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.

(2018) Richard Bernstein ~ Why Read Hannah Arendt Now?
(2017) David Daley ~ Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count
(2017) 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
(2019) David Faris ~ It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics
(2018) David Frum ~ Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic
(2018) 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
(2017) Brian Klass ~ The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s Attack on Democracy
(2017) Bandy Lee, et. al. ~ The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President
(2018) 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 StanleyHow Propaganda Works

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