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. (I try to update the list as new books are published.)

(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 Stanley ~ How Propaganda Works

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