Best New Books on Politics

An iconic photograph of a bearded Abraham Lincoln showing his head and shoulders.

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

These are the new books on contemporary politics that I recommend wholeheartedly. Authored by serious thinkers, these works offer a sobering analysis of our current political woes. For more information click on one of the links below.(*Books that have been published in the last few months.)

* Richard Bernstein ~ Why Read Hannah Arendt Now?

*E.J. Dionne, Thomas Mann & Norman Ornstein ~ One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported

*David Frum ~ Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

*David C. Johnston ~ It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing To America

(2016) Douglas Kellner ~ American Nightmare: Donald Trump, Media Spectacle, and Authoritarian Populism

*Brian Klass ~ The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s Attack on Democracy

*Bandy Lee, et. al. ~ The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

*Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt ~ How Democracies Die

(2016) Thomas Mann & Norman Ornstein ~ It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism

(2018) Pankaj Mishra ~ Age of Anger: A History of the Present

(2017)Timothy Snyder ~ On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

(2016) Jason Stanley ~ How Propaganda Works

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