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Varied recommendations including political science, history, and social behavior:
Fishkin, "The Voice of the People"
Frank "What's The Matter With Kansas"
Hoffer, "The True Believer"
X. Delli Carpini and Scott Keeter, "What Americans Know About Politics
And Why It Matters"
Putnam, "Bowling Alone"
Surowiecki, "The Wisdom of Crowds"
A usefully archaic book on the origins of democracy:
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:
Bradsher, "High and Mighty"
Schlosser, "Fast Food Nation"