A cure for all social ills from the Washington Post

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Thanks to the latest Washington Post Arts and Style section (Sunday 11/22/15), there’s a sure fire way to treat all social ills that occur within our racist, sexist, climate denier and islamaphobic America. We’ve conveniently hit the high spots below so you can quickly determine which books are for you based on your unhinged inner turmoil that either needs to be corrected if you’re a racist, sexist, etc. or enhanced if you don’t feel guilty enough. In some cases we’ve included snippets of their mini-summaries, let’s call them micro-summaries, so you can target your own individual needs.

This is just a subset of the many books the Washington Post highlighted covering a wide range of topics. We don’t doubt that many of those we’ve listed deserves high praise. But as a collection it’s an overwhelming showcase of a liberal agenda.

Arms: The Culture and Credo of Guns “…gun owners, along with their culture and rhetoric, ‘have grown more radical’ leaving ‘anyone who breaks ranks’ as a ‘traitor to the cause.’”

Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana

Application for Release from the Dream “…the voice is witheringly clear-sighted about contemporary American life. The poems address large-scale topics – financial inequities, consumerism – …”

The Emperor of Water Clocks “A rich, multilayered book that combines threads of fable, literature, music and cultural references… Other poems – about tensions in the street after Ferguson and President Obama reading works of Derek Walcott … ground readers in the present.”

ISIS: The State of Terror “It paints a picture of the Islamic State … but does not portray ISIS as ‘an existential threat to any Western country.’”

Give us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America “…the struggle to pass the Voting Rights Act … and the ongoing effort to strip the act of its power.”

March: Book Two “This twinning assault on the senses drives home the toll of the sacrifices that should inform today’s protesters, from Black Lives Matter to the University of Missouri.”

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America “It’s no secret that America has a problem with black-on-black violence but what Leovy understands is why.”

Purity “Pip accepts an internship with a rogue Web site in the jungles of Bolivia that exposes the nasty secrets of corporations and nations.”

Welcome to Braggsville “D’aron and three friends travel back to Braggsville and stage a mock lynching, “a performance intervention.”

Between the World and Me “… is a riveting meditation on the state of race in America that has arrive at a tumultuous moment in the nation’s history of racial strife.”

Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America

Negroland “… is not about raw racism … it is about subtleties and nuances, presumptions and slights that chip away at one’s humanity and take a mental toll.”

The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio: The True Story of Convent in Scandal “Sister Maria Luisa was intelligent, charismatic and beautiful. She was also a rapist, embezzler, murderer – and, when her crimes came to light in 1858, a serious threat to the Vatican.”

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys’ Club

The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency “… sometimes uneasy exploration of DARPA, the high-tech incubator responsible for … the research behind harsh interrogation techniques …”

The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War “… an American tragedy with all the unforgiving climates of our nation.”

Town, a Civil Rights Battle

Golden Age “… the story of the transformation of white middle America … how they witness the imminent destruction of the planet.”

The Unfortunates “… a brilliant social satire of life among the 1 percent of the 1 percent.” “A trenchant vision of American aristocracy.”

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruther Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

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