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A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich
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This should really be a Little History of Europe but very enjoyable read nonetheless.
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Hard to read in the good way (it's a sucker punch to the gut). But also a little hard to follow in that it's one long stream of consciousness. Would still recommend a read as a voice of multifaceted America.
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The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
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The laws themselves are brilliant but it's very evident that all the anecdotes come from just a few slivers of recent history, which can be monotonous. Maybe more efficient in the condensed form.
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Will Durant
“We conclude that the concentration of wealth is natural and inevitable, and is periodically alleviated by violent or peaceable partial redistribution. In this view all economic history is the slow heartbeat of the social organism, a vast systole and diastole of concentrating wealth and compulsive recirculation.”
Will Durant, The Lessons of History

Will Durant
“it was fear that first made the gods”25 —fear of hidden forces in the earth, rivers, oceans, trees, winds, and sky. Religion became the propitiatory worship of these forces through offerings, sacrifice, incantation, and prayer.”
Will Durant, The Lessons of History

Will Durant
“History is, above all else, the creation and recording of that heritage; progress is its increasing abundance, preservation, transmission, and use. To those of us who study history not merely as a warning reminder of man's follies and crimes, but also as an encouraging remembrance of generative souls, the past ceases to be a depressing chamber of horrors; it becomes a celestial city, a spacious country of the mind, wherein a thousand saints, statesmen, inventors, scientists, poets, artists, musicians, lovers, and philosophers still live and speak, teach and carve and sing.”
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Timothy Snyder
“Both of these positions, inevitability and eternity, are antihistorical. The only thing that stands between them is history itself. History allows us to see patterns and make judgments. It sketches for us the structures within which we can seek freedom. It reveals moments, of each of them different, none entirely unique. To understand one moment is to see the possibility of being the cocreator of another. History permits us to be responsible: not for everything, but for something. The Polish poet Czesław Miłosz thought that such a notion of responsibility worked against loneliness and indifference. History gives us the company of those who have done and suffered more than we have.”
Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

“We infuse messages with meaning automatically, fooling ourselves to believe that the meaning of a message is carried in the message. But it is not. This is only an illusion. Meaning is derived from context and prior knowledge. Meaning”
César Hidalgo, Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies

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