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  • The White Pill

    A Tale of Good and Evil

    The Russian Revolution was as red as blood. The Bolsheviks promised that they were building a new society, a workers’ paradise that would change the nature of mankind itself. What they ended up constructing was the largest prison that the world had ever seen, a Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that spanned half the globe. It was a country where people's lives meant nothing, less than nothing ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Responsibility of Intellectuals

    Reflections by Noam Chomsky and Others after 50 years

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    With the publication of ‘The Responsibility of Intellectuals’ half a century ago, Noam Chomsky burst onto the US political scene as a leading critic of the war in Vietnam. Privilege, he argues, brings with it the responsibility to tell the truth and expose lies, but our intellectual culture only pays lip-service to this ideal. The essay has been described as ‘the single most influential piece of ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Welfare State Nobody Knows

    Debunking Myths about U.S. Social Policy

    The Welfare State Nobody Knows challenges a number of myths and half-truths about U.S. social policy. The American welfare state is supposed to be a pale imitation of "true" welfare states in Europe and Canada. Christopher Howard argues that the American welfare state is in fact larger, more popular, and more dynamic than commonly believed. Nevertheless, poverty and inequality remain high, and ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Marx's Literary Style

    Marx’s Literary Style argues that a true understanding of Marx’s work requires a careful study of his literary choicesIn Marx’s Literary Style, the Venezuelan poet and philosopher Ludovico Silva argues that much of the confusion around Marx’s work results from a failure to understand his literary mode of expression.Through meticulous readings of key passages in Marx’s oeuvre, Silva isolates the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Cannibal Capitalism

    How our System is Devouring Democracy, Care, and the Planetand What We Can Do About It

    by Nancy Fraser ...
    A trenchant look at contemporary capitalism’s insatiable appetite—and a rallying cry for everyone who wants to stop it from devouring our worldCapital is currently cannibalizing every sphere of life–guzzling wealth from nature and racialized populations, sucking up our ability to care for each other, and gutting the practice of politics. In this tightly argued and urgent volume, leading Marxist ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Introduction to Global Studies

    This textbook provides a multidisciplinary introduction to Global and International Studies. Offering unrivalled breadth and depth, it covers all the key dimensions of the topic, including broad introductions to international politics and economics, and focused surveys of topics from human rights and migration to conflict and the environment. John McCormick’s lucid writing style renders complex ... Read more

    $37.99 USD

  • Crisis of the House Divided

    An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 50th Anniversary Edition

    This definitive analysis of the Lincoln-Douglas debates is “one of the most influential works of American history and political philosophy ever published (National Review).In Crisis of the House Divided, noted conservative scholar and historian Harry V. Jaffa illuminates the political principles that guided Abraham Lincoln from his reentry into politics in 1854 through his Senate campaign against ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Mao Tse-Tung Collection

    Over 40 Texts Including 'Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung' and 'On Guerrilla Warfare'

    by Mao Tse-Tung ...
    The Ultimate Collection of the Thoughts, Writings and Quotations of Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. Mao Tse-Tung was the colossus of the Communist revolution in China, and founding father of the People's Republic of China. Mao Tse-Tung ruled China as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1978. Mao was a prolific writer, leaving a vast legacy of works, ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism

    A Short History

    by David Farber ...
    The story of modern conservatism through the lives of six leading figuresThe Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism tells the gripping story of perhaps the most significant political force of our time through the lives and careers of six leading figures at the heart of the movement. David Farber traces the history of modern conservatism from its revolt against New Deal liberalism, to its ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Profiles in Ignorance

    How America's Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber

    by Andy Borowitz ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER * Named One of 7 Best Nonfiction Books of the Fall by Kirkus ReviewsAndy Borowitz, “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS Sunday Morning), brilliantly examines the intellectual deterioration of American politics, from Ronald Reagan to Dan Quayle, from George W. Bush to Sarah Palin, to its apotheosis in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Created Equal

    The Painful Past, Confusing Present, and Hopeful Future of Race in America

    by Ben Carson ...
    **Now a New York Times Bestseller!Bestselling author and conservative icon Dr. Ben Carson lays out a hopeful and inspiring road map for how America can come together.**External physical characteristics that are genetically encoded are things over which no individual has control. But rather than appreciating the gift of diversity, some have chosen to use it to drive wedges between groups of people. ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Realigners

    Partisan Hacks, Political Visionaries, and the Struggle to Rule American Democracy

    by Timothy Shenk ...
    **One of The Wall Street Journal’s best political books of 2022An eye-opening new history of American political conflict, from Alexander Hamilton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.These days it seems that nobody is satisfied with American democracy. Critics across the ideological spectrum warn that the country is heading toward catastrophe but also complain that nothing seems to change. At the same time ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Gold and Iron

    by Fritz Stern ...
    Winner of the Lionel Trilling AwardNominated for the National Book Award“A major contribution to our understanding of some of the great themes of modern European history—the relations between Jews and Germans, between economics and politics, between banking and diplomacy.” —James Joll, The New York Times Book Review“I cannot praise this book too highly. It is a work of original scholarship, both ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Red Flag

    A History of Communism

    “The best and the most accessible one-volume history of communism now available . . . A far-reaching, vividly written account.” —Foreign AffairsIn The Red Flag, Oxford professor David Priestland tells the epic story of a movement that has taken root in dozens of countries across two hundred years, from its birth after the French Revolution to its ideological maturity in nineteenth-century Germany ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Envy in Politics

    Book 5 - Princeton Studies in Political Behavior
    How envy, spite, and the pursuit of admiration influence politicsWhy do governments underspend on policies that would make their constituents better off? Why do people participate in contentious politics when they could reap benefits if they were to abstain? In Envy in Politics, Gwyneth McClendon contends that if we want to understand these and other forms of puzzling political behavior, we should ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Between Past and Future

    From the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Origins of Totalitarianism, “a book to think with through the political impasses and cultural confusions of our day” (Harper’s Magazine)Hannah Arendt’s insightful observations of the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, constitute an impassioned contribution to political philosophy. In Between Past and Future Arendt describes the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The New Babylon: Those Who Reign Supreme

    A lot of people today talk about the New World Order but most of those folks are afraid to confront its real history and origins head on.Although there has been much written about the New World Order — and even about the role that the Rothschild Empire plays in its strange history — this is the first book ever to document — from the beginning — the truth about this pernicious worldwide ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Invention of the White Race

    The Origin of Racial Oppression

    **A comprehensive, tour de force analysis of the birth of slavery, racism, and white supremacy in the American South—and how it shaped our modern world.“A must-read for all social justice activists, teachers, and scholars.”—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States**Long heralded as a classic study of the origin of white privilege from the activist who ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Birth of Modern Politics : Andrew Jackson John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1828

    The 1828 presidential election which pitted Major General Andrew Jackson against incumbent John Quincy Adams has long been hailed as a watershed moment in American political history. It was the contest in which an unlettered hot-tempered southwestern frontiersman trumpeted by his supporters as a genuine man of the people soundly defeated a New England "aristocrat" whose education and political ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • An Extraordinary Time

    The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy

    by Marc Levinson ...
    The decades after World War II were a golden age across much of the world. It was a time of economic miracles, an era when steady jobs were easy to find and families could see their living standards improving year after year. And then, around 1973, the good times vanished. The world economy slumped badly, then settled into the slow, erratic growth that had been the norm before the war. The result ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Weaponization of Loneliness

    How Tyrants Stoke Our Fear of Isolation to Silence, Divide, and Conquer

    Do you keep your opinions to yourself because you’re afraid people will reject you? Do you sign on to a cause just because everyone around you acts like it’s the right thing to do?Welcome to The Weaponization of Loneliness. Tyrants of all stripes want to tell you what to believe and how to live your life. They get away with it by using the most potent weapon at their disposal: your fear of ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • System under Stress

    The Challenge to 21st Century Governance

    series Public Affairs and Policy Administration Series
    In the third edition of his award-winning System under Stress, Donald Kettl looks at the latest stress to hit the system—the financial crisis of 2008. In his brief, gripping narrative, Kettl assesses how well the U.S. political system responds under extraordinary pressure and explores whether the government can effectively handle the next challenge. A well-known scholar, commentator, and writer in ... Read more

    $39.99 USD

  • The Outrage Industry

    Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility

    series Studies in Postwar American Political Development
    In early 2012, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed that Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student who advocated for insurance coverage of contraceptives, "wants to be paid to have sex." Over the next few days, Limbaugh attacked Fluke personally, often in crude terms, while a powerful backlash grew, led by organizations such as the National Organization for Women. But perhaps what ... Read more

    $30.99 USD

  • Summary: American Theocracy

    Review and Analysis of Kevin Phillips's Book

    The must-read summary of Kevin Phillips's book: "American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century".This complete summary of "American Theocracy" by Kevin Phillips, a political commentator and former Republican strategist before becoming disaffected with the party, outlines his view that the Republican majority under the Bush administration ... Read more

    $4.99 USD