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Rules for Radicals : a Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (71 Edition)
Rules for Radicals : a Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (71 Edition)
by Saul D. Alinsky
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First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in... (read more)

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Death of the Liberal Class
Death of the Liberal Class
by Chris Hedges
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For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of the liberal class — the press, universities, the labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions — have collapsed. In... (read more)

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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
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"The title might give the impression that this book would be at home on Patton's shelf, but a glance at the chapter headings shows the book's true heart and mind: 'The Myth of War,' 'The Plague of Nationalism,' 'The Highjacking and Recovery of Memory... (read more)

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Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
by Courtney E Martin
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If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin’s rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a... (read more)

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Doing Democracy: The Map Model for Organizing Social Movements
Doing Democracy: The Map Model for Organizing Social Movements
by Bill Moyer
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An empowering guide to understanding the strategies behind successful social movements.... (read more)

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The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times
by Paul Rogat Loeb
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What keeps us going when times get tough? How have the leaders and unsung heroes of world-changing political movements persevered in the face of cynicism, fear, and seemingly overwhelming odds? In The Impossible Will Take a Little While, they answer... (read more)

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The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
by Paul Rogat Loeb
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What keeps us going when times get tough? How have the leaders and unsung heroes of world-changing political movements persevered in the face of cynicism, fear, and seemingly overwhelming odds? In The Impossible Will Take a Little While, they answer... (read more)

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Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel
Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel
by Marty Jezer
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In this sympathetic history of a maligned decade, Marty Jezer, a fellow antiwar activist, details Abbie Hoffman's humor, manic energy, depressive spells, political skills, & above all, his incurable & still contagious optimism. He presents a... (read more)

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Search for a Nonviolent Future 2ND Edition
Search for a Nonviolent Future 2ND Edition
by Michael N Nagler
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Is There No Other Way? is the mature work of one of the world's most widely respected peace scholars and activists. Beginning with the achievements of Mahatma Gandhi, and following the legacy of nonviolence through the struggles against Nazism in Europe,... (read more)

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The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the Twenty-First Century
The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the Twenty-First Century
by Carne Ross
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“It’s been a long time since I’ve read a more interesting, informing, and inspiring book than The Leaderless Revolution.” —Bill Moyers What can we do beyond Occupy Wall Street? Political and economic systems are failing us... (read more)

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Underground: My Life with Sds and the Weathermen
Underground: My Life with Sds and the Weathermen
by Mark Rudd
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In 1968, Mark Rudd led the legendary occupation of five buildings at Columbia University, a dramatic act of protest against the university's support for the Vietnam War and its institutional racism. The charismatic chairman of the Columbia chapter of... (read more)

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War Is a Racket: The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated General
War Is a Racket: The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated General
by Smedley D Butler
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General Butler's screed crosses all ideological boundaries.... (read more)

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Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad
Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad
by Frances Moore Lappe
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"There is a small number of people in every generation who are forerunners, in thought, action, spirit, who swerve past the barriers of greed and power to hold a torch for the rest of us. Frances Moore Lappé is one of those."--Howard Zinn, author of A... (read more)

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The Occupy Handbook
The Occupy Handbook
by Janet Byrne
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Analyzing the movement's deep-seated origins in questions that the country has sought too long to ignore, some of the greatest economic minds and most incisive cultural commentators - from Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, Michael Lewis, Robert Reich, Amy... (read more)

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Corporation Nation: How Corporations Are Taking Over Our Lives and What We Can Do about It
Corporation Nation: How Corporations Are Taking Over Our Lives and What We Can Do about It
by Charles Derber
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Do you think America is on the right track? Are you happy with how the government handles our economy, our healthcare, Social Security, terrorism? Are you content with the performance of your public schools? If you answered "no," you’re... (read more)

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The Bomb: A New History
The Bomb: A New History
by Stephen M Younger
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“Younger has provided an insightful guide, especially for the general reader, into todays array of nuclear powers and their capabilities.”—James Schlesinger, former Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Energy, former   ... (read more)

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Ending the War in Iraq
Ending the War in Iraq
by Tom Hayden
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Cultural Writing. Political Science. "Tom Hayden's incisive book not only offers a well-informed and humane plan to end this disastrous war, but it is an invaluable testament as to why working for peace is in America's best interest as a democratic... (read more)

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Stop Global Warming: The Solution Is You!
Stop Global Warming: The Solution Is You!
by Laurie David
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Required reading for the preservation of the 21st century, Stop Global Warming is an important book that will bring out the activist in everyone and inspire all who read it to do something about the most urgent issue facing our planet.... (read more)

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Consent, Dissent, and Patriotism (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)
Consent, Dissent, and Patriotism (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)
by Margaret Levi
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"Levi astutely analyzes resistance to and compliance with calls to military service, a quintessential case in which individuals face the choice of bearing large costs on behalf of benefits they will share little difference. In the process, without ever... (read more)

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What Price Liberty!: How Freedom Was Won and Is Being Lost
What Price Liberty!: How Freedom Was Won and Is Being Lost
by Ben Wilson
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This study is the first to explicitly identify the mystic traditions informing the literary and theoretical writings of Hermann Broch (1886-1951) and in so doing reveal a transformed concept of mysticism to be the very hub of Broch's entire thinking. His... (read more)

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