10 Political Books Which Shape and Illuminate the World Around Us

These vital reads will guide you through our tumultuous, ever-changing society.

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  • Photo Credit: "The Federalist Papers" by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison
A Discourse on Inequality

A Discourse on Inequality

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto

By Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers

By Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison

A Student's Guide to American Political Thought

A Student's Guide to American Political Thought

By George W. Carey

Parliament of Whores

Parliament of Whores

By P. J. O'Rourke

A People's Guide to Capitalism

A People's Guide to Capitalism

By Hadas Thier

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

By Angela Y. Davis

On Palestine

On Palestine

By Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé

Tell Me How It Ends

Tell Me How It Ends

By Valeria Luiselli