- The Frugal Superpower: America's Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era by Michael Mandelbaum.
- A Peace to End all Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin.
- Why the West Rules - - for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future by Ian Morris.
- The Clash of Civilization and the Remarking of World Order by Samuel Huntington.
- On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done by Cass Sunstein.
- The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier.
- Thinking in Systems; A Primer by Donella Meadows (Note - - this is a great book that every engineer should read and have in their bookcase.)
- The Long View From Delhi: To Define the Indian Grand Strategy for Foreign Policy by Raja Menon and Rajiv Kumar.
- How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace by Charles Kupchan.
- The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? by Ian Bremmer.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The November/December 2010 issue of Foreign Affairs has a list of books that sheds light on the future from 16 foreign policy contributors. I have provided my recommendations on 10 of them. Engineers should read widely - - from history to current events to P.P.E. (politics, philosophy, and economics). Have fun.