As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a "progressive pick" every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful. Each week, we provide articles, excerpts and interviews about the progressive pick, and also offer you a chance to receive the book or DVD with a donation to Truthout. Our progressive pick-related articles are archived below.

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American Militarism: Costs and Consequences

By Melvin Goodman, City Lights Books | Book Excerpt

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Can a Paradise Be Built in Hell?

By Rebecca Solnit, Viking Books | Book Excerpt

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How Richard Nixon Sabotaged 1968 Vietnam Peace Talks to Get Elected President

By Robert Parry, The Media Consortium | Book Excerpt

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The Challenge of the Era of Technological Abundance

By Gar Alperovitz, Democracy Collaborative Press | Serialized Book

When Democracy Is Trumped by the Excesses of Capitalism

By Richard D Wolff, Haymarket Books | Book Excerpt

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We Are Being Nuked With False Information on Atomic Energy

By Gar Smith, Chelsea Green Publishing | Book Excerpt

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Howard Zinn Never Stopped Demanding the Impossible

By Anthony Arnove, Haymarket Books | Book Excerpt
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