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Locke: Two Treatises of Government Student Edition (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
Locke: Two Treatises of Government Student Edition (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
by John Locke
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This is a new revised version of Dr. Laslett's standard edition of Two Treatises. First published in 1960, and based on an analysis of the whole body of Locke's publications, writings, and papers. The Introduction and text have been revised to... (read more)

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The Meaning of Conservatism
The Meaning of Conservatism
by Roger Scruton
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First published in 1980, The Meaning of Conservatism is now recognized as a major contribution to political thought, and the liveliest and most provocative modern statement of the traditional “paleo-conservative” position. Roger Scruton... (read more)

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The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
by Michael Hastings
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A shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of our military commanders, their high-stake maneuvers, and the politcal firestorm that shook the United States.    In the shadow of the hunt for Bin Laden and the United States’ involvement in the... (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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Democracy in America (94 Edition)
Democracy in America (94 Edition)
by Alexis De Tocqueville
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This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!--In America's Gilded Capital
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!--In America's Gilded Capital
by Mark Leibovich
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One of the nation's most acclaimed journalists, The New York Times's Mark Leibovich, presents a blistering, penetrating, jaw-dropping — and often hysterical — look at Washington's incestuous “media industrial complex.” The great... (read more)

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Napoleon (02 Edition)
Napoleon (02 Edition)
by Paul Johnson
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Eminent historian Paul Johnson dazzles with a rich, succinct portrait of Mozart and his music As hes done in Napoleon, Churchill, Jesus, and Darwin, acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson here offers a concise, illuminating biography of Mozart... (read more)

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Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream (91 Edition)
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream (91 Edition)
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Doris Kearns Goodwin's classic life of Lyndon Johnson, who presided over the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and other defining moments the tumultuous 1960s, is a monument in political biography. From the moment the author, then a young woman from... (read more)

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Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
by Julia Angwin
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An inside look at whos watching you, what they know and why it matters We are being watched. We see online ads from websites weve visited, long after weve moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know... (read more)

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Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
by Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel
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The best of Chomsky's recent talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power. In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three... (read more)

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The First American: The Life and times of Benjamin Franklin
The First American: The Life and times of Benjamin Franklin
by H.W. Brands
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National Bestseller  He was the foremost American of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination. Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life... (read more)

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Knowledge in Policy: Embodied, Inscribed, Enacted
Knowledge in Policy: Embodied, Inscribed, Enacted
by Richard (edt) Freeman
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Knowledge in Policy presents a radical reconception of the place of knowledge in policy making in Europe, one that pays particular attention to the different forms that knowledge can take. Knowledge is embodied in people, inscribed in documents and... (read more)

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The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America -- and What We Can Do to Stop It
The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America -- and What We Can Do to Stop It
by Thom Hartmann
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The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before — including during the Great Depression and the Civil War — because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America... (read more)

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
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The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times Bestseller Selected by New York Times critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013 One of Amazon's Best Books of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Washington Post Best Political... (read more)

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Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare
Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare
by Juan Zarate
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For more than a decade, America has been waging a new kind of war against the financial networks of rogue regimes, proliferators, terrorist groups, and criminal syndicates. Juan Zarate, a chief architect of modern financial warfare and a former senior... (read more)

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Power Broker : Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (74 Edition)
Power Broker : Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (74 Edition)
by Robert A. Caro
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Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
by Milton Friedman
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Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the hundred most influential books since the war How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman... (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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James Howard Kunstler's The Long Emergency was an underground hit, going into nine printings of the hardcover edition. His shocking vision for our post-oil future caught the attention of environmentalists and business leaders and was the subject of much... (read more)

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Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
by Jimmy Carter
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President Jimmy Carter offers a passionate defense of separation of church and state. He warns that fundamentalists are deliberately blurring the lines between politics and religion. As a believing Christian, Carter takes on issues that are under fierce... (read more)

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Road To Serfdom -volume II ((Rev)07 Edition)
Road To Serfdom -volume II ((Rev)07 Edition)
by F.a. Hayek
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An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944—... (read more)

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