“A mind needs a book like a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

-Tyrion Lannister


1984 – George Orwell
Doomsday Book – Connie Willis
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
Circe – Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
A Song of Ice and Fire – George R. R. Martin


Becoming – Michelle Obama
Why You Should Be a Socialist – Nathan Robinson
Give Them an Argument – Logic for the Left
Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari
Homo Deus – Yuval Noah Harari
21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Noah Harari
Too Much and Never Enough – Mary L. Trump
Homage to Catalonia –  George Orwell
Talking to My Daughter About the Economy – Yanis Varoufakis

My Reading List:

The Color of Law – Richard Rothstein
Understanding Power – Noam Chomsky
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

Video Games:

Disco Elysium
Europa Universalis IV
Crusader Kings III
Mass Effect
Detroit: Become Human
Half-Life 2
Bioshock Infinite
The Total War series

Movies/TV shows/Documentaries

The Platform (El Hoyo)
Avatar the Last Airbender
Parasite (기생충)
Shape of Water
Nocturnal Animals
Under the Shadow (زیر سایه‎)
Eating Animals
Game of Thrones
​The Good Place
​Mad Men
Attack on Titan


Chapo Trap House
Office Ladies
​No Lie With Brian Tyler Cohen
Bad Faith

YouTube Channels/Commentators:

Democracy Now!
The Majority Report With Sam Seder
Second Thought
Bad Faith
Robert Reich
The Rational National 
Lindsay Ellis
Our Changing Climate

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I’ve taken a more in-depth look at some of the books mentioned above (and other great reads) in my 2021 book review. Check it out!

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