Reading List – February 2018

I thought I’d just share what’s on my reading list right now – what I’ll be reading shortly, what I’m reading now, what I’ve read in the last few days.


I’m not allowed to buy new books until I’ve gone through these. All of these can be found on, with the exception of War With China – for that, I’ve provided the link to where you can get it.


  • The Better Angels of our Nature (Steven Pinker) (re-reading)
  • The Blank Slate (Steven Pinker)
  • Dowager Empress Cixi (Jung Chang) (re-reading)
  • Command and Control (Eric Schlosser)
  • Kindly Inquisitors (Jonathan Rauch)
  • The Righteous Mind (Jonathan Haidt)
  • The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (John Mearsheimer)
  • Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History (Stephen D. King)
  • War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable (RAND Corporation)
  • Dear Leader (Jan Jin-Sung)
  • Political Amnesia; How We Forgot to Govern (Laura Tingle)
  • A Thousand Miles to Freedom (Eusun Kim)


  • Kingdom of the Wicked – Book 1: Rules (Helen Dale)


Articles can be found on the series of tubes. Links on the headings.

And, when it comes out; Despatches, by Paula Matthewson – more information is available here. And no, she didn’t put me up to this. But if you care at all about Aussie politics, you want in on that.