Saturday, May 09, 2009

Top ten books for students of international relations

Stephen M. Walt, the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations at Harvard University, named his "'top ten' list of books every student of International Relations should read" for Foreign Policy.

One title on the list:
Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel.

Combines biology and macro-history in a compelling fashion, explaining why small differences in climate, population, agronomy, and the like turned out to have far-reaching effects on the evolution of human societies and the long-term balance of power. An exhilarating read.
Read about Number One on Walt's list.

--Marshal Zeringue