When I read a book, regardless of topic I often find some parts of it that resonate with my understanding of Mathematics and computer science. One book that I read recently is a glaring exception: "Washington rules" by Bacevich, presenting an interpretation of American military operations in recent history. The book was interesting in laying out its theory that American leaders, regardless of political party, believe that the US have a mission to assure world wide order and peace via their military power. But none of it made me think of any Math/CS issue.
So, I think that political history is the opposite of theoretical computer science.