Book Recommendations

This page compiles a list of books on various topics of interest in leftist politics (and fictional works related to leftist politics) that have been recommended by members of the DSA. These recommendations are not necessarily endorsed by all members, but should provide several options to explore for a given topic or category.

Non-Fiction

Anarchism / Libertarian Socialism

The Conquest of Bread

 

Capitalism

Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

Economics

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

Environmentalism

 

Feminism

 

History

American Socialism

Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression

Civil Rights and Black Power

Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times

Lebanon

Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon

 

International Politics

 

Organizing and Activism

 

Philosophy

 

Social Justice

Black Politics and Liberation

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America: Problems in Race, Political Economy, and Society

White Supremacy

The Cost of Privilege: Taking On the System of White Supremacy and Racism

Socialism and Marxism

Harrington

Socialism: Past and Future

Marx

The Communist Manifesto

The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

Theology / Religious Socialism

 

Fiction

Comics

 

Literature

1984

Sci-Fi