By: Fidel Castro & Ignacio Ramonet
Narrated by: Todd McLaren & Patrick Lawlor
Length: 26 hours 13 minutes
For decades, people have tried to persuade the leader of the Cuban Revolution to tell his own life story. Ignacio Ramonet, the celebrated editor in chief of Le Monde diplomatique, has finally succeeded. For the first time, in a series of extensive and probing interviews, Fidel Castro describes his life from the 1950s to the present day. In frank... Read more »Learn more
By: Robert B. Reich
Narrated by: Robert B. Reich
Length: 6 hours 7 minutes
From the bestselling author of Saving Capitalism and The Common Good, comes an urgent analysis of how the "rigged" systems of American politics and power operate, how this status quo came to be, and how average citizens can enact change.
There is a mounting sense that our political-economic system is no longer working, but what is the core... Read more »
By: Vicky Osterweil
Narrated by: Caroline Hewitt
Length: 9 hours 52 minutes
A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy.
Looting -- a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods -- is one of the more extreme actions that can take place in the midst of social unrest. Even self-identified radicals distance themselves from looters, fearing that violent... Read more »
By: Matt Stoller
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 20 hours 17 minutes
“Every thinking American must read” (The Washington Book Review) this startling and “insightful” (The New York Times) look at how concentrated financial power and consumerism has transformed American politics, and business.
Going back to our country’s founding, Americans once had a coherent and clear understanding of political tyranny, one... Read more »
By: Bhaskar Sunkara
Narrated by: Benjamin Isaac
Length: 9 hours 39 minutes
A "razor-sharp" introduction to this political and economic ideology makes a galvanizing argument for modern socialism (Naomi Klein) -- and explains how its core tenets could effect positive change in America and worldwide.
In The Socialist Manifesto, Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision... Read more »
By: Adam Serwer
Narrated by: Adam Serwer
Length: 7 hours 35 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From an award-winning journalist at The Atlantic, these searing essays make a damning case that cruelty is not merely an unfortunate byproduct of the Trump administration but its main objective and the central theme of the American project.
“No writer better demonstrates how American dreams are so often sabotaged by... Read more »
By: Hannah Arendt
Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
Length: 23 hours 24 minutes
A recognized classic and definitive account of its subject, The Origins of Totalitarianism traces the emergence of modern racism as an "ideological weapon for imperialism," begining with the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe in the nineteenth century and continuing through the New Imperialism period from 1884 to World War I.
In her analysis of the...Read more » Learn more
By: Rachel Carson
Narrated by: Susie Berneis
Length: 10 hours 43 minutes
Conservationist Rachel Carson spent over six years documenting the effects on DDT‚Äîa synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide‚Äîon numerous communities. Her analysis revealed that such powerful, persistent chemical pesticides have been used without a full understanding of the extent of their potential harm to the whole biota, including...Read more » Learn more
By: Talia Lavin
Narrated by: Talia Lavin
Length: 8 hours 2 minutes
One reporter takes an immersive dive into white supremacy's explosive online presence, exploring the undercurrents of propaganda, racism, misogyny, and history that led us to where we are now.Talia Lavin is every skinhead's worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart, and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative... Read more » Learn more
By: Erik Loomis
Narrated by: Brian Troxell
Length: 9 hours 17 minutes
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018
Named one of the “5 Books About Famous Strikes That Demonstrated the Historical Importance of Civil Disobedience” by Bustle
“Loomis refuses to romanticize this period or the labor movement it produced. . . . What Loomis’s book perhaps does best is remind us that the promise of the labor movement, despite its many...Read more » Learn more
By: Ben Shapiro
Narrated by: Ben Shapiro
Length: 6 hours 11 minutes
How far are Americans willing to go to force each other to fall in line?
According to the establishment media, the intelligentsia, and our political chattering class, the greatest threat to American freedom lies in right-wing authoritarianism. We’ve heard that some 75 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump represent the rise of American...Read more » Learn more
By: Stacey Abrams
Narrated by: Stacey Abrams
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes
"This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win."
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By: Chris Harman
Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
Length: 29 hours 44 minutes
Chris Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals. Interacting with the forces of technological change as well as the impact of powerful individuals and revolutionary ideas, these societies have engendered events familiar to... Read more »Learn more
By: Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes
For readers of On Tyranny and Why Nations Fail, a bracing look at the demise of liberal democracies around the world--and a roadmap for rescuing our own
Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent two... Read more »
By: Mark Charles & Soong-Chan Rah
Narrated by: William Sarris
Length: 7 hours 38 minutes
You cannot discover lands already inhabited.
Injustice has plagued American society for centuries. And we cannot move toward being a more just nation without understanding the root causes that have shaped our culture and institutions. In this prophetic blend of history, theology, and cultural commentary, Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah reveal... Read more »
By: Anne Sebba
Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
Length: 10 hours 22 minutes
New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba's moving biography of Ethel Rosenberg, the wife and mother whose execution for espionage-related crimes defined the Cold War and horrified the world.
In June 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a couple with two young sons, were led separately from their prison cells on Death Row and electrocuted moments...
By: Thomas Sowell
Narrated by: Tom Weiner
Length: 23 hours 47 minutes
In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell...Read more » Learn more
By: Robert D. Putnam
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
Length: 18 hours 56 minutes
Updated to include a new chapter about the influence of social media and the Internet—the 20th anniversary edition of Bowling Alone remains a seminal work of social analysis, and its examination of what happened to our sense of community remains more relevant than ever in today’s fractured America.
Twenty years, ago, Robert D. Putnam made a... Read more »
By: Nina Willner
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 10 hours 4 minutes
In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family—of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Forty Autumns makes visceral the...Read more » Learn more
By: Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac
Narrated by: Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac
Length: 4 hours 47 minutes
In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac—who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015—have written a cautionary but optimistic book about the world’s changing climate and the fate of humanity.
The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what... Read more »
By: Corey Robin
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
Length: 9 hours 48 minutes
In The Reactionary Mind, Robin traces conservatism back to its roots in the reaction against the French Revolution. He argues that the right was inspired, and is still united, by its hostility to emancipating the lower orders. Some conservatives endorse the free market; others oppose it. Some criticize the state; others celebrate it. Underlying... Read more »Learn more
By: Aviva Chomsky
Narrated by: Aida Reluzco
Length: 10 hours 41 minutes
Restores the region’s fraught history of repression and resistance to popular consciousness and connects the United States’ interventions and influence to the influx of refugees seeking asylum today.
At the center of the current immigration debate are migrants from Central America fleeing poverty, corruption, and violence in search of refuge in... Read more »
By: adrienne maree brown
Narrated by: adrienne maree brown
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes
Self-transformation and social transformation are inextricably linked in this how-to for living the life you want to be living every day, while building the world you want to inhabit.
The result of "emergent strategy" workshops adrienne has been holding for years, this book has a built-in audience like (and overlapping with) the following she... Read more »
By: Jack Carr
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 15 hours 43 minutes
A high-intensity roller-coaster ride, True Believer explodes with action and authenticity that cements Jack Carr as the new leader in political thrillers.
Following his brutal quest for revenge, former Navy SEAL James Reece has fled the United States, emerging deep in the wilds of Mozambique. But he can’t stay hidden for long – when a string of... Read more »