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Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web browser; co-founder of Netscape; and co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
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Bobos In Paradise
The New Upper Class and How They Got There
David Brooks - 2001-03-06 (first published in 2000)
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In his bestselling work of “comic sociology,” David Brooks coins a new word, Bobo, to describe today’s upper class—those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. Their hybrid lifestyle is the atmosphere we breathe, and in this witty and serious look at the cultural consequences o...
Marc Andreessen
The definitive book on class in America circa the onset of the 21st century by @nytdavidbrooks -- the managerial elite as "bourgeois bohemians" or bobos --      source
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Brianne Kimmel
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Drugs in the Third Reich
Norman Ohler - 2017-03-07 (first published in 2015)
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The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping best seller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops; resilience - even partly...
Marc Andreessen
This is one of the craziest books I've ever read; highly recommend.      source
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The Managerial Revolution
What is Happening in the World
James Burnham - 2021-03-18 (first published in 1941)
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Burnham’s claim was that capitalism was dead, but that it was being replaced not by socialism, but a new economic system he called 'managerialism' - rule by managers.Written in 1941, this is the book that theorised how the world was moving into the hands of the 'managers'. Burnham explains how Capitalism had virtually lost its control, and would be...
Marc Andreessen
This is true. It’s the older, bourgeois, pre-managerial model of capitalism that created the modern world. Contrast with the present degraded, wokified, zombified oligarchy. The book to read -> The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World      source
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Last Call
The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Daniel Okrent - 2011-05-31 (first published in 2010)
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A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the US Constitution was amended to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages.From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing vessel that brought John Winthrop to the shores of the New World in...
Marc Andreessen
Excellent book on the current thing circa 100 years ago: @okrent      source
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Matthew Yglesias
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Affairs of Honor
National Politics in the New Republic
Professor Joanne B. Freeman, Joanne B. Freeman - 2002-09-01 (first published in 2001)
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A major reassessment of American political culture in the days of Jefferson, Hamilton, and Burr "[A] landmark study of Hamilton and the founders."—Jeff Sharlet, Chronicle of Higher Education "Demands the attention of everyone with a serious interest in the history of American politics."—Pauline Maier, Washington Post In this extraordinary book, Joa...
Marc Andreessen
Seems like a good night to recommend these two outstanding books about violence in early American politics by @jbf1755 -> Affairs of Honor and The Field of Blood      source
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Mine Were of Trouble (Peter Kemp War Trilogy Book 1)
A Nationalist Account of the Spanish Civil War
Peter Kemp Kemp - 2020-03-30 (first published in 1957)
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Spain, 1936. Escalating violence between left- and right-wing political factions boils over. Military officers stage a coup against a democratically elected, Soviet-backed, government. The country is thrown into chaos as centuries-old tensions return to the forefront. Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards choose sides and engage in the most devastatin...
Marc Andreessen
And another very interesting book about a British volunteer on the *other* side of the Spanish Civil War --      source
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Spain in Our Hearts
Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939
Adam Hochschild - 2016-03-29
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From the acclaimed, best-selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a  tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America an...
Marc Andreessen
Very interesting book on American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War -- written from the left, melancholy and wistful.      source
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The Machiavellians
Defenders of Freedom
James Burnham - 1943-01-01
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THIRD FISHERMAN: Master, I marvel how the fishes live in the sea. FIRST FISHERMAN: Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones. Pericles, Prince of Tyre A classic work of political theory and practise, this book makes available an account of the modern Machiavellians, a remarkable group who have been influential in Europe and pract...
Marc Andreessen
I am going to start Burnham-posting soon. He just keeps becoming more relevant, including in these times. Recommended reading:      source
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The WEIRDest People in the World
How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
Joseph Henrich - 2020-09-08
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Harvard University's Joseph Henrich, Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, delivers a bold, epic investigation into the development of the Western mind, global psychological diversity, and its impact on the worldPerhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you're...
Marc Andreessen
Ben's book choice #1 by @JoHenrich, which I also highly recommend:      source
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Jonathan Haidt - 2013-02-12 (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 ...
Marc Andreessen
On morality and politics, and on the two kinds of fairness, I can't recommend this book by @JonHaidt too highly:      source
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Golden Gates
Conor Dougherty - 2020-02-18
Edison by Edmund Morris
More from Less by Andrew McAfee
Who Is Michael Ovitz? by Michael Ovitz
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray
The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi
Behave by Robert M. Sapolsky
Chasing Hillary by Amy Chozick
When the Wolves Bite by Scott Wapner
A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Hacks by Donna Brazile
Slugfest by Reed Tucker
Devil's Bargain by Joshua Green
But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman
Shattered by Jonathan Allen
The Spider Network by David Enrich
A Very Expensive Poison by Luke Harding
All Out War by Tim Shipman
Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler
Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender
Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough
A Spy Among Friends by Ben MacIntyre
Civilian Warriors by Erik Prince
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser
How to Live by Sarah Bakewell
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley
An apology for the builder, or, A discourse shewing the cause and effects of the increase of building by Nicholas Barbon
Whole Earth Discipline by Stewart Brand
A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
The Myth of the Rational Voter by Bryan Caplan
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
The Wizard of Menlo Park by Randall E. Stross
Schulz and Peanuts by David Michaelis
Walt Disney by Neal Gabler
Tycoons by Charles R. Morris
Expert Political Judgment by Philip E. Tetlock
The Power of Productivity by William W. Lewis
Poor Charlie's Almanack by Peter D. Kaufman
Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove
High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
Private Truths, Public Lies by Aa
Recapturing the Spirit of Enterprise by George Gilder