How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them

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How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them By Barbara F. Walter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593137789
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Published: Crown - January 11th, 2022

Walters, a leading political scientist and an expert on civil wars around the globe, shows how a civil war in the United States will look very different than it did in the 1860s and argues that it may have already begun. Take heart, though? because she provides a roadmap for rallying and resistance.  An urgent, imperative read.


Radical Technologies

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Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life By Adam Greenfield Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781784780456
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.



The Marginalized Majority

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The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America By Onnesha Roychoudhuri Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612196992
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.


Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

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Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign By Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553447088
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.


Giant of the Senate

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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate By Al Franken Cover Image
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!


Democracy in America

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Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville, Harvey C. Mansfield (Translated by), Delba Winthrop (Translated by) Cover Image
By Alexis de Tocqueville, Harvey C. Mansfield (Translated by), Delba Winthrop (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780226805368
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 1st, 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.



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