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(Links are to my GoodReads notes about them)

The related books [Superforecasting]( and [Future Babble]( are about pred...(read more)

I, for one, really like this section of LW, which has led me to so many interesting reads. It seems there used to be more entries here, is there some other place LW-minded people now put their recommendations?

Much agree with that! Both [The Three Body Problem]( and [The Dark Forest]( (links to my GoodReads reviews) are some of my favorite reads in 2015, can't wait for part 3, *Death’s End*, which should be ...(read more)

Reminds me of the discussion in [Through The Language Glass]( of the [Matsés people](">) of the Amazon.

Their language has a built-in concept of *evidentiality* -- every ti...(read more)

"The 48 Anecdotes of Power"? It's a fun read, but sometimes taken a bit too serious (like having 48-laws-themed tattoos...)

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith: [The Dictator's Handbook](

Much liked this book, which is a sort-of modern version of Machiavelli's The Prince...(read more)

Talking about nuclear arms, I much liked Richard Rhodes's two books -- esp. [The Making of the Atomic Bomb](, but also the "sequel", [Dark Sun -- The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb]( more)

Oh, thanks for sharing this!

Oh, that's a really interesting idea! Is the code available somewhere?

Jon Ronson - "The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry "

Some light reading about psychopaths (!) --how are people diagnosed to be psychopaths (often using the [Hare Psychopathy Checklist](, can this 1% of the population b...(read more)