Social Sciences and History

Much of the coursework for my Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University focused on government and politics specifically, but much of the other coursework dealt with the broader social sciences. I am particularly interested in history and psychology.


  • George Mason University
    • ECON 103: Microeconomic Principles
    • ECON 104: Macroeconomic Principles
    • ECON 310: Money and Banking
  • Khan Academy
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
  • Books and Independent Study
    • Friedman, Milton, PhD
      • Capitalism and Freedom
      • Free to Choose (with Rose Friedman)
    • Friedman, Thomas L., MPhil
      • The Lexus and the Olive Tree
      • That Used To Be Us (with Michael Mendelbaum)
    • Mises, Ludwig von – The Theory of Money and Credit (trans. by J.E. Batson)
    • Sowell, Thomas, PhD – Basic Economics


General History

  • Chantilly High School
    • World Studies
  • George Mason University
    • HIST 130: The Modern Global System
  • Horological Society of New York
    • Bauer, Hyla Ames – The Quartz Crisis
    • Desborough, Jane, PhD – The Changing Face of Early Modern Time
    • Forster, Jack – The Essentials of Precision Timekeeping
  • Institute of Catholic Culture
    • Check, Christopher
      • Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain
      • The True Story of the Inquisition
    • Fisher, Fr. Andrew
      • The Great Plague: How Black Death Changed the Face of Christendom
      • Saving Civilization: The Story of St. Benedict of Nursia
    • McGuire, Brendan, PhD
      • Fall of Constantinople and the Rise of the Ottoman Turks
      • The Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization and Crossroads of War
      • While Rome Was Burning: The Corruption of Nero and the Persecution of Christians
  • Books and Independent Study
    • Fong, Mei – One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment

American History

  • Liberty High School
    • Virginia and U.S. History (Advanced Studies)
  • George Mason University
    • HIST 121: Formation of the American Republic
    • HIST 389: Virginia Founding Fathers
  • Books and Independent Study
    • Thomas, Evan – Being Nixon: A Man Divided
    • Morris, Edmund
      • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
      • Theodore Rex
      • Colonel Roosevelt

Cold War History

  • Books and Independent Study
    • Chambers, Whittaker – Witness
    • Kennedy, Robert F. – Thirteen Days
    • Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
      • The Gulag Archipelago, Volume 1
      • The Gulag Archipelago, Volume 2 (in progress)

World War II History

  • Books and Independent Study
    • Browning, Christopher R., PhD – Ordinary Men
    • Evans, Sir Richard
      • The Coming of the Third Reich
      • The Third Reich in Power
      • The Third Reich at War
    • Shirer, William – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Psychology, Sociology, Etc.

  • Liberty High School
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
  • George Mason University
    • ANTH 114: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    • PSYC 100: Psychology Basic Concepts
    • SOCI 101: Introductory Sociology
  • Books and Independent Study
    • Bernays, Edward – Propaganda
    • Desmet, Mattias – The Psychology of Totalitarianism
    • Freud, Sigmund, MD – Civilization and Its Discontents (trans. by James Strachey)
    • Mlodinow, Leonard – Subliminal
    • Peterson, Jordan B., PhD
      • Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life
      • 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.