My Christmas book recommendation, after the Courageous State, of course, is Colin Crouch's 'The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism'.
There are overlaps with the Courageous State, of course.
He points out, I think rightly, that Keynesianism has not yet revived because it was associated with the interests of a declining working class.
The message is simple therefore: until the middle see that neoliberalism shafts them, their hopes, their children's futures and their businesses we're in trouble.
The book is highly readable.