Best political books of 2010
There have been plenty of political titles this year – from the left and the right. But which were best?
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Of course there were some close examinations of the 2008 economic meltdown and the US government's intervention at the time of the crisis ("Too Big to Fail," by Andrew Sorkin, "On the Brink" by Henry M. Paulson, and "Freefall" by Joseph E. Stiglitz).Skip to next paragraph
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And then I'm also remembering a grab bag full of miscellaneous titles like "Winner-Take-All Politics" by Jacob S. Hecker and Paul Pierson, "Herding Donkeys" by Ari Berman, "Our Patchwork Nation" by Dante Chinni, and "Lies the Government Told You" by Andrew P. Napolitano.
But what else? What am I missing? What has been "the best" of writing about politics in 2010? This is your chance to get your choices heard.
And then – here's a bonus question: What are the best political books of all time? I can guess five that might show up on the lists of many US readers: "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren, "Advise and Consent" by Allen Drury, "Lincoln" by Gore Vidal, "Boys on the Bus" by Timothy Crouse, and "The Power Broker" by Robert A. Caro.
But what else? What's on your list?
Marjorie Kehe is the Monitor's book editor.