Best Political Books of 2006

coffeeThe Economist has named its picks for best political/current affairs books of 2006:

  • Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
  • The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
  • Guantánamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power
  • The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of its Enemies Since 9/11
  • Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror
  • China Shakes the World: A Titan’s Rise and Troubled Future-and the Challenge for America
  • In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India
  • The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall
  • Seize the Hour: When Nixon Met Mao
  • White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
  • The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn’t Working

Read more: Best books of 2006 from The Economist