Reading Material

- Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us – Duncan J. Watts
- Too Fast to Think: How to Reclaim Your Creativity in a Hyper-connected Work Culture – Chris Lewis
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain
- Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
- Jerusalem: The Biography – Simon Sebag Montifiore
- Civilization: The West and the Rest – Niall Ferguson
- Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World
- Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics – John J. Mearsheimer
- The German Genius: Europe’s Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century – Peter Watson
- The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch – Amos Elon
- Dangers, Tests and Miracles: The Remarkable Life Story of Chief Rabbi Rosen of Romania – Joseph Finkelstone
- Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History – Joseph Telushkin
- I Confess: Revelations in Exile – Kooshyar Karimi
- The Islamist – Ed Husain
- I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
- Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific – Robert D. Kaplan
- The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century’s First Muslim Power – Soner Cagaptay
- Nazi Nexus – Edwin Black
- Warrior Poets – Benjamin Gilmour
- Krakatoa – Simon Winchester
- Eiffel’s Tower – Jill Jones
- Alma Rose, Vienna to Auschwitz – Richard Newman/Karen Kirtley
- Berlin Diary – William Shirer
- Human Smoke – Nicholson Baker
- Night Trilogy – Elie Weisel
- Germany, Jekyll and Hyde – Sebastian Huffier
- Divergent Jewish Thought – Moore and Troen
- Gaza: Morality, Law and Politics – Raimond Gaita
- A Heart Turned East – Adam Lebor
- Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
- Deliver Us From Evil: Warlords and Peacekeepers in a World of Endless Conflict – William Shawcross
- Hitler’s Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life – Timothy W. Ryback
- Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth – Gitta Sereny
- The New Cold War – Edward Lucas
- Totalitarian Art – Igor Golomstock
- Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest For Economic Meaning From Gilgamesh To Wall Street – Tomas Sedlacek
- The Economics of Inequality – Thomas Piety
- On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines and Future – Karen Elliott House
- The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor
- Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century – P. W. Singer
- What Is America?: A Short History of the New World Order – Ronald Wright

rec·ti·fy (rkt-f)
tr.v. rec·ti·fied, rec·ti·fy·ing, rec·ti·fies

1. To set right; correct.
2. To correct by calculation or adjustment.
3. Chemistry To refine or purify, especially by distillation.
4. Electronics To convert (alternating current) into direct current.
5. To adjust (the proof of alcoholic beverages) by adding water or other liquids.

(The Free Dictionary by Farlex 2011)

rectify (‘rektəˌfī) vb. –fies, -fying, -fied. (tr.)

1. to put right; correct; remedy
2. to separate (a substance) from a mixture or refine (a substance) by fractional distillation
3. to convert (alternating current) into direct current
4. Maths. To determine the length of (a curve)
5. to cause (an object) to assume a linear motion or characteristic. (C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin rectificare rēctificāre to adjust, from Latin rectus rēctus straight + facere to make) – ,recti’fiable adj. – ,rectifi’cation n.

(The Collins Dictionary Of The English Language Second Edition 1986)

rec’tify, v.t. 1. Put right, correct, amend,
reform, adjust, (method, calculation,
statement, position, instrumental) 2.
Abolish, get rid of, exchange for what is
right, (abuse, anomaly, error, omission,
grievance). 3. (chem.). Purify or refine
by renewed distillation or other process.
4. (geom.) Find straight line equal to
(curve). Hence or cogn. ~fiER

(The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English, Fifth Edition 1964)