Must-read Books (a definitive list)

Hello I am new here. I would like to know the opinion of the people in this forum about this list of Old western cultures books (Its a homeschooling course). Do you think its a great list or do you think the list is missing some important books in your opinion. (considering the appropriate...
 

Beaker

Robin
Not sure if mentioned but The Price of Tomorrow by Jeff Booth if you are interested in money. It details technological deflation versus inflationary monetary policy of central banks which underpins literally everything in our lives. The implications are staggering.

That book didn't age well, things are very different today. The debt to GDP ratio of the world is now 3:1 as opposed to the 2:1 at the time of the book's writing. Everything he proposed has failed, and capitalism is on its way out in the West.

What he sees as 'technological unemployment' is really socialism.
 
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A cliche, but none the less very good, Mein Kampf.

It feels like it was written yesterday, it is so relevant.
The International Tractor by Henry Ford is better. It was the primary influence for the writing of Mein Kampf, as well as his interactions with them in the Parliament/Local Government. What started out as mere distaste for tractor debate tactics turned into Mein Kampf.
 

STG

Robin
The Passing of the Great Race by Madison Grant

The Rising Tide of Color: The Threat Against White World-Supremacy by Lothrop Stoddard

The Rising Tide of Color: The Threat Against White World-Supremacy (1920), by Lothrop Stoddard, is a book about racialism and geopolitics, which describes the collapse of white supremacy and colonialism, because of the population growth among people of color, rising nationalism in colonized nations, and industrialization in China and Japan. To counter the perceived geopolitical threat, Stoddard advocated restricting non-white migration into white countries, by restricting Asian migration to Africa and Latin America, and slowly giving independence to the Western colonies in the Middle East and Asia. A noted eugenicist, Stoddard supported a separation of the "primary races" of the world and warned against miscegenation, the mixing of the races.

Both can be found free on the internet and cheap reprints are available.

Written 100 years ago the message they carry can be seen in the political problems in the Western countries today.
 

RKS

Newbie
I will have to give it a listen. It is a horrifying thought that the Mongols came so close to crushing European civilization, and only their internal struggles saved us. Our current world might have been radically different.

Indeed. Is has some interesting tidbits you probably have not heard before. Very comprehensive retrospective on the clash of multiple civilizations.
 
Hello I am new here. I would like to know the opinion of the people in this forum about this list of Old western cultures books (Its a homeschooling course). Do you think its a great list or do you think the list is missing some important books in your opinion. (considering the appropriate...

Missing some majorly important works like:

- The Decameron by Boccaccio
- Machiavelli, Locke, Hobbes
- at least something from Balzac, Moliere, Flaubert
- Fear & Trembling by Kierkegaard
- more Dostoevsky, different Dickens, gotta have some Tolstoy
- throw Kafka and Borges a bone, a short story each at least
- Moby Dick by Melville
 
Peter the Great: His Life and World
(The Romanovs #1)
by
Robert K. Massie
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Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned at the age of 10. A barbarous, volatile feudal tsar with a taste for torture; a progressive and enlightened reformer of government and science; a statesman of vision and colossal significance: Peter the Great embodied the greatest strengths and weaknesses of Russia while being at the very forefront of her development.



One of my favorite biographies but not written like a history book. It's several hundred pages, but reads easily.
 
The attraction code by Vin dicarlo
Definitely harder pick up material to comprehend but it becomes a very valuable weapon in your arsenal. This stuff is just elite material. When you start to mold your life with his style it becomes almost too easy to attract and keep women around. It's completely free I highly recommend it
 

mvp

Pigeon
Read a majority of the books mentioned here and following the general theme I can't recommend the following book enough:

Can't Hurt Me - David Goggins

Read it in a day and then immediately bought Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler which I read in half a day.

I recommend you read them in that order but up to you. Has lit a fire under my arse.

Let me know what you think and one quote that has stuck with me is 'Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life' - Jerzy Gregorek
 
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