Category: History

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:3 hours

A painfully beautiful essay by James Baldwin examining the consequences of racial injustice and a philosophical view of pain, religion and the concept of race. He gives a powerful reminder, “Please try to remember that [...]

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Sebastian Junger
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:4 hours

An insightful look into how we've lost some core aspects of living in a tribal society, living in an individualistic western culture. The tribal way means willing to make a substantive sacrifice for your community, holding [...]

Ego Is the Enemy

Ryan Holiday
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:6 hours

If Ego is the Enemy, then we're in for an endless war. At any point in our life, we are between the three cycles of Aspire, Success, & Failure. This book was born out of the need for a guide in facing the many obstacles [...]

The Lessons of History

Will Durant, Ariel Durant
Rating: 6.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:3 hours

History is beautiful and sad. It's the story of humans and the civilizations we form. The Lessons of History is a survey of human history by Will and Ariel Durant, with great insights into the nature of human experience, [...]

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Rating: 9/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:4 hours

In Between the World and Me, Coates write to his fifteen-year-old son, Samori, about questions regarding the nation’s history, culture, racial struggles and his experiences living in a black body in America. Forgetting [...]

Intellectuals and Society

Thomas Sowell
Rating: 8.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:12 hours

A much-needed criticism of the role Intellectuals play in influencing policy and society. Intellectuals are those in the profession of creating ideas with a heavy ideological focus, with an abstract end product that hasn't [...]