The 100 Best Books for Activist

Social, Environmental, & Political Activism

1. Occupy

by Noam Chomsky

2. No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

by Glenn Greenwald

3. Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield

by Jeremy Scahill

4. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

by Naomi Klein

5. The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

by Matt Taibbi

6. Direct Action: An Ethnography

by David Graeber

7. Race Matters

by Cornel West

8. What Gandhi Says: About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage

by Norman G. Finkelstein

9. What Then Must We Do?

by Gar Alperovitz

10. No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women

by Estelle Freedman

11. Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

by David Harvey

12. The Syria Dilemma

by Danny Postel

13. Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson

14. Hiroshima

by John Hersey

15. Mountains Beyond Mountains: One doctor’s quest to heal the world

by Tracy Kidder

16. Ill Fares the Land

by Tony Judt

17. PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

by Paul Mason

18. War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

by Chris Hedges

19. America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism

by Anatol Lieven

20. Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

by Ralph Nader

21. The Boy Who Could Change the World

by Aaron Swartz

22. To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism

by Evgeny Morozov

23. Beyond the Green Zone

by Dahr Jamail

24. What’s Wrong With a Free Lunch?

by Philippe van Parijs

25. Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain

by Dwight Macdonald

26. Why Nuclear Disarmament Matters

by Hans Blix

27. Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses

by Mark Curtis

28. The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

by Richard G. Wilkinson

29. Economics: The User’s Guide

by Ha-Joon Chang

30. The Age of Extremes: 1914–1991

by Eric Hobsbawm

31. Culture and Imperialism

by Edward W. Said

32. The End of Nature

by Bill McKibben

33. The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class

by Guy Standing

34. Lawless World

by Philippe Sands

35. How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life

by Robert Skidelsky

36. How Corrupt is Britain?

by David Whyte

37. The People’s Spring: The Future of the Arab Revolution

by Samir Amin

38. The ABCs of Political Economy: A Modern Approach

by Robin Hahnel

39. Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay

by John Lanchester

40. Why Not Socialism?

by G. A. Cohen

41. A People’s History of the United States

by Howard Zinn

42. In Praise of Idleness

by Bertrand Russell

43. Feminism is for Everybody

by bell hooks

44. PR! — A Social History of Spin

by Stuart Ewen

45. Stonewall

by Martin Duberman

46. Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

by Gore Vidal

47. The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Economic Prosperity

by Paul Davidson

48. Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition

by Alastair McIntosh

49. Globalisation Development and Social Justice

by Ann El Khoury

50. Making Peace with the Earth

by Vandana Shiva

51. Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age

by Larry M. Bartels

52. How America Gets Away with Murder

by Michael Mandel

53. Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism

by John Cooley

54. How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

by Erik S. Reinert

55. The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters

by Frances Stonor Saunders

56. Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948

by Tanya Reinhart

57. Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity

by Robert Pollin

58. Crucible of Resistance: Greece, the Eurozone and the World Economic Crisis

by Euclid Tsakalotos

59. The Autobiography of Malcolm X

by Malcolm X

60. The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

by Chalmers Johnson

61. Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism

by Sheldon S. Wolin

62. Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times

by Robert W. McChesney

63. No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

by Anand Gopal

64. Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance

by James Scott

65. Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea

by Mark Blyth

66. Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

by Tristram Stuart

67. The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

by Joel Bakan

68. The Killing Fields of Inequality

by Goran Therborn

69. Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement

by Lawrence Wittner

70. Spoils of War: The Human Cost of America’s Arms Trade

by John Tirman

71. Famine Crimes: Politics & the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa

by Alex de Waal

72. Inevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America

by Walter LaFeber

73. Empire As A Way of Life

by William Appleman Williams

74. The Record of the Paper: How the New York Times Misreports US Foreign Policy

by Richard Falk

75. Walking with the Comrades

by Arundhati Roy

76. Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia

by Sindre Bangstad

77. The Triumph of the Political Class

by Peter Oborne

78. Eichmann in Jerusalem

by Hannah Arendt

79. 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

by Simon Johnson

80. Fear: The History of a Political Idea

by Corey Robin

81. Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

by Eduardo Galeano

82. Who Are We — And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?

by Gary Younge

83. World Hunger: Twelve Myths

by Frances Moore Lappe

84. Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life

by Paul Goodman

85. Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens

by Nicholas Shaxson

86. The Rule of Law

by Tom Bingham

87. Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress — and a Plan to Stop It

by Lawrence Lessig

88. Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

by Raj Patel

89. Killing Hope

by William Blum

90. Amusing Ourselves to Death

by Neil Postman

91. Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege

by Amira Hass

92. In Praise of Barbarians: Essays against Empire

by Mike Davis

93. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

by Jared Diamond

94. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

by Barbara Ehrenreich

95. Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch

by Nick Davies

96. Activists in City Hall

by Pierre Clavel

97. Disciplined Minds

by Jeff Schmidt

98. Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

by Nancy Scheper-Hughes

99. Walden and Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau


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