On the bookshelf


Michael Ignatieff, The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World
Michael Redhill, Bellevue Square
Sal Restivo, Sociology, Science, and the End of Philosophy: How Society Shapes Brains, Gods, Maths, and Logics
Janet Biehl, Ecology of Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin
David William Bates, States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political
Sal Restivo, Red Black and Objective: Science, Sociology and Anarchism
Alex Steffen, Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet
Michah White, The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution

Read recently:
Gleb Raygorodetsky, Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change
Daron Acemoglu and James A Robinson, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Craig G. Bartholomew Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View of Place for Today
Daniel Philpott Duffy and Timothy Samuel Shah, God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics
T.J. Gorringe, A Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, Redemption
Leonard Hjalmarson, No Home Like Place: A Christian Theology of Place
Wildred M. McClay and Ted V. McAllister, eds. Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity and Civic Life in Modern AmericaHow the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly — and the Stark Choices Ahead
Dambisa Moyo, Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means
Andrew Preston, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy
Rachel Armstrong, Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape our Lives
W. Brian Arthur, The Nature of Technology: What it is and how it evolves.
Rachel Botsman and Roo Roger, What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption
Andrew Burtch, Give Me Shelter: The Failure of Canada’s Cold War Civil Defence 
Roberto De Vogli, Progress or Collapse: The Crisis of Market Greed 
John Ehrenfeld and Andrew Hoffman, Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability
Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition
Niall Ferguson, Civilization: The West and the Rest
Joshua S. Goldstein, Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide
David Graeber, Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value: The False Coin of our Own Dreams
Christopher Hitchens, Mortality (2012)
John Horgan, The End of War
Michael Huesemann and Joyce Huesemann, Techno-Fix: Why Technology Won’t Save Us or the Environment
Lewis Hyde, The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Malalai Joya, A Woman Among Warlords
James Joyce, Dubliners
George Kateb, Human Dignity
Robert Kane, Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom
Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape our Future Kitcher, Science in a Democratic Society
Stephen Kotler and Peter H. Diamandis, Abundance
Dalai Lama, Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
Lois Meyer and Benjamin Maldonado Alvarado, eds. New World of Indigenous Resistance: Noam Chomsky and Voices from North, South, and Central America Mauss, The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies
William Marsden, Fools Rule: Inside the Failed politics of Climate Change
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire
Bob Massie, A Song in the Night
Sugata Mitra, Beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning
Samantha Nutt, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid
Christian Parenti, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence
Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (2011)
Noah Richler, What We Talk About When We Talk About War (Goose Lane 2012)
Jeffrey Sachs, The Price of Civilization
Sahlins, Stone Age Economics
Scott Cutler Shershow, The Work and the Gift
Vandana Shiva, Making Peace with the Earth
Matthew Stanley, Practical Mystic: Religion, Science and A.S. Eddington
Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus, Can Intervention Work?
Paul K. Chappell, Will War Ever End? A Soldier’s Vision of Peace for the 21st Century
Paul K. Chappell, The End of War: How waging peace can save humanity, our planet and our future
Anthony Dancer, An Alien in a Strange Land: Theology in the Life of William Stringfellow
Barry Hankins, Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today’s Culture Wars
Marcel Mauss, Techniques, Technology and Civilisation