8 книг, которые должен прочесть любой интелегентный человек (по мнению Нила Тайсона)

В декабре 2011 Нил Тайсон (Neil deGrasse Tyson), американский астрофизик, писатель, и популяризатор науки, участвуя в реддит Ask Me Anything, ответил на вопрос «Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?», выбрав эти книги.
"to learn that the universe is a knowable place"
"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"
"to learn that the act of killing fellow humans can be raised to an art"
"to learn that capitalism is an economy of greed, a force of nature unto itself"
"to learn how the power of rational thought is the primary source of freedom in the world"
"to learn, among other satirical lessons, that most of the time humans are Yahoos"
"to learn of our kinship with all other life on Earth"
"to learn that it’s easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself"
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