Political Theory & Practice
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Troublemaker for Justice
The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington
Jacqueline Houtman, Michael G. Long, Walter Naegle
Searching for an uplifting book for kids? This biography of Bayard Rustin for young readers depicts his life of nonviolent activism and resistance.
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United States of Distraction
Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It)
Mickey Huff, Nolan Higdon
A powerful critique of how manipulation of media gives rise to disinformation, intolerance, and divisiveness, and how we can fight back.
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We the Resistance
Documenting a History of Nonviolent Protest in the United States
Michael G. Long
A first-person history of nonviolent resistance in the U.S., from pre-Revolutionary America to the Trump years.
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Violence
Humans in Dark Times
Natasha Lennard, Brad Evans
Interviews with leading thinkers on the crisis of violence in contemporary politics, history, media, and culture.
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Impeaching the President
Past, Present, and Future
Alan Hirsch
NOW AVAILABLE: An historical look at the practice of impeachment, how it impacted the terms of Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton, and how it may affect Donald Trump.

"Lucid, balanced, and deeply informed. Anyone in search of a reasoned guide to the unreason of our current situation should read it."--Elizabeth Kolbert

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Torn from the World
A Guerrilla's Escape from a Secret Prison in Mexico
John Gibler
The real-life story of a political insurgent who was disappeared and tortured by the Mexican Army and miraculously escaped to tell the tale.
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American Nightmare
Facing the Challenge of Fascism
Henry A. Giroux
A far-ranging critique of the rise of authoritarianism and white nationalism in the US and the consequences for democracy.
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As Black As Resistance
William C. Anderson, Zoé Samudzi
Recommended by Jared

"Here are the tools––they cut through the bullshit of systematic anti-blackness, white supremacist capitalism, and consumption-based politics, & make way for systems that change resistance."

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Undocumented Lives
The Untold Story of Mexican Migration
Ana Raquel Minian
Recommended by Josiah

"A thorough and humanely researched book on the migration of the Mexican people in North America that presents us with not only the economic and political reasons that fueled the migration but also delves into the deeply personal and historical factors involved as well."

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Storming the Wall
Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security
Todd Miller
Fast-paced frontline reportage chronicling how climate change is accelerating migration, border build-up, and militarization in the U.S. and beyond.
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Whistleblower at the CIA
An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence
Melvin A. Goodman
Russia expert and former CIA analyst Mel Goodman tells the inside story of political corruption at the organization, and what he did to try to stop it.
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America at War with Itself
Henry A. Giroux
An eye-opening critique of how America's drift toward authoritarian intolerance is dividing the nation and intensifying social and political conflicts.
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Breaking Through Power
It's Easier Than We Think
Ralph Nader
"Anybody who says that they don't know what to do and that they're horrified by what's going on in Washington—this is the book for you to start with."—Ralph Nader discussing his new book Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think
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The Earth Wants YOU
Reverend Billy Talen
A motivational handbook for earth activists, filled with inspired visions of a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution. Stop shopping and sign up now for the struggle of our lives! Earthalujah!

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