My favorite essay on US politics is out as a book: The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It
. I'd note one interesting fact about the essay, and the book: both of them are stating what is obviously, boringly true. The point is how we react to it.
From the blurb:It is becoming increasingly apparent that this Ruling Class does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans, who value self-rule and the freedom on whose promise America was founded. Millions of Americans are now reasserting our right to obey the Constitution, not the Ruling Class. This desire transcends all organizations and joins independents, Republicans, and Democrats into The Country Party, whose members embody the ideas and habits that made America great. The majority of Americans feel that the Ruling Class is demeaning us, impoverishing us, demoralizing us, and want to be rid of it.