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A Short History of Stupid moral panics, ME War

Against Democracy

Crimea to Afghanistan - The Real Lives of the Women Behind the Men in Uniform

Baby Boomers: Busting the Myths

Bad History: How We Got The Past Wrong

Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America

Balsamic Dreamsbaby boomers started out bringing down Nixon, but then ..

Believer: My Forty Years In Politics Obama's campaign

Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things closed problems and messy problems

Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things get them to consider other side

Caligula: A Biography

Bush George W Bush

Celebrity Cat Recipes Nature and political correctness

Centuries of Change: Which Century Saw the Most Change, and Why It Matters to Us

Civilization Civilization and rule of law

Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

Corruption in America

David and Goliath the weaker guy wins quite often

Don't Vote It Just Encourages The Bastards US presidents not born in US

Earth-Shattering Events: Earthquakes, Nations and Civilisation

Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World

Expert Political Judgement:How Good Is It? political pundits incompetent

False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World natural resources a curse

Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason the harm of Fundamenalism on America

Flipnosis partisans don't respond to logic

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Gullivers Travels they're all corrupt

Guns Germs and Steel racism and political correctness

Head In The Cloud: The Power of Knowledge in the Age of Google

Hillbilly Elegy

Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times

How Not To Be Wrong - The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life it costs more than it saves to eliminate all welfare fraud

How Many Friends Does One Person Need? tallest candidate wins; politics is about emotion

How Many Friends Does One Person Need? religion becomes harmful when co-opted by state

How The West Won: The Triumph of Modernity

How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Risk Savvy: How To Make Good Decisions

How To Run a Government So that Citizens Benefit and Taxpayers Don’t Go Crazy

How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters

Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century?

I Spend Therefore I Am

Inequality: What Can Be Done?

Is There Anything Good About Men?

Ivan the Terrible: First Tsar of Russia

John Key

Junkyard Planet

Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right

Labour Vanishes Labour parties drooping

Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty

Londonopolis: A Curious History of London

Mad Men and Bad Men: What Happened When British Politics Met Advertising

Malthus: The Life and Legacies of an Untimely Prophet

microtrends why Christians backing Israel

Modernity Britain: Book Two, A Shake of the Dice, 1959-62

Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them Israel Palestine different views of history, not religion

Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

No Punches Pulled

Odds Against Tomorrow responding to disaster

On Offence: The Politics of Indignation

Pauperland: Poverty and the Poor in Britain

Perilous Question: the Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered The World

Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It

Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back

Reagan: The Life

Quirkology tallest candidate; one who blinks least, are the winners

Sex, Mom and God

Smart Cities: Big data, civic hackers, and the quest for a new utopia

Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The technologies of expertise and the future of governing

Sons of Wichita - How The Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful Dynasty

Strange Maps Market Reef and the Kentucky Bend

Superchurch: The Rhetoric and Politics of American Fundamentalism

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Tambora: the Eruption that Changed the World impact of a climate change event

Tell To Win Bill Clinton's High Noon moment

Ten Cities That Made An Empire

The Age of Acquiescence: the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power

The Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith In New China

The Age of Global Warming: A History counter-argument

The Age of the Unthinkable Falklands War

The Age of Vikings

The Big Fat Conspiracy Monica and Bill: 2 fatties who needed each other

The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives In The Face of Natural Crisis

The Birth of Plenty the importance of property rights

The Blunders Of Our Governments Cock ups not conspiracy

The Book of Heroic Failures not the best PM

The Crisis of Zionism Pragmatic view of consequences of Israeli policy

The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption

The Difference: The Power of Diversity

The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are

The English and Their History: The First Thirteen Centuries

The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse Deep Greens and ecology

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State

The Fractured Republic the impossible nostalgia

The Givers: Money, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

The Global Art Compass

The Great British Dream Factory

The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India

The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World That He Made

The Hidden Pleasures of Life revolutions don't work

The History of the World According to Facebook the Tea Party

The Intelligence Paradox Liberals more intelligent than Conservatives

The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

The Know It All Engels: factory owner

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch

The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of Our Ordinary Lives

The Logic of Life black kids disadvantages, poverty trap cities, govt of hot countries

The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa's Wealth

The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers

The Net Delusion the Iranian revn that wasn't

The New Mind of the South

The Next Species: The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man

The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform

The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

The Price of Inequality cost of letting the rich take over

The Prince Machiavelli and right and wrong

The Righteous MindLiberals and Conservatives - how to get them to listen to each other

The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Road To Little Dribbling

The Science of Liberty temptation to restrict freedoms

The Second Amendment: An Autobiography

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies Institutions and who bends the rules

The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight

The Snowball Warren Buffett on taxation

The Social Animal Partisan bias and how we select Party to belong to

The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

The Undercover Economist

The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power and Status in the C21 the social contract in democratic states

The Wisest One In The Room: Social Psychology's Most Powerful Insights income redistribution

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

This Is London: Life and Death in the World City

Trigger Warning: Is The Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech

Utopia For Realists

Walkaway Cory Doctorow on tech aiding better govt

War: What is it Good For? The Role of Conflict in Civilisation, from Primates to Robots

What I've Learnt what Starbucks tells you about society

What Should We Worry About?

Whole Earth Discipline cities are the green future

World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History Henry Kissinger




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