#1?NEW YORK TIMES?BESTSELLER???In?Sapiens,?he explored our past. In?Homo Deus,?he looked to our future.?Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today?s most pressing issues.
How Democracies Die is a 2018 book by Harvard University political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt about how elected leaders can gradually subvert the democratic process to increase their power.
Julian Baggini's book "How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy" provides a comprehensive account of philosophical traditions from antiquity to the present, from ancient Greece to contemporary China. Baggini examines the major theories and thinkers who have influenced how we perceive reality, our place in the world, and ourselves by drawing on a variety of sources and viewpoints. Together with the well-known Western philosophical canon, the book analyses a wide range of philosophical traditions, such as Indian, Chinese, African, and Islamic philosophy. Baggini's research demonstrates how several philosophical traditions can confront and support one another, providing a rich and complex understanding of human cognition and culture.
How to Prevent the Next Pandemic is a 2022 book by Bill Gates. In it, Gates details the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prevent another pandemic, including proposing a "Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization" team with annual funding of $1 billion
Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people.
Inglorious Empire exposes the rather more harsh truth. In outrage after outrage, Shashi Tharoor explores the social, political and economic facets of 200-350 years of abuse that left India a third world country. When the British arrived, India was enjoying a quarter to a third of world trade.