Violence and the Word
by Robert Cover
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander
Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
by Joshua Bloom & Waldo E. Martin Jr.
Critique of Violence
by Walter Benjamin
The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978–1979
by Michel Foucault
French philosopher and sociologist Geoffroy de Lagasnerie argues for a more realist political theory, one that fully acknowledges that state violence is the one thing in your life that you can never escape. His selection includes works by Michel Foucault and Walter Benjamin, as well as a history of the Black Panther Party.