For no particular reason, it seems useful to include some lists of recommended readings and/or viewings. Their content will be obvious from the name of the list.
These may change as more is read, or as my mood changes.
What makes us who we are?
an idea noted in The Alcalde, the University of Texas alumni magazine, where the lists were entitled "the ten cultural works that have most influenced your life or opened up new windows on the world"
Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
by Paul Kennedy (1987)
Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam
Fredrik Logevall (1999)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
by Jared Diamond (2005)
The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
Leo Rosten (1937)
None of Us are Free
by Solomon Burke (2002)
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb,
a movie by Stanley Kubrick (1963)