Politics

Radical Technologies

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781784780456
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Published: Verso - May 29th, 2018

 

Before reading this book, I thought I had a decent idea of how the world works. Shortly into the first chapter, I realized how little I understood. From networks to blockchains, Greenfield masterfully critiques nine foundational technologies that often invisibly shape our lives. An important book for anyone wanting a thoughtful relationship with the world around them.

 

Matthew


The Marginalized Majority

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781612196992
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Published: Melville House - July 10th, 2018

 

I want to give this book to every journalist, every leader in the Democratic Party, & every voter who sat out the last election. One part personal exploration of the relationship between society, identity, and truth, and one part examination of the engines of social change, this book is a powerful call to both recognize the power we have and use it.

Josh


Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780553447088
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Published: Crown - April 18th, 2017

There have been a number of autopsies on Hillary Clinton's failed bid for the presidency, but few have had the advantage of the inside access that was granted to Allen & Parnes. Shattered allows the reader to experience the blow-by-blow failures of Clinton's campaign that often got swept under the rug. As compared to Clinton's own book that hit shelves in September, Shattered gives an insider look into the campaign with the advantage of an outsider perspective.

Cissa


Giant of the Senate

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781455540419
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Published: Twelve - May 30th, 2017

Franken is an excellent raconteur in this entertaining but highly informative memoir of his political journey to the U.S. Senate.  Providing an account of his excruciatingly drawn out contested run-off election and a sneak peak into the inner workings of government, this funny man shows he is deadly serious about politics, Ted Cruz and Minnesota. Franken for 2020!

Susannah


Democracy in America

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By Alexis de Tocqueville, Harvey C. Mansfield (Translated by), Delba Winthrop (Translated by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780226805368
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 2002

Probably the best comprehensive analysis of American political thought, as observed by a foreigner documenting the socio-political climate of our country in its early years. Despite being written in the early 19th century, Tocqueville remains one of the most insightful and riveting thinkers on the subjects of both democracy and the United States. After the Constitution, probably the most useful text to understanding American politics.

Matthew


Democrazy

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Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735210721
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Published: Blue Rider Press - March 28th, 2017

I admit, I picked up this book expecting to enjoy reading about the downfall of a Republican congressman. Instead I read a memoir about a young, energetic man who was happy and eager to shake up the deadlocked bureaucracy that was (and still is) Washington DC. Democrazy left me feeling disheartened, but also encouraged me to spend more time engaged with someone from the "Other side."

John


PEACEFUL NEIGHBOR

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Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780664260477
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - March 13th, 2015

We don't always think of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood as a politically driven show, but Fred Rogers used his voice in both the Land of Make Believe and in the real world to promote a progressive approach to race, gender, inequality, and, above all else, peace.

Sarah


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