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City Journal editor Brian Anderson joins Vanessa Mendoza, executive vice president of the Manhattan Institute, for our second annual discussion of Brian’s summer and vacation reading list.
Summer is upon us, and the City Journal editors are ready for some vacation. We asked Brian to tell us what books he’s taking with him to the beach this year and why.
Check out Brian’s summer reading list, in the order discussed:
- The Conservative Sensibility, by George Will
- Curing Mad Truths: Medieval Wisdom for the Modern Age, Remi Brague
- Infinite Baseball, by Alve Noë
- The Awfully Big Adventure of Michael Jackson in the Afterlife, by Paul Morley
- Orange World and Other Stories, by Karen Russell
- Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder, Nassim Nicolas Taleb
- The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century, Alan Brinkley
Also discussed in the episode:
- Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, by Karen Russell
- Seeing Things Politically: Interviews with Benedicte Delorme-Montini, by Pierre Manent
- The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- The Coddling of the American Mind, by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
- Killing Commendatore, Haruki Murakami
- MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom, by Tony Robbins
- Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story, by Wilfred M. McClay
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