The Deep State Radio summer reading episode aired last Thursday on May 23, 2019 and featured recommendations from Deep State Radio regulars Ed Luce, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Evelyn Farkas. You should of course listen to the podcast to get all the details, but we’ve put together the list of recommended reading and links (all of the images are clickable). Happy Reading!
Kori Schake Recommendations
- Circe by Madeline Miller – “weaves together so many interesting narratives from ancient literature”
4. Grant’s Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant’s Heroic Last Year by Charles Flood – “Grant races against time to finish his memoir”5. The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War by Caroline Alexander – “exploration of warfare in the Iliad”
- Everyone should read volume 2 of the Mueller Report!
- Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day by Sheri Berman – “history of democracy in Europe over the past 400 years”
3. Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World by Adam Tooze “in the United States and Europe, the 2008 financial crisis caused a fundamental reconsideration of capitalist democracy, eventually leading to the war in the Ukraine, the chaos of Greece, Brexit, and Trump”
- The Mars Room – A Novel by Rachel Kusher – “Its 2003 and Romy Hall, named after a German actress, is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley”
- How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt – “a quick read that Evelyn says everybody should read because it hits home; it describes the 4 things that every autocrat does 1. Refuse to play by the rules of democracy, 2. Delegitimize opponents, 3. Tolerate or encourage violence and 4. Curtail the civil rights of political opponents and the media”
2. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas – “Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike”
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