If you've ever wanted to know which books are sitting on Barack Obama's bedside table, then you are in luck because the former President of the United States has just shared his reading list.
Explaining that because he is so often asked what he is reading, Obama has decided to share six of the books he's been impressed with lately. Finish this list and it will undoubtedly help you to become a much more informed person.
"I’m often asked what I’m reading, watching, and listening to, so I thought I might share a short list from time to time," he wrote on his Facebook page. "There’s so much good writing and art and variety of thought out there these days that this is by no means comprehensive – like many of you, I’ll miss The Americans – but here’s what I’ve been reading lately. It’s admittedly a slightly heavier list than what I’ll be reading over the summer."
Here they are.
From: Harper's BAZAAR UK
Why Liberalism Failed, by Patrick Deneen
“In a time of growing inequality, accelerating change, and increasing disillusionment with the liberal democratic order we’ve known for the past few centuries, I found this book thought-provoking. I don’t agree with most of the author’s conclusions, but the book offers cogent insights into the loss of meaning and community that many in the West feel, issues that liberal democracies ignore at their own peril.”