Ross Douthat effectively discusses what we should all be reading, mostly in periodicals, in 2013.  He calls it “How to Read in 2013” and is suggesting we could all effectively read more of what the rest of the political spectrum has to say.  That necessitates what to read, and First Things  is on his list.  He has suggestions I have never heard of and perhaps some you haven’t read, either.  “And whenever you’re tempted to hurl away an article in disgust, that’s exactly when you should turn the page or swipe the screen and keep on reading, to see what else the other side might have to say.”

I do read many of Douthat’s suggestions, though the reading of the far Left I had never heard of before.  Maybe if I dug a little further into what the Left says I could understand things like how eating the rich would enrich us all, or why Obama is a great statesman, or any of the other political stands of liberals that I find incomprehensible.

How would you expand Douthat’s list?  What is required reading for 2013?

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