How did we get into this mess?
George Monbiot is one of the pre-eminent voices of our times, all the more shocking because he is given space in a major newspaper like the Guardian. This book is a compilation of many of his editorial style articles over the years.
He writes on a vast range of topics. I list this book here in the environment section and although that is perhaps foremost, almost every section of this website would find itself covered by this wonderful book. Climate change, social isolation, housing, each article is a short readable chunk of thinking material. Some of the material may be more relevant to people in the UK, but I still enjoyed and related to almost all of the articles.
We need voices like Monbiot. If you don't know about him, you should. I don't mean that as a recommendation, I mean that you should correct something about yourself.