Important Books

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Understanding Power is a wide-ranging collection of transcribed and previously unpublished discussions and seminars (from 1989 to 1999) with sociopolitical analyst Noam Chomsky.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…”

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.