I recommend them, but these are not my favourite books. I recommend them not for fun, but because I think anyone trying to improve the world should know their content.
These are the most important books I could recommend to anyone.
Sorted by page-by-page amount of clearly communicated, important, and well-founded information. They tend to be of the “paradigm-shattering” type.
1. “Understanding Power”
“Understanding Power – The Indispensable Chomsky”, edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel.
Understanding Power is a wide-ranging collection of transcribed and previously unpublished discussions and seminars (from 1989 to 1999) with sociopolitical analyst Noam Chomsky.
Here’s the co-founder of Wikipedia recommending it and describing the experience of reading it:
“Two years ago this summer I read a book that changed the entire way I see the world. I had been researching various topics — law, politics, the media — and become more and more convinced that something was seriously wrong…”http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/epiphany
2. “…and forgive them their debts”
3. The Divide
“The Divide” by Jason Hickel.
4. Enough is Enough
“Enough is Enough” by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill.