The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein. A MUST read concerning the implementation of Milton Friedman's economic theories--very relevant to today's economics.
The Girl I Left behind: a Narrative History of the Sixties by Judith Nies. While this is a story of her coming to feminism, it is also an insight into our foreign policy practices.
The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot by Naomi Wolf. This is an historic look at the 10 steps from democracy to tyranny.See post 12/11/07 for more links about this book.
Snow by Orhan Pamuk about Turkey's secular/islamic divide, rich in Turkish history, which landed Pamuk on trial. Told as a story about an investigation on the suicide of young school girls who have donned the head scarf.