Category: Book Recommendations

LJDC November Book and Movie Recommendations

How Democracies Dieby Steven Levitsky and Daniel ZiblattCrown, January 16, 2018 ) 320 pagesDonald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

LJDC October Book Recommendation

This Month’s Book RecommendationsOn Corruption in America: And What Is at Stakeby Sarah ChayesKnopf (August 11, 2020) 432 pagesNow, bringing to bear all of her knowledge, grasp, sense of history and observation, Sarah Chayes writes in her new book, that

LJDC September Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendations Caste: The Origins of Our Discontentsby Isabel WilkersonRandom House (August 4, 2020) 496 pagesIn this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive,

LJDC August Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendations  Marchby John LewisTop Shelf Productions (September 6, 2016 ) 128 pages Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has

LJDC – July Book Recommendations

Set the Night on FireL.A. in the Sixtiesby Mike Davis and Jon WienerVerso (April 14, 2020) 800 pages Los Angeles in the sixties was a hotbed of political and social upheaval. The city was a launchpad for Black Power—where Malcolm

LJDC June Book and Film Recommendations

This Month’s Book and Movie RecommendationBy Marcia Bookstein Why You Should Be A Socialistby Nathan J. RobinsonAll Points Books (December 10, 2019)336 pages I finished Capital in the 21st Century on Wednesday the 13th, at 11:03 a.m.  I celebrated in

LJDC April Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendation Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth by Margaret Klein SalamonNew Society Publishers (April 21, 2020) 160 pages Face the truth of climate change, accept your fears, and become the hero that

LJDC – MArch Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book RecommendationsThe Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America, by Charlotte AlterViking (February 18, 2020) 368 pagesA new generation is stepping up. There are now twenty-six millennials in Congress–a fivefold increase gained

LJDC January 2020 – Book and Movie Recommendations

This Month’s Book and Movie Recommendations The Great Hack, by Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim If you’d rather not think about how your life is locked in a dystopian web of your own data, don’t watch the new Netflix documentary *The Great Hack*.But

LJDC November 2019 – Book and Movie Recommendations

This Month’s Book and Movie Recommendations WOMAN AT WARFilm by Benedikt ErlingssonHalla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by