Books on Progressive Politics

David Axelrod, Believer – My Forty Years in Politics, Penguin Books, New York, New York, 2015

Matt Bai,  The Argument – Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics, The Penguin Press, NY, 2007

Donald L Bartlett and James B Steele, The Betrayal of the American Dream, Public Affairs, New York, 2012

Becky Bond and Zack Exley, Rules for Revolutionaries – How Organizing Can Change Everything,  Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, Vermont, 2016

James Carville and Stan Greenberg, Its the Middle Class Stupid!, Penguin Group, New York, NY 2012

Jeffrey D. Clements,  Corporations are not People – Why they have more rights than you do and what you can do about it,  Berrent-Koehler Publishers, Inc, 2012

Jared Duval, Next Generation Democracy – What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics and Change, Bloomsbury, New York, NY,2010

Thomas Frank, Pity the Billionaire – The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right, Henry Holt and Company, 2012

Thomas Frank, What’s the Matter with Kansas, How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, Henry Holy and Company, NY, NY, 2004

Glenn Greenwald, With Liberty and Justice for Some – How the Law is Used to destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, Metropolitan Books, New York, 2011

Thom Hartman, the Last Days of Ancient Sunlight – Waking Up to Personal & Global Transformation, Harmony Book, New York, 1999

Thom Hartmann, Cracking the Code – How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America’s Original Vision, Berret – Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, 2007

Thom Hartmann, Rebooting the American Dream -11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, San Francisco, 2010

Thom Hartman, Screwed    – The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class and What We Can Do About It – Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., San Francisco, 2006, 2007

Thom Hartmann, Threshold – The Crisis of Western Culture, Viking, 2009

Thom Hartmann, Unequal Protection – The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights, St Martin’s Press,2002

Paul Hawken, Blessed Unrest – How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming, Viking Penguin, London, 2007

Chris Hedges, Death of the Liberal Class, Nation Books, New York, NY, 2010

Chris Hedges, Wages of Rebellion – the Moral Imperative of Revolt, Nation Books, 2015

Bernie Horn and Gloria Trotten, Voicing Our Values, A Message Guide for Candidates and lawmakers, 2nd edition, Progressive Majority Action Fund, Washington DC, 2014

Arianna Huffington, Third World America – How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream, Crown Publishers, New York, 2011

Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything. Simon & Schuster, 2014

George Lakoff, Moral Politics – How Liberals and Conservatives Think, 2nd edition, The University of Chicago, Press, Chicago, 2002

George Lakoff, Don’t Think of an Elephant – Know Your Values and Frame the Debate. Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont, 2004

George Lakoff, Whose Freedom? The Battle over America’s Most Important Idea, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2006

George Lakoff, The Political Mind – Why You Can’t Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain, Viking, 2008

Frances Moore Lapp, Democracy’s Edge – Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life, Jossey-Bass, Wiley, San Francisco, 2005

Steven Livitsky and Daniel Zeblatt, How Democracies Die, Crown, 2018

John Nichols and Robert W McChesney, Dollarocracy – How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, Nation Books, NY 2013

Richard Reich, Saving Capitalism, For the Many, Not the Few, Alfred  A Knopf, New York, 2015

Bernie Sanders, Our Revolution, A Future to Believe In, St Martins Press, NY,NY, 2016

David Starkey, Editor, Living Blue in Red States, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2007

Paul Street and Anthony Dimaggio, Crashing the Tea Party – Mass media and the Campaign to Remake American Politics, Paradign Publisgers, Boulder, CO 2011

Elizabeth Warren, A Fighting Chance, Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, New York, NY , 2014

Elizabeth Warren, This Fight is Our Fight, The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class, Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, New York, NY, 2017

Jacob Weiberg, In Defense of Government – The Fall and Rise of Public Trust, Scribner, New York, 1996

Drew Westen, The Political Brain – The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation, Public Affairs, NY, NY, 2007

Richard Wolffe, The Message – The Reselling of President Obama, Hachette Book Group, NY,NY 2013

Howard Zinn, A POWER Governments Cannot Suppress,  City Light Books, San Francisco, 2007

Howard Zinn, The People’s History of the United States, Harper, Collins, New York 2003

Books on Conservative Politics

Roger Ailes, You Are the Message – Getting What You Want by Being Who You Are, Doubleday, New York, NY 1988

Madeline Albright, Fascism, A Warning, Harper Collins, New York, NY 2018

Dick Amery & Matt Kibbe, Give Us Liberty – A Tea Party Manifesto, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY, 2010

Greg Anrig, The Conservatives Have No Clothes – Why Right-Wing Ideas Keep Falling, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ 2007

L Brent Bozell III & Tim Graham, Collusion – How the Media Stole the 2012 Election and How to Stop Them From Doing It Again, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY 2013

Will Bunch, The Backlash – Right-Wing Radicals, High Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 2010

Erwin Chemerinsky, The Conservative Assault on the Constitution, Simon and Schuster, New York, 2010

Lee Fang, The Machine – A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right, The New Press, NY, NY  2013

FA Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, Text and Documents, University of Chicago Press, 2007

Anne C Heller, Ayn Rand and the World She Made, Random House, New York, NY 2009

Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Russian Roulette – The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, Hachette Book Group, New York, NY. 2018

Kathleen Hall Jamieson & Joseph N Cappelia, Echo Chamber – Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment, Oxford University Press, New York, NY 2010

Geoffrey Kabaservice, Rule and Ruin, The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party, Oxford University Press, New York, 2012

Ian Haney Lopes, Dog Whistle Politics – How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class, Oxford University Press, NY, NY 2014

Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains – The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, Viking, New York, NY, 2017

Jane Mayer, Dark Money, The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Doubleday, New York, NY, 2016

Dana Milbank, Tears of a Clown – Glen Beck and the Tea Bagging of America, Random House, New York, New  York, 2010

Jeff Nesbit, Poison Tea – How Big Oil and Big Tobacco Invented the Tea Party and Capyured the GOP, St Martins Press, New York, NY 2016

Paul Ryan, The Way Forward – Renewing the American Idea, Hachette Book Group, New York, NY 2014

Gabriel Sherman, The Loudest Voice in the Room – How the Brill1ant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News- and Divided a Country, Random House, New York, 2014

Cass R Sunstein, Can It Happen Here – Authoritarianism in America, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY 2018

Donald J Trump, Crippled America – How to Make America Great Again, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY 10020

Craig Unger, House of Trump House of Putin, The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia, Dutton, New York, NY, 2019

JD Vance, Hillbilly Elegy – A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY 2016

Clint Watts, Messing with the Enemy – Surviving in a Social Media World of hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News, Harper-Collins, New York, NY, 2018

Gary Weiss, Ayn Rand Nation -The Hidden Struggle for America’s Soul, St Martin’s Press, New York, NY 2012

Mike Wendling, Alt Right – From 4chan to the White House, Pluto Press, London, England, 2018

Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the White House, Henry Holt and Company, NY, NY 2018

Bob Woodward, Fear, Trump in the White House, Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 2018

Kate Zernike, Boiling Mad- Inside the Tea Party, Times Books, New York, NY 2010