Carlin Romano, a critic-at-large for The Chronicle of Higher Education, is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Ursinus College and the author of America the Philosophical.

Book Bag

In his new book, professor and critic Carlin Romano argues that America is the most idea-driven culture in the history of the world. He picks his five favorite off-the-beaten-path philosophy books. Plus, more of our Book Bags from Hilary Mantel and James Fallows.