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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 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
The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder

Peter Zeihan

Twelve, 2014

9/10
What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves

Benjamin K. Bergen

Basic Books, 2016

7/10

Chris Ford et al.

Center for American Progress, 2017

8/10
Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War

Marvin Kalb

Brookings Institution Press, 2015

8/10
How to Rebuild Our World After the Apocalypse

Lewis Dartnell

Penguin Press, 2014

8/10
The Idea at the Heart of Science

Peter Watson

Simon & Schuster, 2017

9/10
Who We Are and What We Stand For

David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 2017

8/10

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