A reading list for the Trump presidency

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

Ta-Nehisi Coates

An annotated collection of new and previously published essays on the Obama era by the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, including an interview with the President himself

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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra

How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world-from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism to racism and misogyny on...

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No is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

No is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need to...

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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter

Wesley Lowery

A deeply reported book on the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, offering unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America, and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it In over a year of...

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Nancy MacLean

An explosive exposé of the man and the ideas behind the well-heeled right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatise public education, and curb democratic majority rule.

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What Happened

What Happened

Hillary Rodham Clinton

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes...

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder

In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people and established rule by an elite with a monopoly on...

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge

A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge

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Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

Joshua Green

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and...

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Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

Mark Bray

In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, and Donald Trump's initial refusal to denounce the white nationalists behind it all, the "antifa" opposition movement is suddenly appearing everywhere. But what is it,...

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Democracy and Its Crisis

Democracy and Its Crisis

A. C. Grayling

An urgent exploration of the challenges facing democracy today

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Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

Graham Allison

The reason is Thucydides's Trap, a deadly pattern of structural stress that results when a rising power challenges a ruling one. This phenomenon is as old as history itself. About the Peloponnesian War that devastated ancient...

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 Read reviewUtopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling...

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Hope In The Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Hope In The Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Rebecca Solnit

This updated edition confirms Solnit's seminal work as a timeless classic on politics and change

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Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault On Truth And Memory

Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault On Truth And Memory

Deborah E. Lipstadt

There are those who insist that the death of six million Jews and other persecuted people in Nazi concentration camps is nothing but a hoax perpetuated by a powerful Zionist conspiracy. This book shows how this irrational idea has...

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 Read reviewDeer Hunting With Jesus: Dispatches From America's Class War

Deer Hunting With Jesus: Dispatches From America’s Class War

Joe Bageant

When Joe Bageant returned to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, he rediscovered his redneck roots: 'the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks' . But he soon realised...

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Dark Money: how a secretive group of billionaires is tryingto buy political control in the US

Dark Money: how a secretive group of billionaires is tryingto buy political control in the US

Jane Mayer

The US is one of the largest democracies in the world - or is it?

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The Making of Donald Trump

The Making of Donald Trump

David Cay Johnston

The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize- winning investigative reporter, David Cay Johnston, takes a revealingly close look at the mogul's rise to power and prominence.

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