So now here’s the question of the day. "Which two public domain books should U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates read, and why?" I’d welcome answers from both inside and outside the States.
My recs: The Art of War and Democracy in America
At top of my list would be The Art of War (warning of the need to know the enemy and avoid locking into expensive or obsolete strategies) and Democracy in America (celebrating what made America different, while also telling how the U.S. could lose its uniqueness).
Yes, this is an e-book blog with the main focus on technology, but I’d welcome civil discussion of the contents of these ought-to-read books in specific political contexts. Try to let facts and dispassionate analysis prevail over partisanship.
Related: Copies of The Art (Feedbooks, Manybooks) and Democracy (Manybooks). Memo to Hadrien at Feeedbooks: Democracy, written by a Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, would be an excellent addition to your collection.