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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.

Timothy Garton Ash

The New York Review of Books, 2016

7/10

Robert J. Shiller

Yale UP, 2017

9/10
Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels

Princeton UP, 2016

9/10
How Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption

Norimitsu Onishi and Selam Gebrekidan

The New York Times, 2018

7/10

John Maynard Keynes

Prometheus Books, 1997

10/10
A History

Lawrence Freedman

Oxford UP, 2013

9/10

Robert Kagan

German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2018

7/10
The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans

Admiral James Stavridis

Penguin Press, 2017

8/10
Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Arlie Russell Hochschild

The New Press, 2016

9/10

Max Holmes et al.

Aspen Institute, 2017

9/10

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