The Shock Doctrine. It's quite good.
The state and revolution by Lenin.
'audacity of hope' by Barack obama. Got it before the election and never got round to reading it. Superbly written, and comes across as a genuinley nice guy who cares deeply about the institutions and responsibilities he serves.
A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr...... sooooo interesting!
"The State We're in"
Mid-90s book which criticises Thatcherism, neo-Liberal economics, unregulated markets, and the formation of agencies. It's spot on, in my opinion.
I'm not. I try to spend my summer avoiding my degree tbh.
Interestingly, most people ITT read books that have a similar political viewpoint to their own. Read something from the other side of the political spectrum - be challenged!
Had enough of political books really. Currently reading mainly policy reports and political magazines. Currently reading a couple of "Reason" magazines (a US-focused libertarian magazine) and "In The Mix", a Fabian Society policy report looking at modern housing policy.
I take it back.
Just started God and the State by Mikhail Bakunin.
I haven't read much anarchist stuff up to now, because my theory is that you should come to your conclusions through your own thought rather than being convinced by the authority of some old dead bloke. It's interesting how much what it says reflects my thought though. jacketpotato is right on this front; I was going to get round to reading something by that horror of horrors Ayn Rand, but I saw the thickness of Atlas Shrugged in the shop and thought, "**** that." I've still got Crime and Punishment to get through.
Anyway, I suppose I do need to read something different.