As I've gotten older I've realized that almost all of the common-sense assumptions we have about society are wrong. There are lot of terrible things we take for granted that do not have to be the way they are. The first step toward changing them is to see them all clearly. Read these books and decide for yourself.
The Demon-Haunted World
The importance of critical thinking.
The Will to Change
How sexism hurts both women AND men.
The Better Angels of Our Nature
We are living in the most peaceful time in human history.
How the invention of the suburbs is responsible for most of America's current ills.
God is Not Great
The incredible, devestating harm of religion.
Rethinking the absurd local, organic, non-GMO food trend.
The terrible economic inequality that America has constructed.
The Power Broker
The secret architectural and political layers behind everything.
Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue
The insidiousness of an overemphasis on gender in our society.
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief
The insanity of Scientology, which is not hard to extrapolate to other religions.
Beer and Circus
The surprising scale of today's colleges prioritizing sports and drinks over academics.
How economic transactions and every one of our interactions advances human progress.
Everything you know about Columbine is incorrect - and it demonstrates why the media is often wrong.
The Unconquerable World
The decline of violence and why dictators will never win.
The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less
America will never get healthier by throwing money into medicalization without supporting social services.
Why We Drive: The Past, Present, and Future of Automobiles in America
Cars ruin the environment and our culture and kill millions of people to boot.
The recent cultural change in the heartland of America.
A refresher on the lessons of history and similarities to today - and the importance of our vigilance.