If your friends won’t stop shouting about bills in the Senate at your usual Thursday happy hour, I’ve been there. If you’re feeling angry and frustrated at the breakdown of our government, I’m with you. If you want to learn how to stick it to the man but you’re not sure how, I’ve got just the thing. I’m very fresh to the political “finding time to actually learn something about this” train, and I feel like I’ve been playing a lot of catch up. In college, I had no idea what was going on, and barely voted in presidential elections, let alone any others. But the only way to fight the power and push for the changes you want to see is to know what it’s all about. These six books have been crazy helpful to me as I come to learn the basics of politics and political activism, and educate myself in the history of how we got here and what’s been done before. I know politics can be intimidating, especially when you consider how our discourse has imploded, but if you want to know more, if you’re even a little curious, these books are where to start.
Check out our list of Books That Will Inspire the Activist in You for even more reads to get your political side revved up!