This is a continuously updated list of books and other reading materials.
My Reading List
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How to Read a Book - Mortimer Adler
Before embarking on any reading enterprise, you want to learn how to strategically approach a book. This work is a primer in understanding the four stages of reading and how can one begin to develop expertise in a body of knowledge.
Muhammad: His life - Martin Lings
Bismarck: A Life - Jonathan Steinberg
Frederick the Great - Tim Blanning
From Third World to First - Lee Kuan Yew
Storm of Steel - Ernst Junger
Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder
by Nassim Taleb
Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos
by M.M. Waldrop
The Misbehaviour of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
by Benoit Mandelbrot
Thinking in Systems
by Donella Meadows
by Albert-László Barabási
The Square and the Tower
by Niall Ferguson
Age of Anger - Pankaj Mishra
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
The Crisis of Islamic Civilisation - Ali Allawi
The Lessons of History - Will Durant
The Muqadimmah - Ibn Khaldun
The Peloponnesian War - Donald Kagan
The Origins of Political Order - Francis Fukuyama
The Collapse of Complex Societies - Joseph Tainter
What is History? - E.H. Carr
Administration, Governance & Statecraft
Advice to War Time Presidents - Angelo Codevilla
Seeing like a State - James C. Scott
The National Economy - Friedrich List
The Long Twentieth Century - Giovanni Arrighi
Political Philosophy & Theory
Alternative Paradigms: Impact of Islamic and Western Weltanschauungs on Political Theory - Ahmet Davutoglu
The End of History and the Last Man - Francis Fukuyama
Why Liberalism Failed - Patrick Deneen
Formations of the Secular - Talal Asad
Islam and the Destiny of Man - Gai Eaton
Islam Between East and West - Alija Izetbegovic
Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Islam - Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
The Silmarillion - J.R.R Tolkien
The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - J.R.R Tolkien
The Complete Fiction - H.P. Lovecraft
The Complete Chronicles of Conan - Robert E. Howard
The Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov
My favourite magazines, newsletters and thinkers
- American Affairs writes on public policy and political thought
- Palladium Magazine writes on the future of governance and society
- The Side View writes on civilisation and philosophy
- Anirudh Pai writes on technology at 'Dreams of Electric Sheep'
- Anton Howes writes on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation at 'Age of Invention'
- Ben Woodfinden writes on Canadian politics and conservatism at 'The Dominion'
- Byrne Hobart writes about finance and technology at 'The Diff'
- Simon Sarris writes on religion, rationality and mythology at 'The Map is Mostly Water'
- Shadi Hamid & Damir Marusic engage in 'agonistic debate' on current affairs, society, and politics at 'Wisdom of Crowds'
- Casey Handmer writes on space technology at caseyhandmer.com
- David Perell writes on business and writing at perell.com
- Geoff Shullenberger writes on social theory at 'Outsider Theory'
- Nick Nielsen writes on civilisation, grand strategy and geopolitics at 'Geopolicraticus'
- Samo Burja writes on civilisation, culture and sociology at samoburja.com
- Tanner Greer writes on history, sociology, US culture & conservatism, and China at 'The Scholar's Stage'
- Taylor Pearson writes on finance and investing at taylorpearson.com
An e-library containing over a thousand PDFs on subjects such as philosophy, religion, governance, technology, economics and more.