Recommended Reading for Activists
Book Review - "Microtrends" by Mark J. Penn
Clinton campaign chief strategist and ad agency guru Mark Penn has written a clever and intriguing roadmap for selling to America based on his extensive experience in doing just that. But as a tool to sell a political candidate to U.S. voters, I find Penn's formula to be cynical and depressingly unpatriotic.
Top Ten Books by Democratic US Senators
The following is my personal holiday season 2006 list of the Top Ten Books by Democratic US Senators. It's a varied list that includes serious tomes, two touching memoirs, an enchanting book for children, two novels (one with naughty passages that created a campaign sensation), and two explaining the newly influential Democratic economic populism.
Top Five Books on How to Take Action to Change the World
If you want to change our world by supporting a cause, a candidate or a movement, but you don't know where to start, here are five quick-reading books that I personally recommend to you. In fact, I recommend that everyone read these books as handy reminders of hundreds of practical and imaginative ways we can express our views and cause change.
Book Review: "Peace Mom" by Cindy Sheehan
"Peace Mom" is Cindy's heartfelt story of her conversion from "apathetic, ignorant, materialistic and TV-logged" wife and mother of four before Casey's death to internationally-feted anti-war activist and probable 2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee."Peace Mom" is the classic and yet, ancient, account of a plain-spoken crusader who arose to fill a desperate void in leadership.
Two New Books on Bush Hypocrisy & One by Sen Obama
A plethora of unusually excellent and interesting political books have been published in recent months. But two new books published this week are creating a sensation: "Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction" by David Kuo, and "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" by Barack Obama.