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Another Self-Indulgent List

Whenever I listen to Tom Palmer lecture – as I did last week in Romania – I’m impressed with how many books I should have read that I have yet to read. So here, in my chagrin, I submit to the world my current list of the top ten books that I should have read by now in my career but that I haven’t yet read:

10. Erasmus’s In Praise of Folly

9. Boswell’s Life of Johnson

8. Alfred Marshall’s Principles of Economics

7. Cervantes’s Don Quixote

6. Eli Heckscher’s Mercantilism

5. Aristotle’s The Nicomachean Ethics

4. The Odyssey

3. The Iliad

2. The King James version of The Bible (cover to cover; I’ve read large chunks of it)

1. Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire


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