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PS Commentators’ Best Reads in 2020

Alongside histories of past plagues and timely treatises on race, this year's list of recommended books includes deep dives into the toxic world of social media and trenchant studies in development economics. Like memories of this year, all are topics that will continue to weigh on our collective consciousness. 

After a year that offered no shortage of time for reading, Project Syndicate commentators share their recommendations of titles that stood out. With timely studies of politics, economics, and technology, as well as histories of war, disease, and ideas, this diverse selection provides both practical tools for confronting the challenges that await us as well as reveries through which to escape, if only briefly, the anxieties of our current moment.