Recommended reading

Following are some books that I recommend.  For more information, you can click on any that interest you.

The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise 

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The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise 

Pico Iyer takes us on a journey through competing ideas of paradise to see how we can live more peacefully in an ever more divided and distracted world.

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How Democracies Die

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How Democracies Die

Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes.

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La Vieja: A Journal of Fire

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La Vieja: A Journal of Fire

Part dream, part real, part memoir, Deena Metzger’s La Vieja blurs the boundaries between human consciousness and animal consciousness, of imagination and reality, to create a “Journal of Fire,” a recording of the process of living with the constant threat of the destruction of the natural world.

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Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump

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Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump

Historian Karen J. Greenberg describes how policies forged after September 11 were weaponized under Trump and turned on American democracy itself

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Uncolonized Latinas: Transforming Our Mindsets And Rising Together

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Uncolonized Latinas: Transforming Our Mindsets And Rising Together

Valeria Aloe’s Uncolonized Latinas: Transforming our Mindsets and Rising Together  lays out a  detailed map of the Latino mindset and what is holding the community back from achieving its highest potential.

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From Self-Talk to Soul-Talk: Becoming More of Who You Truly Are

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From Self-Talk to Soul-Talk: Becoming More of Who You Truly Are

Russell Bishop’s From Self-Talk to Soul-Talk: Becoming More of Who You Truly Are offers a profound yet practical guide for living your best life, to living a Soul-Centered life and a practical framework from which we can learn and grow.

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The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy

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The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy

In this short primer, Gorski and Perry explain what white Christian nationalism is; when it first emerged and how it has changed; where it’s headed and why it threatens democracy.

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Rising Fascism in America: It Can Happen Here

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Rising Fascism in America: It Can Happen Here

Anthony R. DiMaggio explores how rising fascism has infiltrated U.S. politics and explores social movements such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter for mobilizing the public.

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

#1 New York Times bestseller, The 1619 Project is a wide-ranging, landmark summary of the Black experience in America: searing, exploring every aspect of slavery and its continuing legacy, in which being white or Black affects everything from how you fare in courts and hospitals and schools to the odds that your neighborhood will be bulldozed for a freeway.

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How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them

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How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them

Leading political scientist Barbara F. Walter examines the dramatic rise in violent extremism around the globe and sounds the alarm on the increasing likelihood of a second civil war in the United States.

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