Hillary Clinton doesn’t just want you to read her campaign memoir. It turns out she thinks you should read a few more books.
In “What Happened,” the former Secretary of State reflects on her failed presidential campaign, reflecting on her concerns about the direction President Trump is taking the country and how she handled her loss.
Clinton peppers the book with references to books that she thinks help explain Trump’s rise and how America should respond to it as well as poems, novels and essays that inspired her and helped her cope with her loss.
Here’s a look at the books she namechecks:
Classic Dystopian Novels
Clinton references several classic dystopian novels, which became bestsellers again during the Trump Administration: Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” George Orwell’s “1984” and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which was recently turned into a Hulu series.
Clinton quotes a line about anti-democratic leaders who sow distrust of facts from Yale history professor Timothy Snyder’s 2017 bestseller about lessons that can be learned from past totalitarian regimes.
“The Assault on Reason”
Clinton calls former Vice President Al Gore’s 2007 book about how politicians are sowing distrust in the public sphere prescient.
“The Power of the Powerless”
Clinton says that after the …read more
Source:: Time – Science