Members’ Book & Media Recommendations

Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America

From Heather Cox Richardson, historian and author of the popular daily newsletter LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN, a vital narrative that explains how America, once a beacon of democracy, now teeters on the brink of autocracy — and how we can turn back.

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Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism

Rachel Maddow traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis.

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Poverty, by America

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a ‘provocative and compelling’ argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.

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