Recommended politics reading

Cornell's politics faculty members contributed titles to create this recommended reading list for Cornell alumni.

America’s Constitution: A Biography by Akhil Reed Amar (Random House, 2006)

The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay (Signet Classics, 2003)

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks (Penguin Press, 2006)

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (Knopf, 2006)

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (Penguin Classics, 1982)

Politics by Aristotle (Penguin Classics, 1981)

Politics by Other Means: Politicians, Prosecutors, and the Press from Watergate to Whitewater by Benjamin Ginsberg and Martin Shefter (W. W. Norton & Company, 2002)

Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776 by Walter McDougall (Houghton Miffl in, 1997)

The Republic by Plato (Penguin Books, 2003)

Second Treatise of Government by John Locke< (Hackett Publishing, 1980)

States and Women’s Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco by Mounira Charrad (University of California Press, 2001)

Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and The Decline of the American Dream by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck (North Point Press, 2001)

Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000 by Alan M. Dershowitz (Oxford University Press, 2005)

Theory of Justice by John Rawls (Belknap Press, 2005)

Voting with Dollars by Bruce Ackerman and Ian Ayres (Yale University Press, 2004)