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More Books on Social Issues

Developed by Karl Weber

Danger Within Us, by Jeanne Lenzer (Little Brown, 2017).


An investigative medical journalist uncovers the little-known dangers posed by one of America's most poorly-regulated businesses: the medical device industry.  Jeanne Lenzer tells the gripping story of one man's battle to hold accountable the company that made the device that almost killed him, interwoven with a startling expose that shows how and why the FDA and our national health care system are failing to protect us. 

Crossing the Thinnest Line, by Lauren Leader-Chivee (Center Street, 2016).


One of our nation's greatest strengths has always been its diversity.  In an increasingly globalized world, and with the US poised to become a minority-majority nation, embracing and capitalizing on that diversity is more urgent than ever.  In this important book, edited by Weber, activist and advisor Lauren Leader-Chivee shows exactly how businesses, communities, and each of us individually benefit from openness to people of all kinds, and explains what we can and must do to fulfill the promise in our national slogan E pluribus unum.

Waiting for “Superman,” edited by Karl Weber (PublicAffairs, 2010).


This companion book to the documentary film on the school reform movement directed by Davis Guggenheim (who also directed An Inconvenient Truth) includes contributions from many of today’s leading experts on the subject, including Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten, and Bill & Melinda Gates.  A #1 New York Times bestseller.  

Food, Inc., edited by Karl Weber (PublicAffairs, 2009). 


A companion book to the acclaimed documentary film by Robert Kenner, Food, Inc. includes contributions from many of today's leading voices in the food-reform movement, including Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, Joel Salatin, Anna Lappe, and more.  A New York Times bestseller. 

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