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How to Raise Your IQ This Summer: Our 2019 Summer Reading List

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Whether you’re jetting off to a tropical destination or lounging in your backyard, the summer is a great time to catch up on some reading. And if you’re looking for a book that will open – and maybe even change – your mind, Intelligence Squared has your back. 

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the books our research team has been reading over the past year, including topics like de-extinction, U.S.-China relations, and the history of Silicon Valley. Written by IQ2 debaters, these books will help you dive in deeper into the topics and debates you love.

Jonathan Gruber & Simon Johnson - Jump-Starting America

Kenneth Rogoff - The Curse of Cash

Leslie Berlin - Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age

John Mearsheimer - The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Arthur Brooks - Love Your Enemies

Helen Fisher - Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray

Meredith Broussard - Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World

Allison Schrager - An Economist Walks Into a Brothel

Ross MacPhee - End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals

David Brooks - The Second Mountain

Michael Pillsbury The Hundred-Year Marathon

Nadine StrossenHATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship (Inalienable Rights)

Kurt Andersen - Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

Nina Khruscheva - In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones

Federiga Bindi - Europe and America: The End of the Transatlantic Relationship

L. Hunter Lovins - A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life

Parag Khanna - The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century 

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