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Bait and Switch
Bait and Switch
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The New York Times bestselling investigation into white-collar unemployment from our premier reporter of the underside of capitalism--The New York Times Book Review Americans' working lives are growing more precarious every day. Corporations slash... (read more)

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Another World Is Possible
Another World Is Possible
by Jee Kim
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Cultural Writing. Subtitled "Conversations in a Time of Terror," this anthology "is a collection of writings that gives voice to the diverse perspectives that the American people did not have an opportunity to hear despite three days of commercial-free... (read more)

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The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
by Jeff Sharlet
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They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington... (read more)

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Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress
Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress
by Robert Wexler
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Theres a reason The Nation, Americas leading progressive magazine, named Robert Wexler the countrys “Most Valuable Congressman.” It's the same reason right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh refers to him as “disgusting.” It's because... (read more)

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The Twenty-First Century Will Be American
The Twenty-First Century Will Be American
by Alfredo Valladao
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Allegations that America is in decline have become commonplace in the years since the Cold War ended in victory for the United States: Washington, it is said, is doomed to founder in decadence, like an imperial Rome collapsing under the weight of its... (read more)

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The Radical Center
The Radical Center
by Ted Halstead and Michael Lind
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“The Radical Center represents new thinking, combining lessons learned from the past with an optimistic view of the future. This book deserves to be read by thoughtful Americans of all generations.” -- John C. Whitehead, former Chairman... (read more)

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The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism
The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism
by Nafeez Mosadd Ahmed
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Author of the acclaimed The War on Freedom widens the discussion of the inconsistencies and contradictions in the government's official version of 9/11 and US policy toward terrorism.... (read more)

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Lights Out: The Electricity Crisis, the Global Economy, and What It Means to You
Lights Out: The Electricity Crisis, the Global Economy, and What It Means to You
by Jason Makansi
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Praise for Lights Out "Lights Out is a fast paced, no-holds-barred account of what is wrong in our electricity sector and how we might get it back on track, written by someone who has been in the business long enough to know what he is writing about... (read more)

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Fubarnomics: A Lighthearted, Serious Look at America's Economic Ills
Fubarnomics: A Lighthearted, Serious Look at America's Economic Ills
by Robert E Wright
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Ever wonder why we allow six guys in hardhats to stand around doing nothing while traffic snarls? Why you cant refinance your home mortgage because other people stopped paying on theirs? Why young people in poor-paying jobs with small children are forced... (read more)

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After Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century
After Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century
by Timothy Lynch
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More than 10 years ago, federal officials boldly claimed that they would create a drug-fee America by 1995.... (read more)

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What the (Active Verb) Is Wrong with the Right?: A Fill-In-The-Blanks Game for the Rest of Us
What the (Active Verb) Is Wrong with the Right?: A Fill-In-The-Blanks Game for the Rest of Us
by Shelby Gragg
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After a long political season of listening to Glenn Becks loony rants, Sarah Palins off-kilter phraseology, and Rand Pauls downright oddball elocutions, authors Shelby Gragg and Stefan Petrucha were struck by an astonishing similarity to the beloved fill-... (read more)

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Inc Pamphlet #2: Women in the Global Factory
Inc Pamphlet #2: Women in the Global Factory
by Annette Fuentes
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In free trade zones all over the world, women make up 80 to 90 percent of the workforce. Women in the Global Factory explores the lives of these women--from California's Silicon Valley to Mexico's maquiladoras (border factories... (read more)

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449 Stupid Things Democrats Have Said
449 Stupid Things Democrats Have Said
by Ted Rueter
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Democrats can say some pretty stupid things. In the words of Jerry Brown, "We are going to look up, as we look down, as we look within." And Congressman James Traficant had this to say on his pending expulsion from the House of Representatives: "When I... (read more)

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Ultimate Field Guide To the U S Economy New Edition
Ultimate Field Guide To the U S Economy New Edition
by James Heintz
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Revised and expanded with the most recent data, this new edition of the classic primer on American economics brings key policy issues to life, reflecting the collective wit and wisdom of the best economic literacy activists in the country. Glossary... (read more)

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (P.S.)
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (P.S.)
by Eric Schlosser
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To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Though created by a handful of mavericks, the fast food industry has triggered the homogenization of our society. Fast food has hastened the malling of our... (read more)

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A Political Odyssey: The Rise of American Militarism and One Man's Effort to Stop It
A Political Odyssey: The Rise of American Militarism and One Man's Effort to Stop It
by Mike Gravel
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In this candid portrait, former two-term senator from Alaska and 2008 presidential candidate Gravel expounds on his views of the military-industrial complex, the imperial presidency, postwar US foreign policy, and corporate America; critically assesses... (read more)

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The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America
The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America
by John Micklethwait
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The Right Nation is not "for" liberals, and it's not "for" conservatives. It's for any of us who want to understand one of the most important forces shaping American life. How did America's government become so much more conservative in just a... (read more)

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How to Win a Fight with a Liberal
How to Win a Fight with a Liberal
by Daniel Kurtzman
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Partisan warfare has never been so much fun. How to Win a Fight With a Liberal is the ultimate survival guide to arguing politics, filled with all the cunning strategies, damning facts, and merciless ridicule conservatives need to give their liberal... (read more)

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World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism (Vintage)
World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism (Vintage)
by Commission On Preven
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“The greatest danger of another catastrophic attack in the United States will materialize if the world's most dangerous terrorists acquire the world's most dangerous weapons.” —The 9/11 Commission Report The bipartisan Commission on... (read more)

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Hiroshima in America: A Half Century of Denial
Hiroshima in America: A Half Century of Denial
by Robert Jay Lifton
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A half century after the bombing of Hiroshima, two distinguished writers look at the impact of the use of the A-bomb, and the supression of debate, on American life. Lifton and Mitchell question why Hiroshima still touches such a raw nerve, and explore... (read more)

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