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‍Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Written by Anand Giridharadas, this book helps us understand some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news.

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‍On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

By Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.

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‍You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen

Eric Liu lays out the strategies of reform and revolution to help every reader make sense of our world today.

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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits

Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s investigative reporting of the 2016 presidential election for Rolling Stone and BBC television

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‍Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

American investigative journalist Jane Mayer writes about a network of extremely wealthy conservative Republicans, foremost among them Charles and David Koch.

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Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It

In this powerful work of reportage, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman, two vigilant watchdogs, expose legalized corruption and link it to the kitchen-table issues citizens face every day

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When Money Talks: The High Price of "Free" Speech and the Selling of Democracy

Derek Cressman examines how courts have foiled attempts to limit campaign spending, details what a constitutional amendment limiting paid speech should say, and reveals

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Corporations are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations

Jeff Clements examines how Citizens United v. FEC and related cases have fabricated unprecedented rights and power for corporations and money, at the expense of human beings and democracy itself.

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Who Stole the American Dream?

Written by Hendrick Smith, this book describes the consolidation of wealth in the United States, and the dismantling of the middle class.

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Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of electoral politics in America's municipalities.

The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy
Yanis Varoufakis, the former finance Minister of Greece, uses the mythological creature to explain how the unsustainable financialization of the world’s assets was a result of the world's governments failure to keep the world’s trade imbalances in check.
Inequality for All
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the grave economic and social consequences that may result if the gap between rich and poor continues to widen.
#6 - The Myths that Blind Us
Ken Dammand breaks down popular myths about democracy, capitalism, and more...
#5 - Is Our Democracy in Chains?
Democracy does not work for everyone. There are, have been, and always will be people who would be better served by it...
#3 - Why Defeat Democracy?
There is near universal agreement that our democracy is broken. To fix it we must understand what has happened and why.
Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy
David Daley examines how a small cadre of Republican operatives rigged American elections.
UNRIG: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy
This stirring nonfiction graphic novel by Daniel G. Newman and artist George O’Connor takes readers behind the scenes where lawmakers scheme to handpick their voters.
Introduction to the Problem of Money in US Politics
Great disparity in the wealth of citizens has been a problem for the conduct of democracy since ancient Athens. At the outset of the American experiment in democracy only wealthy males over 21 could vote.
Summary - What Does It All Mean?
Brief summary of the series by Ken Dammand about our democracy, how we got here, and what can be done.
#4 - Class War and Democracy
Buffet is right. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a mindbogglingly small fraction of the population and this phenomenon is accelerating
#2 - The Plan to Defeat Democracy
American Democracy is under attack. It is being used to the advantage of a few over the well-being of the many
#1 - The Short Story of Democracy’s Demise
Democracy is all about equality in political power. But this doesn’t work for everybody.
Democracy Story: Introduction
A series about our democracy, how we got here, and what can be done.
Recommended Reading List (Full List)
An aggregated list of all FDF's suggested books to learn more issues relating to improving our Democracy.
A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn presents a different side of history from the more traditional "fundamental nationalist glorification of country".
Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy
This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of electoral politics in America's municipalities.
Who Stole the American Dream?
Written by Hendrick Smith, this book describes the consolidation of wealth in the United States, and the dismantling of the middle class.
Corporations are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations
Jeff Clements examines how Citizens United v. FEC and related cases have fabricated unprecedented rights and power for corporations and money, at the expense of human beings and democracy itself.
When Money Talks: The High Price of "Free" Speech and the Selling of Democracy
Derek Cressman examines how courts have foiled attempts to limit campaign spending, details what a constitutional amendment limiting paid speech should say, and reveals
Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It
In this powerful work of reportage, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman, two vigilant watchdogs, expose legalized corruption and link it to the kitchen-table issues citizens face every day
‍Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
American investigative journalist Jane Mayer writes about a network of extremely wealthy conservative Republicans, foremost among them Charles and David Koch.
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits
Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s investigative reporting of the 2016 presidential election for Rolling Stone and BBC television
‍You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen
Eric Liu lays out the strategies of reform and revolution to help every reader make sense of our world today.
‍On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
By Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.
‍Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Written by Anand Giridharadas, this book helps us understand some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news.
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