Here are some goodies that I have found useful, entertaining and/or edifying. Enjoy!


Nonfiction Books I've Read Recently

●  1968, by Mark Kurlansky

●  One State, Two States, by Benny Morris

●  The Nine, by Jeffrey Toobin

●  The Age of Reagan, by Sean Wilentz

●  One Minute To Midnight, by Michael Dobbs

●  Blinded By The Right, by David Brock

●  War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges

●  No Excuses, by Robert Shrum

●  Up From Conservatism, by Michael Lind

●  The Way of the World, by Ron Suskind

●  The Thumpin', by Naftali Bendavid

●  Web of Deceit, by Barry Lando

●  Secrets, by Daniel Ellsberg

●  The Assassin's Gate, by George Packer

●  Blood of the Liberals, by George Packer

●  The Price of Loyalty, by Ron Suskind

●  Paul Wellstone: The Life of a Passionate Progressive, by Bill Lofy

●  Founding Brothers, by Joseph Ellis

●  The New Pearl Harbor, by David Ray Griffin

●  The Wimp Factor, by Stephen Ducat

●  To Begin the World Anew, by Bernard Bailyn

●  Plan of Attack, by Bob Woodward

●  Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire, by Anne Norton

●  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins

●  How Wars Are Won, by Bevin Alexander

●  Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich


Political Fiction Books I've Read Recently

I normally don't read a lot of fiction (cause the real world's entertaining enough, idn't it?), but I have been lately in preparation for a seminar I first taught in the Spring of 2007.  Here are the titles I've read and considered for use so far:

●  The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

●  1984, by George Orwell

●  Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

●  Our Man In Havana, by Graham Greene

●  Waiting for the Barbarians, by J.M. Coetzee

●  Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

●  The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth

●  Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

●  Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski

●  A Dangerous Friend, by Ward Just

●  The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey

●  The Postman, by David Brin

●  The Dispossessed, by Ursula Le Guin

●  The Librarian, by Larry Beinhart

●  The Good German, by Joseph Kanon

●  Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley


Websites I've Been Known to Frequent

●  Common Dreams

●  OpEd News

●  BuzzFlash

●  After Downing Street

●  In These Times

●  Truthdig

●  Politicalwire

●  Truthout

●  Democratic Underground

●  Bella Ciao

●  Capitol Hill Blue

●  Burning Elephant

●  Alternet

●  Tom Paine Common Sense

●  Consortium News

●  Polling Report


Essential Humor Sites

●  This Modern World, by Tom Tomorrow (Check out his brilliant 'toons here)

●  The Onion


A Great Artist and Kind Soul

●  Helen Broadfoot




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