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Old 01-13-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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Top Books You Recommend to the Oposition

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Top Books You Recommend to the Opposition

List your top ten (or however many) books you would recommend those who do not share the same political, social or religious/nonreligious beliefs as you.


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-The Letters of Vincent van Gogh / Gogh

-Atlas Shrugged / Ann Rand

-Turn Neither Right nor to the Left (Christian life and Public Policy) / D.. Eric Shansberg

-Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution / Michael J. Behe

-There is a God / Antony Flew

-Letters and Papers from Prison / Dietrich Bonhoeffer

-Surprised by Joy / C.S. Lewis

-Jesus Among Other Gods / Ravi Zacharias

-Mere Christianity / C.S. Lewis

-The Bible (40 authors over a 1800 time period with a 500 year gap between the Old and New Testaments)
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Books by Thomas L. Friedman

Guns, Germs & Steel - Jared Diamond (I gave this to my conservative dad and not only did it leave him baffled over evolution, he really believed the author encourages everyone to stock up on guns - no joke!)

A History of God, The Case for God - Karen Armstrong

That's about all I can think for now
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Republic, Lost by Lawrence Lessig

Republic, Lost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The "opposition" in this case is anyone that is unaware that this is THE underlying problem with U.S. Government and that little can truly change until these issues are addressed.
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea--Dennett
The Ancestor's Tale--Dawkins
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Top Books You Recommend to the Oposition

Good idea for a thread.

Endgame by Robert Wright
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
The Moral Animal by Robert Wright
Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz
Assorted works of Galen Strawson

I rather like Robert Wright.
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Economics:
Economics in one lesson - Henry Hazlitt
The road to serfdom - F.A. Hayek
Economic Sophisms - Frederic Bastiat
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly - Reinhart/Rogoff

Politics:
Main Currents of Marxism - Leszek Kolakowski
Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville
A conflict of visions - Thomas Sowell
The Skeptical Environmentalist - Bjorn Lomborg

Fiction:
A man in full - Tom Wolfe
1984 - George Orwell
Notes from the Underground - Doestoevsky
The Futurological Congress - Stanislaw Lem

Self-help (the most important books since we have more control over ourselves):
Willpower 12 tools - Frank Martela (Aggregates all the willpower books in a short book).
Psycho-Cybernetics - Maxwell Maltz
Meet your happy chemicals - Loretta Breuning
Man's search for meaning - Viktor Frankl
Foundations of Morality - Henry Hazlitt
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
Letters from a Stoic - Seneca
The Direct Path - Analayo
The Direct Path - Greg Goode
Practical Insight Meditation - Mahasi Sayadaw
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