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Andrew M. Mwenda

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Andrew Mwenda is a Ugandan print, radio and television journalist, and the founder and owner of The Independent, a current affairs newsmagazine.
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty - Aug 14, 2017 (first published in 2013)
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A New York Times #1 Bestseller An Amazon #1 Bestseller A Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Sunday Times BestsellerWinner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardWinner of the British Academy MedalFinalist, National Book Critics Circle Award"It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Cen...
Andrew M. Mwenda
Oct 07, 2020
Everyone who loves economics should read this book; for its depth of research, breadth of perspective, sweep of economic history and its analytical insights. It dismantles many erroneous beliefs about entrepreneurial meritocracy and state autonomy in rich countries!      source
The Mating Mind
How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature
Geoffrey Miller - Apr 17, 2001 (first published in 2000)
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At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively reading experience, The Mating Mind marks the arrival of a prescient and provocative new science writer. Psychologist Geoffrey Miller offers the most convincing-and radical-explanation for how and why the human mind evolved.Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and art: t...
Andrew M. Mwenda
Jul 08, 2020
Just been reading Geoffrey Miller’s book on evolutionary psychology, The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature. It elicits a powerful question: Is it possible to love someone passionately, even be willing to die for them, yet cheat on them daily?      source
Hundred-Year Marathon
Michael Pillsbury - Mar 15, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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One of the U.S. government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower.For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop...
Andrew M. Mwenda
Jun 03, 2020
I have finished reading the first two books, I am in the middle of the third and a quarter through the fourth! For anyone interested in international power politics, these 4 books are a must-read. They provide unparalleled density of knowledge and breadth of perspective!      source
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When China Rules the World
The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order
Martin Jacques - Aug 28, 2012 (first published in 2008)
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Greatly revised and expanded, with a new afterword, this update to Martin Jacques’s global bestseller is an essential guide to understanding a world increasingly shaped by Chinese powerSoon, China will rule the world. But in doing so, it will not become more Western.Since the first publication of When China Rules the World, the landscape of world p...
Andrew M. Mwenda
Jun 03, 2020
I have finished reading the first two books, I am in the middle of the third and a quarter through the fourth! For anyone interested in international power politics, these 4 books are a must-read. They provide unparalleled density of knowledge and breadth of perspective!      source
SPQR
A History of Ancient Rome
Mary Beard - Sep 06, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant...
Andrew M. Mwenda
Apr 18, 2020
If, in this #COVID19 lockdown, you want to spend your time glued on a book, read Mary Beard’s SPQR, on the history of Ancient Rome! It is a masterpiece: live, riveting, deep, light, fast paced... it feels like eating chocolate or having sex😜. Simply unputdownable!      source
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Jonathan Haidt - Feb 12, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossiblechallenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows ...
Andrew M. Mwenda
Aug 23, 2019
The best work on this is a book by Jonathan Haidt “The Righteous Mind: Why good People are Divided by Religion and Politics.” He argues that human beings have deeply entrenched moral intuitions which guide their assessment of reality. Facts matter very little if at all.      source