Life is too short to get in all the reading I've stacked up. Even so, I'm giving it my best shot.
It's Mark Twain on the docket these days.
Who would have expected to find "The Innocents Abroad" to b e so relevant to current events.
News readers describe the governments of Middle East despots as ossified, but it's beyond that. Read Twain and you'll realize that the people he met over 100 years ago have not changed a bit. And Twain believed that they were unchanged since the time of Christ.
There's something to be said for reading the classics. Much of what you read is as informative today as it was then.