One can never read too little of bad, or too much of good, books: bad books are intellectual poison; they destroy the mind.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer
The Adam Smith Institute is on the look out for young liberal thinkers to review political, philosophical and economic books! If you are a student and would like to review an important new book-length contribution to the humanities, get in touch.
After we've sent you the book, express your critique in 1000 words and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of a new ASI reviews publication we are launching.
We welcome reviews on recent works tackling everything from private schools for the poor to the causes of social mobility, to be edited and compiled together by the ASI research team.
Here are some books we think would be good choices—we are very open to any other suggestions:
- Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
- Zero to One by Peter Thiel
- The Son also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility by Gregory Clark
- British Economic Growth, 1270 - 1870 by Stephen Broadberry, Bruce Campbell, Alexander Klein, Maark Overton and Bas van
- The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Energy Revolution by Gregory Zuckerman
- The English and Their History by Robert Tombs
- Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon by Yong Zhao
- The Iron Cage of Liberalism by Daniel Ritter
- When the Facts Change: Essays 1995 - 2010 by Tony Judt
- Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present: A History of the Continent Since 1500 by Brendan Simms
- Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
- If A then B: How the World Discovered Logic by Michael Shenefelt
- The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew Mcafee
- Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History by Nicholas Wade
- A World Restored: Matternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812-22 by Henry a. Kissinger
- The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor by William Easterly