8 Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read According to Neil deGrasse Tyson


The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

 The Prince was a political treatise written by Niccolo Machiavelli in 16th century Italy on political philosophy and gaining political authority. Tyson recommends the book “to learn that people not in power will do all they can to acquire it, and people in power will do all they can to keep it.”

suntzu The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The Art of War is an ancient, Chinese military essay written by Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military official and strategist. The essay went on to influence Asian military strategy for 2,000 years. Tyson recommends the book stating: “to learn that the act of killing fellow humans can be raised to an art.”

5 Replies to “8 Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read According to Neil deGrasse Tyson”

  1. This is a crying shame. A SO-CALLED BLACK MAN SUGGESTS NO AFROCENTRIC BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT ABOUT: Destruction of Black Civilization by: Dr. Chancellor Williams, The Isis Papers by Dr. Francis Cress Wesling, Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization by Tony Browder, Black Labor White Wealth by Dr. Claud Anderson, THE BOOKs HE NEEDS TO READ THE MOST: Yurugu by Marimba Ani and Stolen Legacy by George G. M. James.

  2. Why does he have to suggest anything Afrocentric? The books he recommends speak of universal truths and many of hundreds if not thousands of years old. Does anyone deny the greatness of books written by black men and women by virtue of these towering works of literature? Of course not.

  3. The bible was written by Black men read "A call to the Hebrews," by Mawuvi.Powerful book ,it can be researched on the black history site.

  4. It is a shame, but if you have ever listened to him speak you will gather that he not into that type of reading.

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