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. Related articles are archived below; click here to view the full catalog of available Progressive Picks.

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Al Gore: My Vision of the Future

By Al Gore, Random House Books | Book Excerpt

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Sonia Sotomayor: From a Bronx Housing Project to the Supreme Court

By Sonia Sotomayor, Random House | Book Excerpt

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The Militarization of the National Security State

By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

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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