I often get good book recommendations from my co-workers in the Dublin Library.  Here are two recommendations you might want to consider.

Pam at the Reference Desk recommends “Faithful Place” by Tana French.  “A page-turning mystery which takes place in present day Ireland.  The CDB’s narrator makes the characters really come to life.”

 I myself just reading “Third World America: How Our Politicians are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream” by Arianna Huffington

I would like to see every voting citizen read this book.  Huffington’s latest book explores  why and how the middle class has becoming an endangered species in the United States.  She names  the most notorious companies and politicians who are making the American Dream “as outdated as an Edsel with an eight-track player”.   She points out persuasively  that until political lobbyists are controlled, legislation is enacted to plug the drain of jobs heading overseas, our disastrous nation-building forays in Afghanistan and Iraq are ended,  big banks are broken up, and a version of the Glass-Steagall Act for the 21st century separating commercial and investment banking is enacted, we will continue to see the decline of the United States into a Third World nation where most people are struggling desperately to keep a roof over their heads while a very small minority lives in gated communities far removed from the reality of their other fellow citizens. 

 

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