jueves, 1 de junio de 2017

Los cien mejores libros de no ficción (para el anglosajón National Register, claro está)

National Register, 3 de mayo de 1999. La lista está formada por un consejillo de redacción enteramente anglosajón, blanco y que vota republicano, aunque variado y de formación superior


1. The Second World War, Winston S. Churchill 

Brookhiser: “La gran historia del siglo, dictada por su gran héroe.”

2. The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn 

Neuhaus: “Marcó el punto de inflexión definitivo absoluta más allá del cual nadie podía negar el mal del Imperio del Mal”.

3. Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell 

Herman: “Obra maestra muy superior a la granja de animales y 1984. Sin ella la educación en el siglo 20 sería incompleta.”

4. The Road to Serfdom, F. A. von Hayek

5. Collected Essays, George Orwell 

6. The Open Society and Its Enemies, Karl Popper 

7. The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis 

8. Revolt of the Masses, Jose Ortega y Gasset 

9. The Constitution of Liberty, F. A. von Hayek 

10. Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman 

11. Modern Times, Paul Johnson 

12. Rationalism in Politics, Michael Oakeshott 

13. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, Joseph A. Schumpeter 

14. Economy and Society, Max Weber 

15. The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt 

16. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Rebecca West 

17. Sociobiology , Edward O. Wilson 

18. Centissimus Annus, Pope John Paul II 

19. The Pursuit of the Millennium, Norman Cohn 

20. The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank 

21. The Great Terror, Robert Conquest 

22. Chronicles of Wasted Time, Malcolm Muggeridge 

23. Relativity, Relativity, Albert Einstein 

24. Witness, Whittaker Chambers 

25. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas S. Kuhn 

26. Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis 

27. The Quest for Community, Robert Nisbet 

28. Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed.

29. Up in the Old Hotel, Joseph Mitchell 

30. The Everlasting Man, G. K. Chesterton 

31. Orthodoxy, G. K. Chesterton 

32. The Liberal Imagination, Lionel Trilling

33. The Double Helix, James D. Watson 

34. The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Richard Phillips Feynman 

35. Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, Tom Wolfe 

36. The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays, Albert Camus 

37. The Unheavenly City, Edward C. Banfield 

38. The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud 

39. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs 

40. The End of History and the Last Man, Francis Fukuyama 

41. Joy of Cooking, Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker

42. The Age of Reform, Richard Hofstadter 

43. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, John Maynard Keynes 

44. God & Man at Yale, William F. Buckley Jr. 

45. Selected Essays, T. S. Eliot 

47. The Economy of Cities, Jane Jacobs 

48. The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom 

49. Ethnic America, Thomas Sowell 

50. An American Dilemma, Gunnar Myrdal 

51. Three Case Histories, Sigmund Freud 

52. The Struggle for Europe, Chester Wilmot 

53. Main Currents in American Thought, Vernon Louis Parrington 

54. The Waning of the Middle Ages, Johann Huzinga 

55. Systematic Theology, Wolfhart Pannenberg 

56. The Campaign of the Marne, Sewell Tyng 

57. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Ludwig Wittgenstein 

58. Insight: A Study of Human Understanding, Bernard Lonergan 

59. Being and Time, Martin Heidegger 

60. Disraeli, Robert Blake 

61. Democracy and Leadership, Irving Babbitt 

62. The Elements of Style, William Strunk & E. B. White 

63. The Machiavellians, James Burnham 

64. Reflections of a Russian Statesman, Konstantin P. Pobedonostsev

65. The Hedgehog and the Fox, Isaiah Berlin 

66. Roll, Jordan, Roll, Eugene D. Genovese 

67. The ABC of Reading, Ezra Pound 

68. The Second World War, John Keegan 

69. The Making of Homeric Verse, Milman Parry 

70. The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling, Angus Wilson 

71. Scrutiny , F. R. Leavis 

72. The Edge of the Sword, Charles de Gaulle 

73. R. E. Lee, Douglas Southall Freeman 

74. Bureaucracy, Ludwig von Mises 

75. The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton 

76. Balzac, Stefan Zweig 

77. The Good Society, Walter Lippmann

78. Silent Spring, Rachel Carson 

79. The Christian Tradition, Jaroslav Pelikan 

80. Strange Defeat, Marc Bloch 

81. Looking Back, Norman Douglas 

83. Poetry and the Age, Randall Jarrell 

84. Love in the Western World 

85. The Conservative Mind, Russell Kirk 

86. Wealth and Poverty, George Gilder 

87. Battle Cry of Freedom, James M. McPherson 

88. Henry James, Leon Edel 

89. Essays of E. B. White, E. B. White 

90. Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov 

91. The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe 

92. Darwin’s Black Box, Michael J. Behe 

93. The Civil War, Shelby Foote 

94. The Way the World Works, Jude Wanniski 

95. To the Finland Station, Edmund Wilson 

96. Civilisation, Kenneth Clark 

97. The Russian Revolution, Richard Pipes 

98. The Idea of History, R. G. Collingwood 

99. The Last Lion, William Manchester 

100. The Starr Report, Kenneth W. Starr