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11 best political books of all time

No one knows political books better than the staff at Politics & Prose. Opened in 1984, the Washington, D.C., bookstore is considered a “sacred space” by policymakers and literati alike. So what titles do these Beltway specialists recommend when it comes to politics? Here, according to the staff at Politics & Prose, are 11 of the best political books of all time.

By Monitor staff

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1. "Democracy in America," by Alexis de Tocqueville

In some ways, the 1830s observations of French researcher Alexis de Tocqueville have never been improved upon. De Tocqueville saw the young nation in its infancy and yet his insights into American life and government remain surprisingly current.  

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