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A Quiet Revolution
The First Palestinian Intifada and Nonviolent Resistance
Jimmy Carter Mary King - Mar 04, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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In A Quiet Revolution, renowned civil rights activist Mary Elizabeth King questions the prevailing wisdom that the first Palestinian Intifada was defined by violence. She argues that initially, the uprising was characterized by a massive nonviolent social mobilization, rooted in popular committees often steered by women. These committees adopted st...
Waleed Shahid
May 19, 2021
If you're looking to learn more, the best book I've read on Israel-Palestine is probably this one:      source
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Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men
The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War
Eric Foner - Apr 20, 1995 (first published in 1971)
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Since its publication twenty-five years ago, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men has been recognized as a classic, an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the causes of the American Civil War. A key work in establishing political ideology as a major concern of modern American historians, it remains the only full-scale evaluation of the id...
Waleed Shahid
Dec 15, 2020
@mattyglesias It's a great book.      source
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The Socialist Manifesto
Bhaskar Sunkara - Apr 14, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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A "razor-sharp" introduction to this political and economic ideology makes a galvanizing argument for modern socialism (Naomi Klein) -- and explains how its core tenets could effect positive change in America and worldwide.In The Socialist Manifesto, Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision fo...
Waleed Shahid
May 15, 2019
@zackbeauchamp I think you'd enjoy this book and the way it grapples with questions around socialism, social democracy and liberalism.      source
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Frederick Douglass
Prophet of Freedom
David W. Blight - Jan 07, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History** “Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–...
Waleed Shahid
Dec 02, 2018
You cannot understate what a bold and courageous speech this was from Douglass to make in front of the white liberal elite of America in 1876. Just sheer Jeremiah-like honesty, sadness, and righteous indignation — but also empathy. You just have to read the book.      source