Recommended Reading

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness.

Barber, William J. The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, fusion politics, and the rise of the new justice movement.

Hawken, Paul. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. All of the techniques described here are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are already enacting them.

Hayes, Chris. A Colony in a Nation.

Lakoff, George, Ph.D. Ten Points for Democracy Activists. (As found on

Leonard, Annie. The Story of Stuff: How our obsession with stuff is trashing our planet, our communities, our health – and a vision for change. (Also available as a series of YouTube videos).

Marshall, George. Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change. An explanation of why people reject the science behind climate change and why even when they accept it, they do nothing about it.

Mayer, Jane. Dark Money: The hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right.

Reid, T.R. The Healing of America: A global quest for better, cheaper, and fairer health care.

Rosenthal, Elisabeth. An American Sickness: How health care became big business and how you can take it back.

Snyder, Timothy. On Tyranny: 20 lessons from the 20th Century.

Chasing Ice. James Balog and his team on the Extreme Ice Survey assemble a multiyear chronicle of the planet’s rapidly melting glaciers. (This is a must-see film, available on Amazon for a small rental fee.)