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Summer Reading: Discover Politics and Critical Thinking

Discover more about politics, history, economics, and society

Playlist Tags: The Tiny Bookstore genre: Politics & Economy topic: politics topic: history topic: antiracism topic: racism

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Why We're Polarized

By Ezra Klein
Narrated by: Ezra Klein
Length: 8 hours 31 minutes

This New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed. In this “superbly researched” (The Washington Post) and timely book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us—and how we are polarizing it—with disastrous... Read more »

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American Resistance

From the Women's March to the Blue Wave

By Dana R. Fisher
Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens
Length: 3 hours 37 minutes

Since Donald Trump's first day in office, a large and energetic grassroots "Resistance" has taken to the streets to protest his administration's plans for the United States. Millions marched in pussy hats on the day after the inauguration; outraged citizens flocked to airports to declare that America must be open to immigrants; masses of... Read more »

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The Room Where It Happened

A White House Memoir

By John Bolton
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 20 hours 52 minutes


As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves.

The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level... Read more »

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Me and White Supremacy

Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

By Layla F. Saad
Narrated by: Layla F. Saad
Length: 5 hours 19 minutes

Me and White Supremacy

“Want to learn how to be a good ancestor? Need to address your privilege and feel uncomfortable about talking about racism? You need to read and work through Me and White Supremacy.”

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Good Economics for Hard Times

Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

By Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo
Narrated by: James Lurie
Length: 14 hours 44 minutes

The winners of the Nobel Prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day.

Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what... Read more »

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The Myth of the American Dream

Reflections On Affluence, Autonomy, Safety and Power

By D.L. Mayfield
Narrated by: Nan McNamara
Length: 7 hours 5 minutes

Affluence, autonomy, safety, and power. These are the central values of the American dream. But are they actually compatible with Jesus's command to love our neighbor as ourselves?

In essays grouped around these four values, D. L. Mayfield asks us to pay attention to the ways they shape our own choices, and the ways those choices affect our... Read more »

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John Adams Under Fire

The Founding Father's Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial

By Dan Abrams & David Fisher
Narrated by: Dan Abrams & Roger Wayne
Length: 9 hours 53 minutes


“An expert, extremely detailed account of John Adams’ finest hour.”—Kirkus Reviews

Honoring the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

The New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln’s Last Trial and host of LivePD Dan Abrams and David Fisher tell the story of a trial that would change history.

History remembers... Read more »

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