reference books

(under construction, 2.17.05)

Varied recommendations including political science, history, and social behavior:

James Fishkin, "The Voice of the People"

Thomas Frank "What's The Matter With Kansas"

Eric Hoffer, "The True Believer"

Michael X. Delli Carpini and Scott Keeter, "What Americans Know About Politics And Why It Matters"

Robert Putnam, "Bowling Alone"

James Surowiecki, "The Wisdom of Crowds"

A usefully archaic book on the origins of democracy:

H.D.F. Kitto, "The Greeks"


Two essential books on consumer marketing; the professional psychological workshop for the understanding of the US in a way that transcends economic and cultural divisions:

Keith Bradsher, "High and Mighty"

Eric Schlosser, "Fast Food Nation"