Below you will find a list of books that members of the Geopolitical Futures team are currently reading. It highlights insightful and relevant books from around the globe and the reasons we chose them.
A Canticle for Leibowitz
By Walter M. Miller Jr.
George Friedman: The summer is forcing me against my will to reread books from my adolescence, mostly science fiction. But since good science fiction forces us to consider realities and possibilities, we ignore its usefulness. “A Canticle for Leibowitz” is, on the surface, a book about the millennia following a nuclear holocaust. But on a deeper level, it is about the relationship between religion and enlightenment. St. Leibowitz was a pre-war scientist who sought to save human knowledge in the face of post-war “simpletons” who sought to destroy all the knowledge that led to the catastrophe. They blamed science. It was the Catholic Church that became the depository of what knowledge remained, a task undertaken by the Ord