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waste / wide anarchy of chaos damp and dark

Required reading

Do you ever finish reading something and believe that it should be required reading for the rest of the world? These books have all made that impression on me:

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch

Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy by Kevin Bales

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich.

I'm also looking at Darfur: the Ambiguous Genocide by Gérard Prunier for my next read (after I finish the giant stack by my bed).

I highly recommend all of them. Are there any books (I'm thinking specifically social/political issues, but feel free to chime in with anything else) you would make required reading? I'm asking for general interest, but also because I'm glad I read these books and would like to read other similar books, if anyone had recommendations.

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