Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.


The authors we spoke to were modest enough not to recommend their own works. We decided to do it for them.

    Robert Bly

  • American Poetry: Wildness and Domesticity (HarperCollins: 1990)
  • Iron John (Vintage: 1992)
    Sissela Bok

  • Secrets (Vintage: 1990)
  • Lying (Vintage: 1990)
    Sandra Cisneros

  • The House on Mango Street (Knopf: 1994)
    Stephen Greenblatt

  • Marvelous Possessions (University of Chicago: 1991)
  • Learning to Curse (Routledge Kegan Paul: 1992)
    Christopher Hitchens

  • Blood, Class, and Nostalgia (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1990)
    Maxine Hong Kingston

  • The Woman Warrior (Knopf: 1976)
  • China Men (Knopf: 1980)
  • Tripmaster Monkey (Vintage: 1990)
    Sam Keen

  • Fire in the Belly (Bantam: 1992)
  • Hymns to an Unknown God (Bantam: 1994)
    Herbert Kohl

  • I Won’t Learn From You (New Press: 1994)
    Ursula K. Le Guin

  • The Left Hand of Darkness (Walker: 1994; orig. date 1969)
  • A Fisherman of the Inland Sea (HarperPrism: 1994)
    Gus Lee

  • China Boy (Penguin: 1991)
  • Honor and Duty (Knopf: 1994)
    Grace Paley

  • Later the Same Day (Penguin: 1986)
  • The Collected Stories (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1994)
    Katha Pollitt

  • Reasonable Creatures (Knopf: 1994)
    Richard Russo

  • The Risk Pool (Vintage: 1994)
  • Nobody’s Fool (Vintage: 1994)
    Art Spiegelman

  • Maus I (Pantheon: 1986)
  • Maus II (Pantheon: 1991)
  • The Wild Party (Pantheon: 1994)
    Brent Staples

  • Parallel Time (Pantheon: 1994)
    Gloria Steinem

  • Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (Signet: 1986)
  • Revolution From Within (Little, Brown: 1992)
  • Moving Beyond Words (Simon & Schuster: 1994)
    Tobias Wolff

  • This Boy’s Life (HarperPerenial: 1992)
  • In Pharaoh’s Army (Knopf: 1994)

REAL QUICK, REAL URGENT

Minority rule, corruption, disinformation, attacks on those who dare tell the truth: There is a direct line from what's happening in Russia and Ukraine to what's happening here at home. And that's what MoJo's Monika Bauerlein writes about in "Their Fight Is Our Fight" to unpack the information war we find ourselves in and share a few examples to show why the power of independent, reader-supported journalism is such a threat to authoritarians.

Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

payment methods

REAL QUICK, REAL URGENT

Minority rule, corruption, disinformation, attacks on those who dare tell the truth: There is a direct line from what's happening in Russia and Ukraine to what's happening here at home. And that's what MoJo's Monika Bauerlein writes about in "Their Fight Is Our Fight" to unpack the information war we find ourselves in and share a few examples to show why the power of independent, reader-supported journalism is such a threat to authoritarians.

Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate