Politics sells books, left and right

Headline-grabbing books on politics or current affairs are driving people into bookstores. In the past year or so, a staggering range of political books has been released.

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“People are engaged,” Suskind said. “There’s an idea we learned in civic courses – informed consent. That’s where we take ownership; we as a people. … I think because these are times of such dramatic change, 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, all in two years. I think people are sort of getting their bearings after these extraordinary events to say, ‘Wait a second. What is my role? My role in an election year is to know all I can know, to exercise sound judgment.'”