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Getting to Maybe: How the World Is Changed
Getting to Maybe: How the World Is Changed
by Frances Westley
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“Getting to Maybe addresses making big, significant change actually happen. It is thoughtful, insightful, sobering and inspirational. The ideas articulated are new and practical. Anyone from the business, government or not-for-profit world who... (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 its... (read more)

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1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War
1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War
by Charles Emmerson
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Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that... (read more)

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The True Patriot
The True Patriot
by Eric Liu
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Over the course of a generation, patriotism in America has been hijacked by the right and abandoned by the left. But the principles and values of true patriotism – country above self, contribution above consumption, stewardship over... (read more)

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Offshoring
Offshoring
by John Urry
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The concealment of income, wealth and profits in tax havens has brought the topic of offshoring into public debate, but as John Urry shows in this important new book offshoring is a much more pervasive feature of contemporary societies. These often... (read more)

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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
by Gary J. Bass
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What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution
What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution
by Gar Alperovitz
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Never before have so many Americans been more frustrated with our economic system, more fearful that it is failing, or more open to fresh ideas about a new one. The seeds of a new movement demanding change are forming.But just what is this thing called a... (read more)

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Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 1: The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. 1
Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 1: The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. 1
by Robert Caro
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This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows... (read more)

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Articulating Dissent: Protest and the Public Sphere
Articulating Dissent: Protest and the Public Sphere
by Pollyanna Ruiz
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Articulating Dissent analyses the new communicative strategies of coalition protest movements and how these impact on a mainstream media unaccustomed to fractured articulations of dissent. Pollyanna Ruiz shows how coalition protest movements against... (read more)

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The Guns of August
The Guns of August
by Barbara W Tuchman
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1 A Funeral So gorgeous was the spectacle on the May morning of 1910 when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black-clad awe, could not keep back gasps of admiration. In scarlet and blue and green... (read more)

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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes (American Empire Project)
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes (American Empire Project)
by Anand Gopal
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Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand... (read more)

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The Great War and Modern Memory
The Great War and Modern Memory
by Paul Fussell
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The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100... (read more)

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The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
by Jeremy Rifkin
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In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that the capitalist era is passing—not quickly, but inevitably. The emerging Internet of Things is giving rise to a new economic system—the... (read more)

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The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf
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The End of America should be required reading for every American. Rather than giving us a partisan 600-page tome on the crimes of the Bush administration, Naomi Wolf lays out clearly and concisely how we as a people have allowed our government to move... (read more)

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The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
by Yuval Levin
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For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best... (read more)

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Glorious Art of Peace From the Iliad To Iraq
Glorious Art of Peace From the Iliad To Iraq
by John Gittings
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Human progress and prosperity depend on a peaceful environment, and most people have always sought to live in peace, yet our perception of the past is dominated too often by a narrative that is obsessed with war. In this ground breaking study, former... (read more)

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The Principles of Uncertainty
The Principles of Uncertainty
by Maira Kalman
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Maira Kalman paints her highly personal worldview in this inimitable combination of image and text An irresistible invitation to experience life through a beloved artist?s psyche, The Principles of Uncertainty is a compilation of Maira Kalman?s New York... (read more)

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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
by Stephen Kinzer
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A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped todays world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a... (read more)

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Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
by Ben Macintyre
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“Ben Macintyres rollicking, spellbinding Agent Zigzag blends the spy-versus- spy machinations of John le Carré with the high farce of Evelyn Waugh.” —William Grimes, The New York Times A New York Times Notable Book of the... (read more)

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Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
by Rachel Maddow
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"One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier," Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792. Neither Jefferson nor the other Founders could ever have envisioned the modern national security state, with its tens of thousands of "privateers"; its... (read more)

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