The Great Books Of The Aristocracy:
The Evolution of the Nature Law of Sovereigns

 

Contents

The Western Order

The ruling class under the monarchies never produced a canon of its own: a collection of works whose content is politically scientific and rationally written. The rulers simply did their job with tradition, pragmatism and familial wisdom. So a rich, fully articulated analysis of the western social and political system has been unavailable to us, other than Plato’s – and he was tragically wrong.

There have been a number of ‘Great Books’ lists, in an effort to develop a western, or even world canon1 . These lists start by sharing a desire for freedom, and at some point for democracy, and finally, evolve to a desire for communism. They are not scientific, but merely moral appeals for power. As such they are sentimental and political propaganda and little more than efforts to seize political power or seize assets from the aristocracy by promoting redistribution, collectivism and democracy, using derivatives of Christian arguments.

This list is my attempt to cover the body of ‘scientific’ political thought: writing that is based upon the record of what humans actually do, rather than what we fantasize that they should do. I also try to be consistent in avoiding appeals to sentiments, and instead, limit selections to rational or scientific arguments. I’ve tried to select books that the inquiring reader can wade through, and avoided the most abstract texts wherever possible. (The distraction of Bohm Bahwerk for example.) And I have tried to provide selections from a breadth of fields which serves to prevent the errors inherent in selective specialization. And because I believe that practical wisdom is the result of accumulated general knowledge and the further synthesis of common principles regardless of their field of origin.

Included are: Art, Mythology, History, The Behavior Of Man, Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Law, and War. These are, together, the technologies of cooperation and conflict resolution.

Our Digital Library Is Huge.

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We capture these works in digital form, as often as possible. If you cannot obtain them from a bookstore or a library you can find them in our digital library. (Which is enormous)

Genus Homo and the Species and Races of Man

The Species of Great Apes:  Contrary to Abrahamic, Marxist, Postmodernist, Pseudoscience, of the Universalist Herd, here is the Genus Homo, and the species and races (subspecies) of man.

Jayman’s Human Biodiversity Reading List

Jayman and HBD Chick’s Recommended Reading list is also here.  We really ought to just make a book out of readings from it.

The History of Philosophy Timeline

The History of Philosophy Timeline with links for who relates to whom.

 

 

The Short List: The Current State of Knowledge

Our Minds

Jeff Hawkins: On Intelligence  (The Brain)
Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, Fast and Slow (The Mind)
Jonathan Haidt: The Righteous Mind (The Moral Intuition)
Steven Pinker: How the Mind Works
Ramachandran: The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human
Simon Baron-Cohen : The Essential Difference: Male And Female Brains And The Truth About Autism
Steven Pinker: The Language Instinct: How The Mind Creates Language

Man

Nicholas Wade: Before The Dawn: Recovering the Last History of Our Ancestors
David Reich: Who We Are and How We Got Here
Matt Ridley: The Red Queen
Dale Petersen: Demonic Males
William Tucker: Marriage and Civilization
Nicholas Wade: A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History
Peter Turchin: Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth
Gregory Cochran, Henry Harpending: The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution  
Francis Fukuyama: Trust (The Political Objective)
Francis Fukuyama: The Origins Of Political Order
Garett Jones: Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own
Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray: Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life
Richard Lynn: The Global Bell Curve: Race, IQ, and Inequality Worldwide [Perfect Paperback]
Huntington: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Hartshorna, Kaznatcheeva, and Shultz: The Evolutionary Dominance of Ethnocentric Cooperation

The West (Sovereignty)

Ricardo Duchesne: The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
JP Mallory: In Search of Indo Europeans
David W. Anthony: The Horse, the Wheel, and Language
Joseph Campbell : The Hero’s Journey
Karen Armstrong : The Great Transformation 
Eric H. Cline: 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed 

The Militia – the West Is Defined by The Militia of Sovereign Men

John Keegan: A History Of Warfare 
Victor Davis Hanson: The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
Victor Davis Hanson: The Other Greeks – The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization.
Victor Davis Hanson: The Western Way of War – Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
Victor Davis Hanson: Why the West Has Won : Carnage and Culture from Salamis to Vietnam

The Destruction of The West – and Its Self Resurrection

Catherine Nixey : The Darkening Age: The Christian(Jewish) Destruction of the Classical World 
Ramsay MacMullen: Paganism and Christianity 100-425 C.E
Ramsay MacMullen: Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth To Eighth Centuries
Bryan Ward-Perkins: The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization
James C. Russell: The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianity
Emmet Scott: Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited. 
Raymond Ibrahim: Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West 

Neoteny and Genetic Pacification (Jayman)

Peter Frost (2008). Sexual selection and human geographic variation,
Frost, Peter (2010). The Roman State and genetic pacification,
Frost, Peter and Harpending, Henry (2015). Western Europe, State Formation, and Genetic Pacification,
Harpending, Henry (2012). Genetics and the Historical Decline of Violence?
Peter Frost (2013). Evo and Proud: Making Europeans kinder, gentler 
Peter Frost (2013). Evo and Proud: Where do those tensions come from? 
Also: Ron Unz (2013). How Social Darwinism Made Modern China | The American Conservative
Also: Cochran, Gregory; Hardy, Jason; & Harpending, Henry (2006). Natural History of Ashkenazi IntelligenceJournal of Biosocial Science 38, 1-35
Emmanuel Todd: The Explanation of Ideology (Family)
Emmanuel Todd: The Invention of Europe (French) (Families)

ALSO: MANORIALISM AND CLANNISHNESS (HBD Chick)
HBD Chick’s Work on Family and Clannishness (Continuing Emmanuel Todd etc)

start here
clannishness defined
big summary post on the hajnal line
the middle ages
year-end summary, 2011
outbreeding, self-control and lethal violence
2012 top ten
historic european homicide rates … and the hajnal line
medieval manorialism’s selection pressures

In addition to Jayman’s summaries of her work:

An HBD Summary of the Foundations of Modern Civilization
How Inbred are Europeans?

ON GENETIC LOAD (Cochran)

First, be sure to see these blog posts by Greg Cochran on West Hunter (2012):

Typos
Get Smart
More thoughts on genetic load
The genetics of stupidity
The Golden Age
Also:
Keller, Matthew C., & Miller, Geoffery (2006). Resolving the paradox of common, harmful, heritable mental disorders: Which evolutionary genetic models work best? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 285-452.

The Rights of Anglo Saxons (Contractualism)

Edwin Vieira Jr.: The Sword and Sovereignty: The Constitutional Principles of “the Militia of the Several States” (multimedia only – Trying to find pdf.)
Fritz Kern: Kingship and Law in the Middle Ages
John Blair: Building Anglo Saxon England
Alan MacFarlane : Origins of English Individualism
Daniel Hannan: Inventing Freedom 
David Hackett Fischer: Albion‘s Seed: Four British Folkways in America
David Hackett Fischer, (1989). Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America.
Colin Woodard (2011). American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.
Gregory Clark: A Farewell to Alms 

The Natural Common Law (Contractual Constitutionalism)

Milsom: Natural History of the Common Law.
Plucknett: A Concise History Of The Common Law.
Hayek’s:  The Constitution of Liberty

20th Century Context

Stephen Hicks : Explaining Postmodernism
Hans Hoppe: Democracy The God That Failed 

The Present Conflict

On Racial and Ethnic Strife, the Pull of Genetic Similarity, and Challenges Presented by “diversity”:

Putnam, Robert D. (2007). E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the Twenty-first Century — The 2006 Johan Skytte PrizeScandinavian Political Studies, 30(2), 137-174

Also, on that note, see this ranking of the most peaceful U.S. states, in which, Maine (see HBD Chick here) consistently tops out at #1!

United States Peace Index « Vision of Humanity

Krupp, D.B., Debruine, L.M., Jones, B.C., and Lalumiere, M.L. (2012) Kin recognition: evidence that humans can perceive both positive and negative relatedness. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25 (8). pp. 1472-1478.

Working Topics

(Just topics I am working on but not finished with)

LIES
Dallas Denery: The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment
Thomas Carson: Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice
Jennifer Mather Saul: Lying, Misleading, and What is Said
Clancy Martin: The Philosophy of Deception 1st Edition
Herbert Fingarette: Self-Deception
Brooke Harrington: Deception: From Ancient Empires to Internet Dating
Edward Bernays: Propaganda
Jason Stanley: How Propaganda Works Hardcover
Jeremy Elkins: Truth and Democracy
David Livingstone: Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others
Daniel Nanavati: A Brief History Of Lies

THE JEWISH DEFECT – DUPLICITY
Michael Hoffman: Judaism Discovered from Its Own Texts: A Study of the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition and Deceit
Saul Alinsky: Rules for Radicals
Karl Marx: Communist Manifesto
Benjamin Ginsberg: The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State
Kevin MacDonald: The People that Shall Dwell Alone 
Kevin MacDonald: The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements
Kevin MacDonald: Separation and its Discontents

THE GERMANIC DEFECT – INTUITIONISM
(The Secular Religiousness and Effeminacy of Germanics)
Ostwald Spengler: The Decline Of The West
Francis Parker Yockey: Imperium.
Julius Evola: Revolt Against the Modern World

THE FRENCH DEFECT – FEMINISM
(Illustrates Femininity of French Analysis)
( … )
Emmanuel Todd: Illusion Economique

THE ANGLO DEFECT – OPTIMISM
(The Masculine Science But Feminine Optimism of Anglo Analysis)
Madison Grant: The Passing of the Great Race
Pat Buchanan: The Death of the West

ANTI-WHITE – ANTI-WEST
( … )

ANTI-MALE
Christina Hoff Sommers: The War Against Boys,
Christina Hoff Sommers: The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling
Warren Farrell PhD, John Gray PhD: The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling
Bob Lewis :The Feminist Lie: It Was Never About Equality

BELIEF
(in progress)
“The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life”
“Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior” by Leonard Mlodinow,
“Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment” by Phil Zuckerman,
“The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths” by Michael Shermer,
“SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable” by Bruce M. Hood,
“The Brain and the Meaning of Life” by Paul Thagard.
“Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” by David Eagleman

 

Authors Removed:
I am a little iffy on Pinker despite the fact that he fired the first salvo against pseudoscience in the social sciences. I can’t tell where his defense of market for his books begins and his academic honesty ends. Better angels is not true for the reasons he states. And that really troubles me.
Steven Pinker: The Better Angels of Our Nature
Steven Pinker : The Blank Slate

I am a little iffy on Harris because I have figured out his biases and errors, and his book on lying is too weak to include versus the alternatives.
Sam Harris : Lying

THE CANON

I. POLITICS

Aristotle: Ethics, Politics
Machiavelli: The Prince, Discourses
Burke: Reflections On The Revolution In France
Hamilton: The Federalist Papers
Bastiat: The Law
Sorel: Reflections On Violence
Mosca: Ruling Class
Michels: Political Parties
Burnham: The Machiavellians
Hayek: The Road To Serfdom, The Constitution Of Liberty
Mancur Olson: The Logic Of Collective Action
Andrew Heywood : Political Ideologies : An Introduction.

POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY
David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature, Essays Moral and Political, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Locke: Two Treatise on Government
Adam Smith: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, The Wealth of Nations
Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America
Weber: Economy And Society, Essays in Sociology
Pareto: Mind And Society
Hayek: Individualism And Economic Order
Veblen: The Theory of the Leisure Class
Schumpeter: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
Durkhiem: Division Of Labor In Society
Hoppe: The Economics And Ethics Of Private Property, Democracy The God That Failed

POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Thomas Sowell: A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles
Thomas Sowell: Intellectuals and Society
Thomas Sowell: The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation As a Basis for Social Policy.
Thomas Sowell: Knowledge and Decisions

II. HISTORY

HISTORICAL ANALYSIS AND CRITICISMHISTORY
Gregory Clark: A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World
Huntington: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Fukuyama: The Origins Of Political Order
Carroll Quigley: The Evolution Of Civilizations
Braudel: A History of Civilizations
Durant: Lessons Of History (Everything really)
Toynbee: A Study Of History

BIRTH
Ricardo Duchesne: The Uniqueness of Western Civilization
Emmanuel Todd: The Invention Of Europe (French Only)
Emmanuel Todd: The Causes of Progress
McNeil: The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community
McNeil: Plagues and Peoples
Diamond: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Pomeranz: The Great Divergence (Anything he has written.)

DECLINE
Acemoglu: Why Nations Fail
Gibbon: The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire
Spengler: The Death Of the West
Yockey: The enemy Of Europe, The Enemy Of Our Enemies, Imperium
Burnham: Suicide Of The West
Buchannan: The Decline Of The West
Whittaker Chambers: Witness

CONFLICT
Keegan: A History Of Warfare (Anything he has written.)
Victor Davis Hanson’s “The Other Greeks”, Carnage and Culture (Anything he has written)
Sir Lawrence Freedman: Strategy: A History

RELIGION
Karen Armstrong: The Great Transformation
James C. Russell: The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianity

MORALITY
Emmanuel Todd: The Explanation of Ideology
Robert Nisbet: The Quest for Community
Jonathan Haidt: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
Niall Ferguson: (Everything he has written)
Murray: Human Accomplishment (Everything he has written)
Mokyr: The Gifts Of Athena, The Lever Of Riches (Anything he has written)

CYCLE THEORY – HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF
Strauss and Howe: Generations, The Fourth Turning

FUTURE GEOPOLITICS
Christopher Hayes: Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Fareed Zakaria: The Post-American World: Release 2.0
Joseph S. Nye Jr.:The Future of Power [Kindle Edition]
Samuel P. Huntington: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order [Kindle Edition]
Joseph Tainter), Colin Renfrew:The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology)
Fred Guterl:The Fate of the Species: Why the Human Race May Cause Its Own Extinction and How We Can Stop It

SOCIOLOGY
Banfield: The Unheavenly City, The Moral Basis of a Backward Society
Axelrod: The Evolution Of Cooperation

Mancur Olson: The Rise and Decline Of Nations
Edward O. Wilson: The Social Conquest of Earth [Kindle Edition]

Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty [Kindle Edition]
Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann:The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge [Paperback]
Bryan Caplan: The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies [Hardcover]
Samuel P. Huntington: Political Order in Changing Societies (The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series) [Paperback]
Niall Ferguson: Civilization: The West and the Rest
Charles Murray: Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950
Tim Harford:Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure [Kindle Edition]

III. HUMAN BEINGS

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Cavalli-Svorza; The Great Human Diasporas
Cochran & Harpending: The 10,000 Year Explosion
Richard Dawkins:The Selfish Gene:30th Anniversary edition
Jared M. Diamond: The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.) [Paperback]
Robert Axelrod: The Evolution of Cooperation: Revised Edition
Matt Ridley: The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature [Kindle Edition]
Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha: Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Dale Peterson, Richard Wrangham: Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence
Steven Goldberg : Why Men Rule: A Theory of Male Dominance Paperback

INTELLIGENCE
Flynn: What Is Intelligence?
Sternberg/Kaufman : The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence
Earl Hunt: Human Intelligence
Jeff Hawkins: On Intelligence
Richard Lynn: The Global Bell Curve: Race, IQ, and Inequality Worldwide [Perfect Paperback]
Richard Lynn, Tatu Vanhanen:IQ and the Wealth of Nations (Human Evolution, Behavior, and Intelligence)

Essays:
The humorous essays of “Le Griffe Du Lion” (Prof Robert Gordon. Some subtle statistical errors, but in general useful. His smart fraction theory is being explored by others at the moment.)

HUMAN BIO DIVERSITY

ALSO SEE

Also see this much more comprehensive list of research supporting human biodiversity here:

Human BioDiversity Reading List: http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com/

Top of the list: Pinker, Steven (2002). The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. Viking.

HarrisJudith Rich (1998). The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They DoFree Press. Revised and Updated edition, 2009.

Harris, Judith Rich (2006). No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality. W.W. Norton.

Frost, Peter (2011). Human nature or human natures? Futures43, 740–748.

Clark, Gregory (2014). The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility. Princeton University Press.

 

SEX DIFFERENCES AND THE BRAIN
(From Jayman)

Steven Pinker and Elizabeth Spelke: A video of a debate between Steven Pinker and Elizabeth Spelke – Edge: THE SCIENCE OF GENDER AND SCIENCE (2005) . The video from the above site has been removed, but can be found here. The above text contains a transcript of the debate and each presenter’s slides.

Larry Cahill: This discussion/review of sex differences by Larry Cahill (2014): Equal ≠ The Same: Sex Differences in the Human Brain

Indeed, see much of the rest of Cahill’s work on this.

Ingalhalikar, Madhura, et al. (2013). Sex differences in the structural connectome of the human brainPNAS 2013

Cahill, Larry (2006). Why sex matters for neuroscienceNature Reviews Neuroscience | AOP, published online 10 May 2006.

Ruigrok, Amber N.V.; Salimi-Khorshidi, Gholamreza; Lai, Meng-Chuan; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Lombardo, Michael V.; Tait, Roger J.; and Suckling, John (2014). A meta-analysis of sex differences in human brain structureNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 39, 34-50.

Schmitt, David P. (2003). Universal Sex Differences in the Desire for Sexual Variety: Tests From 52 Nations, 6 Continents, and 13 IslandsJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85(1), 85–104.

Schmitt, David P. et al. (2012). A Reexamination of Sex Differences in Sexuality: New Studies Reveal Old TruthsCurrent Directions in Psychological Science, 21(2), 135–139.

Schmitt, David P. (2013). When Is a Sex Difference Real? | Psychology Today

Browne, Kingsley R. (2013). Biological Sex Differences in the Workplace: Reports of the End of Men are Greatly Exaggerated (As Are Claims of Women’s Continued Inequality)Boston University Law Review, Forthcoming. Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 2013-04.

Borkenau, P., Hřebíčková, M., Kuppens, P., Realo, A. and Allik, J. (2013), Sex Differences in Variability in Personality: A Study in Four SamplesJournal of Personality, 81, 49–60.

Think Again: Working Women – By Kay Hymowitz – Foreign Policy

Sommers, Christina Hoff (2013). Lessons from a feminist paradise on Equal Pay Day – Society and Culture – AEI

Sommers, Christina Hoff (2013). What ‘Lean In’ Misunderstands About Gender Differences – The Atlantic

Lemos, Gina C.; Abad, Francisco J.; Almeida, Leandro S.; and Colom, Robert (2013). Sex differences on g and non-g intellectual performance reveal potential sources of STEM discrepanciesIntelligence 41(1), 11-18.

(2011) Sex differences in the Brain: Fact or Fiction?: A video lecture by Margaret M. McCarthy that goes into great depth about the evidence for human and non-human animal sex differences in the brain and behavior (see starting at 28:09 for humans).

And of course, Harald Eia’s Brainwash episode on gender.

 

ON THE REALITY OF IQ:

This talk by Steve Hsu:

Also see these blog posts by Steve Hsu:

Information Processing: Horsepower matters; psychometrics works (2009)
Information Processing: Do advanced education and a challenging career make you smarter? (2009)

Information Processing: Life impacts of personality and intelligence (2014)

More on the predictive validity of IQ, see this essay:

Murray, Charles (1997). IQ and economic successThe Public Interest, Summer 1997, 21-35

On the central importance of g to many aspects of life:

Gottfredson, Linda S. (1997). “Why g matters: The Complexity of Everyday Life.” Intelligence 24

 

BEHAVIORAL GENETICS:

See these key papers on behavioral genetics:

Bouchard, Thomas. J. and McGue, Matt (2003), Genetic and environmental influences on human psychological differencesJ. Neurobiol., 54: 4–45.

Bouchard, Thomas J. (2004),  Genetic Influence on Human Psychological Traits A surveyCurrent Directions in Psychological Science, 13(4): 148-151

Bouchard, Thomas J. (2008). Genes and Human Psychological Traits. In Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, and Stephen Stich (Eds.), The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future (69-89). Oxford University Press.

See this key defense against popular criticisms of behavioral genetics and a review of the evidence underlying the solidity of its methods:

Barnes, J.C.; Wright, John Paul; Boutwell, Brian B.; Schwartz, Joseph A.; Connoly, Eric J.; Nedelec, Joseph L.; and Beaver, Kevin M. (2014), Demonstrating the Validity of Twin Research in CriminologyCriminology.

Steger, Michael F.; Hicks, Brian M.; Kashdan, Todd B.; Krueger, Robert F.; Bouchard Jr., Thomas J. (2007). Genetic and environmental influences on the positive traits of the values in action classification, and biometric covariance with normal personalityJournal of Research in Personality, 41(3), 524-539.

On the impact of genetics on IQ:

Plomin, Robert and Deary, Ian J. (2014) Genetics and intelligence differences: five special findingsMolecular Psychiatry advance online publication 16 September 2014

(2013) The Genetics of Intelligence « Meng Hu’s Blog

On the genetic contributions to economic success, including the role of IQ, and the lack of effects of the family environment on such (i.e., parents):

Essays on genetic variation and economic behavior – Cesarini, D. A. (2010). Essays on genetic variation and economic behavior. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from DSpace@MIT. (http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/57897).

Hyytinen, Ari; Ilmakunnas, Pekka; Johansson, Edvard; and Toivanen, Otto (2013). Heritability of Lifetime Income. Helsinki Center of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 364

Visscher PM, Medland SE, Ferreira MAR, Morley KI, Zhu G, et al. (2006) Assumption-Free Estimation of Heritability from Genome-Wide Identity-by-Descent Sharing between Full SiblingsPLoS Genet 2(3): e41.

Davies, G., Tenesa, A., Payton, A., Yang, J., Harris, S. E., Liewald, D., … Deary, I. J. (2011). Genome-wide association studies establish that human intelligence is highly heritable and polygenicMolecular Psychiatry, 16(10), 996–1005.

Plomin, Robert et al. (2013). Common DNA Markers Can Account for More Than Half of the Genetic Influence on Cognitive AbilitiesPsychological Science, April 2013, 24(4) 562-568.

Trzaskowski, Maciej; Harlaar, Nicole; Arden, Rosalind; Krapohl, Eva; Rimfeld, Kaili; McMillan, Andrew; Dale, Philip S.; and Plomin, Robert. (2013) Genetic influence on family socioeconomic status and children’s intelligenceIntelligence, 42, 83-86.

Verweij, K. J. H., Yang, J., Lahti, J., Veijola, J., Hintsanen, M., Pulkki-Råback, L., … Zietsch, B. P. (2012). Maintenance of genetic variation in human personality: Testing evolutionary models by estimating heritability due to common causal variants and investigating the effect of distant inbreedingEvolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution, 66(10), 3238–3251.

Also see this wonderful and comprehensive review of the heritability of brain structure and the relationship between this structure and IQ:

Strike, Lachlan T.; Couvy-Duchesne, Baptiste; Hansell, Narelle K.; Cuellar-Partida, Gabriel; Medland, Sarah E.; and Wright, Margaret J. (2015) Genetics and Brain MorphologyNeuropsychology Review, March, 14, 2015.

And of course, my own blog posts on the matter:

All Human Behavioral Traits are Heritable
Taming the “Tiger Mom” and Tackling the Parenting Myth
Environmental Hereditarianism
The Son Becomes The Father
More Behavioral Genetic Facts

As well as Harald Eia’s Brainwash episode “The Parental Effect

 

ON RACE:

These five key blog posts by Steve Hsu:

(2008) Information Processing: “No scientific basis for race”
(2008) Information Processing: Human genetic variation, Fst and Lewontin’s fallacy in pictures
(2012) Information Processing: Rare variants and human genetic diversity
(2013) Information Processing: Learning can hurt
(2014) Information Processing: What’s New Since Montagu?

These papers describing some of the genetic processes used, particularly principal component analysis (PCA):

Price, Alkes L.; Reich, David (2006). Population Structure and EigenanalysisPLOS Genetics.
McVean, Gil (2009). A Genealogical Interpretation of Principal Components AnalysisPLOS: Genetics.

These blog posts by Peter Frost:
(2011) Evo and Proud: Apples, oranges, and genes
(2012) Evo and Proud: Trans-species polymorphisms

As well as these two by Greg Cochran:

(2012) Lewontin’s argument | West Hunter
(2014) Phenotypes vs genetic statistics | West Hunter

And this post by Razib Khan:

(2013) Why race as a biological construct matters | Gene Expression

This video of racial differences in newborn behavior:

Cross-Cultural Differences in Newborn Behavior
Discussed in Freedman, Daniel G. (1979). Human Sociobiology: A Holistic ApproachFree Press.

Also see: Kagan, Jerome, & Snidman, Nancy C. (2004). The long shadow of temperament. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.

And also see my own blog post:

How Much Hard Evidence Do You Need?

And of course, Harald Eia’s Brainwash episode on Race.

ON RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN IQ AND THEIR GLOBAL IMPACT:

Rushton, J. Philippe and Jensen, Arthur R. (2010). Race and IQ: A Theory-Based Review of the Research in Richard Nisbett’s Intelligence and How to Get ItThe Open Psychology Journal, 3, 9-35.

On the effect of poverty and socioeconomic status on IQ (there isn’t one) and said explanations for racial gaps, this blog post:

(2013) The Unsilenced Science: Black Suits, Gowns, & Skin: SAT Scores by Income, Education, & Race

Rushton, J. Philippe & Jensen, Arthur R.  (2010). The rise and fall of the Flynn Effect as a reason to expect a narrowing of the Black-White IQ gapIntelligence, 38, 213-219

Nijenhuis, J., & van der Flier, H. (2013). Is the Flynn effect on g?: A meta-analysisIntelligence

Nijenhuisa, Jan te; Jongeneel-Grimenb, Birthe; & Armstrong, Elijah L. (2015). Are adoption gains on the g factor? A meta-analysisPersonality and Individual Differences 73, 50-60.

Gottfredson, Linda S. (2007). Shattering Logic to Explain the Flynn EffectCato Unbound.

Lynn, Richard and Tatu Vanhanen. (2002). IQ and the Wealth of NationsPraeger/Greenwood.

Lynn, Richard (2008). The Global Bell Curve: Race, IQ, and Inequality Worldwide. Washington Summit Publishers.

Lynn, Richard and Tatu Vanhanen, (2012). Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences.

Also see this blog post by Jason Malloy (2006):

Gene Expression: A World of Difference: Richard Lynn Maps World Intelligence

Also see the ongoing discussion over at Human Varieties

Also these posts by La Griffe du Lion:

(2002) The Smart Fraction Theory of IQ and the Wealth of Nations
(2004) Smart Fraction Theory II: Why Asians Lag

Rindermann, Heiner (2007). The g-factor of international cognitive ability comparisons: the homogeneity of results in PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS and IQ-tests across nationsEuropean Journal of Personality 21, 667-706.

Rindermann, Heiner; Sailer, Michael; and Thompson, James (2009). The impact of smart fractions, cognitive ability of politicians and average competences of peoples on social developmentTalent Development & Excellence 1 (1), 3-25.

Christainsen, Gregory B (2013). IQ and the wealth of nations: How much reverse causality?Intelligence 41, 688-698.

 

IV. SOCIAL MAN: COOPERATION AND TRUST

SOCIAL CLASS
Paul Fussell: Class: A Guide Through the American Status System
Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray: Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life
Robert Gordon (La Griffe Du Lion): “Smart Fraction Theory” (Methodological flaws aside, the theory is insightful) and Smart Fraction Theory II
Charles Murray: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 [Hardcover]
Stanley, DankoThe Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy
Stanley: The Millionaire Mind
Nassim Nicholas Taleb: The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Fragility”
Mandelbrot, Hudson:The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence

TRUST
Harrison, Huntington: Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress
Francis Fukuyama: Trust: The Social Virtues and The Creation of Prosperity [Paperback]
Sam Harris: Lying
Joel Kotkin: Tribes
Frank Salter: Risky Transactions: Trust, Kinship and Ethnicity; On Genetic Interests
Huntington: The Clash Of Civilizations
Becker: The Economic Approach To Human Behavior

THE HANJAL LINE – MATING PATTERNS (Trying to trim this section down)
SUMMARY: Kevin MacDonald “What Makes Western Culture Unique?”
John Hajnal, (1965): European marriage pattern in historical perspective en D.V. Glass and D.E.C. Eversley, (eds.) Population in History, Arnold, Londres
Ansley J. Coale & Roy Treadway, (1986): The Decline of Fertility in Europe
David Levine, (1977): Family Formation in an Age of Nascent Capitalism
Wally Seccombe (1992): A Millennium of Family Change, Feudalism to Capitalism in Northwestern Europe, Verso.
Göran Therborn, (2004): Between Sex and Power, Family in the World, 1900–2000, Routledge Press (see pp. 144–45).
Mary S. Hartman (2004): The Household and the Making of History, A Subversive View of the Western Past, Cambridge University Press.
David I Kertzer and Marzio Barbagli. 2001. The history of the European family. New Haven: Yale University Press. p xiv
David Levine (1977): Family Formation in an Age of Nascent Capitalism, Academic Press. 152
Peter Laslett: The World We Have Lost.
Stephanie Coontz: Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage.
De Moor, Tine and Jan Luiten van Zanden. 2009. Girl power: the European marriage pattern and labour markets in the North Sea region in the late medieval and early modern period.

MANORIALISM
Michael Mitterauer: Why Europe?: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path
Bloch, Marc (1989-11-16). Feudal Society: Vol 1: The Growth and Ties of Dependence (2 ed.).
Bloch, Marc (1989-11-16). Feudal Society: Vol 2: Social Classes and Political Organisation (2 ed.). (“Feudal Society”, in its modern sense was coined in Marc Bloch’s 1939-40 books. He emphasized the distinction between economic manorialism which preceded feudalism and survived it, and political and social feudalism, or seigneurialism.)
Prosper Boissonnade; Eileen Power, Lynn White; Life and work in medieval Europe : the evolution of medieval economy from the fifth to the fifteenth century.
Henri Pirenne: Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe. Harcourt Brace & Company.

Articles:
^ Peter Sarris, “The Origins of the Manorial Economy: New Insights from Late Antiquity”, The English Historical Review 119 (April 2004:279-311).
^ Horn, “On the Origins of the Medieval Cloister” Gesta 12.1/2 (1973:13-52), quote p. 41.
^ Andrew Jones, “The Rise and Fall of the Manorial System: A Critical Comment” The Journal of Economic History 32.4 (December 1972:938-944) p. 938; a comment on D. North and R. Thomas, “The rise and fall of the manorial system: a theoretical model”, The Journal of Economic History 31 (December 1971:777-803).
^ C.R. Whittaker, “Circe’s pigs: from slavery to serfdom in the later Roman world”, Slavery and Abolition 8 (1987:87-122.
^ Averil Cameron, The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity AD 395-600, 1993:86.

RACE AND RACISM
Michael Levin: Why Race Matters:Race Differences and What They Mean
J. Philippe Rushton: Race, Evolution and Behavior
Gobineau; The Inequality of Human Races

V. LAW

LAW
Core:
– Milsom’s Natural History of the Common Law.
– Plucknett’s A Concise History Of The Common Law.
– Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty
More:
Bastiat: The Law
Hayek: Law, Legislation, and Liberty
Leoni: Freedom and the Law
Benson: Enterprise of Law
Randy E. Barnett: The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law
Richard Epstein: How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution, Simple Rules for a Complex World.LEGAL CODES
The Code Of Hammurabi
(UNDONE: list the other early laws here)
The Athenian Constitution
Roman Law
The Anglo Saxon Codes
Magna Carta
The Articles Of Confederation
The US Declaration Of Independence, Constitution, and Original Bill of Rights.

VI. ECONOMICS AND HUMAN COOPERATION

ENTRY LEVEL ECONOMICS
Bernard Mandelville: The Fable Of The Bees: Private Vice Public Benefit
Leonard Read: “I, Pencil”
Hazlitt: Economics In One Lesson
Thomas Sowell: Basic Economics

ECONOMICS AND POLICY
Aristotle: Topics
Xenophon: Economics
Cantillon: Essai Sur la Nature du Commerce en Général.
David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-1740), the Enquiries concerning Human Understanding (1748) and concerning the Principles of Morals (1751)
Thomas Robert Malthus (1766–1834),An Essay on the Principle of Population.
David Ricardo (1772–1823),
Adam Smith (1723–1790).
Frédéric Bastiat (1801–1850);
William Stanley Jevons (1835–1882).
(undone)

THE KNOWLEDGE AND CALCULATION PROBLEMS
Popper: Sources of Knowledge And Ignorance
Popper: The Open Universe
Taleb: The Black Swan, Fooled By Randomness
Mandelbrot: ??
(undone)
(undone: the essays on the socialist calculation debate, the essay on the incentive priority)

THE PROBLEM OF ABSTRACTIONS
Religions:
States:
– Nock: Our Enemy, The State
– Rothbard: Man, Economy and State
Corporations:
Abstract Property Types (Options)
(UNDONE)

VII. PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
Montaigne: Essays
Hazlitt: Foundations Of Morality
Henry: In Defense Of Elitism
(undone)

RELATED 
Robert Greene: The 48 Laws Of Power
Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends & Influence People (Mass Market Paperback)

VIII. EDUCATION

Inside American Education, Thomas Sowell
The Conspiracy of Ignorance, Martin Gross
Real Education, Charles Murray
The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, Charlotte Iserbyt

IX. THE ARTS

ART
Anthony F. Janson: History Of Art
Paul Johnson: Art: A New History
Ayn Rand: The Romantic Manifesto

MYTHOLOGY
Anon: Gilgamesh
Euripides:Cyclops, Heracles, Alcestis, Hecuba, Bacchae, Orestes, Andromache, Medea, Ion, Hippolytus, Helen, Iphigenia at Aulis
Aristophanes : The Birds, The Clouds, The Frogs, Lysistrata, The Knights, The Wasps, The Assemblywomen
Aesop’s Fables
Homer: The Illiad and the Odyssey
Virgil: The Aneid
Plutarch: Life of Alexander
Julius Caesar: The Conquest Of Gaul
Anon: Beowulf
Mallory: Le Morte De Arthur (England)
The Carolingian Cycle (The Matter Of France)
The Nibelungenlied (Germany)
The Norse Sagas (Norse)
Grimm: Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Spenser: Prothalamion; The Faerie Queene
Scott: Ivanhoe (Scott)
Tolkein: The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings (English)
Heinlein: Starship Troopers (American)
Herbert: Dune (American)

PLAYS
(Undone)

NARRATIVE ANALYSIS
Bullfinch: Mythology
Campbell: The Hero’s Journey, The Hero With A Thousand Faces
Frazer: The Golden Bough
Nietzsche: The Birth Of Tragedy

HISTORY
Herodotus
Livy
Plutarch
Tacitus
Kagan: The Peleponnesian War
(undone)

X. WAR

THE WAR OF STATES
Sun Tzu: The Art Of War
The History of the Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
Julius Ceasar: Caesar’s Commentaries: On the Gallic War And on the Civil War
Julius Ceasar: The Conquest of Gaul
Machiavelli: The Prince
Machiavelli: The Art Of War
Carl Van Clausewitz: On War (2G Second Generation Warfare)
Antoine De Jomini: The Art Of War
Moltke: The Art Of War
Mao Tse-Tung: The Art of War (4G Fourth Generation Warfare)
B. H. Liddell Hart: Strategy: Second Revised Edition (Meridian)
Michael Handel: Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought
Martin van Creveld: Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton (Paperback)
Robert Leonhard: The Art of Maneuver: Maneuver Warfare Theory and Airland Battle (3G Third Generation Warfare)
John Keegan: The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare

IDEOLOGICAL GUERILLA WAR
Martin van Creveld: The Rise and Decline of the State, Transformation of War, The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century

ADDITIONAL WORKS OF GENERAL THEORY
Michael Handel: Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought
Bevin Alexander: How Wars Are Won: The 13 Rules of War from Ancient Greece to the War on Terror
Bevin Alexander: How Great Generals Win (Paperback)
John Keegan: The Mask of Command
Martin van Creveld: Command in War (everything he has written)
John Keegan: The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme
Donald Kagan: On the Origins of War: And the Preservation of Peace (everything he has written)

WORKS ON REBELLION
Étienne de La Boétie: The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude
The IRA Green Book
The Marxist Mini Manual
The Protocols Of Zion
The Ten Planks Of The Communist Manifesto
Michael Jacoby Brown: Building Powerful Community Organizations
Saul Alinsky: Rules for Radicals
Rinku Sen: Stir It Up (Lessons in Community Organizing & Advocacy)
Randy Shaw: The Activist’s Handbook
Joe Szakos and Kristin Layng Szakos: Lessons from the Field: Organizing in Rural Communities

ADDITIONAL WORKS OF HISTORY3
Donald W. Engels: Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army
The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third
John Keegan: A History of Warfare (Everything he has written.)
Archer Jones: The Art of War in Western World
Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age
Donald Kagan: (everything he has written)

ANALYTICAL METHODS
Two-Person Game Theory
Differential Games: A Mathematical Theory with Applications to Warfare and Pursuit, Control and Optimization
Numbers, prediction, and war: Using history to evaluate combat factors and predict the outcome of battles
Attrition: Forecasting Battle Casualties and Equipment Losses in Modern War

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