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Books are a great source of knowledge. There are millions of books in the world which we can read to develop our understanding, but today I will tell you about the best 8 books which I found very interesting that will help you enhance your knowledge of the world.
- An Era of Darkness The British Empire in India by Shashi Tharoor
This is a fascinating book related to the era of British rule in the Indian continent. In this book, Shashi Tharoor reveals the horrendous acts by the Britishers, how they looted India and how they developed systems that resulted in the suppression of the Indian public. How the Britishers destroyed the economy of the sub-continent and many other secrets. This book is highly recommended as I enjoyed a lot reading this book.
2. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Turkish-American economist Daron Acemoglu and British political scientist James A. Robinson
A great book to understand the nation-building concept. In this book, the authors tried to explain the concept that why some nations prosper and the others in poverty. How political and economic institutions are responsible for the development of a country.
3. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics by American scholar John Mearsheimer
In this book, the author explained how world politics is being played by the superpowers. How great powers are constantly in the conflict to acquire hegemony, wealth, power, nuclear superiority, etc. The author argues that the states are always in conflict with each other and to tackle their rivals, the states constantly indulge in power maximization.
4. Nations and Nationalism by the philosopher Ernest Gellner
In this book, the author tried to expand the concept of nationalism. He explains how the concept of nationalism emerged and what factors contributed to the development of the nationalistic sense.
5. World Order by Henry Kassinger
A fascinating book to understand world politics and how the current world order has evolved. In this book, Henry was focused on four specific orders. The European system, the Islamic system, the traditional Chinese system, and the American system. How these systems have contributed to the current world system, and American order has dominated across the globe.
6. Profit over people by Noam Chomsky
A great book to understand the current financial system of the world and how the practice of neoliberalism has increased the devastation of the public. In this book, Noam has identified the variables that contributed to the process of exploitation and suppression of the public through economic means. How the government uses multinational corporations to exploit weak states.
7. Requiem For the American Dream by Noam Chomsky
Another great book by Noam Chomsky, in which, he explained the 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power. He described those principles as a tool to acquire power and wealth and how America used those principles to become a hegemonic power. Noam explained how America used the concept of neoliberalism to increase its wealth and how it resulted in an increase in the income gap. How the concentration of wealth in the hands of the few resulted in the deprivation of many.
8. Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky
In this book, Chomsky identified the real players behind closed doors who have the real power to govern and make rules for the world system. Chomsky tried to explain the principles and values through which the system is being governed. How those players use the government and other institutions to fulfill their agendas.