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Good Reading


Most of the books mentioned have been discussed briefly in my blogs. But sometimes, if the spirit moves, I will add other books in the event readers may be interested.


Madison, Hamilton, and Jay, The Federalist Papers (Penguin, 1987)


Ajzenstat, Romney, Gentles, and Gairdner, Canada’s Founding Debates (University of Toronto Press, 2003)


Ian Gentles, The New Model Army (Blackwell, 1992)


Milton Viorst, In The Shadow of The Prophet: the Struggle for the Soul of Islam (Doubleday, 1998)


Robert Edgerton, Primitive Societies: Challenging the Myth of Primitive Harmony (Free Press, 1992)


James Stephen, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (Liberty Fund, 1993)


Robert Nisbet, The Quest for Community (San Francisco: ICS Press, 1990)


Peter Duesberg, Inventing the AIDS Virus (Washington: Regnery publishing, 1996)


R. J. Rummel, Death By Government (New Brunswick, USA: Transaction Publishers, 1996)


Pierre Trudeau, Federalism and the French Canadians (Toronto: Macmillan, 1968)


Polybius, The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin, 1979).


Jacqueline Kasun, The War Against Population (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1988)


Robert Nisbet, The Quest for Community (San Francisco: ICS Press, 1990)


J. L. Talmon, The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy (London: Secker and Warburg, 1955).

Keith Michael Baker, Inventing the French Revolution: Essays on French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Gary Kates, The French Revolution: Recent Debates and New Controversies (New York: Routledge, 1998).

Readers can download “Twenty Myths about Single-Payer Health Insurance: International Evidence on the Effects of National Health Insurance in Countries Around the World,” all 134 pages, at www.debate-central.org/topics/2002/book2.pdf

Noam Chomsky, Syntactic Structures (The Hague: Mouton, 1957)

Chomsky tore B.F. Skinner’s book Verbal Behavior, to pieces in 1959 in the journal Language (1959, vol. 35, pp.26-58).

Neil Smith, Chomsky: Ideas and Ideals (Cambridge University Press, 1999

Geoffrey Sampson, The Language Instinct Debate (London: Continuum, 1997 and 2005).

Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy In America (New York: Vintage Books, 1990), Two Volumes.

Donald E. Brown, Human Universals (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991)

Carl N. Degler, In Search of Human Nature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991)

Elvin Hatch, Culture and Morality: The Relativity of Values in Anthropology (New York: Columbia University Press, 1983)

Roger Sandall, The Culture Cult: Designer Tribalism and Other Essays (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2001)

Adam Kuper, Culture: The Anthropologists’ Account (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Univerity Press, 1999)

Ernest Gellner, Anthropology and Politics (London: Blackwell, 1999), and also Postmodernism, Reason and Religion (London: Routledge, 1992).