Books you should read - Updated 06 Oct 2010

  • Books you should read - Updated 06 Oct 2010

    This is a list of books which I personally recommend to anybody who is interested in politics, economics, history, psychology, sociology and philosophy, which in the end is all the same thing.

    In alphabetical order (latest addition in bold).

    * Last updated 01/09/2010 *

    1. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
      ISBN 978-8172241643
    2. Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics
      ISBN 978-0-19-283407-2
    3. Arthur Schopenhauer, Essay on the Freedom of the Will
      ISBN 0486440117
    4. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
      ISBN 0451191145
    5. Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
      ISBN 9780141188621
    6. Bruce Bawer, While Europe Slept
      ISBN 0385514727
    7. Buelens et al., Organisational Behaviour
      ISBN 9780077107239
    8. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
      ISBN 0679433139
    9. Desiderius Erasmus, Lof der Zotheid
      ISBN 9025311296
    10. Eric Hoffer, Reflections on the Human Condition
      ISBN 1933435143
    11. Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind
      ISBN 1933435097
    12. Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on The Nature of Mass Movements
      ISBN 0060505915
    13. Francois Voltaire, Candide
      ISBN 9780143039426
    14. Francois Voltaire, The Philosophical Dictionary
      ISBN 014044257X
    15. Friedrich August von Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty
      ISBN 041540424X
    16. Friedrich August von Hayek, The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism
      ISBN 0415041872
    17. Friedrich August von Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
      ISBN 0415253896
    18. Friedrich Nietzsche, Basic Writings of Nietzsche
      ISBN 9780679783398
    19. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
      ISBN 014044923x
    20. Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality
      ISBN 978-0521599634
    21. Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human
      ISBN 9780521567046
    22. Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals
      ISBN 978019283617
    23. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Portable Nietzsche
      ISBN 0140150625
    24. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will To Power
      ISBN 0394704371
    25. Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
      ISBN 0140047484
    26. Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ
      ISBN 978-0-14-044514-5
    27. Geert Mak, In Europa
      ISBN 9789045003726
    28. George Orwell, Animal Farm
      ISBN 0451526341
    29. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
      ISBN 014118776X
    30. Hans-Hermann Hoppe et al., The Myth of National Defense: Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production
      ISBN 0945466374
    31. Herman Kahn, Thinking About the Unthinkable: Thermonuclear War
      ISBN 978-0671604493
    32. Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
      ISBN 0393317552
    33. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Faust
      ISBN 0385031149
    34. John Milton, Paradise Lost
      ISBN 019280619X
    35. John Lott, Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works
      ISBN 978-1-59698-506-3
    36. Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto
      ISBN 978-0451527103
    37. Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
      ISBN 9780385334204
    38. Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
      ISBN 038533348X
    39. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
      ISBN 0440180295
    40. Michael White, Machiavelli: A Man Misunderstood
      ISBN 0349115990
    41. Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom
      ISBN 0226264211
    42. Murray Rothbard, Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
      ISBN 978-0945466321
    43. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
      ISBN 0140449159
    44. Peter Schiff, How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes
      ISBN 978-0470526705

    45. Plato, The Republic
      ISBN 0140449140
    46. Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State and Utopia
      ISBN 978-0-465-09720-3
    47. Robert Wright, Nonzero: History, Evolution & Human Cooperation
      ISBN 0349113343
    48. Roger Scruton, A Short History of Modern Philosophy
      ISBN 0415267633
    49. Ron Paul: The Revolution
      ISBN 978-0-446-53751-3
    50. Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot
      ISBN 0571058086
    51. Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash Of Civilizations
      ISBN 074323149X
    52. Sigmund Freud, Beyond the Pleasure Principle
      ISBN 0393007693
    53. Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
      ISBN 0393059952
    54. Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id
      ISBN 0393001423
    55. Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion
      ISBN 0393008312
    56. Sigmund Freud, Totem and Taboo
      ISBN 0393001431
    57. Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics: The Hidden Side of Everything
      ISBN 0061234001
    58. Theodore Dalrymple, The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas
      ISBN 1594032025
    59. Theodore Dalrymple, The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
      ISBN 1566635055
    60. Theodore Dalrymple, The Mandarins and the Masses
      ISBN 1566636434
    61. Thomas Woods, Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse
      ISBN 978-1596985872

    If you have any questions about any of the books mentioned here, feel free to message me about them. Likewise, if you have any recommendations I'll see if I can find and read them, and if appropriate add them to the list.

    Currently reading:
    Democracy: The God That Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

    To each his own.
    Modifié par dyingdreams le 13 oct. 2010, 12h39m
  • These are some other books which I've read and enjoyed to some extent, but don't have much to do with the above.

    For those of you who are interested in something else I might as well add them:

    * Last updated: 6/10/2009 *

    1. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince
    2. Dimitri Verhulst, Godverdomse Dagen op een Godverdomse Bol
    3. Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Stories and Poems
    4. Georges Simenon, Le Chien Jaune
    5. Georges Simenon, Le Pendu de Saint-Pholien
    6. Hendrik Conscience, De Leeuw van Vlaanderen
    7. Herman Brusselmans, Dagboek van een Vermoede Egoïst
    8. Herman Brusselmans, De Dollartekens in de Ogen van Moeder Theresa
    9. Herman Brusselmans, De Droogte
    10. Herman Brusselmans, De Kus in de Nacht
    11. Herman Brusselmans, De Perfecte Koppijn
    12. Herman Brusselmans, De Terugkeer van Bonanza
    13. Herman Brusselmans, Muggepuut
    14. Herman Brusselmans, Guggenheimer Wast Witter
    15. Herman Brusselmans, Heden Ben Ik Nuchter
    16. Herman Brusselmans, Het Einde van Mensen in 1967
    17. Herman Brusselmans, Het Spook van Toetegaai
    18. Herman Brusselmans, Kou van Jou
    19. Herman Brusselmans, Toos
    20. Herman Brusselmans, Trager Dan de Snelheid
    21. Herman Brusselmans, Uitgeverij Guggenheimer
    22. Herman Brusselmans, Vergeef Mij de Liefde
    23. Herman Brusselmans, Vlucht Voor Mij
    24. Herman Brusselmans, Zijn er Kanalen in Aalst?
    25. Herman De Coninck, De Gedichten
    26. Hugo Claus, Nu Nog
    27. J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
    28. J.L. Bourne, Day By Day Armageddon
    29. Kim Paffenroth, Dying To Live: Life Among The Undead
    30. Marc Gascoigne, Into The Maelstrom
    31. Max Brooks, The Zombie Survival Guide
    32. Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
    33. Roald Dahl, Matilda

    The rest of the books I've read over the years found better expression of their contents in the books listed here or simply weren't worth my time, so I guess they wouldn't be worth yours either.

    To each his own.
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