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Political Books Quiz

These books were written by politicans, or feature political themes. Based on the book, name the author.
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First submittedJanuary 15, 2012
Last updatedAugust 23, 2015
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Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela
Das Kapital
Karl Marx
Mein Kampf
Adolf Hitler
Profiles in Courage
John F. Kennedy
The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama
It Takes a Village
Hillary Clinton
Faith of My Fathers
John McCain
An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore
Decision Points
George W. Bush
The Rough Riders
Theodore Roosevelt
Ann Coulter
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein and
Bob Woodward
No Logo
Naomi Klein
Going Rogue
Sarah Palin
Common Sense
Thomas Paine
Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
Animal Farm
George Orwell
The Conscience of a Conservative
Barry Goldwater
I Am America (And So Can You!)
Stephen Colbert
Dude, Where's My Country?
Michael Moore
Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot
Al Franken
The Prince
Niccolo Machiavelli
Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
Thomas More
level 47
Jan 15, 2012
Think you should accept different spellings for Paine. I've always known it to be Payne
level ∞
Jan 15, 2012
level 49
Jan 20, 2015
I thought so too, but it worked. :)
level 76
Aug 18, 2015
Payne is simply incorrect! His surname at birth was Pain; he later changed it to "Paine."
level 66
Jan 15, 2012
I can never remember who wrote no logo...
level 56
Jan 15, 2012
Just FYI, on the quiz description it's written "Going Rouge" instead of "Going Rogue." Going Rouge sounds more like a dirty French romance novel.
level ∞
Jan 15, 2012
Haha. I fixed it, but maybe the original way was better. :)
level 70
Jan 15, 2012
Going Rouge--a steamy novel of a French communist and his wild American lover...
level 43
Jan 16, 2012
@Kushala: I assumed Sarah Palin's book was written in crayon, and George W. Bush's in magic marker.
level 32
Jan 30, 2012
JFK hasn't written "his" book at all, it's proofen that everything was written by a ghostwritter.
level 73
Jun 5, 2015
however, it has been "proofed" that your comment...was not.
level 34
Jun 1, 2012
If I may recommend two books on this page it would be "Conscience of a Conservative" and "Das Kapital". Read both; whichever way you lean, know thine enemy.
level 71
Feb 6, 2018
Some others I would submit for inclusion: "A People's History of the United States" (Howard Zinn), "The Federalist" (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay), "The Republic" (Plato), and "A Theory Of Justice" (John Rawls).
level 69
Oct 17, 2018
Yes, because what this quiz needs is more obscure books by obscure Americans.
level 79
Feb 1, 2019
Like Plato.
level 33
Oct 20, 2012
Ron Paul of course is excluded from this list. Like Sarah Palin knows what the heck she is talking about?
level 83
Jan 30, 2014
Nice one. I'm almost up to having read 3/4 of these (really oughtta get around to Animal Farm) and there isn't a single one I regret reading. Even [Politician I disagree with]'s book gave me insight into their positions that I'd never have obtained reading only [book more in line with my political views].
level 73
Jun 5, 2015
Animal Farm is good. I read it in middle school because it was literally the shortest book on the required reading list. I didn't really understand the political themes until I got older, but it is a great book about communism. FOUR LEGS GOOD...TWO LEGS BAD!
level 74
Jan 3, 2016
The title of Coulter's book probably describes the contents
level 77
Sep 10, 2016
thought i was going to bomb this, but only missed mccain, goldwater, and bernstein
level 68
Feb 8, 2017
A very poor selection. This test is saturated with completely irrelevant books from US politicians, that have absolutely no transcendence outside their country, and will be forgotten inside it in a couple of generations. Meanwhile, there are paramount political books in the history of mankind that are missing: Plato's Republic, Aristole's Politics, Mao's Red Book, Bakunin's God and the State, Montesquieu's The Spirit of the Laws, ....
level 67
Apr 30, 2017
You beat me to it. I accept this is a site predominantly used by Americans and thus there will be an American bias in the questions and answers, but this one was absolutely ridiculous. A third of the answers are former US Presidents, VP's or Presidential candidates while Plato and Mao get ignored. Come on, there is a world outside of America. Ps, Sarah Palin "wrote" a book!?!? You learn something new every day. I assume it was written in crayon?
level 79
Feb 1, 2019
Having both "More" and "Moore" as answers on the same quiz seems like asking for trouble. Based on the historical significance, I would probably keep Utopia and replace Dude, Where's My Country? with something else.