P. J. O'Rourke said, "Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." That is, I think, pretty good advice.
I've lived through some pretty good books lately, among them Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy by Moisés Naím, The Renaissance by Paul Johnson, and War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges.
Here are a few titles I'd like to read--all the way to the end, if possible:
- American Theocracy by Kevin Phillips
- Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our Military Fallen by Michael Sledge
- The Case for Goliath: How America Acts as the World's Government in the Twenty-first Century by Michael Mandelbaum
- The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050 by MacGregor Knox
- The Limits of International Law by Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner
I'm alway open to recommendations.