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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)

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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