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  • Plato: The Complete Works (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Cronos Classics)

    by Plato ...
    Translated by Benjamin Jowett ...
    This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. Plato was a philosopher in Ancient Greece. He was an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Plato's dialogues have been used (and are ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • No Is Not Enough

    Defeating the New Shock Politics

    by Naomi Klein ...
    ****The New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller**'An ordinary person's guide to hope. Read this book' Arundhati Roy'As accessible as it is brilliant' Owen Jones'A genuine page turner' Michelle Alexander**Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • How Powerful We Are

    Behind the scenes with one of Australia's leading activists

    by Sally Rugg ...
    'Incisive, blistering and tender. Sally is one of our most valiant warriors.' - Clementine Ford, author of FIGHT LIKE A GIRL and BOYS WILL BE BOYS'Proof that the personal is always political - and love really can save the world.' - Jamila Rizvi, author of NOT JUST LUCKY'Rugg's passion and insight make for a propulsive tale' - Sydney Morning HeraldEven if you're not an activist (yet), at a time ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Life Will Be the Death of Me

    . . . and you too!

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This will be one of your favorite books of all time. Through her intensely vulnerable, honest, and hilarious reflections, Chelsea shows us more than just her insides. She shows us ourselves.”—Amy SchumerDon’t miss Chelsea Handler’s new Netflix stand-up special, Revolution, now streaming!In the wake of President Donald Trump’s election, feeling that her country—her ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Great Again

    How to Fix Our Crippled America

    In this book (previously published as Crippled America), we’re going to look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them?It’s time to bring America back to its ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • How to Have Impossible Conversations

    A Very Practical Guide

    From politics and religion to workplace negotiations, ace the high-stakes conversations in your life with this indispensable guide from a persuasion expert.In our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion. Whether you're online, in a classroom, an office, a town hall—or just hoping to get through a family dinner with a ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Idea of Australia

    A search for the soul of the nation

    Former publisher of Griffith Review Professor Julianne Schultz challenges our notions of what it means to be Australian and asks timely and urgent questions about our national identity.'Schultz reflects on how we might shake off our fears, our mediocrity and our moral torpor, and rediscover the country we once promised to be' KERRY O'BRIEN'A penetrating analysis' MELISSA LUCASHENKO'A triumph of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 21st-Century Virtues

    How They Are Failing Our Democracy

    Series series In the National Interest
    Authenticity. Vulnerability. Humility. Transparency. These are some of the 21st-century virtues proselytised by mindset gurus, paraded (if not practised) by big corporations, and lauded by professionals on LinkedIn. The quest for authenticity, for example, is central to progressive campaigns for greater diversity and inclusion, while our political and business leaders are highest praised if they ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Divide

    American injustice in the age of the wealth gap

    by Matt Taibbi ...
    In The Divide, Matt Taibbi — the scourge of America’s financial plutocrats — takes on his most important story yet. Written with forensic zeal and righteous rage, this is an exploration of an unprecedented wealth gap that is not just changing the US’s economic life, but transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.The wealthy 1 per cent operate with near impunity, protected ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Escaping the Rabbit Hole

    How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect

    by West Mick ...
    The Earth is flat, the World Trade Center collapse was a controlled demolition, planes are spraying poison to control the weather, and actors faked the Sandy Hook massacre….All these claims are bunk: falsehoods, mistakes, and in some cases, outright lies. But many people passionately believe one or more of these conspiracy theories. They consume countless books and videos, join like-minded online ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Psychology of Totalitarianism

    The world is in the grips of mass formation—a dangerous, collective type of hypnosis—as we bear witness to loneliness, free-floating anxiety, and fear giving way to censorship, loss of privacy, and surrendered freedoms. It is all spurred by a singular, focused crisis narrative that forbids dissident views and relies on destructive groupthink.Desmet’s work on mass formation theory was brought to ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Utopia

    by Thomas More ...
    De Optimo Republicae Statu deque Nova Insula Utopia (translated On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island of Utopia) or more simply Utopia is a 1516 book by Sir (Saint) Thomas More.The book, written in Latin, is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. The name of the place is derived from the Greek words οὐ u ( ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Citizen

    An American Lyric

    WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR POETRYWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRYIn this moving, critical and fiercely intelligent collection of prose poems, Claudia Rankine examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, and longer meditations on the violence - whether linguistic or ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Mueller Report

    The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion

    **NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER.There has never been a more important political investigation than Robert S. Mueller III's into President Donald Trump's possible collusion with Russia. His momentous findings can be found here, complete with:**The 300+ pages of the historic report, as released by the Justice Department... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Long Game

    China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order

    by Rush Doshi ...
    Series series Bridging the Gap
    For more than a century, no US adversary or coalition of adversaries - not Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, or the Soviet Union - has ever reached sixty percent of US GDP. China is the sole exception, and it is fast emerging into a global superpower that could rival, if not eclipse, the United States. What does China want, does it have a grand strategy to achieve it, and what should the United States ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Getting to Maybe

    How the World Is Changed

    A practical, inspirational, revolutionary guide to social innovationMany of us have a deep desire to make the world around us a better place. But often our good intentions are undermined by the fear that we are so insignificant in the big scheme of things that nothing we can do will actually help feed the world’s hungry, fix the damage of a Hurricane Katrina or even get a healthy lunch program up ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • America the Beautiful

    Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

    What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? Join Dr. Ben Carson as he explores what made this nation great and discovers how we can find our way back.In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Democracy Awakening

    Notes on the State of America

    ** #4 New York Times bestseller **In Democracy Awakening, American historian Heather Cox Richardson examines how, over the decades, an elite minority have made war on American ideals. By weaponising language and promoting false history, they are leading Americans into authoritarianism and creating a disaffected population.Many books tell us what has happened over the last five years. In Democracy ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • San Fransicko

    Why Progressives Ruin Cities

    National bestselling author of APOCALYPSE NEVER skewers progressives for the mishandling of America’s faltering cities.Progressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime. But in cities they control, progressives made those problems worse.Michael Shellenberger has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty years. During that time, he advocated for the ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • The Dying Citizen

    How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Case for Trump explains the decline and fall of the once cherished idea of American citizenship.Human history is full of the stories of peasants, subjects, and tribes. Yet the concept of the “citizen” is historically rare—and was among America’s most valued ideals for over two centuries. But without shock treatment, warns historian Victor Davis Hanson, ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Rules for Revolutionaries

    How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

    Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolutionRules for Revolutionaries is a bold challenge to the political establishment and the “rules” that govern campaign strategy.It tells the story of a breakthrough experiment conducted on the fringes of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign: A technology-driven team empowered volunteers to build and ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • But What Can I Do?

    Why Politics Has Gone So Wrong, and How You Can Help Fix It

    'Everything a manifesto should be: heartfelt, hectoring, impassioned, rousing.' The i__________________________________________________'Your country needs you. Your world needs you. Your time is now.'Our politics is a mess. Leaders who can't or shouldn't be allowed to lead. Governments that lie, and seek to undermine our democratic values. It's no surprise that so many of us feel frustrated, let ... Read more

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  • Walden

    Walden was written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self reliance. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, ... Read more

    $3.49 AUD

  • The Common Good

    Robert B. Reich makes a powerful case for the expansion of America’s moral imagination. Rooting his argument in common sense and everyday reality, he demonstrates that a common good constitutes the very essence of any society or nation. Societies, he says, undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce the common good as well as vicious cycles that undermine it, one of which America has been experiencing ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD