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books i've read about civilization, capitalism, society, infrastructure, etc.

  1. Palaces for the people by 

    4 stars

    "An eminent sociologist--and coauthor, with Aziz Ansari, of the #1 New York Times bestseller Modern Romance--makes the provocative case that …

  2. The Bolshevik Myth by 

    4 stars

    When Alexander Berkman (1870-1936) - a leading American anarchist of Russian origin - returned to Russia in 1919, he was …

  3. Underland: A Deep Time Journey by 

    4 stars

    Underland: A Deep Time Journey is a book by Robert Macfarlane and the sequel to The Old Ways: A Journey …

  4. Yellow Dirt by 

    5 stars

    Atop a craggy mesa in the northern reaches of the Navajo reservation lies what was once a world-class uranium mine …

  5. PostCapitalism by 

    3 stars

    Mason discusses the existential threat posed to capitalism by the digital revolution. He argues that the digital revolution has the …

  6. Dark Ecology by 

    No rating

    Timothy Morton argues that ecological awareness in the present Anthropocene era takes the form of a strange loop or Möbius …

  7. Cultish by 

    4 stars

    The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and …


    No rating

    How climate change will affect our political theory--for better and worse

    Despite the science and the summits, leading capitalist states …

  9. As Long as Grass Grows by 

    4 stars

    The story of Native peoples' resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from …

  10. The power broker by 

    4 stars

    Discusses the illusion that is a democracy by pointing out what real power looks like and where it comes from.

  11. What Can a Body Do? by 

    5 stars

    Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR

    A fascinating and provocative new way of looking at the things …

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