Vartan Gregorian's Reading List

by Vartan Gregorian

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Vartan Gregorian is the President of the Carnegie Corporation, supporting innovations in education, democratic engagement, and strengthening international peace and security.

My Reading List


1. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

"Michelle Alexander's book offers a somber analysis of the racial biases and structural inequality inherent in the U.S. criminal justice system and the need and urgency for comprehensive reform."

2.The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

"The late Tom Wolfe's masterpiece, a creative and perceptive look at the Ozymandias –like interplay of power, wealth, and desire culminating in their excesses of vanity in the form of in late 20th century New York under the umbrella of vanity."

3. The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis by Martha Nussbaum

"Acclaimed philosopher Martha Nussbaum probes our fearful and divisive political rhetoric and explores how we as a country can, through the conversation and persuasion, move forward."

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