I am currently in Year 12 and my first choice course for university is economics, but there is a possibility that I might apply for HSPS instead if my maths UMS isn't stellar. If I do end up applying for HSPS, obviously the best idea is to read books on a wide variety of topics. On the topic of global societies and social attitudes, there are two (very long!) books that have grabbed my attention: Democracy in America, the subject of which is explained by the title, and An American Dilemma, which is an exploration of the paradox between the values that Americans hold dearly (freedom, justice, ability to fulfil the American dream) and the segregation of African Americans.
Is anyone here familiar with either or both of the two books, and which book I should read (should I apply for HSPS)?
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