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  • Modern Albania

    From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe

    by Fred Abrahams ...
    A “compulsively readable” account of the collapse of Europe’s last Communist regime and the dramatic events that followed (Los Angeles Review of Books).In the early 1990s, Albania, arguably Europe’s most closed and repressive state, began a startling transition out of forty years of self-imposed Communist isolation. Albanians who were not allowed to practice religion, travel abroad, wear jeans, or ... Read more

    $21.99 USD $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Slow Down

    The Degrowth Manifesto

    by KOHEI SAITO ...
    Translated by Brian Bergstrom ...
    **"[A] well-reasoned and eye-opening treatise . . . [Kohei Saito makes] a provocative and visionary proposal."—Publishers Weekly, (starred review)"Saito’s clarity of thought, plethora of evidence, and conversational, gentle, yet urgent tone . . . are sure to win over open-minded readers who understand the dire nature of our global. . . . A cogently structured anti-capitalist approach to the ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Demodiversity

    Toward Post-Abyssal Democracies

    Series series Epistemologies of the South
    We are living in a time when social and political authoritarianism appear to be gaining ground around the world. This book presents the democratic practices, spaces and processes that engage directly with the theoretical assumptions advanced by the epistemologies of the South, summoning other contexts and empirical realities that attest to the possibility of a renewal and deepening of democracy ... Read more

    $49.99 USD

  • Everything for Everyone

    An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052–2072

    By the middle of the twenty-first century, war, famine, economic collapse, and climate catastrophe had toppled the world's governments. In the 2050s, the insurrections reached the nerve center of global capitalism—New York City. This book, a collection of interviews with the people who made the revolution, was published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the New York Commune, a radically new ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • One Child

    The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment

    by Mei Fong ...
    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist offers an intimate investigation of China’s one-child policy and its consequences for families and the nation at large.For over three decades, China exercised unprecedented control over the reproductive habits of its billion citizens. Now, with its economy faltering just as it seemed poised to become the largest in the world, the Chinese government has brought ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The House of Twenty Thousand Books

    Named one of Kirkus's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history. For more than fifty years Chimen and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in their house of books that brought together many of the age’s greatest thinkers.The ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Ukraine

    voices of resistance and solidarity

    Edited by Fred Leplat, Chris Ford ...
    The invasion of Ukraine by Russia is a turning point in politics. This imperialist grab for territory and resources has divided the left around the world. Socialists and trade-unionists in Ukraine are determined to resist occupation and destruction of the country, and that there is a reconstruction based on social, economic and climate justice. This book is essential reading as it gives a platform ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

    Series series Very Short Introductions
    What is socialism? Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the 21st century? This Very Short Introduction considers the major theories in socialism, and explores its historical evolution from the French Revolution to the present day. Michael Newman argues that socialism has always been a diverse doctrine, while nevertheless containing a central core of interconnected values ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Comrade

    An Essay on Political Belonging

    by Jodi Dean ...
    When people say “comrade,” they change the worldIn the twentieth century, millions of people across the globe addressed each other as “comrade.” Now, among the left, it’s more common to hear talk of “allies.” In Comrade, Jodi Dean insists that this shift exemplifies the key problem with the contemporary left: the substitution of political identity for a relationship of political belonging that ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Understanding Class

    Leading sociologist examines how different readings of class enrich our understanding of capitalismFew ideas are more contested today than “class.” Some have declared its death, while others insist on its centrality to contemporary capitalism. It is said its relevance is limited to explaining individuals’ economic conditions and opportunities, while at the same time argued that it is a structural ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Revolution and Evolution

    This book provides a concise and instructive review of the revolutions of the twentieth century, with separate chapters on the Russian, Chinese, Guinea-Bissau, and Vietnamese revolutions, in which the authors seek to extract the principle lessons from each of these struggles and the special course taken by each. In these and in a summary chapter on the dialectics of revolution the authors furnish ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • 1996 And The End of History

    by David Stubbs ...
    1996 And The End of History examines the year as it panned out in the UK not just in politics but in music, light entertainment and sport. It was the zenith of a decade which will go down as remarkably untroubled bymodern standards; following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, prior to 9/11, in which political conditions of peace and apparent economic prosperity created an overall mood of frivolity, ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Wish Lanterns

    Young Lives in New China

    by Alec Ash ...
    “Ash’s book paints a telling portrait of this most restless generation raised in a system that has provided them with unprecedented personal opportunities while denying them political ones . . . A gifted observer.”—Washington PostIf China will rule the world one day, who will rule China? There are more than 320 million Chinese between the ages of sixteen and thirty. Children of the one-child ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • River Of Time

    by Jon Swain ...
    Between 1970 and 1975 Jon Swain, the English journalist portrayed in David Puttnam's film, The Killing Fields, lived in the lands of the Mekong river. This is his account of those years, and the way in which the tumultuous events affected his perceptions of life and death as Europe never could. He also describes the beauty of the Mekong landscape - the villages along its banks, surrounded by ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Can't Pay, Won't Pay

    The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition

    Debtors have been mocked, scolded and lied to for decades. We have been told that it is perfectly normal to go into debt to get medical care, to go to school, or even to pay for our own incarceration. We’ve been told there is no way to change an economy that pushes the majority of people into debt while a small minority hoard wealth and power.The coronavirus pandemic has revealed that mass ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Socialism . . . Seriously

    A Brief Guide to Surviving the 21st Century (Revised & Updated Edition)

    by Danny Katch ...
    A sharp, funny, and engaging introduction to socialist ideas, movements, and solutions for a world in crisis.Now with 50% more socialism!Socialism…Seriously is a warm and witty introduction to the radical traditions of protest and politics that stretch from Karl Marx through today’s movements for democracy, equality, and a livable planet. In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition, Danny ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Other American The Life Of Michael Harrington

    "Most Americans first heard of Michael Harrington with the publication of The Other America, his seminal book on American poverty. Isserman expertly tracks Harrington's beginnings in the Catholic Worke" ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Bay of Pigs

    CIA's Cuban Disaster, April 1961

    Series series Cold War, 1945–1991
    **This account of the disastrous invasion of Cuba funded and directed by the United States is “**a readable, accessible introduction to the topic” (H-Net).Perhaps not in casualties but as far as prestige and standing in the world were concerned, the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961 was the worst disaster to befall the USA since the War of 1812 when British forces burned the White House. Badly planned, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mao

    The Unknown Story

    The most authoritative life of the Chinese leader every written, Mao: The Unknown Story is based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao’s close circle in China who have never talked before — and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • When Skateboards Will Be Free

    A Memoir of a Political Childhood

    BONUS: This edition contains a When Skateboards Will Be Free discussion guide.“The revolution is not only inevitable, it is imminent. It is not only imminent, it is quite imminent. And when the time comes, my father will lead it.”With a profound gift for capturing the absurd in life, and a deadpan wisdom that comes from surviving a surreal childhood in the Socialist Workers Party, Saïd ... Read more

    $6.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Cursed Days

    Diary of a Revolution

    by Ivan Bunin ...
    Translated by Thomas Gaiton Marullo ...
    The Nobel PrizeDwinning author's great anti-Bolshevik diary of the Russian Revolution, translated into English for the first time, with an Introduction and Notes by Thomas Gaiton Marullo. A harrowing description of the forerunners of the concentration camps and the Gulag. —Marc Raeff ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Red Memory: The Afterlives of China's Cultural Revolution

    **Winner of the 2023 Cundill History PrizeShortlisted for the 2023 Kirkus Prize in NonfictionShortlisted for the 2023 Baillie Gifford Prize for NonfictionOne of the Wall Street Journal's Ten Best Books of 2023 • One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2023 • A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2023An indelible exploration of the invisible scar that runs through the heart of Chinese society and ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Death of the Millennial Left

    Interventions 2006-2022

    by Chris Cutrone ...
    The Millennial Left, facing the War on Terror, the Great Recession, the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement, and the Black Lives Matter protests, as well as the Presidencies of Obama and Trump and the political discontents expressed by Bernie Sanders, Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn, SYRIZA et al, was tasked with the struggle for socialism in the core of global capitalism. It failed to even attempt this ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Self-Devouring Society

    Capitalism, Narcissism, and Self-Destruction

    Translated by Eric-John Russell ...
    Liberals smirk at Trump’s narcissism, but, as renowned theorist Anselm Jappe explains, contemporary capitalism has turned everyone into a narcissist.The Greek myth of Erysichthon describes the fate of a king whose hunger drove him to eat until the only thing left to devour was himself. This image—of a society spiraling inexorably in a self-destructive dynamic—forms the starting point of Anselm ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus