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Public Opinion

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Walter Lippmann

Public Opinion (1922), by Walter Lippman, is a critical assessment of functional democratic government, especially the irrational, and often…

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

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William Cooper Nell

A study of the black patriots of the American Revolution, with introductions by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Wendell Phillips.

The Challenge of Waste

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Stuart Chase

"The Challenge of Waste" examines the wasteful nature of the competitive market system, particularly from a Veblenian point of vie…


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William Henry Smyth

The word technocracy refers to a system of government by technical experts such as scientists, technologists, and engineers. William Henry S…

Philip Dru: Administrator

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Edward M. House

Philip Dru: Administrator: a Story of Tomorrow, 1920-1935 is a futuristic political novel published anonymously in 1912 by Edward Mandell Ho…

The Promise of American Life

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Herbert Croly

The book is said to "offer a manifesto of Progressive beliefs" that "anticipated the transition from competitive to corporate…

What is Industrial Democracy

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Norman Thomas

An explanation of the concept of industrial democracy and its relation to capitalism. (Summary by progressingamerica)

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 037

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Frederick Douglass

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake,…