Sam's Essays + Political Nonfic Picks

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Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World By Daniel Sherrell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143136538
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

What do we owe the next generation, those who will inherit the age of climate catastrophe? Daniel Sherrell, a lifelong environmental activist barely older than I am, answers this question with staggering moral clarity. In this book-length missive to his unborn child, he neither minimizes the looming struggle nor caves under the weight of existential despair. Sherrell recognizes that one of the many battles we must win is against hopelessness and apathy; whatever comfort can be found in admitting defeat, he wants none of it. I hope everyone on Earth reads this.


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Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone By Sarah Jaffe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568589398
Published: Bold Type Books - January 26th, 2021

Sarah Jaffe eviscerates the exploitative idea that you must be willing to sacrifice fair pay, or healthcare, or your dignity for a job just because your love for the work should be fulfillment enough.


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Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone By Astra Taylor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250231284
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Published: Metropolitan Books - May 19th, 2020

Taylor views democracy not as a set form of politics to be followed, but as an active process of productive conflicts between noble ideals across history. The most necessary fights of our lives -- for a safer, kinder, fairer, more just world -- have been going on for millennia, as is shown in this radical account of humanity's most dangerous dream.


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Capital Is Dead: Is This Something Worse? By McKenzie Wark Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781788735339
Published: Verso - February 9th, 2021

Calls for a dramatic overhaul of Marxist theory and rhetoric in order to confront the emergence of a new ruling class -- one whose control over the distribution and direction of information makes them distinct, and perhaps worse, than the capitalist overlords of yesteryear.


Discourse on Colonialism By Aimé Césaire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781583670255
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Published: Monthly Review Press - January 1st, 2001

The Empathy Exams: Essays By Leslie Jamison Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555976712
Published: Graywolf Press - April 1st, 2014

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism By Naomi Klein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312427993
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Published: Picador - June 24th, 2008