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About meI have an MS in math and I have mainly been a math teacher, statistician, software developer, and managing editor at a medical journal. I am now an independent social scientist and systems theorist.

About my libraryMy catalog includes books I have read, those that I now have, and those that I want to read.

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Favorite authorsHoward Aldrich, Walter L. Arnstein, Robert Axelrod, Barrington J. Bayley, Jerry H. Bentley, T. C. W. Blanning, Margaret A. Boden, Kenneth E. Boulding, Robert Brenner, John Brockman, Damien Broderick, John le Carré, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Andy Clark, Randall Collins, David Corn, R. Denemark, Daniel C. Dennett, Karl Wolfgang Deutsch, Freeman Dyson, Barry Eichengreen, M. I. Finley, Heinz von Foerster, M. A. Foster, Andre Gunder Frank, John W. Garver, Clifford Geertz, Anthony Giddens, Bartholomew Gill, Barry K. Gills, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Ramachandra Guha, Jürgen Habermas, Irfan Habib, Cyril Hare, Francis Heylighen, Edward D. Hoch, Geoffrey Holmes, Alf Hornborg, H. Stuart Hughes, Michael Isikoff, Eric Janszen, E. L. Jones, H. R. F. Keating, Paul Kennedy, Charles P. Kindleberger, George Lichtheim, John D. MacDonald, Michael Mann, Bruce Mazlish, William McNeill, George Modelski, Joel Mokyr, Michael Murray, Michael Murray, John Newman, Douglass C. North, Joseph S. Nye, Geoffrey Parker, John P. Powelson, Anatol Rapoport, Thomas E. Ricks, Richard Rorty, M. Rostovtzeff, Murray Rothbard, Stephen K. Sanderson, Gene Sharp, Ben Shneiderman, Georges Simenon, Gillian Slovo, W. Thompson, Thucydides, Charles Tilly, Stephen Edelston Toulmin, Jerome Tuccille, Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Paul U. Unschuld, Gore Vidal, Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein, Max Weber, David Weinberger, Tim Weiner, Chris Wickham, Charles Wilson, Edmund Wilson (Shared favorites)

Favorite publishersNew Society Publishers, University of California Press, W.W. Norton


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Real nameJohn Claydon

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Currently readingThe Great Powers and the European States System, 1815-1914 by F.R. Bridge
Bangkok 8: A Novel by John Burdett
Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science (Bradford Books) by Michael Martin
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker
Crises in the World-System (No Series Description Provided) by Albert Bergesen
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