What we’re reading

June 2022

Group reading

  • Rationalism in Politics – Michael Oakeshott (1962)

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Books

  • Mussolini’s War: Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935 – 1943 – John Gooch (2020)
  • Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517 – 1648 – Mark Greengrass (2014)
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities – Jane Jacobs (1961)

April 2022

Group reading

  • Two Faces of Liberalism – John Gray (2000)

JD

Books

  • Parliamentarism: from Burke to Weber – William Selinger (2019)
  • Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World – Tom Holland (2019)

Selected articles, blog posts, podcasts

JN

Books

  • Collapse: The fall of the Soviet Union, Vladislav Zubok (2021)
  • The New Cold War: Putin’s Threat to Russia and the West, Edward Lucas (2008[2014])
  • The Bees, Laline Paull (2015)
  • Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest, Suzanne Simard (2022)
  • How Democracy Ends, David Runciman (2018)

February 2022

Group reading

  • Constitutions and Political Theory – Jan-Erik Lane (2011 [1996])
  • The Rise of Majority Rule in Early Modern Britain and Its Empire – William J. Bulman (2021)

JD

Books

  • A Fragment on Government – Jeremy Bentham (1776)
  • What’s Wrong with the European Union and How to Fix It – Simon Hix (2008)
  • Faith of the Mithnagdim – Allan Nadler (1997)
  • Why Not Parliamentarism – Tiago Ribeiro dos Santos (2020)

Selected articles, blog posts, podcasts

  • The Size of Nations – Alberto Alesina & Enrico Spolaore
  • Michael Oakeshott: An Introduction – Paul Franco
  • Communty, Anarchy & Liberty – Michael Taylor

Selected article, blog posts, podcasts

  • Havel, Vaclav – “Stories and totalitarianism” from the index on censorship March 1988
  • Adrian Vermeule – “Who Decides?” on The Post Liberal Order substack
  • Rupa Subramanya – “What the Truckers Want” on Common Sense substack by Bari Weiss
    • pairs nicely with Kathleen Brodsky’s “The Chants of the Freedom Convoy” on her Random Minds substack

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Books

  • De Gemeenteraad: Ontstaan en Ontwikkeling van de Lokale Democratie – Vollaard et al. (2018)
  • The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution – Slezkine (2017)
  • The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe – Mazower (2021)
  • Cairo: The City Victorious – Rodenbeck (2007 [1998])

Selected article, blog posts, podcasts