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Want to significantly influence future geopolitics?
I'm working with a group of young students (ages 18-21) from Western Europe and Scandinavia, primarily children of immigrants from the Middle East and South Asia, who are here in our great city studying in a Fullbright/State Department program. They've been awarded a $200 book stipend as a part of the program (courtesy of your tax dollars), and are asking me for book recommendations. Ok, here's your chance to have direct input in how the State Department spends your money and participate in your very own hearts and minds program at the same time. What books would you like to recommend? I can think of few groups as erudite as the YPP readership, so I thought I'd get some help from ya'll in making suggestions:
To give you a sense, one student asked for books about "What is going on in the American intellectual world right now," (using Stiglitz and Chomsky as examples) in categories such as: contemporary American philosophy, contemporary American political theory/economics, contemporary atheism (American), contemporary historic reading. Not all the students are interested in material quite that academic, but they are all very intellectually engaged and very interested in learning more about what's happening on this side of the pond.
Oh yeah, some recommendations of novels would be welcome also. (No, I'm not just trying to cobble together a summer reading list - all of them are interested in novels as well as more academic reading.)