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Lewis Lapham’s revolutionary reading list

Since discovering Lapham’s Quarterly earlier this year, I’ve been a reader.

In the wake of the two month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we asked Lewis Lapham, the founder of Lapham’s Quarterly and the former editor of Harper’s, what books he would recommend in order to better understand the current political climate.

Here is his revolutionary reading list:

American Colossus—H. W. Brands
The Barbaric Heart—Curtis White
The Relentless Revolution—Joyce Appleby
Theory of the Leisure Class—Thorstein Veblen
Folklore of Capitalism—Thurman Arnold
The Big Short—Michael Lewis
Merchant of Venice—William Shakespeare
Rameau’s Nephew—Denis Diderot
Age of Greed—Jeff Maddrick
The Politicos—Matthew Joseph
Are We Rome?—Cullen Murphy
Letter to Commodore Vanderbilt, Letter to the Children Who Sit in Darkness—Mark Twain
Money and Class in America—Lewis H. Lapham

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