Resources

Disclaimer

This section includes books and articles which do not necessarily reflect the views of MODWE or its Board of Directors.

After 2023

Revised Edition of Volume II of A Rhodes Retrospective, Merle McClung, January 2024.

Donald Trump Poses the Biggest Danger to the World in 2024, The Economist, November 16, 2023.

Medical Provider Vying for Border Contract Faces Scrutiny After Girl’s Death, Nick Miroff, Washington Post, November 19, 2023.

Biden’s New Student Debt Plan, Kamaron McNair, CNBC, September 29, 2023.

What Happens When the Super Rich Are This Selfish?, Guido Alfani, New York Times, November 20, 2023.

When Student Cellphones Colonize Their Minds, Letters to Editor, New York Times, November 19, 2023.

Naomi Klein on Her Doppelganger (and Yours), Sean Illing, Vox, September 26, 2023.

Rachel Maddow on Donald Trump and Elon Musk’s Shared Obsession, Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone, November 18, 2023.

Remember the Whole Constitution, Brianne Gorod, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Fall 2023.

Thinking About Having a Baby? Even During Climate Crisis?, Eileen O’Grady, The Harvard Gazette, November 28, 2023.

We Are Squandering One of the Most Important Medical Advances of the 21st Century, Dr. Francis Collins, New York Times, November 28, 2023.

A Corrupted COP, Bill McKibben, The Crucial Years, November 28, 2023.

Dangers and Enemies Everywhere, George Scialabba, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Fall 2023.

And Democracy for All, Margaret Levi, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Summer 2023.

Reclaiming the American Story, Peniel Joseph, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Fall 2023.

Big Profits in Caring for the Elderly, David Leonhardt, New York Times, December 4, 2023.

How Elon Musk and Larry Page’s AI Debate Led to OpenAI and an Industry Boom, Cade Metz et al., New York Times, December 3, 2023.

NPE Exposes Hillstate Charter School’s Deception, Network for Public Education, December 7, 2023.

America Is Having Yet Another Drug Shortage. Here’s Why It Keeps Happening, Emily Tucker, New York Times, December 6, 2023.

Dictatorship: The Threat is Real, Dan Rather and Elliot Kirscher, Steady, December 4, 2023.

America’s White Evangelical Problem, Sarah Jones, New York Magazine, December 6, 2023.

Democracies Must Stand Together on Defense, Arvydas Anušauskas, Defense News, December 7, 2023.

Opinion: Why University Presidents are Under Fire, Fareed Zakaria, CNN, December 10, 2023.

Don’t Get Sick. It’s Too Expensive, Jessica Glenza, The Guardian, December 11, 2023.

Trump Could Tip an Already Fragile World Order Into Chaos, Thomas B. Edsall, New York Times, December 13, 2023.

The Judiciary Has Policed Itself for Decades. It Doesn’t Work, Brett Murphy and Kirsten Berg, ProPublica, December 13, 2023.

Defeating Trump Is Just a Start, Jamelle Bouie, New York Times, December 15, 2023.

The US Labor Movement Experienced a Breakthrough Year in 2023, Jenny Brown, Jacobin, December 17, 2023.

The Secret of Trump’s Appeal Isn’t Authoritarianism, Matthew Schmitz, New York Times, December 18, 2023.

Why People Still Fall for Fake News About Climate Change, Kate Yoder, Grist, December 18, 2023.

Why Arguing Is My Cherished Holiday Tradition, Esau McCaulley, New York Times, December 25, 2023.

Diplomacy Is Best Conducted at the Dinner Table, Alex Prud’homme, New York Times, December 25, 2023.

Suddenly, Trump is Interested in Democracy, David Frum, The Atlantic, December 29, 2023.

It’s Time to Choose: Democracy or Billionaires?, Sonali Kolhatkar, In These Times, December 30, 2023.

An Odd Silence at the End of Humanity’s Hottest Year… Yet, Bill McKibben, The Crucial Years, December 28, 2023.

The “I Won’t Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils” Rubbish, Robert Reich, Substack, January 4, 2024.

Who’s Afraid of Calling Donald Trump an Insurrectionist?, Adam Server, The Atlantic, January 5, 2024.

How America’s Oligarchy Has Paved the Road to Fascism, Robert Reich, Substack, January 5, 2024.

A Second Trump Term Could Spell Economic Disaster, Max B. Sawicky, In These Times, January 9, 2024.

The Case for Trump…By Someone Who Wants Him to Lose, Bret Stephens, New York Times, January 11, 2024.

The Supreme Court Now Serves the Billionaire Donor Class — Let’s Rein It In, Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King, The Guardian, January 15, 2024.

The U.S. Lacks What Every Democracy Needs, Richard L. Hasen, New York Times, January 16, 2024.

Constitutional Courage, Timothy Snyder, Thinking About…, January 10, 2024.

Um, I Think We All Just Won, Bill McKibben, The Crucial Years, January 24, 2024.

Can We Deliberate, Please?, James Traub, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Winter 2024.

To Beat Trump, We Need To Know Why Americans Keep Voting For Him, George Monbiot, The Guardian, January 29, 2024.

Fluke: Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters, Brian Klass, Scribner, January 23, 2024.

It Can’t Happen Here: Denial, Detachment, and the Desire for Normality, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Lucid, January 31, 2024.

Texas’s “States’ Rights” Argument in the Border Dispute Sets a Dangerous Precedent, Andrew Gawthorpe, The Guardian, February 2, 2024.

Can America Survive a Party of Saboteurs?, Paul Krugman, New York Times, February 8, 2024.

Trump Came for Their Party, but Took Over Their Souls, David Brooks, New York Times, February 8, 2024.

Staggering Rise in Catheter Bills Suggests Medicare Scam, Sarah Kliff and Katie Thomas, New York Times, February 9, 2024.

Campus Divestment Activists Eye Fossil Fuel Profits on Stolen Land, Anita Hofschneider, Grist, February 9, 2024.

Why I Am Now Deeply Worried for America, Paul Krugman, New York Times, February 12, 2024.

Are Public Schools Finished?, Jennifer C. Berkshire, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Winter 2024.

Wall Street is Finding New Ways to Milk the Prison System, Katya Schwenk, Jacobin, February 13, 2024.

The Amazon has survived changes in the climate for 65 million years. Now it’s heading for collapse, a study says, Rosa Rahimi, CNN, February 14, 2024.

Trump Is at Odds With NATO — and Reality, Paul Krugman, New York Times, February 15, 2024.

Of Course Presidents Are Officers of the United States, Mark A. Graber, The Atlantic, February 15, 2024.

The US Supreme Court May Turn This Election Into a Constitutional Crisis, Sidney Blumenthal, The Guardian, February 14, 2024.

Plastic Producers Lied to the Public About Recycling Being Feasible, Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, Ecowatch, February 16, 2024.

The Rising Cost of the Oil Industry’s Slow Death, Mark Olalde, ProPublica, February 22, 2024.

What Is Christian Nationalism, Exactly? David French, New York Times, February 25, 2024.

Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport, Dan Rather, Steady, February 29, 2024.

United Nations Official Says State Repression of Environmental Defenders Threaten Democracy and Human Rights, Keerti Gopal and Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News, March 3, 2024.

The Republican Party is Dying, Heather Cox Richardson, Letters from an American, February 28, 2024.

Before 2024

Three Farces: The Tim & Fanny Show; White Collar Time; Doctor Sperm, Merle McClung. A book written by the Founder of Make Our Democracy Work, Three Farces illustrates some of the issues addressed by MODW.

After Surgery, Elisabeth Rosenthal, New York Times, September 20, 2014.

A Writerly Chill at Jeff Bezos’ Campfire, David Streitfeld, New York Times, September 20, 2014.

Corruption in America, Zephyr Teachout, Washington Post, September 19, 2014.

Long Shots Loom as Spoiler in Tight November Races Across Nation, Johathan Martin, New York Times, September 27, 2014.

Pro-Democracy Group Shifts to Collaborate With Student Protestors in Hong Kong, Chris Buckley and Alan Wong, New York Times, September 27, 2014.

Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of Our Common Wealth, David Bollier, Routledge, February 7, 2003.

The Vain and the Desperate, Frank Bruni, New York Times, September 20, 2014.

Book review: Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’, Kevin Begos, Miami Herald, October 17, 2014.

U.S. Acts to Curb Firms’ Moves Overseas to Avoid Taxes, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times, September 22, 2014.

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, William Deresiewicz, Free Press, May 26, 2015.

In Colorado, a Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum, Jack Healy, New York Times, September 23, 2014.

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein. Banned Seattle author defends ‘Art of Racing in the Rain’, Josh Kerns, MyNorthwest.com, September 26, 2014.

The Wilds of Education, Frank Bruni, New York Times, September 27, 2014.

A Prescription for Life’s Final Stretch, Janet Maslin, New York Times, October 16, 2014.

Attacking the Elites: What Critics Get Wrong ― and Right ― About America’s Leading Universities, Derek Bok, Yale University Press, February 27, 2024.

Music

Visitors to Make Our Democracy Work might enjoy this message music from Leonard Cohen.

Democracy is Coming to the USA (Make Our Democracy Work)

Everyone Knows (Politics/Business)

Ring the Bells that Still can Ring (Education)

Tower of Song (Health)