Ukrainians say that a good book is the best gift ever. You can gift it to someone or you can always gift it to yourself and later gift it to someone else. J Then a good question will be: "Is there anything to read about Ukraine, Russia, and Eastern Europe?" I can recommend a couple of books for both intellectually stimulating and leisure reading.
Let's start with intellectually stimulating books:
- Media, Democracy, and Freedom by Marta Dyczok
Now leisure reading:
- Always #1 is Everything is Illuminated. Or you can watch a movie. Since I mentioned movies, you should really watch Eastern Promises. This movie is the best foreign depiction of the Russian underworld.
- The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner. It's very funny.
I also recommend reading these books from George Mason University's faculty. These books are not about Ukraine and Eastern Europe, but these books are really good for everyone who interested in understanding economics.
2. The Invisible Hook by Peter Leeson
3. Media, Development and Institutional Change by Peter Leeson and Chris Coyne
If you want to recommend other books, please feel free.
Happy New Year!