Hitler Ascent 1889-1931 Volker, Ulrich, 2016
Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Hand Mark Bray, 2017
The Despot’s Apprentice Brian Klaas, 2017
Fascism Today: What It is and How to End It Shane Burley, 2017
On Tyranny Timothy Snyder, 2017
Demogoguery and Democracy Patricia Roberts-Miller, 2017
The Future is History Masha Gessen, 2017
Fascism-A Warning Madeline Albright, 2018
From Ezra Klein at VOX. A fascinating discussion of how democracies die. The short answer is - slowly. Click here.
The history I didn’t know about the restoration of voting rights in Florida. Florida’s 1.5 Million Missing Voters By THE EDITORIAL BOARDJAN. 2, 2018
A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America
The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation “You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could turn right, into that.” Continue reading.
At one of our meetings a discussion was begun of reasons why people hold certain opinions and beliefs and why these are so ingrained and difficult to change even in the face of factual evidence. How do we talk (and listen to) to friends and family who hold opinions so distant from our own? We'd like to continue this conversation in future meetings and want to share what we're reading to further inform our understanding in this area.
The book The Political Brain by Drew Westin delves into the science. The first link below is to an article by Westen published in Scientific American Magazine based on his book: