Nonfiction Round-Up: Politics (6/24/20)

A mind-changing and cautionary note for our time, a masterful visual take on the Constitution, and a blueprint for how America can protect the future of its democracy–all in this nonfiction round-up.

THE PEOPLE, NO: A Brief History of Anti-Populism by Thomas Frank

“Frank’s writing is notable for its clarity and its ability to make connections. His provocative conclusions, about elites and the people, sometimes turn common assumptions upside down—all the better for making readers think.”–Booklist, starred review

CONSTITUTION ILLUSTRATED by R. Sikoryak

“Sikoryak (TERMS AND CONDITIONS) returns to his arch comics treatment of classic works with this amusing and enlightening illustrated version of the U.S. Constitution as enacted by famous cartoon characters…This pastiche of comics and politics is a cleverly educational and irresistible way to engage with this foundational text.”–Publishers Weekly

THE DEMAGOGUE’S PLAYBOOK: The Battle for American Democracy from the Founders to Trump by Eric A. Posner

“In his latest book, Posner (RADICAL MARKETS: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, 2018) takes readers through a fascinating political history focused on the men (yes, no women so far) who best illustrate the manipulative power of the populist demagogue.”–Booklist

The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism by Thomas Frank; 9781250220110; available 7/14/20.
Constitution Illustrated by R. Sikoryak; 9781770463967; available 7/28/20.
The Demagogue’s Playbook: The Battle for American Democracy from the Founders to Trump by Eric A. Posner; 9781250303035; available 6/30/20.

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