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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 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…

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.

Technocracy

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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…

A Model of Christian Charity

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 024

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Governor John Winthrop and John Winthrop


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the rea…

To Dr. Thomas Cooper

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 026

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Thomas Jefferson


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Benjamin Franklin's Address to the continental congress, read aloud by James Wi…

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 022

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Benjamin Franklin


A collection of nineteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen …