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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.

How China’s Authoritarian Revival Is Undermining Its Rise

Carl Minzner

Oxford UP, 2018

8/10
Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

Condoleezza Rice

Twelve, 2017

9/10
The Internet as Art

Virginia Heffernan

Simon & Schuster, 2016

8/10
A Mostly Scientific Investigation

Alan Burdick

Simon & Schuster, 2017

8/10
Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing, and Catastrophe in the 21st Century

Robert S. McNamara and James G. Blight

Public Affairs, 2003

8/10

Jaron Lanier

TED, 2018

8/10
GIS Dossier: NATO’s strategic dilemmas

Expert

GIS, 2018

6/10

Zachariah Mampilly

TED, 2017

8/10
Is Europe Disintegrating?

Timothy Garton Ash

The New York Review of Books, 2016

7/10

Robert J. Shiller

Yale UP, 2017

9/10

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