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Before you write your next letter, be sure to do your homework

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To the editor,
I have a homework assignment for you. Before you sit down and put pen to paper again may I suggest you read the following books and watch the suggested movies. They will give you some great and very balanced insight as to how the U.S. and the world at large work and has evolved over the decades.
List of books:
1) "Escape from Camp H"; the true account of a young man who escaped from a North Korean prison and lived to tell his story, by Blaine Harden
2) "Drift" by Rachel Maddow
3) "The Post American Worl by Fareed Zakaria
4) "The Second Civil War" by Ron Brownstein
5) "The Nine"; the inner workings of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin
6) "Dreams From My Father" by Pres. Barack Obama
7) "All the Devils Are Here: a history of the Financial Crisis" by Joe Nocera
8) "Too Big to Fail" by Andrew Ross Sorkin
9) "More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite" by Sebastian Mallaby
10) "The World's Banker: a story of failed states, financial crisis, and the wealth and poverty of nations" by Sebastian Mallaby
11) "When Genius Failed: the rise and fall of long-term Capital Management" by Roger Lowenstein
12) "The AIG Story" by Maurice R. Greenberg and Lawrence A. Cunningham
13) "Beyond Outrage: what has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it" by Robert Reich
14) "The Price of Inequality: how today's divided society endangers our future" by Robert Reich
15) "The Work of Nations: Preparing ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism" by Robert Reich
16) "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
17) "Capitalism: a treatise on economics" by George Reisman
18) "Dude, Where is my Country?" by Michael Moore
List of movies:
1) "Schindler's List" by Steven Spielberg
2) "Lincoln" by Steven Spielberg
3) "Bowling" for Columbine by Michael Moore
4) "How Wall Street Got Away With Murder" by Michael Moore
5) "All The President's Men" by Robert Redford
6) "Fahrenheit 9/11" by Michael Moore
And yes, I have read almost all of the above mentioned books and seen the movies too.
Bernadette Loesch