10 Books to Read Before the 2020 Election

By The Well-Rounded Homebody

By The Well-Rounded Homebody

Here are 10 books I wish my fellow Americans would invest the time to read ahead of the 2020 election. I do not endorse or necessarily agree with all ideas included in these books, but overall they raise important ideas, information, facts, and considerations for voters.

The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap (Revised)

Stephanie Coontz

$22.99 $20.69

If I could have every voter read one book, it would be this. It carefully, precisely delineates the cultural myths that have shaped damaging policy-making.

Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power

Bruce Cumings

$42.00

This book is so much more than what the title would suggest. It unearths the foundations of "manifest destiny" and the destructive American ideal of a western paradise or wilderness, and its effects on westward expansion, the creation of towns, cities, and communities, and American colonialism, imperialism and foreign policy in the Pacific.

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

Lila Abu-Lughod

$20.50 $18.45

The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

Michael Lewis

$16.95 $15.59