How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

By: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0143117009
Publication Date: January 4, 2011

Jared Diamond is professor of geography at UCLA and author of the best-selling Collapse and The Third Chimpanzee. He is a MacArthur Fellow and was awarded the National Medal of Science.

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Combat Sports in the Ancient World
Competition, Violence, and Culture

By: Michael B. Poliakoff

Publisher: All Points Books
ISBN: 0300063121
Publication Date: April 26, 1995

Michael B. Poliakoff has taught at Georgetown University, George Washington University, Hillsdale College, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Wellesley College. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and went on to study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of Michigan, where he earned a Ph.D. in classical studies.

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Cultural Foundations of Learning
Est and West

By: Jin Li

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521768290
Publication Date: March 26, 2012

Jin Li is tenured Associate Professor of Education and Human Development at Brown University. Her research examines different cultural learning models and how such culturally based models shape children’s learning beliefs and achievement. She collaborates with researchers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, the UK, Germany, Israel and the United States.

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The First 5,000 Years

By: David Graeber

Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 9781612194196
Publication Date: October 28, 2014

David Graeber (1961-2020) was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics.

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Does Altruism Exist?
Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others

By: David Sloan Wilson

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300189490
Publication Date: January 13, 2015

David Sloan Wilson is president of the Evolution Institute and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at the University of Binghamton.

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Excellent Sheep
The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

By: William Deresiewicz

Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 1476702713
Publication Date: August 19, 2014

William Deresiewicz was a professor at Yale until 2008. He is the author of the landmark essays “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education” and “Solitude and Leadership” and is a frequent speaker on campuses around the country.

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Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies

By: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393317552
Publication Date: July 17, 2005

Jared Diamond is professor of geography at UCLA and author of the best-selling Collapse and The Third Chimpanzee. He is a MacArthur Fellow and was awarded the National Medal of Science.

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What’s the Right Thing to Do?

By: Michael J. Sandel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374532508
Publication Date: August 17, 2010

Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University. His work has been the subject of television series on PBS and the BBC. His recent books include Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020 The Tyranny of Merit.

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Metaphors we live by
Metaphors We Live By

By: George Lakoff and Mark Johnson

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 878-0-226-46801-3
Publication Date: April 15, 2003

George Lakoff is a professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of, among other books, Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things and Moral Politics, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Mark Johnson is the Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. He is the author of The Body in the Mind and Moral Imagination, both published by the University of Chicago Press. Johnson and Lakoff have also coauthored Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought.

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Not for profit
Not For Profit
Why Democracy Needs the Humanities - Updated Edition

By: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691173320
Publication Date: November 8, 2016

Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School at the University of Chicago. She is the author of many books, including Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law (Princeton).

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