185. The Wealth of Nations, Books 1-3 - Adam Smith (link)

  186. Meditations - Marcus Aurelius (link)

  187. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho (link)

  188. Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur - Richard Branson (link)

  189. Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius - Marc J. Seifer (link)

  190. Models: Attract Women Through Honesty - Mark Manson (link)

  191. Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life - Eric Greitens (link)

  192. Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams - Tom DeMarco (link)

  193. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon - Brad Stone (link)

  194. The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance - Fritjof Capra (link)

  195. Clean Architecture - Robert C. Martin (link)

  196. Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (The XP Series) - Kent Beck (link)

  197. The Practice of Programming (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series) - Brian W. Kernighan (link)

  198. More Programming Pearls: Confessions of a Coder - Jon L. Bentley (link)

  199. Programming Pearls - Jon L. Bentley (link)

  200. The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master - Andy Hunt (link)

  201. Summary: Good Strategy Bad Strategy - Richard Rumelt: The Difference and Why It Matters - BusinessNews Publishing (link)

  202. Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value - Ted London (link)

  203. Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy - Bruce C.N. Greenwald (link)

  204. Summary: Competition Demystified - Bruce Greenwald and Judd Kahn: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy - BusinessNews Publishing (link)

  205. Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow - Jack Uldrich (link)

  206. 20/20 Foresight: Crafting Strategy in an Uncertain World - Hugh Courtney (link)

  207. Summary: 20|20 Foresight - Hugh Courtney: Crafting Strategy in an Uncertain World - BusinessNews Publishing (link)

  208. Scenarios: The Art of Strategic Conversation - Kees van der Heijden (link)

  209. Creating Better Futures: Scenario Planning as a Tool for a Better Tomorrow - James A. Ogilvy (link)

  210. Strategic Foresight: The Power of Standing in the Future - Nick Marsh (link)

  211. Invent Business Opportunities No One Else Can Imagine - Art Turock (link)

  212. Critical Thinking : The 70 Strategies To Live A Better Life: critical thinking, problem solving, strategic thinking, decision making (Critical Thinking,Logical Thinking,Organization Book 1) - Daniel Copper (link)

  213. Strategies for Better Thinking: An Advanced Model for Organizational Performance Consultants - Gerry H. Waller (link)

  214. Changing Strategic Direction - Peter Skat-Rordam (link)

  215. Strategic Supremacy Pure Simple: Don't Change The Rules, Change The Game - Michael Robert (link)

  216. Business Strategy Formulation: Theory, Process, and the Intellectual Revolution - Anthony W. Ulwick (link)

  217. Profiting from Uncertainty: Strategies for Succeeding No Matter What the Future Brings - Paul J.H. Schoemaker (link)

  218. Strategic Thinking: A Nine Step Approach to Strategy and Leadership for Managers and Marketers - Simon Wootton (link)

  219. Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want - Michael Hyatt (link)

  220. Elevate: The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking - Rich Horwath (link)

  221. Strategy For You: Building a Bridge to the Life You Want - Rich Horwath (link)

  222. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph - T.E. Lawrence (link)

  223. The Mind of the Strategist: The Art of Japanese Business - Kenichi Ohmae (link)

  224. Creating Great Choices: A Leader's Guide to Integrative Thinking - Jennifer Riel (link)

  225. Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life - Avinash K. Dixit (link)

  226. Tempo: Timing, Tactics and Strategy in Narrative-Driven Decision-Making - Venkatesh G. Rao (link)

  227. Thinking in Systems: A Primer - Donella H. Meadows (link)

  228. The Industries of the Future - Alec J. Ross (link)

  229. Future Savvy: Identifying Trends to Make Better Decisions, Manage Uncertainty, and Profit from Change - Adam Gordon (link)

  230. The Laws of Lifetime Growth: Always Make Your Future Bigger Than Your Past - Dan Sullivan (link)

  231. Deep Dive - Rich Horwath (link)

  232. Strategic Learning: How to Be Smarter Than Your Competition and Turn Key Insights Into Competitive Advantage - Willie Pietersen (link)

  233. Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works - A.G. Lafley (link)

  234. The Prince - Niccolò Machiavelli (link)

  235. Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through The Wilds of Strategic Management - Henry Mintzberg (link)

  236. The Art Of The Long View: Planning For The Future In An Uncertain World - Peter Schwartz (link)

  237. The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking - Mikael Krogerus (link)

  238. The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World - Walter Kiechel III (link)

  239. Strategy - B.H. Liddell Hart (link)

  240. Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters - Richard P. Rumelt (link)

  241. Learning to Think Strategically - Julia Sloan (link)

  242. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are - Alan W. Watts (link)