Book mentions in this thread

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    Bitter Fruit

    by Stephen Schlesinger

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    They Were Her Property

    by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

  • Votes: 57

    The Principles of Communism

    by Friedrich Engels

  • Votes: 55

    People Wasn't Made to Burn

    by Allen Joe

  • Votes: 43

    The Color of Law

    by Richard Rothstein

    Lauded by Ta-Nehisi Coates for his "brilliant" and "fine understanding of the machinery of government policy" (The Atlantic), Richard Rothstein has painstakingly documented how American cities, from San Francisco to Boston, became so racially divided. Rothstein describes how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning, public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities, subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs, tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation, and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. He demonstrates that such policies still influence tragedies in places like Ferguson and Baltimore. Scholars have separately described many of these policies, but until now, no author has brought them together to explode the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces. Like The New Jim Crow, Rothstein's groundbreaking history forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.
  • Votes: 41

    Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

    by Kristen R. Ghodsee

  • Votes: 39

    Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle

    by Thomas Sankara

  • Votes: 35

    Why Does He Do That?

    by Lundy Bancroft

  • Votes: 34

    How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

    by Walter Rodney

  • Votes: 31

    The Motorcycle Diaries

    by Ernesto Che Guevara

  • Votes: 30

    On Practice and Contradiction (Revolutions)

    by Mao Tse-Tung

  • Votes: 28

    The Russian Revolution

    by Walter Rodney

  • Votes: 27


    by Jodi Dean

  • Votes: 25

    Why Socialism?

    by Party for Socialism and Liberation

  • Votes: 24

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    by Iain Reid

  • Votes: 24

    Climate Solutions Beyond Capitalism

    by Tina Landis

  • Votes: 24

    Animal Farm

    by George Orwell

    A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government
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    The Foundations of Leninism

    by J. V. Stalin

  • Votes: 22

    The Communist Horizon

    by Jodi Dean

  • Votes: 20

    People's History of the United States, A by Howard Zinn(1995-06-23)

    by Howard Zinn

  • Votes: 19

    The Uninhabitable Earth

    by David Wallace-Wells

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon."--Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon With a new afterword It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible--food shortages, refugee emergencies, climate wars and economic devastation. An "epoch-defining book" (The Guardian) and "this generation's Silent Spring" (The Washington Post), The Uninhabitable Earth is both a travelogue of the near future and a meditation on how that future will look to those living through it--the ways that warming promises to transform global politics, the meaning of technology and nature in the modern world, the sustainability of capitalism and the trajectory of human progress. The Uninhabitable Earth is also an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation--today's. Praise for The Uninhabitable Earth "The Uninhabitable Earth is the most terrifying book I have ever read. Its subject is climate change, and its method is scientific, but its mode is Old Testament. The book is a meticulously documented, white-knuckled tour through the cascading catastrophes that will soon engulf our warming planet."--Farhad Manjoo, The New York Times "Riveting. . . . Some readers will find Mr. Wallace-Wells's outline of possible futures alarmist. He is indeed alarmed. You should be, too."--The Economist "Potent and evocative. . . . Wallace-Wells has resolved to offer something other than the standard narrative of climate change. . . . He avoids the 'eerily banal language of climatology' in favor of lush, rolling prose."--Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times "The book has potential to be this generation's Silent Spring."--The Washington Post "The Uninhabitable Earth, which has become a best seller, taps into the underlying emotion of the day: fear. . . . I encourage people to read this book."--Alan Weisman, The New York Review of Books
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    The Black Panther Party

    by David F. Walker

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    The Ministry for the Future

    by Kim Stanley Robinson

    "From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a vision of climate change unlike any ever imagined. Kim Stanley Robinson is one of contemporary science fiction's most acclaimed writers, and with this new novel, he once again turns his eye to themes of climate change, technology, politics, and the human behaviors that drive these forces. But his setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world--rather, he imagines a more hopeful future, one where humanity has managed to overcome our challenges and thrive. It is a novel both immediate and impactful, perfect for his many fans and for readers who crave powerful and thought-provoking sci-fi stories"--
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    Dialectical and Historical Materialism and Other Writings (Graphyco Annotated Edition)

    by Joseph Stalin

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    This Changes Everything

    by Naomi Klein

    Explains why the environmental crisis should lead to an abandonment of "free market" ideologies and current political systems, arguing that a massive reduction of greenhouse emissions may offer a best chance for correcting problems.
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    We Do This 'Til We Free Us

    by Mariame Kaba

  • Votes: 9

    Lenin On the Woman Question

    by Clara Zetkin

  • Votes: 7

    The Price of Salt

    by Patricia Highsmith

    Originally published by Coward-McCann, Inc., in 1952 under the pseudonym Claire Morgan.