Politics & Social Sciences

Must read books on politics and social science.

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling
memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom
and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly
uncertain world. There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s
big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean
on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady
within flux. In The Light We Carry, she opens a frank and honest dialogue
with readers, considering the questions many of us wrestle with: How do we
build enduring and honest relationships? How can we discover strength and
community inside our differences? What tools do we use to address feelings
of self-doubt or helplessness? What do we do when it all starts to feel
like too much? Michelle Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and
insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her
belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and
potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new
pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter,
spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she
has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various
obstacles—the earned wisdom that helps her continue to “become.” She
details her most valuable practices, like “starting kind,” “going high,”
and assembling a “kitchen table” of trusted friends and mentors. With
trademark humor, candor, and compassion, she also explores issues connected
to race, gender, and visibility, encouraging readers to work through fear,
find strength in community, and live with boldness. “When we are able to
recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it,” writes Michelle
Obama. A rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice that will
ignite conversation, The Light We Carry inspires readers to examine their
own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in
a turbulent world. Read more

How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

“No single book is as relevant to the present moment.”—Claudia Rankine,
author of Citizen“One of the defining books of the decade.”—Elizabeth
Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty to the War on CrimeNEW YORK TIMES
BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • With a new preface • Fascist politics are
running rampant in America today—and spreading around the world. A Yale
philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts
their horrifying rise and deep history. As the child of refugees of World
War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar of propaganda, Jason
Stanley has a deep understanding of how democratic societies can be
vulnerable to fascism: Nations don’t have to be fascist to suffer from
fascist politics. In fact, fascism’s roots have been present in the United
States for more than a century. Alarmed by the pervasive rise of fascist
tactics both at home and around the globe, Stanley focuses here on the
structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of
fascist politics—the language and beliefs that separate people into an “us”
and a “them.” He knits together reflections on history, philosophy,
sociology, and critical race theory with stories from contemporary Hungary,
Poland, India, Myanmar, and the United States, among other nations. He
makes clear the immense danger of underestimating the cumulative power of
these tactics, which include exploiting a mythic version of a nation’s
past; propaganda that twists the language of democratic ideals against
themselves; anti-intellectualism directed against universities and experts;
law and order politics predicated on the assumption that members of
minority groups are criminals; and fierce attacks on labor groups and
welfare. These mechanisms all build on one another, creating and
reinforcing divisions and shaping a society vulnerable to the appeals of
authoritarian leadership. By uncovering disturbing patterns that are as
prevalent today as ever, Stanley reveals that the stuff of politics—charged
by rhetoric and myth—can quickly become policy and reality. Only by
recognizing fascists politics, he argues, may we resist its most harmful
effects and return to democratic ideals.“With unsettling insight and
disturbing clarity, How Fascism Works is an essential guidebook to our
current national dilemma of democracy vs. authoritarianism.”—William Jelani
Cobb, author of The Substance of Hope Read more

The January 6th Report

Celadon Books and The New Yorker present the report by the Select
Committee to Investigate the Jan 6 Attack on the United States Capitol.On
January 6, 2021, insurgents stormed the U.S. Capitol, an act of domestic
terror without parallel in American history, designed to disrupt the
peaceful transfer of power. In a resolution six months later, the House of
Representatives called it “one of the darkest days of our democracy,” and
established a special committee to investigate how and why the attack
happened.Celadon Books, in collaboration with The New Yorker, presents the
committee’s final report, the definitive account of January 6th and what
led up to it, based on more than a year of investigation by nine members of
Congress and committee staff, with a preface by David Remnick, the editor
of The New Yorker and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and an epilogue by
Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a member of the committee. Read more

American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy

“[Corn is] a great journalist. I love the way he thinks. I love the way he
writes. I’m so glad he’s done a super-readable, modern history of the
right…We just need smart, digestible history about this stuff right
now…[AMERICAN PSYCHOSIS] is perfectly timed…Relevant history for where
we are right now.” —Rachel Maddow, host, The Rachel Maddow Show “With
AMERICAN PSYCHOSIS, David Corn ‘did the full homework to take us all the
way back to where it really begins.’” —Lawrence O’Donnell, host, The Last
Word#1 New York Times bestselling author and investigative reporter David
Corn tells the wild and harrowing story of the Republican Party’s
decades-long relationship with far-right extremism, bigotry, and paranoia.
A fast-paced, rollicking, behind-the-scenes account of how the GOP since
the 1950s has encouraged and exploited extremism, bigotry, and paranoia to
gain power, AMERICAN PSYCHOSIS offers readers a brisk, can-you-believe-it
journey through the netherworld of far-right irrationality and the
Republican Party’s interactions with the darkest forces in America. In a
compelling and thoroughly-researched narrative, Corn reveals the hidden
history of how the Party of Lincoln forged alliances with extremists,
kooks, racists, and conspiracy-mongers and fostered fear, anger, and
resentment to win elections—and how this led to Donald Trump’s triumph and
the transformation of the GOP into a Trump personality cult that foments
and bolsters the crazy and dangerous excesses of the right. The
Trump-incited insurrectionist attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021,
was no aberration. AMERICAN PSYCHOSIS shows it was a continuation of the
long and deep-rooted Republican practice of boosting and weaponizing the
rage and derangement of the right. The gripping tale in AMERICAN
PSYCHOSIS covers the last seven decades. From McCarthyism to the John Birch
Society to segregationists to the New Right to the religious right to Rush
Limbaugh to Newt Gingrich to the militia movement to Fox News to Sarah
Palin to the Tea Party to Trumpism, the Republican Party has deliberately
nurtured and exploited rightwing fear and loathing fueled by paranoia,
grievance, and tribalism. This powerful and important account explains how
one political party has harnessed the worst elements in politics to poison
the nation’s discourse and threaten American democracy. Read more

HEBREWS TO NEGROES: WAKE UP BLACK AMERICA!

The book “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” touches on subjects
too controversial for most authors to reveal to the people. This book will
expose the truths that have been hidden by the powers that be in America.
Since the European and Arab slave traders stepped foot into Africa, blacks
have been told lies about their heritage. This was all by Satan’s design
for he is the father of lies. There is an old stereotypical expression that
says “If you want to hide something from a Black person, put it in a book.”
Well, this is THE BOOK that ALL Black people must read! Since biblical
times, there has been a satanic agenda to destroy God’s Chosen People. This
agenda still exists today and is carried on by man in many forms. Satan
knows who God’s Chosen People are, but for centuries we have been blind to
this knowledge even though it’s been right in front of our face. After many
years of research, the time has finally come for ALL Black people to know
the truth. Inside Hebrews To Negroes you will find the answers to all the
burning questions you have wanted ask your parents, teachers and pastors
for years. It has been said that the mind has a strong drive to correct
itself over a period of time if it can touch some substantial ORIGINAL
historical base about itself. This time period is ending and the truth is
being exposed! Is this signs of the End Times? The bible says in the last
days that knowledge will increase. It also says “In the last days, saith
God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your
daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your
old men shall dream dreams:” Knowledge is the TRUTH and Satan’s time is
running out. Don’t be left behind. Find out what’s really going on behind
the scenes as it relates to BLACK AMERICA then and now. Afterwards you be
the judge as to who God’s Chosen People really are and who Satan’s army is
really after. AT THE END OF READING THIS BOOK, I GUARANTEE YOU WON’T REGRET
IT. Read more

Holding the Line: Inside the Nation’s Preeminent US Attorney’s Office and Its Battle with the Trump Justice Department

“Throughout my tenure as US attorney, Trump’s Justice Department kept
demanding that I use my office to aid them politically, and I kept
declining – in ways just tactful enough to keep me from being fired. I
walked this tightrope for two and a half years. Eventually, the rope
snapped.” – from Holding the Line”A cautionary tale about how political
forces can undermine the quest for justice.” – Barbara McQuade, The
Washington PostThe gripping and explosive memoir of serving as US Attorney
for the Southern District of New York, in the face of the Justice
Department’s attempts to protect Trump’s friends and punish his enemies.
Ascending to the leadership role of US Attorney for the Southern District,
which includes Manhattan and several counties to the north, is a capstone
to any legal career: it entails guiding a team of the best lawyers in
America in selecting and winning cases that often have global import.
Geoffrey Berman was honored to be tapped for the job by Donald Trump in
2018. The manner in which Trump had dispatched his predecessor Preet
Bharara was troubling, but the institution was fabled for its independence.
Surely he could manage. So began one of the most tumultuous
two-and-a-half-year stretches in the over two-hundred-thirty year history
of the office. Almost immediately, Berman found himself pushing back
against the Trump Justice Department’s blatant efforts to bring weak cases
against political foes and squash worthy cases that threatened to tarnish
allies and Trump himself. When Bill Barr became attorney general, Berman
hoped and believed things would get better, but instead they got much
worse. The heart of Holding the Line is his never-before-told account of
the lengths Barr went to in corrupting the independence of the office, and
the lengths Berman had to go in preserving it. Finally, Trump and Barr, fed
up with Berman’s principles, summarily fired him, though he refused to go
quietly and prevented Barr from installing someone who might be more
compliant. Berman’s determined defense of the values of prosecutorial
independence, without fear or favor, made him a hero to everyone who shares
those values. Holding the Line also relates the remarkable casework of
the Southern District in Berman’s time there, including taking down
notorious sex traffickers Jeffrey Epstein and Lawrence Ray, Big Pharma
executives, and vicious criminal syndicates, and repatriating Nazi-looted
art. Riveting in themselves, these stories showcase the esprit de corps
that makes the Southern District so special, and the stakes Berman felt in
protecting its integrity against all foes, up to and including the US
attorney general and the president of the United States. Read more

What We Owe the Future

“This book will change your sense of how grand the sweep of human history
could be, where you fit into it, and how much you could do to change it for
the better. It’s as simple, and as ambitious, as that.”—Ezra KleinAn Oxford
philosopher makes the case for “longtermism” — that positively influencing
the long-term future is a key moral priority of our time. The fate of the
world is in our hands. Humanity’s written history spans only five thousand
years. Our yet-unwritten future could last for millions more — or it could
end tomorrow. Astonishing numbers of people could lead lives of great
happiness or unimaginable suffering, or never live at all, depending on
what we choose to do today. In What We Owe The Future, philosopher
William MacAskill argues for longtermism, that idea that positively
influencing the distant future is a key moral priority of our time. From
this perspective, it’s not enough to reverse climate change or avert the
next pandemic. We must ensure that civilization would rebound if it
collapsed; counter the end of moral progress; and prepare for a planet
where the smartest beings are digital, not human. If we make wise choices
today, our grandchildren’s grandchildren will thrive, knowing we did
everything we could to give them a world full of justice, hope and beauty. Read more

Christian Nationalism: A Biblical Guide For Taking Dominion And Discipling Nations

Christian Nationalism is a spiritual, political, and cultural movement
comprised of Christians who are working to build a parallel Christian
society grounded in a Biblical worldview. This book is a guide for
Christians to take dominion and disciple their families, churches, and all
nations for the glory of Jesus Christ our King. Read more

The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020

A probing and illuminating analysis of the current state of American
politics, focusing on Donald Trump’s lie about election fraud, by the White
House Bureau Chief of Politico and the host of MSNBC’s Way Too
Early.Jonathan Lemire uncovers that “The Big Lie,” as it’s been termed,
isn’t just about the 2020 election. It’s become a political philosophy that
has only further divided the two parties. Donald Trump first tried it out
in 2016, at an August rally in Ohio. He said that perhaps he wouldn’t
accept the election results in his race against Hillary Clinton, that the
election was “rigged.” He then mentioned it at more rallies and even at one
of the fall debates. He didn’t have to challenge the result that year, but
the stage was set. When he lost in 2020, he started the lie back up again
and to devastating results: an insurrection at the Capitol in January
2021.Republicans are still wholly under Trump’s sway. From his retirement
at his Florida and New Jersey clubs he meets with Republican officials,
aspiring candidates, and advisers and demands loyalty about this twisted
way of thinking. And Democrats still deal with him as their opposition
party is driven by a blatant lie. The parties aren’t divided by the
aisle―they’re on different planets.In the more than five tumultuous,
paradigm-shifting years of Donald Trump’s presidency and beyond, his
near-constant lying has become a fixture of political life. It is
inextricably linked with how his party behaves, how the Democrats respond
to it, and how he remains relevant, even after a decisive loss in 2020.
Jonathan Lemire brings his connections, profile, and dogged reportorial
instincts to bear in his first book that explores how this phenomenon
shapes our politics.Written with sharp political insight and detailed with
dozens of interviews, The Big Lie is the first book to examine this
unprecedented and tenuous moment in our nation’s politics. Read more

The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021

The inside story of the four years when Donald Trump went to war with
Washington, from the chaotic beginning to the violent finale, told by
revered journalists Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of
The New Yorker—an ambitious and lasting history of the full Trump
presidency that also contains dozens of exclusive scoops and stories from
behind the scenes in the White House, from the absurd to the deadly
serious.The bestselling authors of The Man Who Ran Washington argue that
Trump was not just lurching from one controversy to another; he was
learning to be more like the foreign autocrats he admired. The Divider
brings us into the Oval Office for countless scenes both tense and comical,
revealing how close we got to nuclear war with North Korea, which cabinet
members had a resignation pact, whether Trump asked Japan’s prime minister
to nominate him for a Nobel Prize and much more. The book also explores the
moral choices confronting those around Trump—how they justified working for
a man they considered unfit for office, and where they drew their lines.The
Divider is based on unprecedented access to key players, from President
Trump himself to cabinet officers, military generals, close advisers, Trump
family members, congressional leaders, foreign officials and others, some
of whom have never told their story until now. Read more

Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy

An instant New York Times bestsellerHenry Kissinger, consummate diplomat
and statesman, examines the strategies of six great twentieth-century
figures and brings to life a unifying theory of leadership and diplomacy“An
extraordinary book, one that braids together two through lines in the long
and distinguished career of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger…In
Leadership he presents a fascinating set of historical case studies and
political biographies that blend the dance and the dancer, seamlessly.” –
James Stavridis, The Wall Street Journal“Leaders,” writes Henry Kissinger
in this compelling book, “think and act at the intersection of two axes:
the first, between the past and the future; the second, between the abiding
values and aspirations of those they lead. They must balance what they
know, which is necessarily drawn from the past, with what they intuit about
the future, which is inherently conjectural and uncertain. It is this
intuitive grasp of direction that enables leaders to set objectives and lay
down a strategy.” In Leadership, Kissinger analyses the lives of six
extraordinary leaders through the distinctive strategies of statecraft,
which he believes they embodied. After the Second World War, Konrad
Adenauer brought defeated and morally bankrupt Germany back into the
community of nations by what Kissinger calls “the strategy of humility.”
Charles de Gaulle set France beside the victorious Allies and renewed its
historic grandeur by “the strategy of will.” During the Cold War, Richard
Nixon gave geostrategic advantage to the United States by “the strategy of
equilibrium.” After twenty-five years of conflict, Anwar Sadat brought a
vision of peace to the Middle East by a “strategy of transcendence.”
Against the odds, Lee Kuan Yew created a powerhouse city-state, Singapore,
by “the strategy of excellence.” And, though Britain was known as “the sick
man of Europe” when Margaret Thatcher came to power, she renewed her
country’s morale and international position by “the strategy of
conviction.” To each of these studies, Kissinger brings historical
perception, public experience and—because he knew each of the subjects and
participated in many of the events he describes—personal knowledge.
Leadership is enriched by insights and judgements that only Kissinger could
make and concludes with his reflections on world order and the
indispensability of leadership today. Read more

The Great Reset: And the War for the World

In The Great Reset: And the War for the World, the most controversial man
on earth Alex Jones gives you a full analysis of The Great Reset, the
global elite’s international conspiracy to enslave humanity and all life on
the planet. If you really want to know what’s happening in the world, this
is the one book you must read now. Alex Jones is the most censored man on
the planet and you should ask yourself why that is. There is a powerful
authoritarian takeover in process that is seeking to capture the entire
human system and turn it into an artificial factory farm controlled system.
We are in a war for the future of the world. In this book, you will hear
from the world’s elites, from their own mouths, what they are planning for
you and your families and you will learn what you can do to fight it.From
central bankers, corporate billionaires, and corrupted government
officials, global elites have been organizing a historic war on humanity
under a trans-humanist, scientific dictatorship. Alex Jones was the first
major figure to expose the World Economic Forum’s agenda. He has dedicated
the last 30 years of his life to studying The Great Reset, conducting tens
of thousands of interviews with top-level scientists, politicians, and
military officials in order to reverse engineer their secrets and help
awaken humanity. The Great Reset: And the War for the World chronicles the
history of the global elites’ rise to power and reveals how they’ve
captured the governments of the world and financed The Great Reset to pave
the way for The New World Order. Once dubbed a conspiracy theory, but now
openly promoted by the most powerful corporations and governments, The
Great Reset is a planned attempt to redistribute all the world’s wealth and
power into the hands of banks, corporations, billionaires, and The World
Economic Forum. If you read one book in a lifetime, this is it. In The
Great Reset: And the War for the World, you will discover from the
self-appointed controllers of the planet in their own words, their plan for
what they call the final revolution, or The Great Reset. The only way this
corporate fascist conspiracy can succeed is if the people of the world are
not aware of it. And this book lays out their sinister blueprint and how to
stop it. While many great books have been written to help awaken people to
this sinister agenda, no author has ever spent as much time and research on
The Great Reset as Alex Jones. The Great Reset: And the War for the
World is the undisputed trailblazer for understanding what’s happening and
how to stop it. Read more

Breaking History: A White House Memoir

Amazon #1 Best Seller————————-Jared Kushner was one of the
most consequential presidential advisers in modern history. For the first
time, he recounts what happened behind closed doors during the Trump
presidency.Few White House advisors have had such an expansive portfolio or
constant access to the president. From his office next to Trump, senior
adviser Jared Kushner operated quietly behind the scenes, preferring to
leave the turf wars and television sparring to others. Now, Kushner finally
tells his story—a fast-paced and surprisingly candid account of how an
earnest businessman with no political ambitions found himself pulled into a
presidency that no one saw coming. Breaking History takes readers inside
debates in the Oval Office, double-crosses at the United Nations, tense
meetings in Arab palaces, high-stakes negotiations, and the daily barrage
of leaks, false allegations, investigations, and West Wing infighting.A
true historical thriller, this book is not your typical political memoir.
Kushner details Washington’s intense resistance to change and reveals how
he broke through the stalemates of the past. An outsider among outsiders,
Kushner was a results-driven executive among beltway power brokers. He
questioned old assumptions and delivered unprecedented results on trade,
criminal justice reform, production of COVID-19 vaccines, and Middle East
peace. His successful negotiation of the Abraham Accords, the most
significant diplomatic breakthrough in 50 years, earned him a nomination
for the Nobel Peace Prize.Written by one of the few people by Trump’s side
from his trip down the golden escalator to his final departure from Andrews
Air Force Base, Breaking History provides the most honest, nuanced, and
definitive understanding of a presidency that will be studied for
generations.*****”Now 41, Kushner was involved in brokering Trump’s
US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and drafting and passing the 2018 First
Step Act that included prison and criminal sentencing reforms. He helped
lead the White House COVID-19 response in 2020 and led efforts to broker
diplomatic relations between Israel and four Arab countries during the
final months of Trump’s term.”—New York Post Read more

Not My First Rodeo: Lessons from the Heartland

South Dakota governor Kristi Noem tells her rough and tumble story of
growing up on a ranch, and how a blessed life of true grit taught her how
to lead. “We don’t complain about things, Kristi. We fix them.” Taking her
father’s words to heart, South Dakota’s first woman governor Kristi Noem
shares heartfelt – and heartbreaking – lessons on making things right in
the world, from her childhood on a farm in the vastness of rural America,
to the marbled halls of Congress, to the national spotlight amid a global
pandemic. From humorous barnyard battles with feisty cattle and rodeo
horses, to the tragic and untimely death of her larger-than-life father, to
her decision to her decision to return and run the farm and ranch with her
family, Noem invites readers into a life defined by work, faith, and
helping others. Noem’s reflections are offered in the familiar, unvarnished
voice of a woman who later defied Washington’s most powerful politicians
and led the people of her small, hardscrabble state through natural
disasters, the pain of a global pandemic, and the fear and turmoil that
gripped the nation after. While filled with plenty of candid observations
and refreshingly frank assessments of the country’s leading figures, the
memoir’s most powerful moments nevertheless come from honest glimpses into
marriage, motherhood, and leadership in an unpredictable time. Far from
a book about politics, Not My First Rodeo is the story of a life lived so
far – with characters as richly textured as the Black Hills, and
reflections as gentle and powerful as America itself. Read more

America, a Redemption Story: Choosing Hope, Creating Unity

The American Dream isn’t a thing of the past, but a miracle of the
present.Now more than ever it’s easy to focus on the divisions that plague
our nation. It may seem as if our best days are behind us, but bestselling
author and senator Tim Scott believes we have yet to realize the fullness
of our identity. We are in the midst of a story that’s still unfolding. And
beautiful opportunities await.In this powerful memoir, Scott recounts
formative events of his life alongside the inspiring stories of other
Americans who have risen above hardship and embodied the values that make
our nation great. Together these personal and inspirational accounts call
readers to embracethe mountaintops as well as the valleys on the journey to
a more perfect union;a path marked by optimism, hope, and resolve; anda
future characterized by endurance, unity, and strength.Both a clear-eyed
reckoning with our nation’s failures and an ode to its accomplishments,
America, a Redemption Story issues a clarion call for all of us to rise
courageously to the greatness within our reach. Read more

The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization

2019 was the last great year for the world economy.For generations,
everything has been getting faster, better, and cheaper. Finally, we
reached the point that almost anything you could ever want could be sent to
your home within days – even hours – of when you decided you wanted
it.America made that happen, but now America has lost interest in keeping
it going.Globe-spanning supply chains are only possible with the protection
of the U.S. Navy. The American dollar underpins internationalized
energy and financial markets. Complex, innovative industries were created
to satisfy American consumers. American security policy forced warring
nations to lay down their arms. Billions of people have been fed and
educated as the American-led trade system spread across the globe.All of
this was artificial. All this was temporary. All this is ending.In The End
of the World is Just the Beginning, author and geopolitical strategist
Peter Zeihan maps out the next world: a world where countries or regions
will have no choice but to make their own goods, grow their own food,
secure their own energy, fight their own battles, and do it all with
populations that are both shrinking and aging.The list of countries that
make it all work is smaller than you think. Which means everything about
our interconnected world – from how we manufacture products, to how we grow
food, to how we keep the lights on, to how we shuttle stuff about, to how
we pay for it all – is about to change.In customary Zeihan fashion, rather
than yelling fire in the geoeconomic theatre, he narrates the accumulation
of matchsticks, gasoline, and dynamite in the hands of the oblivious
audience, suggesting we might want to call the fire department.A world
ending. A world beginning. Zeihan brings readers along for an illuminating
(and a bit terrifying) ride packed with foresight, wit, and his
trademark irreverence. Read more

Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell

Former Republican political operative Tim Miller answers the question no
one else has fully grappled with: Why did normal people go along with the
worst of Trumpism? As one of the strategists behind the famous 2012 RNC
“autopsy,” Miller conducts his own forensic study on the pungent carcass of
the party he used to love, cutting into all the hubris, ambition, idiocy,
desperation, and self-deception for everyone to see. In a bracingly honest
reflection on both his own past work for the Republican Party and the
contortions of his former peers in the GOP establishment, Miller draws a
straight line between the actions of the 2000s GOP to the Republican
political class’s Trumpian takeover, including the horrors of January 6th.
From ruminations on the mental jujitsu that allowed him as a gay man to
justify becoming a hitman for homophobes, to astonishingly raw interviews
with former colleagues who jumped on the Trump Train, Miller diagrams the
flattering and delusional stories GOP operatives tell themselves so they
can sleep at night. With a humorous touch he reveals Reince Priebus’
neediness, Sean Spicer’s desperation, Elise Stefanik and Chris Christie’s
raw ambition, and his close friends’ submission to a MAGA psychosis. Why We
Did It is a vital, darkly satirical warning that all the narcissistic
justifications that got us to this place still thrive within the Republican
party, which means they will continue to make the same mistakes and
political calculations that got us here, with disastrous consequences for
the nation. Read more

The Return: Trump’s Big 2024 Comeback

THE TRUMP REVOLUTION CANNOTSUCCEED WITHOUT TRUMP.Will he run in 2024? YOU
BET HE WILL.Will he be the GOP nominee? ABSOLUTELY.Will he win the
election? YES!DICK MORRIS – New York Times bestselling author, winning
presidential strategist & the man Time magazine dubbed “the most
influential private citizen in America” – lays-out Trump’s secret plan to
return to power in 2024. His new book: THE RETURN: TRUMP’S BIG 2024
COMEBACK. Since 2016 Dick Morris has been a behind-the-scenes adviser to
Donald Trump. Dick played a key role in Trump’s surprise 2016 win. Dick
Morris reveals first time President Trump’s strategy to win in 2024. And
yes, he’s running!Dick Morris says the stakes of the next elections could
not be higher. “President Trump knows the future of America rests on his
shoulders,” Morris says bluntly.In his new bestseller THE RETURN Morris
explains that we cannot repeat 2020—and we can’t let the Democrats get away
with it again or America is lost.Dick Morris provides the road map that
Trump is prepared to implement in his effort to take-back the White House
and the nation. It’s all in THE RETURN. Conservatives and MAGA supporters
must realize that there are new rules. The Democrats, Big Media, Soros, and
the Deep State have decided Trump must be stopped at any cost.In THE
RETURN Morris reveals how to beat the Democrats and the radical left at
their own game – and getting freedom-loving Americans to rise up for Trump
and our democracy.Morris outlines the strategy for victory on three
fronts:MAKE CERTAIN(!) more legal, eligible voters cast ballots for
Republicans, and that their votes are not offset by a torrent of illegal
ballots. Morris says a new group of Trump voters are emerging who will
create a New Majority.The Republican candidate in 2024 will be, AND MUST
BE, Donald J. Trump. Accept no substitutes. DeSantis is not ready for prime
time. Morris explains why.THE WINNING (TRUMP) MESSAGE: The Democrats will
transform America into a nation none of us will recognize by destroying
social, cultural, economic, and political freedoms. Morris says time is
short. This election really is critical.With the election of 2020,
everything pundits knew—or thought they knew—is obsolete in this new era of
massively higher turnout. Read THE RETURN to find out how conservatives can
take advantage of the new rules to make America great again! Read more

The Bodies of Others: The New Authoritarians, COVID-19 and The War Against the Human

The Bodies of Others is about how we came to the harrowing civilizational
crossroads at which we find ourselves – engaged in a war against vast
impersonal forces with limitless power over our lives and which threaten
the freedoms we have always taken for granted. In her most provocative book
yet, Dr. Naomi Wolf shows how these forces — from Big Tech and Big Pharma
to the CCP and our oligarchical elites — seized upon two years of COVID-19
panic in sinister new ways, to not only undermine our Republic but to
fundamentally reorient human relations. Their target is humanity
itself. Their end goal is to ensure that our pre-March 2020 world is gone
forever. Irretrievable. To be replaced with a world in which all human
endeavor-all human joy, all human fellowship, all human advancement, all
human culture, all human song, all human drama, all worship, all surprise,
all flirtation, all celebration-is behind a digital paywall. A world in
which we will all have to ask technology’s permission to be human. But we,
the people of the world, did not vote to abandon our old systems and
destroy our old ways so absolutely they could never be recovered. And Wolf
shows how, against overwhelming odds, we still might win. Read more

How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question

From the creator of The Good Place and the cocreator of Parks and Recreation, a hilarious, thought-provoking guide to living an ethical life, drawing on 2,400 years of deep thinking from around the world.

Most people think of themselves as “good,” but it’s not always easy to determine what’s “good” or “bad”—especially in a world filled with complicated choices and pitfalls and booby traps and bad advice. Fortunately, many smart philosophers have been pondering this conundrum for millennia and they have guidance for us. With bright wit and deep insight, How to Be Perfect explains concepts like deontology, utilitarianism, existentialism, ubuntu, and more so we can sound cool at parties and become better people.

Schur starts off with easy ethical questions like “Should I punch my friend in the face for no reason?” (No.) and works his way up to the most complex moral issues we all face. Such as: Can I still enjoy great art if it was created by terrible people? How much money should I give to charity? Why bother being good at all when there are no consequences for being bad? And much more. By the time the book is done, we’ll know exactly how to act in every conceivable situation, so as to produce a verifiably maximal amount of moral good. We will be perfect, and all our friends will be jealous. OK, not quite. Instead, we’ll gain fresh, funny, inspiring wisdom on the toughest issues we face every day.

All About Love: New Visions

“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness–not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love.

As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the source of so much that still defines the United States.

The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning “1619 Project” issue reframed our understanding of American history by placing slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. This new book substantially expands on that work, weaving together eighteen essays that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America with thirty-six poems and works of fiction that illuminate key moments of oppression, struggle, and resistance. The essays show how the inheritance of 1619 reaches into every part of contemporary American society, from politics, music, diet, traffic, and citizenship to capitalism, religion, and our democracy itself.

This is a book that speaks directly to our current moment, contextualizing the systems of race and caste within which we operate today. It reveals long-glossed-over truths around our nation’s founding and construction—and the way that the legacy of slavery did not end with emancipation, but continues to shape contemporary American life.