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  • Enlightenment Now

    The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

    by Steven Pinker ...
    **THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Bristles with pure, crystalline intelligence, deep knowledge and human sympathy' Richard Dawkins**Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred, and irrationality. Yet Steven Pinker shows that this is ... Read more

    $18.99 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

  • The Republic

    by Plato ...
    The classic translation of the cornerstone work of western philosophyPlato's Republic is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation other questions are ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Who's Afraid of Gender?

    by Judith Butler ...
    **An Instant Sunday Times BestsellerOne of the most anticipated books of 2024 according to The Times, Guardian, Financial Times, New Statesman, The Independent, The Scotsman, Time and more**Shouldn't we know what we're arguing about?From one of the most influential thinkers of our time, an enlightening, essential account of how a fear of gender is fuelling reactionary politics around the world< ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • How Westminster Works . . . and Why It Doesn't

    The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the ultimate political insider

    by Ian Dunt ...
    THE NO.2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWhy do some prime ministers manage to get things done, while others miserably fail? What is a 'special adviser' and how did they take over British political life? And why is the House of Lords more functional than most people think?Most of us have a sense that our political system doesn't seem to work, but struggle to articulate exactly why. And for good reason: our ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Performer

    Art, Life, Politics

    An exploration of public performance in everyday life, by the leading cultural and social thinkerThe Performer explores the relations between performing in art (particularly music), politics and everyday experience. It focuses on the bodily and physical dimensions of performing, rather than on words. Richard Sennett is particularly attuned to the ways in which the rituals of ordinary life are ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Parting Ways

    Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism

    by Judith Butler ...
    Judith Butler follows Edward Said's late suggestion that through a consideration of Palestinian dispossession in relation to Jewish diasporic traditions a new ethos can be forged for a one-state solution. Butler engages Jewish philosophical positions to articulate a critique of political Zionism and its practices of illegitimate state violence, nationalism, and state-sponsored racism. At the same ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

    by Chris Hedges ...
    General George S. Patton famously said, "Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance. God, I do love it so!" Though Patton was a notoriously single-minded general, it is nonetheless a sad fact that war gives meaning to many lives, a fact with which we have become familiar now that America is once again engaged in a military conflict. War is an enticing elixir. It ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • What Animals Teach Us about Politics

    by Brian Massumi ...
    In What Animals Teach Us about Politics, Brian Massumi takes up the question of "the animal." By treating the human as animal, he develops a concept of an animal politics. His is not a human politics of the animal, but an integrally animal politics, freed from connotations of the "primitive" state of nature and the accompanying presuppositions about instinct permeating modern thought. Massumi ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Trigger Warnings

    political correctness and the rise of the right

    by Jeff Sparrow ...
    Donald Trump is the Thing-that-should-not-be.The man lives, quite literally, in a building serviced by a golden elevator. Somehow, he presented himself as the scourge of the elites. For decades, he built a persona based on the most conspicuous consumption and the crassest of excess — and then he won the presidency on an antiestablishment ticket. The unlikely rise of Donald J Trump exemplifies the ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

    Series series Vintage Feminism Short Editions
    Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short formWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNESWhen this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Freedom to Be Free

    From Thinking Without a Banister

    by Hannah Arendt ...
    Series series A Vintage Short
    This lecture is a brilliant encapsulation of Arendt’s widely influential arguments on revolution, and why the American Revolution—unlike all those preceding it—was uniquely able to install political freedom.“The Freedom to be Free” was first published in Thinking Without a Banister, a varied collection of Arendt’s essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials—which, taken ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Promised You A Miracle

    Why 1980-82 Made Modern Britain

    by Andy Beckett ...
    In the cold, dark summer of 1981, crowds gathering in Britain's streets could mean a royal wedding - or a riot. Margaret Thatcher's government, taking power on a promise of renewal, seemed in catastrophic decline. Britain remained troubled, inward-looking, run down by recession, transfixed by the threat of nuclear war. Yet, within this bleak landscape, something was stirring.Promised You A Miracle ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

    An Inquiry into Values

    by Robert Pirsig ...
    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR AND A READER'S GUIDEZen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance caused a sensation when it was first published in 1974.The story of the narrator, his son Chris and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California profoundly affected an entire generation.Both personal and philosophical, this book is a compelling study of relationships, values, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • 12 Rules for Life

    An Antidote to Chaos

    **The #1 Sunday Times and International Bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' (New York Times)What are the most valuable things that everyone should know?**Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Start With Why

    The Inspiring Million-Copy Bestseller That Will Help You Find Your Purpose

    by Simon Sinek ...
    THE LIFE-CHANGING MILLION-COPY GLOBAL BESTSELLER - BASED ON ONE OF THE MOST WATCHED TED TALKS OF ALL TIME! DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE WITH ONE SIMPLE QUESTION: WHY?'One of the most incredible thinkers of our time; someone who has influenced the way I think and act every day' - Steven Bartlett, investor, BBC Dragon and host of The Diary of a CEO podcast*****Why are some people more inventive, pioneer... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

    by Jia Tolentino ...
    A Times book of the year A Guardian book of the year **‘Magnificent’**The Times ‘Dazzling’ New Statesman ‘It filled me with hope’ Zadie SmithWe are living in the era of the self, in an era of malleable truth and widespread personal and political delusion. In these nine interlinked essays, Jia Tolentino, the New Yorker’s brightest young talent, explores her own coming of age in this warped and ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Utopia for Realists

    And How We Can Get There

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Listen out for Rutger Bregman. He has a big future shaping the future' Observer'A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell' New York Times'The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas' GuardianIn Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable.... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason

    SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER‘The most important book of the year’ Daily MailThe brilliant and provocative new book from one of the world’s foremost political writers‘The anti-Western revisionists have been out in force in recent years. It is high time that we revise them in turn…’In The War on the West, international bestselling author Douglas Murray ... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • How to Do Nothing

    Resisting the Attention Economy

    by Jenny Odell ...
    A galvanising critique of the forces vying for our attention – and our personal information – that redefines what we view as productivity and reveals what we’ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world.Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our data productivity, doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance.So ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Beyond Order

    12 More Rules for Life

    The inspirational sequel to 12 RULES FOR LIFE, which has sold over 10 million copies around the world - now in paperbackIn 12 Rules for Life, acclaimed public thinker and clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson offered an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to modern anxieties. His insights have helped millions of readers and resonated powerfully around the world.Now in ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Deadly Little Secrets

    The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder

    by Kathryn Casey ...
    Ann Rule says, "Kathryn Casey is one of the best true crime writers today"—high praise indeed from the author of a host of nonfiction New York Times bestsellers including Green River and The Stranger Beside Me, the story of serial killer Ted Bundy. With Deadly Little Secrets, Casey once again explores the dark side of the Lone Star State, offering a riveting true story of a murderous Texas ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • How To Be an Antiracist

    THE GLOBAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER

    Series series How To Be An Antiracist
    **Not being racist is not enough. We have to be antiracist.*THE GLOBAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER - NOW REVISED AND UPDATED***In HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST Ibram X. Kendi, one of the world's most influential scholars on racism, demolishes the idea of a post-racial society, punctures the myths and taboos that cloud our understanding of racism and presents a radically new approach to tackling it.He shows ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Das Kapital (Mobi Classics)

    Das Kapital (Capital, in the English translation) is an extensive treatise on political economy written in German by Karl Marx and edited in part by Friedrich Engels. The book is a critical analysis of capitalism and its practical economic application and also, in part, a critique of other related theories. Its first volume was published in 1867. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ... Read more

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