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Scruffy1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 09:46 AM
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7. It really depends on where your at
Some that come to mind as an aid to understanding why we are where we are Mike Lux's "The Progressive Revolution" which gives and excellent overview of progress made in America. It is an easy read and I think should be required reading for all those interested in democracy. Jim Wallis' "God's Politics" and Jimmy Carter's "Our Endangered Values" are both excellent defenses of Liberalism. Personally I believe politics usually boils down to money and a good economics textbook
is a requirement for being to traverse politics. Any used Econ 101 texts will do. I also feel that at least the first volume of "Das Kapital" is an absolute necessity. I read a lot of works on the that expose the neocon myths by Chalmers Johnson,Naomi Klein, and Stephen Kohl- but knowing how bad things really are doesn't necessarily provide us with a forward direction-but it does fuel some anger and motivation.

Oh, I almost forgot the best. Howard Zinn, A Peoples History of the United States." and the "Zinn Reader". Happy reading.
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