Category Archives: Recommended Reading

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I just added A World In Disarray by Richard Haass to the Recommended Reading Section.  Dr. Haass is a bit right of center but this book proves liberals can learn from conservatives (and I certainly believe vice versa).  He mainly deals in his area of expertise:  foreign policy.  There are lessons to be learned from this work and I agree with most of his geopolitical observations and analysis.

When he ventures into domestic policy our thinking parts ways as would be expected since we are of different political philosophies.  In his deserved defense, Haass is not afraid to criticize Presidents of either Party.

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I just added The Future Is History by Masha Gessen to the Recommended Reading List.   If you are looking for an easy read pass this one by.  If you are looking for an insight into Russian history of the late 20th and thus far into the 21st century it is well worth your time.  It also gives you a lens by which to view recent international political events.

I’m not alone in my praise for Gessen’s work; the book won the 2017 National Book Award for non-fiction.

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I have just added We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates to the Recommended Reading section. In this book the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient deals with social inequity with an emphasis on racial inequality. If this book doesn’t provoke thought I suggest you stop wasting your time reading and simply drink beer while watching Fox News.

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I just added Chokehold by Paul Butler to the Recommended Reading Section. Former federal prosecutor Butler penned a book in a similar vein to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and Dr. Matthew Robinson’s Criminal Injustice. It deals with social inequities and their relationship with our criminal justice system.

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Earlier today I added two books to the Recommended Reading Section.  They are A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes and Shattered by Jonathan Allen and Aime Parnes.

A Colony in a Nation is a rather short book that deals with inequity, policing, racism, mass incarceration and white privilege.

Shattered deal with the 2016 election focusing on the Clinton campaign.