A Non-Exhaustive List of Just Some of the Books We Recommend

Best Supplemented with Books on World History

Kleptocracy & Institutional Failure  

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean

House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia by Craig Unger

Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev

McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld by Misha Glenny

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland

The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston

Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention by Wayne Barrett

Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? by Karen Dawisha

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

The View From Flyover Country by Sarah Kendzior


The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder

How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley

Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy by David Daley

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics by Greg Sargent

Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped by Garry Kasparov

Orwell and the Refugees: The Untold Story of Animal Farm by Andrea Chalupa

Asymmetrical Warfare

The Mueller Report: The Findings of the Special Counsel Investigation (free audio-book from Audible)

War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century by David Patrikarakos

Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President - What We Don't, Can't, and Do Know by Kathleen Hall Jamieson

The Plot to Hack America: How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election by Malcolm Nance

The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West by Malcolm Nance

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by David Corn and Michael Isikoff

Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America by Robert I. Friedman

White Supremacy Terrorism

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Marie Fleming

Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising by Joshua Green

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America by Frances FitzGerald

American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear by Khaled A. Beydoun

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson 


We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Stand by Stephen King

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins