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


Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver’s Travels was written by Anglo-Irish writer Jonathan Swift. The book was written as a satire on human nature, showing the irony of our behaviors. Ever since its publication in 1726, it has been widely read and never has been out of publication. Tyson states that Gulliver’s Travels teaches us “to learn, among other satirical lessons, that most of the time humans are Yahoos.”


 The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations discusses what builds a country’s monetary stability and prosperity. Tyson Smith’s book is a good read “to learn that capitalism is an economy of greed, a force of nature unto itself.”

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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