Political books - need some help!
December 21, 2009 12:19pm CST
At what point in your life did you start reading political books?I read a few in 8th grade, which was about.. 5 years ago. Because I was into it at the time. I wrote in a local magazine (usually political stuff), was pretty much DEMOCRATIC all the way (although I prefered not to label myself..As I still do) and I was really interested in historical "anarchy" events, like the Haymarket Riot and the Russian Revolution to name a few, thus I read from authors (and historical figures) like Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, and Peter Kroptkin. Later on I started reading Michael Moore (yes.. I don't really want to admit it, but there it is) and after that - after hearing numerous references to "bigger" writers like Noam Chomsky, I decided to check him out. But I don't think I was ready for it, because the one book I checked out from the library totally bored me. Somewhere along the line, I totally lost it and started reading memoirs (which isn't totally bad... there are some really good, inspiring ones out there!) and even worse - chick lit!Now I'm back at square one. I want to read political nonfiction books, heavy with bias and interpretation. The only thing is that I want to read a variety of both liberal & conservative views, not just Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn (I tried to read a couple of his books earlier this year..Got so bored I had to put it down and pick up the latest Sophie Kinsella book..) Anyway, the point of this discussion is to plain and simple: ask where do I even begin with this? And can you name of any famous Republican AND Democratic political writers that I could look into? (No Michael Moore please!)