Reading List

Title Author Publisher
To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party Heather Cox Richardson Basic Books
@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex Shane Harris Mariner Books
A Brief History of Neoliberalism David Harvey Oxford University Press
A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America Michael Barkun University of California Press
A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars Andrew Hartman University of Chicago Press
A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America Saul Cornell Oxford University Press
Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth David C. Korten Berrett-Koehler Publishers
All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power Nomi Prins Nation Books
America's Stolen Narrative: From Washington and Madison to Nixon, Reagan and the Bushes to Obama Robert Parry The Media Consortium
American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good Colin Woodard Viking
American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History Charles Murray Aei Press
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America Chris Hedges Free Press; Reprint edition
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America Colin Woodard Colin Woodard
And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border David Neiwert Nation Books
Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era Michael Kimmel Nation Books
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life Richard Hofstadter Vintage
Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats Matt Grossmann Oxford University Press
Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea Mark Blyth Oxford University Press
Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism, 1933-1944 Franz L. Neumann Ivan R. Dee
Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession Chuck Thompson Simon & Schuster
Beyond Outrage: Expanded Edition: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it Robert B. Reich Vintage
Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation Nicholas Guyatt Basic Books
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative David Brock Crown
Blowing Smoke: Why the Right Keeps Serving Up Whack-Job Fantasies about the Plot to Euthanize Grandma, Outlaw Christmas, and Turn Junior into a Raging Homosexual Michael Wolraich Da Capo Press
Blue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in the Real America Justin Krebs The New Press
Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control Kathleen Taylor OUP Oxford
Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty Harvard University Press
Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America Christopher S. Parker Princeton University Press
Changing Minds or Changing Channels?: Partisan News in an Age of Choice Kevin Arceneaux University of Chicago Press
Changing the Script: An Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century Daniel Schultz Ig Publishing
Christian America and the Kingdom of God Richard T. Hughes University of Illinois Press
Clash!: 8 Cultural Conflicts That Make Us Who We Are Hazel Rose Markus, Alana Conner Hudson Street Press
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Jared Diamond Penguin Books
Corporations Are Not People Jeffrey D. Clements Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United Zephyr Teachout Harvard University Press
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right Jane Mayer Anchor
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt Chris Hedges Nation Books
Debtors' Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility Robert Kuttner Vintage
Debunking David Barton's Jefferson Lies: #2 - Jefferson Founded a Secular University Chris Rodda CreateSpace
Debunking David Barton's Jefferson Lies: #5 - Jefferson Advocated a Secular Public Square Chris Rodda CreateSpace
Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry Marc Ambinder, D.B. Grady, Wiley
Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War Joe Bageant Broadway Books
Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism Sheldon S. Wolin Princeton University Press
Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe Antony Loewenstein Verso
Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance Julia Angwin Times Books
Dynamics of American Political Parties Mark D. Brewer Cambridge University Press
Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering Clive Hamilton Yale University Press
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle Chris Hedges Nation Books
Facing the Wrath: Confronting the Right in Dangerous Times Sara Diamond Common Courage Press
Far-Right Fantasy: A Sociology of American Religion and Politics James Aho Routledge
Fascism: A Very Short Introduction Kevin Passmore OUP Oxford
Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time Ira Katznelson Liveright
Fog of War: The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement Kevin M. Kruse, Stephen Tuck Oxford University Press
Founding Faith: How Our Founding Fathers Forged a Radical New Approach to Religious Liberty Steven Waldman Random House
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Community's Assault On Truth Mark Howard News Corpse
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism Susan Jacoby Metropolitan Books
Freethought Resource Guide: A Directory of Information, Literature, Art, Organizations, & Internet Sites Related to Secular Humanism, Skepticism, Atheism, & Agnosticism Bo Bennett, Rebecca Goldstein, Mark Vandebrake Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America Bertram Gross Open Road Media
Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America Ari Berman Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Grand Old Party: A History of the Republicans Lewis L. Gould Oxford University Press, USA
Growth Fetish Clive Hamilton Allen & Unwin
Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History Barry Eichengreen Oxford University Press
Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit Parker J. Palmer Jossey-Bass
Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn't Work without a Strong Middle Class David Madland University of California Press
Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the Global Economy IMPLODED -- and How to Fix It John Perkins Crown Business
How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature George Monbiot Verso Jesse Walker Harper
Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution Amanda Hollis-Brusky Oxford University Press
Ideology in America Christopher Ellis Cambridge University Press
Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment Robert A. Ferguson Harvard University Press
Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan Kim Phillips-Fein W. W. Norton & Company
It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein Basic Books
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Bryan Stevenson Spiegel & Grau
Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama Eric Alterman Nation Books
Kissinger's Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman Greg Grandin Metropolitan Books
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning Jonah Goldberg Crown Forum
Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics Ari Rabin-Havt Anchor
Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare Scott Horton Nation Books
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media Edward S. Herman Pantheon Books
Metaphors We Live By George Lakoff , Mark Johnson University of Chicago Press
Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy Kyle G. Volk Oxford University Press
Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think George Lakoff University of Chicago Press
National Security and Double Government Michael J. Glennon Oxford University Press
Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction Euan Hague, Heidi Beirich, Edward H. Sebesta University of Texas Press
Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education Henry Giroux Amazon Digital Services LLC
Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction Manfred B. Steger OUP Oxford
No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta Alison Collis Greene Oxford University Press
Not Invited to the Party: How the Demopublicans Have Rigged the System and Left Independents Out in the Cold James T. Bennett Copernicus
Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy Edward H. Miller University of Chicago Press
On Violence Hannah Arendt Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
One Way Forward: The Outsider's Guide to Fixing the Republic Lawrence Lessig Byliner Inc.
Over the Cliff: How Obama's Election Drove the American Right Insane John Amato and David Neiwert PoliPointPress
Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich--and Cheat Everybody Else David Cay Johnston Portfolio
Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right Thomas Frank Metropolitan Books
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire Noam Chomsky Metropolitan Books
Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America Charles H. Ferguson Crown Business
Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates Elaine C. Kamarck Brookings Institution Press
Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All Costas Lapavitsas Verso
Propaganda Edward Bernays Ig Publishing
Propaganda, Inc.: Selling America's Culture to the World Nancy Snow Seven Stories Press
Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy David Daley Liveright
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 Pauline Maier Simon & Schuster
Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools Diane Ravitch Knopf
Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers and Rebels Alissa Quart The New Press
Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency David Greenberg W. W. Norton & Company
Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It Lawrence Lessig Twelve
Rich People's Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent Isaac Martin Oxford University Press, USA
Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer Dean Baker Center for Economic and Policy Research
Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945 Jason Stahl The University of North Carolina Press
Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort Chip Berlet The Guilford Press
Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party Geoffrey Kabaservice Oxford University Press, USA
Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World Jeff Madrick Vintage
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty Daniel Schulman Grand Central Publishing
Soul, Self, and Society: The New Morality and the Modern State Edward L. Rubin Oxford University Press
Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance Heidi Boghosian City Lights Publishers
State of Emergency: The Depression and the Plots to Create an American Dictatorship Nate Braden America and the World, Inc
Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America Andrew Gumbel Nation Books
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Arlie Russell Hochschild New Press
Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System Raj Patel Melville House
Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution Brian Czech New Society Publishers
The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power Steve Fraser Little, Brown and Company
The Age of American Unreason Susan Jacoby Pantheon Books
The Anatomy of Fascism Robert O. Paxton Vintage
The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism Karen Armstrong Random House
The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded American is Tearing Us Apart Bill Bishop Mariner Books
The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The "Great Truth" about the "Lost Cause" James W. Loewen (Editor), Edward H. Sebesta (Editor) University Press of Mississippi
The Conscience of a Liberal Paul Krugman W. W. Norton & Company
The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America--and What We Can Do to Stop It Thom Hartmann Twelve
The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do Clotaire Rapaille Crown Business
The Culture Struggle Michael Parenti Seven Stories Press
The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government Mike Lofgren Penguin Books
The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government David Talbot Harper
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap Matt Taibbi Spiegel & Grau
The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right David Neiwert PoliPoint Press
The Emerging Republican Majority Kevin P. Phillips Princeton University Press
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason Sam Harris W.W. Norton & Company
The Faiths of the Founding Fathers David L. Holmes Oxford University Press
The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power Jeff Sharlet Harper
The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy: And Everything Else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know about Taxes, Jobs, and Corporate America Joshua Holland Wiley
The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great Harvey J. Kaye Simon & Schuster
The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit Dmitry Orlov New Society Publishers
The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine David Brock Anchor
The Freedom Paradox: Towards A Post-Secular Ethics Clive Hamilton Allen & Unwin
The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order Michel Chossudovsky Global Research Publishers
The Grand Inquisitor's Manual: A History of Terror in the Name of God Jonathan Kirsch HarperOne
The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought Susan Jacoby Yale University Press
The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street Robert Scheer Nation Books
The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America David Stockman PublicAffairs
The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy Zachary Roth Crown
The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture Pamela Haag Basic Books
The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower Michael Pillsbury Henry Holt and Co.
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America Daniel J. Boorstin Random House LLC
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times Paul Loeb Basic Books
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan Rick Perlstein Simon & Schuste
The Koch Club Charles Lewis, Eric Holmberg, Alexia Camp, Lydia Beyoud Investigative Reporting Workshop
The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century Carne Ross Plume
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism Andrew J. Bacevich Metropolitan Books
The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic George Lakoff, Elisabeth Wehling Free Press
The Lords of Creation: The History of America's 1 Percent Frederick Lewis Allen Open Road Media
The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right Lee Fang The New Press
The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America William Kleinknecht Nation Books
The New Jim Crow Michelle Alexander The New Press
The New Mind of the South Tracy Thompson Simon & Schuster
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige University of California Press
The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court Jeffrey Toobin Anchor
The One Idea That Saves the World: A Call to Conscience and a Call to Action Laurence Overmire Indelible Mark Publishing
The Open Society and Its Enemies Karl R. Popper Princeton University Press
The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust Robert David Steele Evolver Editions
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The Origins of Totalitarianism Hannah Arendt Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility Jeffrey M. Berry, Sarah Sobieraj Oxford University Press
The Paperback Apocalypse: How the Christian Church was Left Behind Robert M. Price Prometheus Books
The Paranoid Style in American Politics Richard Hofstadter Vintage
The Parties Versus The People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans Mickey Edwards Yale University Press
The Pattern of Evil: Myth, Social Perception and the Holocaust Lawrence LeShan Xlibris
The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR Jules Archer Skyhorse Publishing
The Power Elite C. Wright Mills Oxford University Press
The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America David Dante Troutt NYU Press
The Psychology of American Fascism: the Triumph of the Authoritarian Id in Post-Christian USA Mark Jarmuth CreateSpace
The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin Corey Robin Oxford University Press, USA
The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition Amy Kittelstrom Penguin Books
The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science--and Reality Chris Mooney Wiley
The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy David Brock Crown
The Rise of the American Corporate Security State: Six Reasons to Be Afraid Beatrice Edwards Berrett-Koehler Publishers
The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law Steven M. Teles Princeton University Press
The Routledge Companion to Fascism and the Far Right Peter Davies, Derek Lynch Routledge
The Social Conquest of Earth Edward O. Wilson Liveright
The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism Theda Skocpol, Vanessa Williamson Oxford University Press
The Transformation of American Politics: Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism Paul Pierson, Theda Skocpol (Editors) Princeton University Press
The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society Gerald Gaus Princeton University Press
The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America Lani Guinier Beacon Press
The United States of Fear Tom Engelhardt Haymarket Books
The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory Jesse Walker Harper
The War State: The Cold War Origins Of The Military-Industrial Complex And The Power Elite, 1945-1963 Michael Swanson Amazon Digital Services LLC
The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction Rebecca Costa Vanguard Press
The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History Jill Lepore Princeton University Press
The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress Chris Hedges Nation Books
Think Tanks in America Thomas Medvetz University of Chicago Press
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate Naomi Klein Simon & Schuster
Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence Christian Parenti Nation Books
Truth be Trolled: Exposing and Humiliating the Lies of the Tea Party The Trollvengers CreateSpace
Understanding The Roots Of Fascism: A Study Of The Sources Of Fascism Both Within Ourselves And Society Walter J. Krueckl Amazon Digital Services LLC
Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice Adam Benforado Broadway Books
Waking from the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr. David L. Chappell Random House
Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free Ellen Brown Third Millennium Press
What Liberal Media?: The Truth about Bias and the News Eric Alterman Basic Books
What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution Gar Alperovitz Chelsea Green Publishing
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America Thomas Frank Metropolitan Books
What's the Matter with White People?: Finding Our Way in the Next America Joan Walsh Touchstone
Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections) Stephen Prothero HarperOne
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson Crown Business
Why States Matter: An Introduction to State Politics Gary Moncrief, Peverill Squire Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism--From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond E.J. Dionne Simon & Schuster
Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson Simon & Schuster
Without Mercy: The Stunning True Story of Race, Crime, and Corruption in the Deep South David Beasley St. Martin's Press
Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right Claire Conner Beacon Press