Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Listing Slightly

Okay, due to popular demand, sure I'll tell you what the actual opinion is here at The End.

That is, what are three BEST books in the last fifteen years in Political Science / Political Economy?

1. Hernando de Soto, THE MYSTERY OF CAPITAL

2. Fareed Zakaria, THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM

3. Martin Wolf, WHY GLOBALIZATION WORKS

So, there.

Happy to hear other nominees in comments....let me know what I got wrong.

5 comments:

RL from Toronto said...

Watch those Amazon #'s. Oprah is getting some competition from Mungo.

Chris Lawrence said...

I think "best" is going to be very subfield specific. For example, I'd probably argue for Zaller's The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion and Alvarez and Brehm's Hard Choices, Easy Answers as my top 2; I'd have to ponder some more (and not be in a hotel room in Ohio) for #3. Probably not The MacropolityPartisan Hearts and Minds is more likely, and not just because Brad Palmquist nearly landed me a job once.

Lawrence H. White said...

I also endorse the DeSoto and Zakaria books. For #3 I nominate Suketu Mehta, MAXIMUM CITY: BOMBAY LOST AND FOUND. What an eye-opener. I thought I was already cynical about big-city politics and corruption; turns out I didn't know the half of it.

Anonymous said...

Not related to this post, but I'd be interested in hearing The End's take on federal bailouts to the Gulf Coast.

Chris said...

It hard to say really, since:
"Mungo only pawn in game of life!"