Monday, January 20, 2014

Keith Ellison's 6 favorite books

Keith Ellison is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He is the first Black Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress and the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota. He is also the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and one of the organizers behind the 1995 Million Man March. Ellison's new book is My Country, 'Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future.

One of his six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Deer Hunting With Jesus by Joe Bageant

A fascinating explanation of the cultural and historical reasons why some working-class people, particularly in the South, vote in ways that seem contrary to their economic interests. Bageant, a native of Winchester, Va., also offers insights into how a bridge of understanding might be built and crossed.
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Deer Hunting with Jesus.

--Marshal Zeringue