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Ezra Klein Book Recommendations & Book Mentions

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Ezra Klein is a journalist and the host of the Ezra Klein Show. Columnist, @NYTOpinion Author, "Why We're Polarized" Host of "The Ezra Klein Show" podcast

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Book Cover for: A Brief History of Equality, Thomas Piketty

A Brief History of Equality

Thomas Piketty
Ezra KleinEzra Klein

Piketty thinks that we can have much more radical policies than most economists or politicians buy into ... He’s really putting forward solutions proportionate to the size of the inequality problem. ... it’s bracing stuff to read.

Paperback, 2024

$18.95$9.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Last White Man, Mohsin Hamid

The Last White Man

Mohsin Hamid
Ezra KleinEzra Klein

I really loved it. I really recommend people listening pick it up. There’s so much beyond what you heard here. Thank you very much.

Paperback, 2023

$17.00$8.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Justice by Means of Democracy, Danielle Allen

Justice by Means of Democracy

Danielle Allen
Ezra KleinEzra Klein

Allen’s vision is something called power-sharing liberalism. To her, one mistake liberalism has made has been that it is willing, again and again, to deprioritize political equality in favor of material redistribution.

Hardcover, 2023

$27.50$13.75 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, Vivek H. Murthy

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Vivek H. Murthy
Ezra KleinEzra Klein

An incredibly timely book…The world got a hell of a lot lonelier right after he published that. At any rate, he’s got an extraordinarily hard job here. But so do we all, actually.

Paperback, 2023

$19.99$9.99 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Recoding America: Why Government Is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better, Jennifer Pahlka

Recoding America: Why Government Is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better

Jennifer Pahlka
Ezra KleinEzra Klein

It’s a book I hope future governments and current governments will absorb…One thing she really does is tell clearly the stories and tell clearly the lessons she has seen and learned about why things go wrong even when the people involved are trying to make them go right.

Hardcover, 2023

$31.99$15.99 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, Ari Shavit

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

Ari Shavit
Ezra KleinEzra Klein

I recommend this book to everybody. I think it is the single best book on what Israel is because it is a book that is better able than any other to hold both the idealism and violence at its heart, to take seriously both the way it was a miracle for some and a tragedy for others.

Paperback, 2015

$22.00$11.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Overstory, Richard Powers

The Overstory

Richard Powers
Ezra KleinEzra Klein

Three book recommendations from Richard Powers, author of "The Overstory" and "Bewilderment". (Our full conversation is here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/28/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-richard-powers.html)

Paperback, 2019

$18.95$9.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: A World After Liberalism: Five Thinkers Who Inspired the Radical Right, Matthew Rose

A World After Liberalism: Five Thinkers Who Inspired the Radical Right

Matthew Rose
Ezra KleinEzra Klein

Bit of an odd column for me, but built around two books that were electric to read in this moment, and I strongly recommend: Matthew Rose's "A World After Liberalism" and @yermolenko_v's "Ukraine in Histories and Stories." https://t.co/15sWcPaU1h

Paperback, 2022

$20.00$10.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson

The Ministry for the Future

Kim Stanley Robinson
Ezra KleinEzra Klein

Kim Stanley Robinson's "The Ministry for the Future" is the most important book I read this year. It's near-future fiction about the world climate change is creating, and how it will change us, and we will change it.

Paperback, 2021

$19.99$9.99 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era, Gary Gerstle

The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era

Gary Gerstle
Ezra KleinEzra Klein

Most books that have the word “neoliberalism” in the title are not worth reading. This one is.

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