Politically Related Books & Issues:

 

David Wood: "The Good Soldiers," by David Finkel This is a book written about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; it skips the policy and strategy arguments and goes straight to the heart of the matter: young Americans grappling with the most brutal and frightening violence experienced in generations.

 

“Nemesis” by Chalmers Johnson

 

LESSONS IN DISASTER: MCGEORGE BUNDY AND THE PATH TO WAR IN VIETNAM, by Gordon Goldstein

 

"My Life"  by Bill Clinton (former president of the USA)

 

"Living History" by Hillary Rodham Clinton & “It Takes A Village” by Hillary Rodham Clinton 10th Anniversary Issue

 

"MURDER IN THE MODEL CITY" - The Black Panthers, Yale, and the Redemption of a Killer by Paul Bass and Douglas W. Rae. Warren Kimbro, the most central character in the book, says the book should have been titled - "There Were No Heroes."  This book is about New Haven in the 60's & 70's.

REBEL GIANT: THE REVOLUTIONARY LIVES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND CHARLES DARWIN, by David R. Contosta. You'll never think of February 12, 1809 the same way again.

 

"Up the Down Escalator" - Development and the International Economy A Jamaican Case Study
    by Michael Manley, the former Jamaican Prime Minister (This is a masterpiece in politics)

"Darkness at Noon" by Arthur Koestler – Set in the Soviet Union of the 1930’s - excellent

 

Read Mother Jones, The Nation and Harpers Magazines; they analyze issues more factually.