Political Compass: Related Reading

How to Think Politically: Sages, Scholars and Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Shaped the World

James Bernard Murphy and Graeme Garrard
The book explores the timeless questions posed and the answers offered by a diverse group of 30 of the greatest political thinkers who ever lived

China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay

Minxin Pei
Beneath China’s façade of ever-expanding prosperity and power lies a Leninist country in an advanced state of decay

The Righteous Mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion

Jonathan Haidt
Haidt deconstructs Conservative and Liberal (in the US sense) positions into projections of six “moral foundations”

Russia’s Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed

Anders Aslund
A study of the Russian paradox of the success of capitalism and the failure of democracy.

Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century

Giovanni Arrighi
A reexamination of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations with China and East Asia taking the reigns of capitalism from the west.

The Mass Psychology of Fascism

Wilhelm Reich
Repudiates the idea that fascism is the ideology or action of a single individual or nationality