If you just can’t bring yourself to give up on the sordid consumer frenzy and go all in for a Buy Nothing Christmas, then perhaps getting your loved ones a few good books to help them navigate our dark times is the next best thing.
Here is my list of a handful of some of the best books of the last awful year:
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean
No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein
Thoreau, A Life by Laura Dassow Walls
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson