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WHAT TO READ 2018

what-to-read-2018As 2012 came to an end, TTP issued the first What to Read, a list of the books I read that year.  That was followed a year later with What to Read 2013, then What to Read 2014, followed by What to Read 2015, and What to Read 2016.

Alas, it was my bad that I skipped last year, 2017.  So I thought it best to renew the tradition now.

As before, I’m keeping the list not to all the books I read this year, but to just those I thought would be of real interest to TTPers.  There are several I think it quite important for you to consider. I’m sure you’ll find at least one or two fascinating either for yourself or someone you care for.  Or a regressive libtard you want to educate and/or infuriate.

What follows is not advice for you.  Your interests are specifically yours, and none of these books may ring your bell.  But they all rang mine to various degrees.

Each of the links below are to the Amazon listing, containing multiple comments, reviews, and quotes.  You can get an idea from these if that particular book is for you.  The easiest way for me is to download the Kindle edition on my iPad – also the quickest and most inexpensive.  But if you prefer a real book in your hands, you can get that too.

There are of course constant companions ensconced in my library that I pick up and consult often – such as Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (the link is to the Kindle edition, at $4.27). Also on Kindle now are a number of masterworks by Ludwig von Mises.

Von Mises is the greatest genius of economics who ever lived.  If you need an intro, start with his compact classic, The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality.  His magnum opus is the incomparable Human Action. It is staggeringly brilliant. As one reviewer correctly observes:

“Human Action is the most important book on political economy you will ever own. It was (and remains) the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written.”

So here we go.  And, please let us know on the Forum what books rang your bell this year!

Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy, by George Gilder.

I consider this the Must-Read of the Year.  We all know Google-YouTube-Facebook-Twitter et al must be regulated like phone companies which cannot show bias against customers’ political views.

Gilder’s light at the end of their fascist tunnel is that they will all be destroyed by blockchain tech.  Not Bitcoin and their like, but the technology behind them that provides individual security making “Marxist Google” et al obsolete.  And AI as well, by the way.

Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps, by Daniel Drescher.

To really understand what Blockchain tech is all about, this is the book for you.

Unbound: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human and Brought Our World to the Brink, by Richard Currier.

Currier starts with the technologies that enabled us to evolve into homo sapiens from tree-dwelling proto-hominids, then symbolism enabling language, art and music.  From there to agriculture, boats, writing and civilization all the way to precision machinery and industrial society.  Truly fascinating.

But when he gets to the “digital revolution,” he needs to pass the baton to Gilder, instead getting lost in the swamp of Malthusian pessimism.

Cro-Magnon:  How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans, by Brian Fagan.

Mankind’s first culture with art and music was invented by the hunter-gatherers of Western Europe 40,000 years ago.  This is their story.

The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: The Ancient World Economy and the Kingdoms of Africa, Arabia and India, by Raoul McLaughlin.

Who knew the Romans had a thriving trade empire with Arabia, India, Southeast Asia and even China?  I didn’t until I read this.  It’s enlightening to know what international entrepreneurial capitalists the Romans were.

Think-Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience, by David Linden.

Linden is Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins Medical School.  He assembled forty of the world’s leading neuroscientists to write a short essay on “What idea about brain function would you most like to explain to the world?”  Not all are of equal quality, but many are mesmerizing.  Skim through to find what’s most interesting about how your own brain works.

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling.

Hans Rosling defines Factfulness as “The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.” Good advice that no libtard follows, for if they did they’d be conservatives.

Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein in the Administrative State, by Peter Wallison.

The Deep State is the Administrative State, the unconstitutional government of executive branch agencies that act as legislature, prosecutor, judge and jury regarding their rules and regulations they have no legal authority to create as laws.  Our freedom requires its demolition.

Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, by Sidney Powell.

The extent to which Obama and his minions Comey, Clapper, Mueller, and Brennan have ruined the DOJ, FBI, CIA et all is treasonous criminality for which its perpetrators belong behind bars.  Powell  exposes it all.

The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump, by Greg Jarrett.

Talk about Factfulness.  Greg Jarrett makes a ironclad case.  As does Spygate, Dan Bongino’s followup to Jarrett.

The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics, by Salena Zito.

Zito was the only major reporter (she’s with the New York Post) that actually traveled through fly-over country to talk with people about why they supported Donald Trump.  That’s how she knew Trump would win – she pursued a Factfulness that the Fascist Media refused to (and still do to this day).

Dumb Energy: A Critique of Wind and Solar Energy, by Norman Rogers.

Hard to find a better example of the Libtard Lack of Factfulness than this book – and of the trillion dollar global scam of politicians, bureaucrats and crony capitalists ripping the world off with it.

Fraud: How the Left Plans to Steal the Next Election, by Eric Eggers.

This is the other Must-Read in the list – for if we allow the Dems to steal the 2020 election – the White House and Congress combined – that election will be America’s last.  The only way to restore our freedom will be with guns.  We can only avoid such horrific bloodshed by preventing the scheduled electoral fraud before it happens.  It is the most important issue of our lives at this moment.

Okay, that’s a baker’s dozen to get you rolling.  There are many more as I scroll through what I loaded my iPad with this year, but this is enough.  Happy reading – and let me know what you think I should have included on the Forum.

And oh yes, if you don’t have this already in your library or on your iPad, the time is now:

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