Abramson, a former executive editor of The New York Times and current Harvard English lecturer, recommends students read Richard Hofstadter’s “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” first published in 1964.
James Berger is a senior Lecturer in English and American Studies at Yale University. He recommends the 2014 novel “Orfeo,” by Richard Powers.
Eric Maskin is a Harvard professor and received the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Maurice Schweitzer is a professor of operations, information, and decisions at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Both chose Michael Lewis’ “The Undoing Project.”
David B. Carter is a politics professor at Princeton University. He recommended “The Strategy of Conflict,” by Thomas Schelling, especially given the author’s recent death.
WJT Mitchell is an English and Art History professor at the University of Chicago.
He recommends a book by French philosopher Gregoire Chamayou called “A Theory of the Drone,” which attempts to understand how drones have revolutionized warfare.
Kenneth Warren is an English professor at The University of Chicago.
He recommends “Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life,” by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields
This Literature Map of the World Shows You Every Country’s Favourite Book
Following are the SCSU library locations:
USA – To kill a mockingbird – PS3562.E353 T6x
Russia – War and Peace – AC1 .G72 v.51
Canada – Anne of Green Gables – PR6025.O45 A5 1994x
United Kingdom – Pride and Prejudice – PR4034 .P7 1991b online at http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/pridprej.html
Spain – Shadow in the Wind – PQ6668.U49 S6613 2004
Iran – Persepolis – PN6747.S245 P4713
Ireland – Ulysses – PR6019.O9 U4 1998
Bulgaria – Under the Yoke – PG1037.V3 U5x
China – Dream of the Red Chamber – PL2998.T745 D7 1958cx
Congo – The antipeople – PQ3989.2.S64 A813 1988
What do you think should be your country’s favorite book?
Do you recognize any of the titles? Have you read any of the books? Would you like to share you impressions and opinions?
Do you have more titles to add?
Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain
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