posted on May, 29 2006 @ 02:03 AM
Non-fictionally, I would go with these choices. I've read Greg Palast's "The Best Money Democracy Can Buy." I have also read, "What's the
Matter With Kansas", by Thomas Frank. I also find Russ Kick's set of books interesting (such as "Everything You Know is Wrong") because they go
into the underbelly of society. Rep. John Conyers, "What Went Wrong in Ohio?" and Vincent Bugliosi's "Betrayal of America" are also others that I
would count as interesting reads that outline some of the problems of the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Elections. Not to mention the book by Scott
Ritter as well.
But with science fiction, you can never go wrong with H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" or E.M. Forster's "The Machine Stops" as it deals with
dystopia, technology and war. But I think Orwell's novels are hard to beat when describing the intricate manipulations of society in terms of
politics, propaganda, technology and societal conflict. I would also go with Aldous Huxley also, but Orwell writes of the kind of dystopian society
that we live in right now.
It is sad that we have gotten this far down the track in American society. And it is a shame that it seems to get worse every day.
[edit on 29-5-2006 by ceci2006]