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Arthur C. Brooks’ Book Recommendations

by Bill Hayes

In The Week’s Book List, Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, recommends six books.

Socrates by Paul Johnson (2011). One of the best accounts I’ve read of the life of this man whose thought still undergirds so much of Western civilization. Johnson situates Socrates in his particular historical context and also illustrates why his contributions to the life of the mind remain as important for us now as they were in the 5th century B.C.[more]