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Christopher Loffredo Hayes is an American progressive commentator, cable television news anchor, author, and podcaster. Hayes hosts All In with Chris Hayes, a weekday news and opinion television show on MSNBC.
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The Evolution of Cooperation
Revised Edition
Robert Axelrod - Dec 04, 2006 (first published in 1984)
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The Evolution of Cooperation provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible. Widely praised and much-discussed, this classic book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists—whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals—when there is no central authority to police t...
Chris Hayes
Dec 12, 2020
Speaking of which, this is one of my all-time favorite books.      source
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Naval Ravikant
It Was All a Lie
How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump
Stuart Stevens - Aug 04, 2020
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From the most successful Republican political operative of his generation, a searing, unflinching, and deeply personal expos� of how his party became what it is today...
Chris Hayes
Aug 18, 2020
What I liked about @stuartpstevens book was that it was about so much more than Trump's personal awfulness and was the first attempt I've seen at a GOP/conservative "God That Failed" genre. Would really like to see more.      source
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Steve Schmidt
Separated
Inside an American Tragedy
Jacob Soboroff - Jul 07, 2020
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A story every American should reckon with—a tale of love and heartbreak, cruelty and determination...
Chris Hayes
Jul 07, 2020
As @maddow just said, @jacobsoboroff's new book Separated is a kind of skeleton key to understanding the full totality of all the incompetence and cruelty on display by this administration in this era.      source
Secrets of the Temple
How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country
William Greider - Nov 01, 1987
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This book by an eminent journalist tells the story of the wrenching changes that the US economy has been put thru during the Reagan administration.Secrets of the TempleThe Choice of Wall StreetIn the Temple A Pact with the DevilBehavior ModificationThe Liberal ApologyThe Roller Coaster The Money Question The God Almighty DollarDemocratic Money The ...
Chris Hayes
Dec 26, 2019
Bill was an incredible journalist, reporter, writer, listener and mentor. He was always so so kind to me, and a role model. His book on the Fed is still, I think, the best one ever written      source
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Marc Caputo
This Land Is Our Land
An Immigrant's Manifesto
Suketu Mehta - Jun 04, 2019
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A timely argument for why the United States and the West would benefit from accepting more immigrantsThere are few subjects in American life that prompt more discussion and controversy than immigration. But do we really understand it? In This Land Is Our Land, the renowned author Suketu Mehta attacks the issue head-on. Drawing on his own experience...
Chris Hayes
Aug 06, 2019
@paulgrellong So glad you liked it. Book is great too.      source
We've Got People
From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement
Ryan Grim - May 23, 2019
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may seem like she came from nowhere, but the movement that propelled her to office and to global political stardom has been building for 30 years. Weve Got People is the story of that movement, which first exploded into public view with the largely forgotten presidential run of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a campaign that came...
Chris Hayes
Jun 05, 2019
Fascinating scoop here. The whole book is great.      source
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Natalie Shure
My Father Left Me Ireland
An American Son's Search For Home
Michael Brendan Dougherty - Apr 30, 2019
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The perfect gift for parents this Father's Day: a beautiful, gut-wrenching memoir of Irish identity, fatherhood, and what we owe to the past. "A heartbreaking and redemptive book, written with courage and grace." -J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy "...a lovely little book." -Ross Douthat, The New York TimesThe child of an Irish man and an Iri...
Chris Hayes
Apr 30, 2019
I wasn’t quite prepared for how affecting, provocative and deeply humane @michaelbd’s new book is, but I really recommend it. Here’s a great excerpt:      source
Sexing the Body
Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality
Anne Fausto-Sterling - Nov 30, 2000
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Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention? In this brilliant and provocative book, the acclaimed author of Myths of Gender argues that even the most fundamental knowledge about sex is shaped by the culture in which scientific knowledge is produc...
Chris Hayes
Mar 12, 2019
It’s a great book!      source
Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change
Naomi Oreskes - May 31, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Now a powerful documentary from the acclaimed director of Food Inc., Merchants of Doubt was one of the most talked-about climate change books of recent years, for reasons easy to understand: It tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ra...
Chris Hayes
Jun 01, 2017
Highly recommend this book      source
Necessary Trouble
Americans in Revolt
Sarah Jaffe - Aug 23, 2016
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Necessary Trouble is the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake American politics. We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political turmoil and social activism. Over the last few years, we've seen the growth of the Tea Party, a twenty-first-century black freedom struggle with BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street...
Chris Hayes
Apr 25, 2017
I recommend her book:      source
The Origins of the Urban Crisis
Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton Studies in American Politics
Thomas J. Sugrue - Aug 21, 2005 (first published in 1996)
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Once America's "arsenal of democracy, " Detroit has become the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America's dilemma of racial and economic inequality, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty....
Chris Hayes
Aug 27, 2016
Here's the best book I've read about post-war Detroit. Fascinating, complicated story, broadly applicable      source
Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott