This is my personal ranting list... the magazines and books - maybe even DVDs - that commment on our society and politics and...
Conservatives Without Conscience, John Dean
Insightful book. Interesting to see conservatives complain about excessive conservatism.
Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things, Barry Glassner
Dude, Where Is My Country?, Michael Moore
And I love Moore's documentaries, too.
Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror, Anonymous
This is the book that made Tom and me turn in our very small SUV and go back to Honda Civics.
Our Endangered Values: America, Jimmy Carter
Prisoners: A Muslim & a Jew Across the Middle East Divide, Jeffrey Goldberg
A wonderful, moving story. Follow Jeffrey's writings … from The New Yorker to the New York Times to Atlantic Monthly. Watch him on the Colbert Report when he talked about everything he managed to get on a plane – that shouldn't have gotten on!
The Conscience of a Liberal, Paul Krugman
A must-read book about movement conservatism. This is very scary stuff. I don't want to live in this world, but that's what Reagan began and Bush continued and what's next?
The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It and How To Get It Back, Andrew Sullivan
The Corporation: the Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, Joel Bakan
Read the book. Watch the DVD. Then pay attention to what key decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. Oh damn.
The European Dream, Jeremy Rifkin
Rifkin writes about how “Europe's vision of the future is quietly eclipsing the American dream.” It certainly does for me.
The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth in Bush's America, Frank Rich
The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone, Joseph S. Nye Jr.
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, Vincent Bugliosi
Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate, George Lakoff
Read Lakoff's other political books.
Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror, Anonymous
Loud and Clear, Anna Quindlen
Collection of writings by the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist. Inspiring, wise, witty, challenging.
The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption, Ann Fessler
What happened in the years before Roe versus Wade.
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, Rachel Maddow
Great book about the military industrial complex that Dwight Eisenhower warned us against…and the loss of power of Congress and the imperial power of the presidency.
The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Politics, George Lakoff
Check out all of Lakoff's books.
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