Politics

Rating Sort ascending Title Author Genre Sub-Genre(s) Country Year
9.5 Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence WrightWrightb Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
9.5 Democracy in AmericaDemocracy in America Alexis de Tocquevillede Tocqueville Non-Fiction History, Politics France
9.5 Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made ManNixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man Garry WillsWills Non-Fiction Politics, History United States
9.5 Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and PowerThe Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power Daniel YerginYergin Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
9.5 American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made ItThe American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made It Richard HofstadterHofstadter Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
9.0 Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and ReligionThe Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion Jonathan HaidtHaidt Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
9.0 Golden Age Is in Us: Journeys & Encounters 1987-1994The Golden Age Is in Us: Journeys & Encounters 1987-1994 Alexander CockburnCockburn Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Politics United States
9.0 Fact and FictionFact and Fiction Bertrand RussellRussell Non-Fiction Philosophy, Politics United Kingdom
9.0 Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. GovernmentParliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government P.J. O'RourkeO'Rourke Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United States
9.0 WitnessWitness Whittaker ChambersChambers Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Politics United States
9.0 Envy: A Theory of Social BehaviorEnvy: A Theory of Social Behavior Helmut SchoeckSchoeck Non-Fiction Sociology, Politics Austria
9.0 Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to HellWhy We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell Tim MillerMiller Non-Fiction Politics, History United States
9.0 Wall Street: How It Works and for WhomWall Street: How It Works and for Whom Doug HenwoodHenwood Non-Fiction Economics/Finance, Politics United States
9.0 Fifth Risk: Undoing DemocracyThe Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy Michael LewisLewis Non-Fiction Politics United States
9.0 Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great BetrayalA Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Ben MacintyreMacintyre Non-Fiction History, Politics United Kingdom
9.0 Vintage Mencken: The Finest and Fiercest Essays of the Great Literary IconoclastThe Vintage Mencken: The Finest and Fiercest Essays of the Great Literary Iconoclast H.L. MenckenMencken Non-Fiction Essays, Politics United States
9.0 Death of a PresidentThe Death of a President William ManchesterManchester Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
9.0 Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's ScapegoatsThe Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats Jim GoadGoad Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.5 Vision of the AnointedVision of the Anointed Thomas SowellSowell Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.5 Abortion and the Politics of MotherhoodAbortion and the Politics of Motherhood Kristin LukerLuker Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.5 Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los AngelesThe Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles William FultonFulton Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
8.5 Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for JusticeRed Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice Bill BrowderBrowder Non-Fiction Politics, Economics/Finance United States
8.5 One Man's View of the WorldOne Man's View of the World Kuan Yew LeeLee Non-Fiction Politics Singapore
8.5 Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New ChinaAge of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China Evan OsnosOsnos Non-Fiction Politics, History United States
8.5 Prepared for the Worst: Selected Essays and Minority ReportsPrepared for the Worst: Selected Essays and Minority Reports Christopher HitchensHitchens Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United Kingdom
8.5 Deng Xiaoping & the Transformation of ChinaDeng Xiaoping & the Transformation of China Ezra VogelVogel Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
8.5 Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern IrelandSay Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Patrick Radden KeefeKeefe Non-Fiction Politics, True Crime United States
8.5 Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American RightStrangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Arlie Russell HochschildHochschild Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.5 Accidental Theorist and Other Dispatches from the Dismal ScienceThe Accidental Theorist and Other Dispatches from the Dismal Science Paul KrugmanKrugman Non-Fiction Economics/Finance, Politics United States
8.5 Homage to CataloniaHomage to Catalonia George OrwellOrwell Non-Fiction Politics, History United Kingdom
8.5 One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear WarOne Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War Michael DobbsDobbs Non-Fiction History, Politics United Kingdom
8.5 American Foreign Policy and Its ThinkersAmerican Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers Perry AndersonAndersonb Non-Fiction Politics, History United Kingdom
8.5 Hitch-22: A MemoirHitch-22: A Memoir Christopher HitchensHitchens Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Politics United Kingdom
8.5 Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to EndThe Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End Robert GerwarthGerwarth Non-Fiction History, Politics Germany
8.5 New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of NationsThe New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations Daniel YerginYergin Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
8.5 Arguably: EssaysArguably: Essays Christopher HitchensHitchens Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United Kingdom
8.5 Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of DemocracyThe Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy Christopher LaschLasch Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.5 Gentle Regrets: Thoughts From a LifeGentle Regrets: Thoughts From a Life Roger ScrutonScruton Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Politics United Kingdom
8.5 Why Men FightWhy Men Fight Bertrand RussellRussell Non-Fiction Philosophy, Politics United Kingdom
8.5 Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American SlaveryThe Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Eric FonerFoner Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
8.0 Presidential Power and the Modern PresidentsPresidential Power and the Modern Presidents Richard NeustadtNeustadt Non-Fiction Politics United States
8.0 Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil WarFree Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War Eric FonerFoner Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
8.0 Escape from FreedomEscape from Freedom Erich FrommFromm Non-Fiction Psychology, Politics United States
8.0 All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East TerrorAll the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror Stephen KinzerKinzer Non-Fiction Politics, History United States
8.0 Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working ClassThe Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class David RoedigerRoediger Non-Fiction Sociology, Politics United States
8.0 Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, And American CultureA Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, And American Culture Alexander CockburnCockburn Non-Fiction Politics, Autobiography/Memoir United States
8.0 Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni RevolutionThe Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution Patrick CockburnCockburnc Non-Fiction Politics Ireland
8.0 Losers: The Road to Everyplace but the White HouseLosers: The Road to Everyplace but the White House Michael LewisLewis Non-Fiction Politics United States
8.0 Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public SphereUnacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere Christopher HitchensHitchens Non-Fiction Literary Studies, Politics United Kingdom
8.0 Age of Diminished Expectations: U.S. Economic Policy in the 1990sThe Age of Diminished Expectations: U.S. Economic Policy in the 1990s Paul KrugmanKrugman Non-Fiction Economics/Finance, Politics United States
8.0 Making of an American Thinking Class: Intellectuals & Intelligentsia in Puritan MassachusettsThe Making of an American Thinking Class: Intellectuals & Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts Darren StaloffStaloff Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
8.0 Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North KoreaNothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea Barbara DemickDemick Non-Fiction Politics United States
8.0 Prompt & Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs Against JapanPrompt & Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs Against Japan J. Samuel WalkerWalker Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
8.0 Rationalism in Politics and Other EssaysRationalism in Politics and Other Essays Michael OakeshottOakeshott Non-Fiction Philosophy, Politics United Kingdom
8.0 Paranoid Style in American PoliticsThe Paranoid Style in American Politics Richard HofstadterHofstadter Non-Fiction Politics United States
8.0 Radicalism of the American RevolutionThe Radicalism of the American Revolution Gordon WoodWoodb Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
8.0 Premonition: A Pandemic StoryThe Premonition: A Pandemic Story Michael LewisLewis Non-Fiction Politics, Medicine United States
8.0 Life Beyond Boundaries: A MemoirA Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir Benedict AndersonAnderson Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Politics United Kingdom
8.0 Age of ReformThe Age of Reform Richard HofstadterHofstadter Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
8.0 Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political TribalismThe Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism Steve KornackiKornacki Non-Fiction Politics United States
8.0 Captive MindThe Captive Mind Czeslaw MiloszMilosz Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology Poland
8.0 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in CrisisHillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis J.D. VanceVanceb Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
8.0 Out of Place: A MemoirOut of Place: A Memoir Edward SaidSaid Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Politics United States
8.0 There's No Such Thing as Free Speech: And It's a Good Thing, TooThere's No Such Thing as Free Speech: And It's a Good Thing, Too Stanley FishFish Non-Fiction Politics United States
8.0 Why the Law Is So PerverseWhy the Law Is So Perverse Leo KatzKatz Non-Fiction Politics, Other United States
8.0 Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine ConflictImage and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict Norman FinkelsteinFinkelstein Non-Fiction Politics, History United States
8.0 Speechwriter: A Brief Education in PoliticsThe Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics Barton SwaimSwaim Non-Fiction Politics, Autobiography/Memoir United States
7.5 Life of an Anarchist: The Alexander Berkman ReaderLife of an Anarchist: The Alexander Berkman Reader Alexander BerkmanBerkman Non-Fiction Politics, Biography United States
7.5 Power: A New Social AnalysisPower: A New Social Analysis Bertrand RussellRussell Non-Fiction Philosophy, Politics United Kingdom
7.5 Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They MadeThe Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made Walter IsaacsonIsaacson Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
7.5 Brief History of NeoliberalismA Brief History of Neoliberalism David HarveyHarvey Non-Fiction Politics, History United States
7.5 Corruptions of Empire: Life Studies and the Reagan EraCorruptions of Empire: Life Studies and the Reagan Era Alexander CockburnCockburn Non-Fiction Politics, History United States
7.5 Power EliteThe Power Elite C. Wright MillsMills Non-Fiction Sociology, Politics United States
7.5 Absolutely American: Four Years at West PointAbsolutely American: Four Years at West Point David LipskyLipsky Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Politics United States
7.5 Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free BeerGive War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer P.J. O'RourkeO'Rourke Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United States
7.5 End Times: Elites, Counter-Elites, and the Path of Political DisintegrationThe End Times: Elites, Counter-Elites, and the Path of Political Disintegration Peter TurchinTurchin Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology Russia
7.5 RepublicThe Republic Charles BeardBeard Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
7.5 Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and EvidenceThe Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence Eugene WittkopfWittkopf Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.5 Eat the Rich: A Treatise on EconomicsEat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics P.J. O'RourkeO'Rourke Non-Fiction Politics, Economics/Finance United States
7.5 Nations and Nationalism Since 1780Nations and Nationalism Since 1780 Eric HobsbawmHobsbawm Non-Fiction History, Politics United Kingdom
7.5 Forever WarThe Forever War Dexter FilkinsFilkins Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
7.5 Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp DavidThirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David Lawrence WrightWrightb Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
7.5 On the Origins of War and the Preservation of PeaceOn the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace Donald KaganKagan Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
7.5 No One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst FamilyNo One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family Christopher HitchensHitchens Non-Fiction Politics, History United Kingdom
7.5 Adventures in MarxismAdventures in Marxism Marshall BermanBerman Non-Fiction Politics, Economics/Finance United States
7.5 Road to Wigan PierThe Road to Wigan Pier George OrwellOrwell Non-Fiction Sociology, Politics United Kingdom
7.5 City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los AngelesCity of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles Mike DavisDavisb Non-Fiction Sociology, Politics United States
7.5 State of the U.S.A. Atlas: The Changing Face of American Life in Maps and GraphicsThe State of the U.S.A. Atlas: The Changing Face of American Life in Maps and Graphics Doug HenwoodHenwood Non-Fiction Politics, Economics/Finance United States
7.5 Ruskinland: How John Ruskin Shapes Our WorldRuskinland: How John Ruskin Shapes Our World Andrew HillHill Non-Fiction Biography, Politics United Kingdom
7.5 Unwinding: An Inner History of the New AmericaThe Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America George PackerPacker Non-Fiction Politics, Economics/Finance United States
7.5 Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free SocietiesThe Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies Ryszard LegutkoLegutko Non-Fiction Politics Poland
7.5 American Revolution: A HistoryThe American Revolution: A History Gordon WoodWoodb Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
7.5 Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America's Most Secret Intelligence OrganizationThe Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization James BamfordBamford Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.5 Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on PowerThe Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power Garry WillsWills Non-Fiction Politics, History United States
7.5 Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001 Benny MorrisMorris Non-Fiction Politics, History Israel
7.5 Blaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian QuestionBlaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian Question Edward SaidSaid Non-Fiction Politics, History United States
7.5 Chronicles of Dissent: Interviews with David BarsamianChronicles of Dissent: Interviews with David Barsamian Noam ChomskyChomsky Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.5 Cultural Contradictions of CapitalismThe Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism Daniel BellBell Non-Fiction Economics/Finance, Politics United States
7.5 Nine Lives: My Time as the West's Top Spy Inside al-QaedaNine Lives: My Time as the West's Top Spy Inside al-Qaeda Aimen DeanDean Non-Fiction Politics, Autobiography/Memoir Saudi Arabia
7.0 On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society Dave GrossmanGrossmanb Non-Fiction Psychology, Politics United States
7.0 Who Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing WorldWho Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing World Eric FonerFoner Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
7.0 Republican Party Reptile: The Confessions, Adventures, Essays and (Other) Outrages of . . .Republican Party Reptile: The Confessions, Adventures, Essays and (Other) Outrages of . . . P.J. O'RourkeO'Rourke Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United States
7.0 Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783-1789The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783-1789 Joseph EllisEllis Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
7.0 Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every PresidencyThe Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency Chris WhippleWhipple Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 Politics of Anti-SemitismThe Politics of Anti-Semitism Alexander CockburnCockburn Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 War is a Force That Gives Us MeaningWar is a Force That Gives Us Meaning Chris HedgesHedges Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah PalinThe Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin Corey RobinRobin Non-Fiction Politics, Philosophy United States
7.0 This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America's Gilded CapitalThis Town: Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America's Gilded Capital Mark LeibovitzLeibovitz Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 Brethren: Inside the Supreme CourtThe Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court Bob WoodwardWoodward Non-Fiction Politics, History United States
7.0 Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham LincolnTeam of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns GoodwinGoodwin Non-Fiction History, Politics United States
7.0 In Praise of Barbarians: Essays against EmpireIn Praise of Barbarians: Essays against Empire Mike DavisDavisb Non-Fiction Essays, Politics United States
7.0 Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop CatastrophesWarnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes Richard A. ClarkeClarke Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political DividesThe Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides Arnold KlingKling Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb SeasonSpanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season Matt TaibbiTaibbi Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United States
7.0 Letters to a Young ContrarianLetters to a Young Contrarian Christopher HitchensHitchens Non-Fiction Politics, Philosophy United Kingdom
7.0 Black Man's Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-StateThe Black Man's Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State Basil DavidsonDavidson Non-Fiction History, Politics United Kingdom
7.0 On Thomas Paine's Rights of ManOn Thomas Paine's Rights of Man Christopher HitchensHitchens Non-Fiction History, Politics United Kingdom
7.0 Spy for All Seasons: My Life in the CIAA Spy for All Seasons: My Life in the CIA Duane ClarridgeClarridge Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Politics United States
7.0 Terrorism Industry: The Experts and Institutions that Shape our View of TerrorThe Terrorism Industry: The Experts and Institutions that Shape our View of Terror Edward HermanHermanb Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White HouseThe World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House Ben RhodesRhodes Non-Fiction Politics, Autobiography/Memoir United States
7.0 Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and PropagandaThe Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda Edward HermanHermanb Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 Chomsky ReaderThe Chomsky Reader Noam ChomskyChomsky Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 Anti-Intellectualism In American LifeAnti-Intellectualism In American Life Richard HofstadterHofstadter Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
7.0 Question of PalestineThe Question of Palestine Edward SaidSaid Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass MediaManufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media Noam ChomskyChomsky Non-Fiction Politics, Journalism/Media Studies United States
7.0 Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own SuccessThe Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success Ross DouthatDouthat Non-Fiction Politics, Sociology United States
7.0 Propaganda and the Public MindPropaganda and the Public Mind Noam ChomskyChomsky Non-Fiction Politics, Journalism/Media Studies United States
7.0 Second PlaneThe Second Plane Martin AmisAmis Non-Fiction Essays, Politics United Kingdom
7.0 Freedom vs OrganizationFreedom vs Organization Bertrand RussellRussell Non-Fiction Philosophy, Politics United Kingdom
7.0 Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is Paralyzing DemocracyThe Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy Daniel LazareLazare Non-Fiction Politics United States
7.0 Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism and Left PoliticsDemocracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism and Left Politics Jodi DeanDean Non-Fiction Economics/Finance, Politics United States
7.0 Idea of CommunismThe Idea of Communism Tariq AliAli Non-Fiction Politics, Philosophy United Kingdom