A list of books referenced from time to time  and recommended so that one can read more about it. No book will be listed unless actually read by the Dissenting Democrat —


Russ Baker, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty , the Powerful Forces that Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America. New York: Bloomsbury Press (2009)

Neil Barofsky, Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street while Rescuing Wall Street. Free Press (2012)

Larry M. Bartels, Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age. New York: Russell Sage Foundation (2008)

Jack Beatty, Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money, 1865-1900. New York: Alfred A Knopf (2007)

Robert N. Bellah et al. Habits of the Heart: Individualism & Commitment in American Life. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press (1985)

William Blum, Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press (2005)

David Brock, Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative. New York: Crown Publishers (2002)

David Brock, The Republican Noise Machine: Right-wing Media & How It Corrupts Democracy. New York: Crown Publishers (2004)

Noam Chomsky, Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David Barsamian. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press (1994)

Noam Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance. New York: Henry Holt & Co. (2003)

Charles Derber, Corporation Nation: How Corporation Are Taking Over Our Lives & What We Can Do About It. New York: St Martin’s Press (1998)

Barbara Ehrenreich, Bait & Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. New York: Henry Holt & Co. (2005)

Thomas Frank, Pity the Billionaire. New York: Henry Holt & Co (2011)

Eduardo Galeano, Open Veins of Latin America. New York: Monthly Review Press (English ed. 1997)

William Greider, One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism. New York: Simon & Schuster (1997)

Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri, Empire. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (2000)

Thom Hartmann, Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance & the Theft of Human Rights. Rodale (2002)

Thom Hartmann, The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America — and What we Can Do to Stop It. Twelve (2013)

Roger D Hodge, The Mendacity of Hope: Presidential Power, Corporate Money & the Politics of Corrupt Influence. NY: Harper (2010)

Arianna Huffington, Fanatics & Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America. New York: Hyperion (2004)

Chalmers Johnson, Blowback: The Costs & Consequences of American Empire. New York: Henry Holt & Co. (2000)

Chalmers Johnson, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy & the End of the Republic. New York: Henry Holt & Co. (2004)

Chalmers Johnson, Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic. New York: Henry Holt & Co. (2006)

Chalmers Johnson, Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope. NY: Henry Holt & Co. (2010)

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush & His Corporate Pals are Plundering the Country & Hijacking Our Democracy. New Yor: HarperCollins (2004)

Naomi Klein, No Logo. New York: St Martin’s Press (2000, 2002)

Naomi Klein, No War: America’s Real Business in Iraq. London: Gibson Square Books (2005)

Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. New York: Henry Holt & Co. (2007)

Kalle Lasn, Culture Jam: How to Reverse America’s Suicidal Consumer Binge — And Why We Must. New York: HarperCollins (2000)

Greg LeRoy, The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging & the Myth of Job Creation. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2005)

Kenneth Lux, Adam Smith’s Mistake: How a Moral Philosopher Invented Economics & Ended Morality. Boston: Shamhala Books (1990)

Jerry Mander & Edward Goldsmith, eds., The Case Against the Global Economy. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books (1996)

Robert D. Manning, Credit Card Nation: The Consequences of America’s Addiction to Credit. New York: Basic Books (2000)

Michael Moore, Dude, Where’s My Country? New York: Warner Books (2003)

Michael Parenti, Democracy for the Few. New York: St Martin’s Press (5th edition 1988) — There are more recent editions.

Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. London: Pluto Press (2002)

Kevin Phillips, American Theocracy: The Peril & Politics of Radical Religion, Oil & Borrowed Money in the 21st Century. New York: Penguin Books (2006)

Jeffrey St. Clair & Joshua Frank, eds. Hopeless: Barack Obama & the Politics of Illusion. Oakland: AK Press (2012)

Daniel Singer, Whose Millennium? Theirs or Ours? New York: Monthly Review Press (1999)

Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick, The Untold History of the United States, NY: Gallery Books (2012)

Richard Henry Tawney, The Acquisitive Society. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications (1920, 2004)

Mark Zepezauer, Take the Rich Off Welfare. Cambridge, MA: South End Press (2004)


American Prospect

Dollars & Sense

In These Times

Left Business Observer

Monthly Review

Mother Jones

Multinational Monitor

The Nation

The New Internationalist

The Progressive

Progressive Populist

Z Magazine


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