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A great book accomplishes many things: It should tell a powerful story, make you reflect on the subject at hand and maybe even start a thoughtful conversation with other people in our lives. Around the holidays, especially leading up to the New Year, is a great time to kick back and treat our minds to some thoughtful and engaging prose. Modern American literature is rich with a diverse set of stories from men and women across the political spectrum, sharing their takes on the art of living. And if you want to go deeper, our shared human history has a nearly endless abundance of tomes on how to live our best lives, in the most meaningful sense that transcends frivolous trends in popular culture.

But a great book, especially one with a socially conscious edge, should challenge our ways of thinking, not just reaffirm that which we already know and believe. So, here is a list of 8 of our favorite books that meet this criteria. No one will be entirely satisfied by our list, and that's the idea! These books are meant to educate, provoke, inspire and even cause debate. If you're thinking of starting a book club this year, put down the Harry Potter and Game of Thrones and pick up one of these. You'll be thankful for it and can proudly display any one of these on your bookshelf or around the office water cooler.

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Stefan Molyneux is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as being part of the "alt-right" and a white nationalist. He has over 650,000 subscribers on YouTube where he often discusses scientific racism and eugenics.

He once said that "blacks are collectively less intelligent" and is an apologist for Apartheid and the Transatlantic slave trade. He believes that non-whites are are racially and genetically inferior and voices support for the men's rights movement.

Molyneux recently got burned on Twitter when he suggested that women should "sit down when war is discussed" because they "can't be drafted."

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History will be made on Wednesday when the Democratically-controlled U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve two articles of impeachment against President Trump.

If so, Trump will go down as the third president in U.S. history to be voted guilty of "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors" as set out in the Constitution.

The articles claim that Trump abused power and obstructed Congress.

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Ken Cuccinelli could probably use a drink. Of course, stopping by a popular Washington, DC watering hole is what got him into trouble in the first place.

Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, was spotted at the Dubliner by Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who decided to speak his mind about the Trump Administration's immigration policy.

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