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The Violence of Organized Forgetting
Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine
Henry A. Giroux
"Giroux refuses to give in or give up. The Violence of Organized Forgetting is a clarion call to imagine a different America—just, fair, and caring—and then to struggle for it."—Bill Moyers
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MILL TOWN
Reckoning with What Remains
Kerri Arsenault
A galvanizing and powerful debut, Mill Town is an American story, a human predicament, and a moral wake-up call that asks: what are we willing to tolerate and whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival?
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CASTE: THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENTS
In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
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Prison by Any Other Name
The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms
Victoria Law, Maya Schenwar
A crucial indictment of widely embraced "alternatives to incarceration" that exposes how many of these new approaches actually widen the net of punishment and surveillance.
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Baseless
My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act
Nicholson Baker
A major new work, a hybrid of history, journalism, and memoir, about the modern Freedom of Information Act - FOIA - and the horrifying, decades-old government misdeeds that it is unable to demystify, from one of America's most celebrated writers.
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A Massacre in Mexico
The True Story Behind the Missing Forty Three Students
Anabel Hernández
The definitive account of the disappearance of forty-three Mexican students.
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Let Them Eat Tweets
How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality
Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson
Reactionary plutocrats and right-wing populists have become the two faces of a GOP party that now actively undermines democracy to achieve its goals against the will of the majority of Americans. Drawing on decades of research, Hacker and Pierson authoritatively explain the doom loop of tax cutting and fearmongering that characterizes our era.
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Challenging Power
Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World
Cynthia Kaufman
Arguing that we only have democracy when systems of power are held to account, Cynthia Kaufman examines the real work being done to challenge the operations of power that underlie four unruly social problems: climate change, sweatshop labour, police abuse, and economic deprivation.
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Cyberwar
How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President: What We Don't, Can't, and Do Know
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
In this updated paperback edition, Kathleen Hall Jamieson marshals the troll posts, unique polling data, analyses of how the press used hacked content, and a synthesis of half a century of media effects literature to argue that, although not certain, it is probable that the Russians helped elect the 45th president of the United States.
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Dark Mirror
Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State
Barton Gellman
From the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the New York Times bestseller Angler, the definitive master narrative of Edward Snowden and the modern surveillance state, based on unique access to Snowden and groundbreaking reportage around the world.
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The New Despotism
John Keane
A disturbing in-depth exposé of the antidemocratic practices of despotic governments now sweeping the world.
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FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics
John Nichols
Fighting fascism at home and abroad begins with the consolidation of a progressive politics. An exploration of Henry Wallace's progressive political vision and how it relates to contemporary struggle for democracy.
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No Fascist USA!
The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements
Hilary Moore, James Tracy
"Smash fascism! Read this book!"––Tom Morello, songwriter and guitarist with Rage Against the Machine
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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
These chains must be destroyed; this world must be remade. —Recommended by Ivy

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