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Greg Sargent's Top Book Recommendations

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From one of our preeminent philosophers--winner of the Berggruen Prize--a work that engages critically with important examples of the cosmopolitan ideal from ancient Greece and Rome to the present.

The cosmopolitan political tradition in Western thought begins with the Greek Cynic Diogenes, who, when asked where he came from, responded that he was a citizen of the world. Rather than declaring his lineage, city, social class, or gender, he defined himself as a human being, implicitly asserting the equal worth of all human beings.

Nussbaum pursues this "noble but...
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Greg Sargent@LaurenBrns @AdamSerwer @michaelbd Before doing this, check out Nussbaum's great new book (yes, I know I'm exposing myself to withering Stephen Miller-type ridicule here): https://t.co/p1LZ967h7k (Source)

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A leading progressive intellectual offers an "illuminating" agenda for how real democracy can triumph in America and beyond (Ari Berman, New York Times).
Since the New Deal in the 1930s, there have been two eras in our political history: the liberal era, stretching up to the 1970s, followed by the neoliberal era of privatization and austerity ever since. In each period, the dominant ideology was so strong that it united even partisan opponents. But the neoliberal era is collapsing, and the central question of our time is what comes next.
As acclaimed legal scholar and...
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Greg Sargent@yeselson Yep. And on top of that, @GaneshSitaraman's new book makes a powerful case that Trump's species of corruption/authoritarianism is actually a kind of malignant outgrowth of neoliberalism itself, which resolves the (nonexistent) tension that some on the left perceive. (Source)

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The Economists' Hour is the biography of a revolution: The story of how economists who believed in the power and the glory of free markets transformed the business of government, the conduct of business and, as a result, the patterns of everyday life. In the four decades between 1969 and 2008, these economists played a leading role in reshaping taxation and public spending and clearing the way for globalization. They reshaped the government's approach to regulation, assigning a value to human life to determine which rules are worthwhile. Economists even convinced President Nixon to end... more

Greg Sargent[email protected] has written a great new book -- a scathing indictment of the economics profession and its dogmatic faith in markets, and their role in creating our current disastrous mess. I spoke to Appelbaum about his book. A fascinating conversation: https://t.co/xbrTbBESPW (Source)

Matthew YglesiasI podcasted with @BCAppelbaum about his great new book about how economists ruined everything. https://t.co/4cD0bX7Byl (Source)

John HarwoodBinyamin’s book provides the intellectual backstory for how we got to where we are today. (Source)

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"Unmaking the Presidency, devastating in its understatedness, may prove to be the most important book about the Trump presidency." --Tabatha Southey, Maclean's

The definitive account of how Donald Trump has wielded the powers of the American presidency

The extraordinary authority of the U.S. presidency has no parallel in the democratic world. Today that authority resides in the hands of one man, Donald J. Trump. But rarely if ever has the nature of a president clashed more profoundly with the nature of the office....
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Preet BhararaCan’t wait, @benjaminwittes & @Susan_Hennessey. Great and important book👇 https://t.co/xEon8szEOW (Source)

George ConwayLucky me—I just got my advance copy of @Susan_Hennessey and @benjaminwittes’s soon-to-be-released book, “Unmaking the Presidency.” As I said on the book jacket, it’s brilliant—and in many ways, it will be a definitive piece of work. https://t.co/EM1X93E6I4 https://t.co/ssz909TwZp (Source)

Greg Sargent@baseballcrank @bonchieredstate ...that said, a better and more relevant discussion of this abuse can probably be found in the new book by @Susan_Hennessey and @benjaminwittes https://t.co/8VQt0vqPv2 (Source)

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