Suggested Reading

Most of the books mentioned have been discussed briefly in my blogs. But sometimes, if the spirit moves, I will add other books in the event readers may be interested.

  • Madison, Hamilton, and Jay, The Federalist Papers (Penguin, 1987).
  • Ajzenstat, Romney, Gentles, and Gairdner, Canada’s Founding Debates (University of Toronto Press, 2003).
  • Ian Gentles, The New Model Army (Blackwell, 1992).
  • Milton Viorst, In The Shadow of The Prophet: the Struggle for the Soul of Islam (Doubleday, 1998).
  • Robert Edgerton, Sick Societies: Challenging the Myth of Primitive Harmony (Free Press, 1992).
  • James Stephen, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (Liberty Fund, 1993).
  • Robert Nisbet, The Quest for Community (San Francisco: ICS Press, 1990).
  • Peter Duesberg, Inventing the AIDS Virus (Washington: Regnery publishing, 1996).
  • R. J. Rummel, Death By Government (New Brunswick, USA: Transaction Publishers, 1996).
  • Pierre Trudeau, Federalism and the French Canadians (Toronto: Macmillan, 1968).
  • Polybius, The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin, 1979).
  • Jacqueline Kasun, The War Against Population (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1988).
  • Robert Nisbet, The Quest for Community (San Francisco: ICS Press, 1990).
  • J. L. Talmon, The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy (London: Secker and Warburg, 1955).
  • Keith Michael Baker, Inventing the French Revolution: Essays on French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990).
  • Gary Kates, The French Revolution: Recent Debates and New Controversies (New York: Routledge, 1998).
  • Readers can download “Twenty Myths about Single-Payer Health Insurance: International Evidence on the Effects of National Health Insurance in Countries Around the World,” all 134 pages, at
  • Noam Chomsky, Syntactic Structures (The Hague: Mouton, 1957).
  • Chomsky tore B.F. Skinner’s book Verbal Behavior, to pieces in 1959 in the journal Language (1959, vol. 35, pp.26-58).
  • Neil Smith, Chomsky: Ideas and Ideals (Cambridge University Press, 1999).
  • Geoffrey Sampson, The Language Instinct Debate (London: Continuum, 1997 and 2005).
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy In America (New York: Vintage Books, 1990), Two Volumes.
  • Donald E. Brown, Human Universals (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991).
  • Carl N. Degler, In Search of Human Nature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991).
  • Elvin Hatch, Culture and Morality: The Relativity of Values in Anthropology (New York: Columbia University Press, 1983).
  • Roger Sandall, The Culture Cult: Designer Tribalism and Other Essays (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2001).
  • Adam Kuper, Culture: The Anthropologists’ Account (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Univerity Press, 1999).
  • Ernest Gellner, Anthropology and Politics (London: Blackwell, 1999), and also Postmodernism, Reason and Religion (London: Routledge, 1992).
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