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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