The Political and the Personal

A Listmania! list by J. Conder "favored by the gods" (Lexington, KY)
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The list author says: "Some political books I've enjoyed; I should point out that most are American in focus. Mainly, I've tried to avoid economics - in favor of social issues, democracy, mass movements, government oppression, women's rights, labor, ethical foreign policy, memoirs, etc.."
The Life and Death of Democracy
1.  The Life and Death of Democracy by John Keane
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The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics)
2.  The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics) by Eric Hoffer
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The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
3.  The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation by Drew Westen
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Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do
4.  Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do by Studs Terkel
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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
5.  Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Sheryl WuDunn
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A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
6.  A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power
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The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters from Prison and Other Writings
7.  The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters from Prison and Other Writings by Jingsheng Wei
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The Captive Mind
8.  The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz
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Letters to a Young Contrarian (Art of Mentoring)
9.  Letters to a Young Contrarian (Art of Mentoring) by Christopher Hitchens
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The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back
10.  The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back by Andrew Sullivan
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The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
11.  The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman
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The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project)
12.  The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project) by A. J. Bacevich
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The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World
13.  The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World by Michelle Goldberg
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The Origins of Totalitarianism (text only) by H. Arendt
14.  The Origins of Totalitarianism (text only) by H. Arendt by Hannah Arendt
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Down and Out in Paris and London
15.  Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
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The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
16.  The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America by Daniel J. Boorstin
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The Paranoid Style in American Politics
17.  The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter
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Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus
18.  Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus by Rick Perlstein
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Ill Fares the Land
19.  Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt
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The Irony of American History
20.  The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr
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And the Walls Came Tumbling Down: An Autobiography
21.  And the Walls Came Tumbling Down: An Autobiography by Ralph Abernathy
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Jesus and the Disinherited
22.  Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
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For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women
23.  For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist
24.  The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist by Dorothy Day
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No Future Without Forgiveness
25.  No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu
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The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World
26.  The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World by Rupert Smith
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Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence
27.  Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence by Garry Wills
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America's Constitution: A Biography
28.  America's Constitution: A Biography by Akhil Reed Amar
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Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)
29.  Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time) by Kwame Anthony Appiah
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The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America
30.  The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America by David Stockman
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The Story of American Freedom (Norton Paperback)
31.  The Story of American Freedom (Norton Paperback) by Eric Foner
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Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America's Illegal Aliens
32.  Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America's Illegal Aliens by Ted Conover
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In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong
33.  In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong by Amin Maalouf
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Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
34.  Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy by Matthew Scully
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Hope Against Hope: A Memoir
35.  Hope Against Hope: A Memoir by Nadezhda Mandelʹshtam
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Putin's Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy
36.  Putin's Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy by Anna Politkovskai︠a︡
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How We Survived Communism & Even Laughed
37.  How We Survived Communism & Even Laughed by Slavenka Drakulic
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To the Castle and Back
38.  To the Castle and Back by Vaclav Havel
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Great Political Theories V.1: A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the Greeks to the Enlightenment
39.  Great Political Theories V.1: A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the Greeks to the Enlightenment by Michael Curtis
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Great Political Theories V.2: A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the French Revolution to Modern Times
40.  Great Political Theories V.2: A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the French Revolution to Modern Times by Michael Curtis
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