I just finished Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Heretic. She talks about why Islam needs a reformation and gives some thoughts as to how that can be achieved.
And am currently on Thaddeus Russell’s A Renegade History of the United States. This thing is wild. The first 1/3 of the book is dedicated more or less to “contextualizing” slavery (no doubt some controversial stuff!), and I just finished a section on the bad-ass madam’s of the wild west who made vast fortunes, while women on the east coast were struggling to secure the same rights as men.
His point is that the people of the United States are as free as they are because of the renegades (the drunks, whores, slackers…), and not because of the upstanding citizens/fore-fathers/philosophers. It’s got some things people would no doubt find controversial but, man, am I enjoying reading this thing.