The books recommended below are books which I have personally read and enjoyed. If you have any recommendations for me, feel free to shoot me an email via the contact page.

American Foreign Policy

Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky

Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky

America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy by William Blum

Rogue State by William Blum

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Confronting the Third World by Gabriel Kolko

How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars , Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity by Michael Mandel

Dissidence and Activism

Voices of A People’s History of the United States

A People’s History of the United States

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Divide by Matt Taibbi

With Liberty and Justice for Some by Glenn Greenwald

Philosophy/Critical Thinking

Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley

The Human Situation by Aldous Huxley

The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell

A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Letters from a Stoic by Seneca

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

Skeptical Essays by Bertrand Russell

Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell

How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne

Essays by Michel de Montaigne

Philosophy as a Way of Life by Pierre Hadot

Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided Over Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts


The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan


The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell

Aldous Huxley by Nicholas Murray

William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism by Robert Richardson

The Great Agnostic by Susan Jacoby

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis


Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Island by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Replay by Ken Grimwood

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk