The definition of “political” is broad here: Anything that deals with politics or social issues of political importance. But here’s the kicker — you need to judge and defend your choice primarily on political rather than artistic merit.
Since it’s my post I get two choices:
(1) To Kill a Mockingbird for many reasons, but particularly for it’s portrayal of the power of courageous nonviolence in the scene when Scout and Jem helped Atticus defuse the mob getting ready to lynch Tom Robinson.
(2) Seven Days in May for providing a chillingly realistic portrayal of how liberty might be lost.
So what are your favorites?