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Who Rules the World?
4.08
really liked it
As usual for Chomsky's works, very insightful. He keenly points out the hypocrisies of US foreign policy, showing copious examples in which US leaders ...more
Nov 08, 2016
Nov 04, 2016
 
Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered
4.11
really liked it
The classic critique of the trends towards centralization, corporatism, and globalization, trends just becoming to become powerful at the time the boo ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2009
 
Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America
3.57
really liked it
A brief but engaging look at a number of comparisons between ancient Rome (more specifically, the Roman Empire) and the modern U.S. Cullen examines no ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2009
 
Nonviolence: Twenty-Five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea
3.99
it was amazing
A brilliant book examining the history of nonviolence. Conventional wisdom holds that nonviolence is the dream for idealistic fools and na
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Jan 27, 2009
 
Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution
3.67
liked it
I found this book at the library while looking for a different book, and couldn't resist grabbing it as well. Retired Justice Stevens provides concise ...more
Apr 30, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
 
Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United
3.82
really liked it
I sought out this book after reading an article by Teachout regarding President Trump's conflicts of interest, especially regarding alleged connection ...more
Feb 15, 2017
Feb 02, 2017
 
Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think
4.02
really liked it
A great book proposing a radical new way to view the political landscape. Rather than the typical left-right grid, Lakoff proposes that our politics r ...more
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Jan 27, 2009
 
Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It
4.15
it was amazing
I've long been a believer that there is a great deal of fundamental corruption in our federal government (and state government as well). I was an enth ...more
Jun 18, 2017
Feb 04, 2017
 
The Tragedy of Great Power Politics
3.96
really liked it
This has been one of the most difficult books I’ve read in a long time. That is not to say that the writing is bad at all. The writing and organizatio ...more
Jun 08, 2017
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Jan 23, 2017
 
So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State
3.94
really liked it
An excellent examination of the nation s early struggle with the relationship between Church and state. The author perceives the issue of one between ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2009
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