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Best Political And Current Affairs Books Of 2008

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Upon finishing a nonfiction book, one should ideally jump up and, with the fervor of a Soviet dissident passing samizdat in a dark corner, give the book to a friend with a wholehearted, "THIS you've got to read!"

All of these top selections for recent history touch on themes iterated and reiterated during summer stump speeches and which, if exit polling is to be believed, resonated strongly with voters in November. Now that the political season is over, the many lessons embedded in these works can and should inform agendas in the to-be-convened 111th Congress and Obama White House. That, and mastering them will instantly place you among the guests most well-versed in current events at the office holiday party.

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Simon Maxwell Apter
Simon Maxwell Apter is assistant editor at Lapham's Quarterly, where he also runs the Web site. His commentaries and reviews have appeared in The Nation, The Guardian, The American Prospect, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post.