two books for a while. The first is James Macdonalds's "A nation deep in debt". The second is Emmanuel Todd's "The Explanation of Ideology". Both are interesting but much of it, particularly in the first book, is going over my head. It may take a few weeks to complete reading them and much longer to assimilate some of the two books. IO remember reading off and on William Thurston's "The Geometry and Topology of three-manifolds" from 1978 to 1988 or so and assimilating about five percent of it and started using it about 1990. Long road ahead.