Reading List

What do Americans want from their political leaders, and of whom should they be wary? Students are answering this question throughout the fall in political science professor Nicole Mellow’s tutorial, Dangerous Leadership in American Politics. In addition to reading the writings of Lincoln, Tocqueville, and Max Weber, they’re delving into books including The Terror Presidency: Law & Judgment Inside the Bush Administration, by Jack Goldsmith; Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion, by Jean H. Baker; and By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans, by Greg Robinson.