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How can a genuine bookworm 🤓name just one?

Best book for understanding Trump-Russia, and how we got here: @timothydsnyder, Road to Unfreedom.

Snyder is fluent in multiple language (I think 11) and uses primary sources in original languages.

@TimothyDSnyder Best book for understanding the current dangers to our democracy, and how to save democracy.

How Democracies Die, @dziblatt and Levitsky.

As a followup, watch this interview with Levitsky:

@TimothyDSnyder @dziblatt Best classic treatise for understanding the political psychology behind how we got here: Hofstadter's Paranoid Style in American Politics.

See also @karen_stenner

Best book for understanding the Trump-Fox-Russia propaganda techniques, How Fascism Works, @jasonintrator

@TimothyDSnyder @dziblatt @karen_stenner @jasonintrator One of the best books for understanding the legal and historical underpinnings of impeachment: High Crimes and Misdemeanors (Bowman)

Best book for understanding what happened to the Republican Party, and our current slide into oligarchy, To Make Men Free, @HC_Richardson

@TimothyDSnyder @dziblatt @karen_stenner @jasonintrator @HC_Richardson To Make Men Free was one of my sources for this thread on the history of the GOP. ⤵️

Fiction: I enjoyed the Neapolitan Novels: Life in Mafia-run Naples from the viewpoint of the women. (Elena Ferrante)

@TimothyDSnyder @dziblatt @karen_stenner @jasonintrator @HC_Richardson I should have added this one (and will add to the page of suggestions)

If you want to understand race in America, this is a great book. It purports to be a history of Brown v. Board of Education (the case that ended segregation in America) . . .
@TimothyDSnyder @dziblatt @karen_stenner @jasonintrator @HC_Richardson . . but really, it's an exhaustive legal history of blacks in America and how race informs politics.

I came away from the book understanding that we began fighting the Civil War before 1789, and we're still fighting it.
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