Controversial Books for Nathanson.osgoode

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.185 2.84 Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob by Lee Siegel
1.178 3.26 The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society by Manuel Castells
1.122 3.2 Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives by Anthony Giddens
1.12 3.66 A History of Bombing by Sven Lindqvist
1.086 3.62 The Commanding Heights : The Battle for the World Economy by Daniel Yergin
1.076 3.81 False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism by John Gray
1.075 3.56 The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition) by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
1.064 3.58 Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism by Michael Ignatieff
1.05 3.48 9-11 by Noam Chomsky
1.032 3.55 The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000 by Niall Ferguson
1.024 3.56 Inside Terrorism by Bruce Hoffman
1.017 3.42 The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone by Joseph S. Nye
1.016 3.55 The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman
1.004 3.52 Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations by Paul Krugman
0.991 3.68 World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability by Amy Chua
0.972 3.32 Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class by T. J. Waters
0.964 3.98 Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules--From FDR's Atlantic Charter to George W. Bush's Ille by Philippe Sands
0.964 3.7 The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America by James Bamford
0.961 3.74 Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army by Jeremy Scahill
0.953 3.53 Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda by Omar Nasiri
0.95 3.72 No Logo by Naomi Klein
0.948 3.76 Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny by Amartya Sen
0.926 3.76 On Television by Pierre Bourdieu
0.922 4.18 Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky by Noam Chomsky
0.921 4.22 The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War by Andrew Bacevich
0.92 4.23 A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
0.911 3.92 Just and Unjust Wars by Michael Walzer
0.911 3.78 Marxism and Literature by Raymond Williams
0.905 3.79 The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier by Howard Rheingold
0.894 3.76 The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill by Ron Suskind
0.888 4.26 Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World by Eduardo Galeano
0.886 3.72 See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism by Robert Baer
0.886 3.83 Stolen Harvest: the Hijacking of the Global Food Supply by Vandana Shiva
0.88 3.85 The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria
0.878 3.84 McMafia: Crime without Frontiers by Misha Glenny
0.878 4.05 Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher
0.877 3.41 The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy by Sasha Issenberg
0.872 3.98 The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change by David Harvey
0.867 3.91 Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky
0.866 3.74 The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War by Misha Glenny
0.864 4.26 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire
0.864 3.77 The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
0.855 3.58 State of War : The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration by James Risen
0.853 3.85 To End a War by Richard Holbrooke
0.848 3.63 Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror by Michael F. Scheuer
0.841 3.7 The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization by James Bamford
0.835 3.97 The Tragedy of Great Power Politics by John J. Mearsheimer
0.833 4 Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire by Chalmers Johnson
0.831 3.87 The utility of force : the art of war in the modern world by Rupert Smith
0.83 3.58 How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer
0.828 4.05 Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times by George Crile
0.827 3.91 Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity by Siva Vaidhyanathan
0.817 3.29 Globalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger
0.816 4.01 The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic by Chalmers Johnson
0.816 4.03 Sideshow by William Shawcross
0.814 3.82 Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency by James Bamford
0.809 3.69 Counsel to the President: A Memoir by Clark Clifford
0.79 3.71 The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush by Peter Singer
0.788 3.58 Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine's Passion for Ancient Civilizations and the Journey to Recover the World's Stolen Treasures by Matthew Bogdanos
0.788 3.9 The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina by Frank Rich
0.787 4.13 Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks
0.773 4.02 The Colonizer and the Colonized by Albert Memmi
0.771 4.22 Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism by Robert A. Pape
0.764 4.12 Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower
0.76 3.66 The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia by Tim Judah
0.75 3.93 When Corporations Rule the World by David C. Korten
0.749 4.29 The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
0.738 4.08 Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg
0.705 4.05 Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis by Kenneth N. Waltz
0.705 3.37 American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush by Kevin Phillips
0.686 4.42 We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch
0.68 4.04 Deterring Democracy by Noam Chomsky
0.673 3.63 The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror by Michael Ignatieff
0.661 4.08 Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World by J. R. McNeill
0.657 3.71 The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for The Third World by Christopher Andrew
0.641 3.93 Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War by Michael Isikoff