July 23rd, 2012
12:00 PM ET

A list of Fareed's GPS book recommendations

Here is a list of the books Fareed has recommended over the course of the GPS show. Stock up your library.


01/18/15 @War by Shane Harris
12/14/14 The Terror Presidency by Jack Goldsmith
12/07/14 National Insecurity by David Rothkopf
11/23/14 The Accidental Superpower by Peter Zeihan
11/16/14 America in Retreat by Bret Stephens
11/9/14 The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall by Mary Elise Sarotte
11/2/14 The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
10/26/14 Zero to One by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters
10/19/14 The System Worked by Daniel Drezner
10/12/14 Crazy Is a Compliment by Linda Rottenberg
10/5/14 China's Trapped Transition by Minxin Pei
9/28/14 Cosby by Mark Whitaker
9/21/14 Bill Clinton's recommendations: Abundance by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler; The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson
9/14/14 World Order by Henry Kissinger
9/7/14 The Intel Trinity by Michael Malone
8/31/14 The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton
8/17/14 Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East by Shadi Hamid
8/10/14 Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz
8/3/14 The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh
7/27/14 First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia's President by Vladimir Putin and Nataliya Gevorkyan
7/20/14 Higher Education in the Digital Age by William Bowen
7/13/14 The Universe edited by John Brockman
7/6/14 Lost for Words by Edward St. Aubyn
6/29/14 The Director by David Ignatius
6/22/14 Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story by Jack Devine with Vernon Loeb
6/15/14 The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
6/8/14 Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
6/1/14 Maximalist by Stephen Sestanovich
5/25/14 The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton
5/18/14 Stress Test by Timothy Geithner
5/11/14 The Fourth Revolution by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge
5/4/14 Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
4/27/14 The Rule of Nobody by Philip K. Howard
4/20/14 The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama
4/13/14 Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
4/6/14 The Confidence Trap by David Runciman
3/30/14 Particle Fever from Anthos Media
3/23/14 Stringer by Anjan Sundaram
The Leading Indicators by Zachary Karabell
3/9/14 The Limits of Partnership by Angela Stent
3/2/14 The Up Side of Down by Megan McArdle
2/23/14 The Steps Across the Water by Adam Gopnik
War Front to Store Front by Paul Brinkley
2/9/14 The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
Amsterdam by Russell Shorto
India Grows at Night by Gurcharan Das
If Mayors Ruled the World by Benjamin Barber
The Kennan Diaries by George Kennan,
edited by Frank Costigliola
The Great War by Mark Holborn and Hilary Roberts
Reimagining India edited by McKinsey & Company
12/08/13 My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit
12/01/13 Islam without Extremes by Mustafa Akyol
11/17/13 The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidencyby James Tobin
11/10/13 The Atlantic's Technology IssueNovember 2013 edition
11/03/13 If Kennedy Lived by Jeff Greenfield
10/27/13 Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter
10/20/13 The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson
10/13/13 It's Even Worse Than It Looks by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein
10/6/13 David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
09/29/13 Unthinkable by Kenneth Pollack
09/22/13 Innocent Abroadby Martin Indyk
09/15/13 A Peace to End All Peaceby David Fromkin
09/08/13 The Age of Edison by Ernest Freeberg
09/01/13 Harvesting the Biosphere by Vaclav Smil
08/25/13 Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century by Orville Schell and John Delury; The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
08/18/13 Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
08/11/13 Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedomby Conrad Black
08/04/13 This Town by Mark Leibovich
07/28/13 Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century by Orville Schell and John Delury
07/21/13 Museums Matter by James Cuno
07/14/13 The Metropolitan Revolution by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley
07/07/13 The Idea of America by Gordon Wood
06/30/13 Sleepless in Hollywood by Lynda Obst
06/23/13 Talibanistan by Peter Bergen
06/16/13 Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era by Joseph Nye
06/09/13 Strange Rebels by Christian Caryl
06/02/13 Strange Stones by Peter Hessler
05/26/13 The Annals of Unsolved Crime by Edward Jay Epstein
05/19/13 Return of a King by William Dalrymple
05/05/13 Foreign Policy Begins at Home by Richard Haass
04/28/13 The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
04/21/13 The Way of the Knifeby Mark Mazzetti
04/14/13 The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
04/07/13 This Explains Everything by John Brockman
03/31/13 The End of Power by Moises Naim
03/24/13 Catastrophic Care by David Goldhill
03/17/13 Double Entry by Jane Gleeson-White
03/10/13  China Goes Global: The Partial Power by David Shambaugh
03/03/13 Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insightsby Graham Allison & Robert Blackwill
02/24/13 Here's the Dealby David Leonhardt
02/17/13 Engineers of Victory by Paul Kennedy
02/10/13 Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerilla Warfareby Max Boot
02/03/13 After the Music Stopped by Alan Blinder
01/27/13 The Idea Factory: Bells Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner
01/13/13 Why Romney Lost by David Frum
01/06/13 Foreign Affairs January/February 2013 edition
12/23/12 The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria, The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
12/09/12 Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budgetby David Wessel
12/02/12 Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
11/25/12 Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
11/18/12 A Nation of Takers by Nicholas Eberstadt
11/11/12 The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
11/04/12 Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe by Anne Applebaum
10/28/12 Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland
10/21/12 The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, but Some Don't by Nate Silver
10/14/12 The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Eraby Michael Grunwald
10/07/12 The Parties Versus The People by Mickey Edwards
09/30/12 The Oath: the Obama White House and the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
09/23/12 The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria
09/16/12 This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil Warby Drew Faust
09/09/12 Interventions: A Life in War and Peace by Kofi Annan
09/02/12 Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Areby Sebastian Seung
08/26/12 Einstein: His Life And Universe by Walter Isaacson
08/05/12 The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper
07/29/12 The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
07/22/12 The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
07/15/12 The Tell-Tale Brain by V.S. Ramachandran
07/08/12 Adapt by Tim Harford, Franklin and Winston, an Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by John Meacham, The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore White, The Increment, by David Ignatius, and The Post-American World: Release 2.0 by Fareed Zakaria
07/01/12 Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States by Michael Lind
06/24/12 Fate of the Species by Fred Guterl
06/17/12 The Dictator's Learning Curve by William Dobson
06/10/12 Adapt by Tim Harford
06/03/12 The Wise Men by Walter Isaacson
05/27/12 China Airborne by James Fallows
05/20/12 The Post-American World, 2.0 by Fareed Zakaria
05/13/12 The Crisis of Zionism by Peter Beinart
05/06/12 The Passage of Power by Robert Caro
04/29/12 End This Depression Now by Paul Krugman
04/22/12 Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
04/15/12 George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis
04/08/12 Breakout Nations by Ruchir Sharma
04/01/12 Franklin and Winston, An Intimate Portrait of An Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham
03/25/12 Paper Promises: Debt, Money, and the New World Order by Philip Coggan
03/18/12 Republic Lost, How Money Corrupts Congress and A Plan to Stop It by Lawrence Lessig
03/11/12 The Benefit And The Burden, Tax Reform, Why We Need It And What It Will Take by Bruce Bartlett
03/04/12 The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore White
02/26/12 Behind The Beautiful Forevers byKatherine Boo
02/19/12 How to Win an Election by Quintus Tullius Cicero
02/12/12 Coming Apart by Charles Murray
02/05/12 The Unquiet American edited by Samantha Power and Derek Chollet
01/29/12 A Separation, Oscar nominated film
01/22/12 Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power by Zbigniew Brzezinski
01/15/12 War Made New by Max Boot
01/08/12 A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich
01/01/12 The Post American World Version 2.0 by Fareed Zakaria
12/25/11 Don’t Get Me Wrong! by Julia Grosse
12/18/11 Struggle For Egypt by Steven Cook
12/11/11 The Ayatollah’s Democracy by Hooman Majd
12/4/11 Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
11/27/11 The Price of Civilization by Jeffrey Sachs
11/20/11 The Dictator’s Handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith
11/13/11 My Long Trip Home by Mark Whitaker
11/6/11 Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
10/30/11 Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson
10/16/2011 The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin
10/02/2011 That Used to be Us by Tom Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
09/25/2011 Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
09/18/2011 A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things that Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
09/11/2011 Arab Human Development Report by UN Development Project
09/04/2011 Half the Sky by Nick Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn
08/28/2011 Don’t Get Me Wrong!: The Global Gestures Guide by Julia Grosse
08/21/2011 Can Intervention Work by Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus
08/14/2011 Among the Thugs By Bill Buford
08/07/11 Getting Bin Laden by Nicholas Schmidle
07/31/11 The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multi-Speed World by Michael Spence
07/24/11 Truman by David McCullough
07/17/11 Berlin 1961," by Frederick Kempe
07/10/11 The Last Narco by Malcolm Beith
07/3/11 Founding Brothers,” by Joseph Ellis
06/26/11 The Fear  by Peter Godwin
06/19/11 Aftershock: The Next Economy & America's Future by Robert Reich
06/12/11 The Post American World (Release 2.0), by Fareed Zakaria
06/05/11 The Post American World (Release 2.0), by Fareed Zakaria
05/29/11 Bloodmoney, by David Ignatius
05/22/11 Inside Egypt: The Land of the Pharoahs on the Brink of a Revolution, by John R. Bradley
05/15/11 On China, by Henry Kissinger
05/08/11 The Bin Ladens, by Steve Coll
05/01/11 The Origins of Political Order, by Francis Fukuyama
04/24/11 The Best Advice I Ever Got, by Katie Couric
04/17/11 Innovation Nation: How America is losing its innovation edge, why it matters, and what we can do to get it back, by John Kao
04/10/11 The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman
04/3/11 Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India, by Joseph Lelyved
03/27/11 Don’t Get Me Wrong: The Global Gestures Guide, by Grosse, Reker and Bong-Kil
03/13/11 The Social Animal, by David Brooks
03/6/11 The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World, by Jonathan Powell
02/27/11 The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years, by Bernard Lewis
02/20/11 The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East, by Neil MacFarquhar
02/13/11 Decision Points, by George W. Bush
02/06/11 Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World, by Bruce Rutherford
01/23/11 The Future of Power, by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
01/16/11 The PartyThe Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, by Richard McGregor
01/09/11 The Best Things in LifeA Guide to What Really Matters, by Thomas Hurka
12/19/10 To End a War, by Richard Holbrooke
12/12/10 Winner Take All PoliticsHow Washington Made the Rich Richer–and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson
12/05/10 Secrecy: The American Experience, by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
11/28/10 Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success, by Matthew Syed
11/21/10 When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order, by Martin Jacques
11/14/10 Superpower?: The Amazing Race between China's Hare and India's Tortoise, by Raghav Bahl
11/07/10 The Right NationConservative Power in America, by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge
10/24/10 Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, by Robert Kaplan
10/17/10 How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, by Gideon Rose
10/03/10 Recommended by Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao: Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius and The Theory of Moral Sentiments, by Adam Smith
09/26/10 Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy, by Michael Soussan
09/19/10 A JourneyMy Political Life, by Tony Blair
09/12/10 Numbers Rule Your World : The Hidden Influence of Probability and Statistics on Everything You Do, by Kaiser Fung
09/05/10 A Good Man in Africa, by William Boyd
08/29/10 War Is BoringBored Stiff, Scared to Death in the World's Worst War Zones, by David Axe and Matt Bors
08/22/10 The Birth of PlentyHow the Prosperity of the Modern World was Created, by William Bernstein
08/15/10 Ill Fares the Land, by Tony Judt
08/08/10 In an Uncertain WorldTough Choices from Wall Street to Washington, by Robert Rubin with Jacob Weisberg
08/01/10 The Most Powerful Idea in the WorldA Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention, by William Rosen
07/25/10 The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, by Matt Ridley
07/18/10 Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden
07/11/10 Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, by Barbara Demick
07/04/10 Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, by Matthew B. Crawford
06/27/10 Winning in Emerging MarketsA Road Map for Strategy and Execution, by Tarun Khanna and Krishna Palepu
06/20/10 ResetIran, Turkey, and America's Future, by Steven Kinsler
06/13/10 More Money than God, by Sebastian Mallaby
06/06/10 The Icarus SyndromeA History of American Hubris, by Peter Beinart
05/30/10 The Man Who Loved China, by Simon Winchester
05/23/10 The Promise, by Jonathan Alter
05/16/10 The End of the Free MarketWho Wins the War between States and Corporations, by Ian Bremmer
05/09/10 Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military, by Hussain Haqqani
05/02/10 The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-CrashProsperity, by Richard Florida
04/25/10 Elements of Investing, by Burton Malkiel and Charles Ellis
04/18/10 The Bridge, by David Remnick
04/11/10 Mandela's Way: 15 Lessons on Life, Love and Courage, by Rick Stengel
04/04/10 The Checklist ManifestoHow to Get Things Right, by Atul Gawande
03/28/10 The Great Inflation and its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence, by Robert Samuelson
03/21/10 The Big Short, by Michael Lewis
03/14/10 Things I've Been Silent aboutMemories of a Prodigal Daughter, by Azar Nafisi
03/07/10 Imperial Life in the Emerald City, by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
02/28/10 The Soros Lectures at the Central European University, by George Soros
02/14/10 Into the Story, by David Maraniss"How to Tame the Deficit," by Jeffrey Sachs (article)
02/07/10 Comeback AmericaTurning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility by David Walker
01/31/10 Capitalism and the Jews, by Jerry Muller
01/24/10 The Death of Conservatism, by Sam Tanenhaus
01/17/10 Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer,by Tracy Kidder
01/10/10 India after Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest DemocracybyRamachandra Guha
12/20/2009 In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
12/13/2009 Superfreakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt
12/6/2009 How Markets Fail, by John Cassidy
11/27/2009 The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army, by Greg Jaffe and David Cloud
11/22/2009 Too Big to Fail, by Andrew Ross Sorkin
11/15/2009 Nation Under Contract, by Allison Stanger
11/8/2009 Startup Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, by Dan Senor
11/1/2009 Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism, by George Akerlof and Robert Shiller
10/25/2009 The Great Indian Novel, by Shashi Tharoor
10/18/2009 Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It by Zachary Karabell
10/11/2009 Keynes: Return of the Master, by Robert Skidelsky
10/4/2009 Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West, by Timothy Garton Ash
9/27/2009 Forces of Fortune, by Vali Nasr
9/20/2009 The New Cold War, by Edward Lucas
9/13/2009 An Agenda for NATO by Zbigniew Brzezinski (Foreign Affairs article)How American Health Care Killed My Father by David Goldhill (The Atlantic article)
9/6/2009 Movies of the Week: “The Hurt Locker” & “In The Loop
8/30/2009 Work Hard, Study, and Keep Out of Politics, by James Baker
8/23/2009 The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright
8/16/2009 Six Days of War:  June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East,by Michael Oren
8/9/2009 Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesen
8/2/2009 Free: The Future of a Radical Price, by Chris Anderson
7/26/2009 The Increment, by David Ignatius
7/19/2009 We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families, by Philip Gourevitch
7/12/2009 The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Fear, Humiliation and Hope are Reshaping the World, by Dominique Moisi
7/5/2009 American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, by Joseph Ellis
6/28/2009 Education of an American Dreamer, by Pete Peterson
6/21/2009 The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, by Hooman Majd, The Soul of Iran, by Afshin Molavi
6/14/2009 Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, by Michael Lewis
6/7/2009 Liar's Poker, by Michael Lewis, Home Game, by Michael Lewis
5/31/2009 The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, by Lucette Lagnado
5/24/2009 Engaging the Muslim World, by Juan Cole
5/17/2009 War of Necessity, War of Choice, by Richard Haass
5/3/2009 The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria
4/26/2009 The Fat Tail, by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat
4/12/2009 God Is Back, by John Micklethwait
4/5/2009 The Age of the Unthinkable, by Joshua Cooper Ramo
3/29/2009 Power Rules, by Les Gelb
3/22/2009 Imagining India, by Nandan Nilekani
3/15/2009 The Accidental Guerilla: Fighting Small Wars In The Midst Of A Big One, by David Kilcullen
3/8/2009 The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright
3/1/2009 John Maynard Keynes: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman, by Robert Skidelsky
2/22/2009 Postcards From Tomorrow Square, by James Fallows
2/15/2009 The Inheritance, by David Sanger
2/8/2009 Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
2/1/2009 The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century, by George Freidman
1/25/2009 The Origin of the Financial Crises, by George Cooper
1/18/2009 What I Saw at the Revolution, by Peggy Noonan
1/11/2009 The Clash of Civilizations, by Samuel Huntington
12/28/2008 The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, by Paul Krugman
12/21/2008 The Defining Moment, by Jonathan Alter
12/14/2008 The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
12/7/2008 The Idea of Pakistan, by Stephen Cohen
11/30/2008 Maximum City, by Suketu Mehta
11/23/2008 The Ascent of MoneyA Financial History of the World, by Niall Ferguson
11/16/2008 Ghost WarsThe Secret History Of The CIA, Afghanistan, And Bin Laden, From The Soviet Invasion To September 10, 2001, by Steve Coll
11/9/2008 American LionAndrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham
11/2/2008 The Wise Men, by Walter Isaacson
10/26/2008 What It Takes, by Richard Ben Cramer
10/19/2008 A Piece of the Action, by Joe Nocera
10/12/2008 One Minute To Midnight, by Michael Dobbs
10/5/2008 The Bottom Billion, by Paul Collier
9/28/2008 Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
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  1. senior

    We need to probe and hear more from Michael Lewis and other experts like him on the great financial crsis that has gone unfixed and not one has been yet called to be accountable, and explore what we need to do to get some accountability, and systemic assurance that this will never happen again. It could be a series. Thanks.

    May 1, 2011 at 12:16 am | Reply
  2. Sunday

    Does anyone have the book recommendations from 6/12-7/17. I would greatly appreciate it.

    July 24, 2011 at 10:56 am | Reply
  3. Prof. Themistocles Centauros

    Open letter To the House of Representatives.
    I am an American citizen. I don’t belong to any party. Not a Republican, not a Democrat and not even an Independent. Nevertheless for the past few days, I have witnessed the unprecedented debacle over the debt crisis on the Senate floor and in the House of Representatives. Hence, I have conceived that the Republican Party is not only a “NO” , “NEGATIVE”, “NIHILIST” party but it is analogous to the Anarchism movement in France in the 1920’s rooted from Leninism. Frankly, I did not expect much from the newly elected freshmen Republicans or the so called Tea Party. The American people must learn their lesson from this cacophony in Washington. They cannot act upon their emotional impulse and anger and cast their vote blindingly. What is currently happening in the House of Representatives is the result of electing a group of political novices, car salesmen , shoe makers , farmers, unpolished, unkempt folks and send them to the Congress to make decision on the livelihood of the American people and modus operandi of a sophisticated country like the United States of America.
    These Republican Congressmen are mirrors of the same folks that have elected them. They are exploding with emotion and anger. Reason, wisdom, rationality ,ethics are the pillars for a cultivated mind. Once an individual lets his or her emotion and anger restrained his or her ability to think or make ethical decisions, this is a recipe for a catastrophe or anarchism. Nowadays, imbecility and aberration are de rigueur in Congress. The Republicans or Tea Baggers extremists are angry! They are subconsciously angry at he Abolition of Slavery Act; history tells that one of their brethren assassinated Abe Lincoln. They are angry of the emancipation and acceptation of the black middle class family in the nouveau society. They repudiate and curse interracial marriages. They are angry at the Americans who have elected a black leader. They even angry at themselves for being Americans. They have been experiencing the SHS(SELF HATRED SYNDROM). They are angry at a black President who dares to take charge of a white society. They want their country back! They abhor their government, the American flag! They are angry as their eyes become red like blood. This is not even a coup d’etat. It is the manifestation of extremist right wingers who are so angry that they don’t give a damn! They have a deaf ear like a mad-man. They want to hold up the country they hate in hostage. They want to destroy, to blow the country up with everybody in it including themselves. Isn’t it the demeanor and portrait of an angry terrorist? Think about it!
    May God Bless the United Stated of America!
    Prof. Themistocles Centauros
    Long Island , New York

    July 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Reply
    • Nina


      July 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  4. Rita Dillon

    Good show, but how about updating the book list!

    September 30, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Reply
    • J. Kitterman

      What was the book Fareed recommended March 31, 2013?

      March 31, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Reply
  5. DON


    October 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Reply
  6. tracey pamela baiate

    please update your book recommendations

    October 14, 2011 at 4:42 am | Reply
  7. Bonnie

    Why does it take so long for you to update your book recommendations?

    October 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  8. Alexander Halkema

    As everybody else: Please update your book recommendations.
    Specially the book you mentioned last week on energy.
    I really enjoy your programs.
    Thanks for the knowledge you share with us, it is soooooooooo necesary in especially western society.

    October 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Reply
  9. Tina

    Love Fareed's very educational program, his 'take' and booklist.

    November 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  10. Mike Farinpour

    I watch you show evry week and love the show, I like to get one of your coffe mugs coud you tell me how can I do that.
    Thank You

    Mike Farinpour

    November 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  11. Your use of formatting makes your article easy to read and interesting. Your content is engaging. I was trying to find something you might have left out for this information, but you've been very thorough.

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    December 3, 2011 at 10:00 am | Reply
  12. Tom Harleman

    I expected to see today's book, Thinking fast and slow, but was surprised how the list is behind. I guess good help is hard to get. This book seems related to How We Think by John Dewey, a great book.

    December 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Reply
  13. Migmod

    I with above. Please update book list sooner. Don't take wrong way – GPS best show on TV

    December 5, 2011 at 11:43 am | Reply
  14. Lam Tran

    Yes, GPS the best show on TV!!! And same with guys above....update your book list please.

    December 11, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Reply
  15. Joan Weingartber

    Would love to read today's (12- 25-11) book about CIA et al. Was not taking notes. Does anyone remember or should I join chorus of those asking for update of Book List? Thanks.

    December 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • MikeT

      @Joan– the book name discussed on 12/25 show was 'BloodMoney' by David Ignatius. Its a very good read..

      December 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  16. Wolfi Malik

    Hi Freed,
    Excellent show and I am truly amazed how entertaining & engaging you & your guests are. I would appreciate you doing a show on unification of south and North Korea; if then what kind of powerful country it will be? If orchestrated well, will it be on the same level as Germany after reunification.

    December 26, 2011 at 3:37 am | Reply
  17. Rachel V

    I was intrigued by the question posed just before introducing Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Unfortunately The answer given was wrong because it was posed a s a math question when it is a question of economics. The answer is we don't know. Just because you can buy a bat and ball together for $1.10 it doesn't mean you can buy each separately for a total of $1.10. The bat could be $1.00 on its own and the ball $0.50 but buying them together as a combo gets you a discount to $1.10. The minute you introduce real life to mathematical equations you have to introduce behavioral economics!

    January 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Reply
    • Ken

      be careful, you are thinking! there are people that won't recognize it

      January 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Reply
  18. Bill

    Thank you for maintaining the book list, and for raising important questions, and deeper, balanced thinking.

    January 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  19. Colleen Cote

    I enjoy your book recommendations tho I only read some of them. Hint: it is 2012. Whoever is typing the list really ought to change the year from 11 to 12. But the reason I am writing is to thank you for the recommendation of A Little History of The World. What a wonderful book! An amazing way to write. The preface, about how the book came to be written is so interesting. Thank you Thank you.

    January 22, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply

    علم هدهد سليمان ومن مصدر امني مهم , أن هناك طائرة نقل إيرانية تحط أسبوعيا في مطار النجف الاشرف وهي محملة بالمليارات من الدنانير العراقية المزورة من إيران وبعد ذلك يتم نقل هذه المليارات من الأوراق النقدية العراقية المزورة تحت حماية أمنية مشددة وبإشراف عدد معين من كبار المسئولين في أحزاب الائتلاف الوطني إلى البنك التجاري العراقي فرع النجف الاشرف لغرض إيداعها به , ومن ثم سحب البديل عنها بالعملة الصعبة والتي تقدر بالمليارات من الدولارات ثم تحمل سراً بنفس الطائرة لتقلع بها إلى طهران . this is a fact every week an Iranian plan fly to iraq and directly to najaf province not baghdad in this najaf province the evil province in iraq , this plan brings billions of Iraqi dinars faked Iran dinar from iran and exchange it with USA dollars in janaf under the watch of al hakeem and al maleki group, bringing billions of dollars back to iran and then give to Syria , Russia and Hezbollah. WHY USA DONT DO NOTHING , WHAT IS THE USE OF SANCTIONING IRAN AND KEEPING THE EVIL IRAQI PRIM MINSTER DOING THIS EVIL DEEDS WAKE UP OBAMA

    January 29, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
  21. Dale

    I am trying to find out the book recommendation for January 29th. It still hasn't been posted. Does anyone know what it is?
    Thanks for you help!

    February 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  22. Mrignaini

    you have the year wrong for the latest posts....it is 2012!

    February 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  23. Jerry Benson

    What was the recommended book for Sunday March 18th?

    March 20, 2012 at 9:26 am | Reply
  24. Jerry Benson

    What was the book recommendation for Sunday March 18th, 2012

    March 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  25. John David

    Suggest you recommend Pakistan on the Brink by Amhed Rashid. When asked by Terry Gross what would happen if Israel or US bombed Iran, said it would be a major catastrophe on two continents., And he gave horrific details.

    March 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Reply
  26. John David

    Suggest you recommend Pakistan on the Brink by Amhed Rashid. When asked by Terry Gross today what would happen if Israel or US bombed Iran, he said it would be an absolute catastrophe, and gave harrowing details.

    March 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
  27. Ken

    Please update your book list weekly.

    March 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  28. Ann

    Can you update the books of the week? I missed the one for this week. Thanks.

    March 25, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply
  29. missedie

    I must add to the requests for the updates to your book list....nothing since March 4, on any of your sites.....not good, not good at all......confidence in you, yes; in your support system, NO, hire someone competent to get the job done for you...... ....thanx

    March 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Reply
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