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Some Good Reading 


 
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
by Steven Pinker  
 A politically incorrect explanation of who we are and how we got that way.
 
The War of the World:Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West 
by Niall Ferguson  
The origins of the major military conflicts of the past one hundred years.
 
Good Calories, BAD CALORIES: Challenging the Conventional Wisdon on Diet, Weight Control and Disease
by Gary Taubes  
A fact packed attack on the medical dogma driving public health policy and advice.
 
The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food
by Kaayla T. Daniel  
Soy is ubiquitous in the American diet and dangerous to your health.
 
Fantastic Voyage: How to Live Long Enough to Live Forever
by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, MD  
A radical approach to health and longevity by one of the foremost inventors since Thomas Edison.
 
Nourishing Traditions
by Sally Fallo
A cookbook that challenges politically correct nutrition and diet.
 
A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling
by John by John Taylor Gatto
Rebel educator with a cause takes on government schools.
 
Education Myths: What Special Interest Groups Want You to Believe About Our Schools--And Why It Isn't So
by Jay P. Greene
Inconvenient data that contradicts education myths parading as common sense.

Fortune's Formula
by William Poundstone
How a group of math geeks (including Claude Shannon the father of information theory) invented arbitrage and made a killing in Las Vegas and on Wall Street.
 
On Intelligence
by Jeff Hawkins
An alternative theory concerning human intelligence and how it might be applied to developing machine intelligence (AI).

 Redesigning Humans
by Gregory Stock
An intriguing examination of the prospects for genetic engineering and other biotechnological possibilities. 
 
Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy
by Charlie Savage
Subverting the U.S. Constitution for presidential command and control of government under the Bush administration.  
 
The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad
by Fareed Zakaria
The conditions that need to be met to make attempts at establishing democratic government likely to succeed.
 
What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
by Bernard Lewis
An historic examination of relations between the west and the middle east.

Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America: Climate Change, the Rise of China, and Global Terrorism
by Harm de Blij
How where one lives and the prevailing conditions across time shape our world and our lives.
 
Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future
by Ben J. Wattenberg
The population bomb is imploding and moving the world toward a smaller future.

Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel - Why Everything You Know is Wrong
by John Stossel
Libertarian writer exposes a plethora of canards.

The Neuroscience of Fair Play: Why We (Usually) Follow the Golden Rule
by Donald W. Pfaff

How biological evolution laid the foundation for moral and ethical behavior

Plague Time: How Stealth Infections are Causing Cancers, Heart Disease, and Other Deadly Ailments.
By Paul W. Ewald
The deadly implications for health of low level chronic inflammation.

Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men
 By Jeffrey R. Hummel
 How the Civil War transformed the U.S. from a federation into a centrally controlled nation state.
 
Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen.
 By James Bovard
The use of coercion as a tool to grow the reach and grasp of big government.

The Shadow University.
By Alan Kors and Harvey Silverglate
Universities as re-education camps for instilling politically correct dogma.

Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty
By Roy Baumeister  Info/Order
Violence arises from the same sources as other behavior: Ambition, lust, fear, pride and idealism.

Separating School and State.
By Sheldon Richman
How to get politics out of education and restore educators to their proper role.

Engines of Creation.
By K. Eric Drexler
The Technology Classic that Launched the Nanotechnology Revolution.  
 
Free to Choose.
By Milton and Rose Friedman
Nobel Prize Economics for Everyone.
 
The Fabric of Reality.
By David Deutsch
Solving Quantum Conundrums with Parallel Universes.