Elections, Democracy, and U.S. Politics

One of the most contentious elections in U.S. history occurred last year. It has made everyone examine more closely our democratic process and its role in shaping our current political environment. Dive deeper with these five audiobooks.


Beyond the Messy Truth
Author: Van Jones
Read By: Prentice Onayemi

A passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart.
Listen to an excerpt Beyond the Messy Truth

Author: Luke Harding
Read By: Ralph Lister

An explosive exposé that lays out the Trump administration’s ties to Moscow, and Russia’s decades-in-the-making political game to upend American democracy.
Listen to an excerpt Collusion


In this eloquent, sweeping history of America, Kurt Andersen shows that what’s happening in our country today—the post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not something new but rather the ultimate expression of our national character.
Listen to an excerpt Fantasyland

On Tyranny

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew: the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today our political order faces new threats, which are not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century.
Listen to an excerpt On Tyranny

Playing with Fire

From the host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, an important and enthralling new account of the 1968 presidential election that changed everything, the race that created American politics as we know it today.
Listen to an excerpt Playing with Fire