The introduction of drones “makes possible perpetual war without costs”, warns the anthropology professor and security expert Hugh Gusterson. Here he selects the best books that examine their ethical, psychological and political impact upon 21st century warfare.
Many thought that 9/11 was the start of an Al-Qaeda assault on the West, but it turned out to be Bin Laden’s Pearl Harbor – a victory that led to strategic defeat – says Peter Bergen, one of the few reporters who met the Saudi-born militant.
International terror expert Jessica Stern takes a close look at the mind of the terrorist. She explores why people are drawn to extreme violence and how, in many cases, terrorists can build their identities around ideologies that they hold in an ultimately shallow way
History of the French Revolution
by Jules Michelet
The French Revolution
by Hippolyte Taine
Christianity and American Democracy
by Alexis de Tocqueville
Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France
by Edmund Burke
The Complete Essays
by Michel de Montaigne
by Niccolo Machiavelli