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Here's a list of books that I have read or am currently reading:

In progress

  • How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg

To Read

  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
  • Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth: The Remedy by Henry George
  • The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism by Tina Rosenberg

Have Read

  • The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

Radicalism usually prospers in the gap between rising expectations and declining opportunities. This is especially true where the population is young, idle, and bored; where the art is impoverished; where entertainment—movies, theater, music—is policed or absent altogether; and where young men are set apart from the consoling and socializing presence of women.

- The Looming Tower, pg 107

  • The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB by Milton Bearden and James Risen