A Reading List for Moderation

February 17, 2018

So... in anticipation of the public presentation this Monday (7:45 pm at the Pioneer Library on SW 134th and Penn in OKC), I've put together a reading list of writers and selected works of Moderation. There is also a bonus "listening list" of the podcasts that are major influences as well. Everything on this list contributed to the subject matter in extremely significant ways. 




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A Reading List for Moderation


  • “On Moderation: Defending an Ancient Virtue in a Modern World" by Harry Clor

  • "Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  • "Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes" by Aurelian Craiutu

  • "Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party from Eisenhower to the Tea Party" by Geoffrey Kabaservice

  • "Emotional Intelligence" from Daniel Goleman

  • "Live Lagom: Balanced Living, The Swedish Way" from Anna Brones

  • “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything” by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Additional considerations:

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson -  Nature & Compensation

  • David Brooks - just about anything in the last 8 years

  • Malcolm Gladwell - Anything

A Playlist for Moderation

  • Radiolab Podcast from WNYC (all episodes)

  • More Perfect Podcast from WNYC (all episodes)

  • Freakonomics Radio from WNYC (all episodes)

  • TED Radio Hour from NPR (all episodes)

  • Revisionist History from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply (all episodes)

  • of course the Y'all OK Podcast from Riley Ross 




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Riley Evan Ross
Speaker and Writer Moderation Blog

I speak and write on the topic of moderation because I believe that a thorough re-examination of moderation can help our societies build change resilience and grow together.

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