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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.

The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America’s Free Press

Richard Kluger

W.W. Norton, 2016

9/10
After Charlottesville, Nazis, white supremacists, and the alt-right have become a lot less welcome on the web. So they’re building their own.

April Glaser

Slate, 2017

8/10
A New Kind of Federalism for the Continent

Pierpaolo Barbieri and Shahin Vallée

Foreign Affairs, 2017

7/10

Garrett Graff

Aspen Institute, 2017

9/10
How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Jonathan Chait

Custom House, 2017

8/10
Thinking like a philosopher need not be a strange and arcane art, if you get started with these tricks of the trade.

Alan Hájek

Aeon, 2017

8/10
Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century

Walter Scheidel

Princeton UP, 2017

8/10

Noah Feldman

TED Conferences LLC, 2017

8/10
The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)

Robert J. Gordon

Princeton UP, 2016

8/10
The History of Silicon Valley Design

Barry M. Katz

MIT Press, 2015

8/10

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