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There may be some truth in the great Napoleon Bonaparte’s adage “What is history, if not a fable universally agreed upon.” On the other hand, perhaps it’s a bit dramatic. Of course, the famous Emperor lived in an era where Herodot and Plutarch were uncontested authorities. Had he read through our selection of historical knowledge, we dare say his view would have been more optimistic.

Why People Resist New Technologies

Calestous Juma

Oxford UP, 2016

8/10
Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East

Patrick Cockburn

Verso Books, 2016

9/10
The Facts on Why Facts Alone Can’t Fight False Beliefs

Julie Beck

The Atlantic, 2017

8/10
How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

Melanie Warner

Scribner, 2014

9/10
In 1970, the small firm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette held its IPO – and fundamentally reshaped the world of finance.

William D. Cohan

The Atlantic, 2017

7/10

Karl Popper

Routledge, 2002

8/10
If we abandon the cult of the Great White Innovator, we will understand the history of technology in a much deeper way

W. Patrick McCray

Aeon, 2017

8/10
Soviet scientists tried for decades to network their nation. What stalemated them is now fracturing the global internet

Benjamin Peters

Aeon, 2017

7/10
The New Political Divide

Yuval Noah Harari

TED Conferences LLC, 2017

9/10
Unprecedented growth marked the era from 1948 to 1973. Economists might study it forever, but it can never be repeated. Why?

Marc Levinson

Aeon, 2017

8/10

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