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  • A thoughtful perspective on the components that lead to divisiveness. Loneliness is a prime cause that we must all work to heal from.

    Them: Why We hate Each Other -- And How to Heal

    A thoughtful perspective on the components that lead to divisiveness. Loneliness is a prime cause that we must all work to heal from.

  • A tour-de-force to understand the deep problems we're in.

    The Hype Machine

    A tour-de-force to understand the deep problems we're in.

  • A revealing discussion on the similarities between Trump supporters and cult members.

    Cult of Trump

    A revealing discussion on the similarities between Trump supporters and cult members.

  • I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a concern about the increasing amount of bad information that is attacking our understanding of reality. I recommend it even more so if you do not yet have such a concern.

    Pro Truth: A Practical Plan for Putting Truth Back Into Politics

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a concern about the increasing amount of bad information that is attacking our understanding of reality. I recommend it even more so if you do not yet have such a concern.

  • The ancient parable relating to Jesus saying we should "Turn the other cheek" in the face of insults has merit even in our modern era. This book describes the power of such a mindset.

    Love your Enemies:

    The ancient parable relating to Jesus saying we should "Turn the other cheek" in the face of insults has merit even in our modern era. This book describes the power of such a mindset.

  • This is a in-depth treatise on large volumes of money intended to shift the American Psyche to the conservative mindset.

    Dark Money

    This is a in-depth treatise on large volumes of money intended to shift the American Psyche to the conservative mindset.

  • This is an honest look at the decay of our trust in expertise, and why it is a problem.

    Death of Expertise

    This is an honest look at the decay of our trust in expertise, and why it is a problem.

  • In many ways math/science has been  abused/misused because they do not understand it.

    Weapons of Math Destruction

    In many ways math/science has been abused/misused because they do not understand it.

  • A look at innefective thinking habits that everyone succumbs to.

    Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America

    A look at innefective thinking habits that everyone succumbs to.

  • A data-driven network analysis of how the traditional and social media ecosystem has evolved to promote dysinformation, revealing how bad it has gotten.

    Network Propaganda

    A data-driven network analysis of how the traditional and social media ecosystem has evolved to promote dysinformation, revealing how bad it has gotten.

  • A powerful book going over his 'intuitionist' theory. It seems more applicable to many areas of life. He also introduces his moral-foundation's theory, where people operate on 5+1 different pillars: Care, Liberty+Justice, Loyalty, Respect of Authority, Purity, and LIberty.

    The Righteous Mind

    A powerful book going over his 'intuitionist' theory. It seems more applicable to many areas of life. He also introduces his moral-foundation's theory, where people operate on 5+1 different pillars: Care, Liberty+Justice, Loyalty, Respect of Authority, Purity, and LIberty.

  • A discussion on the different mind-sets between conservatives and progressives, and how we 'frame' matters we discuss can significantly alter how it is received.

    Don't Think of An Elephant

    A discussion on the different mind-sets between conservatives and progressives, and how we 'frame' matters we discuss can significantly alter how it is received.

  • A nice read on how us humans, even the smartest of us, are quite irrational. Fortunately, we can understand some of the irrationality.

    Predictably Irrational

    A nice read on how us humans, even the smartest of us, are quite irrational. Fortunately, we can understand some of the irrationality.

  • We have been unable to thrive because we do not challenge ourselves, and have prevented others to do the same. Its time to change that.

    The Coddling of the American Mind

    We have been unable to thrive because we do not challenge ourselves, and have prevented others to do the same. Its time to change that.

  • Learn about the dangers of fascisim does from former Secretary of the United States,  Madeline Albright

    Fascism: A Warning

    Learn about the dangers of fascisim does from former Secretary of the United States, Madeline Albright

  • Exposition of the matriarch/patriarch explanation of political viewpoints

    The Political Mind

    Exposition of the matriarch/patriarch explanation of political viewpoints

  • In this classic piece by Robert Green he offers historical perspective on themes that have helped people with to gain and retain power.

    48 Laws of Power

    In this classic piece by Robert Green he offers historical perspective on themes that have helped people with to gain and retain power.

  • Emergent forces have strategically attacked science and our understanding of reality for their selfish growth. Learn the history behind these behemoth wielders of dysinformation.

    Merchants of doubt

    Emergent forces have strategically attacked science and our understanding of reality for their selfish growth. Learn the history behind these behemoth wielders of dysinformation.

  • In this book, Ms. Hemmer writes her detailed investigation on the use of media by the conservative right and how they've used it to manipulate their way into the mainstream.

    Messengers of the Right

    In this book, Ms. Hemmer writes her detailed investigation on the use of media by the conservative right and how they've used it to manipulate their way into the mainstream.

  • How to Talk so Teens will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

  • An excellent book on dealing with the challenge of communicating with both other people and yourself.

    Just Listen

    An excellent book on dealing with the challenge of communicating with both other people and yourself.

  • Constructive and collaborative conversations make everything easier. Learn som techniques from quick read.

    Improve your Conversations

    Constructive and collaborative conversations make everything easier. Learn som techniques from quick read.

  • True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News

  • “You can't win an argument. You can't because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.” - Dale Carnegie

    How to Win Friends and Influence People

    “You can't win an argument. You can't because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.” - Dale Carnegie

  • Predict the future using known tools. Be less certain. Use base-rates and update up and down from that. Consider multiple perspectives as much as possible.

    Superforecasting

    Predict the future using known tools. Be less certain. Use base-rates and update up and down from that. Consider multiple perspectives as much as possible.

  • When we can treat our enemies as collaborators, working to find commonalities, we can forge greater alliances that are mutually beneficial.

    Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don't Agree with or Like or Trust

    When we can treat our enemies as collaborators, working to find commonalities, we can forge greater alliances that are mutually beneficial.

  • A quick guide on effectively arguing with others.

    How to Argue, Powerfully, Persuasively, Positively

    A quick guide on effectively arguing with others.

  • It is important to approach life strategically if we want to get the best out of it. This book goes into simple-yet-useful discussion of Game Theory and what it means to us all.

    The Art of Strategy

    It is important to approach life strategically if we want to get the best out of it. This book goes into simple-yet-useful discussion of Game Theory and what it means to us all.

  • When liars will not tell you the truth, there are a few things you can do to get closer to it. Former CIA agents describe some powerful and  peaceful techniques for doing so.

    Get the Truth: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Persuade Anyone to Tell All

    When liars will not tell you the truth, there are a few things you can do to get closer to it. Former CIA agents describe some powerful and peaceful techniques for doing so.

  • If we go into conversations with a few tools at our disposal, they will be better for us and those we are talking with.

    Crucial Conversations

    If we go into conversations with a few tools at our disposal, they will be better for us and those we are talking with.

  • An important read written by a former CIA agent. This describes the 'tells' that liars use when they wish to hide or obscure the truth.

    Spy the Lie

    An important read written by a former CIA agent. This describes the 'tells' that liars use when they wish to hide or obscure the truth.

  • Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive

  • Focusing on emotions, both  yours and others, is a powerful wool when working together with others. Core concerns: Appreciation, Affiliation, Autonomy, Status, and Roll. All of these need to be considered.

    Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as you Negotiate

    Focusing on emotions, both yours and others, is a powerful wool when working together with others. Core concerns: Appreciation, Affiliation, Autonomy, Status, and Roll. All of these need to be considered.

  • A dense book on history and philosophy of how cames to be tthe way they are.

    Homo Sapiens

    A dense book on history and philosophy of how cames to be tthe way they are.

  • An important discussion on the two ways we think: logically and rationally, and more commonly, instinctually.

    Thinking Fast and Slow

    An important discussion on the two ways we think: logically and rationally, and more commonly, instinctually.

  • A book revealing how to manipulate people through better framing choices.

    Words that Work: Its not what you say, its what people hear.

    A book revealing how to manipulate people through better framing choices.

  • A large set of discussions on how living life in a rational principled manner can make it a lot easier.

    Principles: Life and Work

    A large set of discussions on how living life in a rational principled manner can make it a lot easier.

  • Susan Blackmore provides a thorough discussion on 'memes' and 'memeplexes'. Because of there importance in our society, this is a highly recommended, if more complex-read.

    The Meme Machine

    Susan Blackmore provides a thorough discussion on 'memes' and 'memeplexes'. Because of there importance in our society, this is a highly recommended, if more complex-read.

  • As we have come to understand reality, we have become better able to change reality. This book paints a wonderful picture on this process.

    The Magic of Reality

    As we have come to understand reality, we have become better able to change reality. This book paints a wonderful picture on this process.

  • An important way of seeing how Tribal we are and how if we don't pay attention to this, we'll often make things worse.

    Political Tribes

    An important way of seeing how Tribal we are and how if we don't pay attention to this, we'll often make things worse.

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