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The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire
The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire
by Leo Panitch
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For well over a century now, American capitalism has moved from crisis to crisis—from the ruthless competition that drove worker unrest in the Gilded Age through the horrors of the Great Depression to the present, when the deadly twins of... (read more)

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Governing the World: The History of an Idea, 1815 to the Present
Governing the World: The History of an Idea, 1815 to the Present
by Mark Mazower
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A majestic narrative reckoning with the forces that have shaped the nature and destiny of the worlds governing institutions. The story of global cooperation is a tale of dreamers goading us to find common cause in remedying humanity's worst problems. But... (read more)

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Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
by Timothy Mitchell
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Contested Powers looks specifically at the role of fossil fuels and renewable energy in the economic development of countries in Latin America. The contributors to this volume argue that the two currently dominant approaches to energy policyandmdash... (read more)

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Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power
Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power
by Zbigniew Brzezinski
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By 1991, following the disintegration first of the Soviet bloc and then of the Soviet Union itself, the United States was left standing tall as the only global super-power. The 21st century seemed destined to be yet another American century. But that... (read more)

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Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation
Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation
by James Howard Kunstler
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James Howard Kunstlers critically acclaimed and best-selling The Long Emergency, originally published in 2005, quickly became a grassroots hit, going into nine printings in hardcover. Kunstlers shocking vision of our post-oil future caught the attention... (read more)

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The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
by James Howard Kunstler
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A controversial hit that sparked debate among businessmen, environmentalists, and bloggers, The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler is an eye-opening look at the unprecedented challenges we face in the years ahead, as oil runs out and the global... (read more)

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Crossing the Rubicon: 9/11 and the Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil
Crossing the Rubicon: 9/11 and the Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil
by Michael Ruppert
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The long-awaited exposand#233; of 9/11 and Peak Oil - by the "Godfather of 9/11 research."... (read more)

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Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak
Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak
by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
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“This book explains both why the decline of our most precious fuel is inevitable and how challenging it will be to cope with what comes next.”Richard E. Smalley, University Professor, Rice University, and 1996 Nobel laureate  With world... (read more)

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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas L. Friedman
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 A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller   "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times... (read more)

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Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else
Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else
by Chrystia Freeland
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A groundbreaking examination of wealth disparity, income inequality, and the new global elite There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but recently what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Forget the 1 percent—... (read more)

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The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times
The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times
by Giovanni Arrighi
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The Long Twentieth Century traces the epochal shifts in the relationship between capital accumulation and state formation over a 700-year period. Giovanni Arrighi masterfully synthesizes social theory, comparative history and historical narrative in this... (read more)

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Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, Revised and Expanded Edition
Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, Revised and Expanded Edition
by Roy Gutman
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"A reference that has no counterpart.... Civilization is in debt to all [the contributors]."--... (read more)

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Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy
Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy
by Michael T Klare
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"Klares superb book explains, in haunting detail, the trends that will lead us into a series of dangerous traps unless we muster the will to transform the way we use energy."—Bill McKibben Oil recently hit $140 a barrel, and it is still climbing... (read more)

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Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions
Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions
by Paul Mason
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In January 2015, Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, became the largest party in the Hellenic Parliament, winning 149 out of 300 seats and badly defeating the then-ruling conservative New Democracy party. In Syriza, Kevin Ovenden presents an in... (read more)

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Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence
Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence
by Martha Minow
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Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
by Noam Chomsky
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Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the... (read more)

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More Than Good Intentions: Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy
More Than Good Intentions: Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy
by Dean Karlan
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A revolutionary approach to poverty that takes human irrationality into account-and unlocks the mystery of making philanthropic spending really work. American individuals and institutions spent billions of dollars to ease global poverty and accomplished... (read more)

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Interventions: A Life in War and Peace
Interventions: A Life in War and Peace
by Kofi Annan
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A and#147;candid, courageous, and unsparing memoirand#8221; (The New York Review of Books) of postand#150;Cold War politics and global statecraft Written with eloquence and unprecedented candor, Interventions is the story of Kofi Annanand#8217;s... (read more)

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The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
by Michael T Klare
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"As Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book."---Bill McKibben,... (read more)

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The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World
The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World
by Kishore Mahbubani
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In this visionary roadmap to the twenty-first-century, Kishore Mahbubani prescribes solutions for improving global institutional order. He diagnoses seven geopolitical fault lines most in need of serious reform. But his message remains optimistic... (read more)

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