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The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time – Brooke Gladstone

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “American history is picked with ferment, battles and brawls over with is true. But at this moment, the nation seems to waging Civil War over reality itself. It is thrilling to watch, and tough to sit … Continue reading

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Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy – David Daley

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “America is the only major democracy in the world that allows politicians to pick their own voters. And since the 2010 election, the system has been gamed to create an artificial –but foolproof—Republican majority in the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Legacy: What He Accomplished as President – Michael I. Days

(Reviewed by JD Jung) We all know those who refuse to acknowledge the vast accomplishments of the Obama presidency, even though the facts stare them right in the face. I personally think it is due to racism, but it is … Continue reading

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The Fix Is in: The Deutsche Bank Building Fire Conspiracy- J A Graffagnino

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) The truth is revealed in this detailed account regarding the devastating fire at 130 Liberty Street, Manhattan’s Deutsche Bank, located in the heart of the financial sector, a short distance from what was the World Trade … Continue reading

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Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think – Ralph Nader

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “It’s a lot easier than you think to shape a political economy where corporations are our compliant servants, not our masters.” “It is also easier than you think to have elections where voters shape the agenda … Continue reading

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What now?

(by JD Jung) I apologize for the lack of activity on UnderratedReads, but I have been preoccupied with the depressing results of the recent U.S. Presidential election.  Actually, I have been in a daze, feeling powerless to fight what I … Continue reading

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Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency–21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories – Paul Brandus

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) “I pray to heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it… May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this room.” These words were carved … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders, Independent for President: His Life Story, Ideas, and Goals, Plus a History of the Reagan Revolution and the Rise of the Billionaire Class – Matt Dukes Jordan

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Politics is ultimately about people coming together to improve the lives of all Americans, and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors.” Bernie Sanders I’m a political junkie and have been my entire life. My … Continue reading

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