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Blood on My Eye (72 Edition)
Blood on My Eye (72 Edition)
by George L. Jackson
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Blood In My Eye was completed only days before it's author was killed. George Jackson died on August 21, 1971 at the hands of San Quentin prison guards during an alleged escape attempt. At eighteen, George Jackson was convicted of stealing seventy... (read more)

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Planning in the Public Domain (87 Edition)
Planning in the Public Domain (87 Edition)
by John Friedmann
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"This book is probably the best work on planning theory of the last twenty years. There is no doubt that it will be a major reference for the years to come. . . . It is, in fact, a book on political philosophy and could be extremely useful for all... (read more)

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Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times
Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times
by H W Brands
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“Jackson was an American original, a wholly fascinating figure whom H. W. Brands brings to life in a big, rich biography. . . .Brands weaves together keen political history with anecdote and marvelous sense of place to produce a vivid tableau... (read more)

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Six Amendments : How and Why We Should... (14 Edition)
Six Amendments : How and Why We Should... (14 Edition)
by John Paul Stevens
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For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change. By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme... (read more)

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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
by Lawrence Wright
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The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
by Drew Westen
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In recent years, it’s become increasingly clear that emotion plays a central role in global politics. For example, people readily care about acts of terrorism and humanitarian crises because they appeal to our compassion for human suffering. These... (read more)

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The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
by Matt Taibbi
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Matt Taibbi has been a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and the author of five previous books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Great Derangement and Griftopia. He lives in New Jersey. From the Hardcover edition.... (read more)

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No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms
No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms
by Barry Maxwell
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Was anarchism in areas outside of Europe an import and a script to be mimicked? Was it perpetually at odds with other currents of the Left? The authors in this collection take up these questions of geographical and political peripheries. Building on... (read more)

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Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better
Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better
by Maya Schenwar
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Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family's experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured... (read more)

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The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy
The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy
by Raj Patel
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Raj Patel's remarkable and ambitious new book asks some basic economic and political questions and comes up with surprising solutions. Patel explores ways we might more accurately value the world, arguing that our current market system is deeply flawed... (read more)

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No Good Men Among the Living : America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes (14 Edition)
No Good Men Among the Living : America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes (14 Edition)
by Anand Gopal
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1     The Last Days of Vice and Virtue Early in the morning on September 11, 2001, deep amid the jagged heights of the Hindu Kush, something terrible took place. When teenager Noor Ahmed arrived that day in Gayawa to buy firewood, he knew it... (read more)

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How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life
How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life
by Robert Skidelsky
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A provocative and timely call for a moral approach to economics, drawing on philosophers, political theorists, writers, and economists from Aristotle to Marx to Keynes. What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such... (read more)

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Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West
Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West
by Walter Laqueur
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There is no question that tensions between Russia and American are on the rise.  The forced annexation of Crimea, the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and the Russian governments treatment of homosexuals have created diplomatic standoffs and... (read more)

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A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Political Corruption and American Culture
A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Political Corruption and American Culture
by Alexander Cockburn
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Alexander Cockburn (1941–2012) was the coeditor of CounterPunch and the author of a number of titles, including Corruptions of Empire, The Golden Age Is in Us, Washington Babylon (with Ken Silverstein), and Imperial Crusades. One of three... (read more)

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Moral Foundations of Politics (12 Edition)
Moral Foundations of Politics (12 Edition)
by Ian Shapiro
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When do governments merit our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? Ian Shapiro explores this most enduring of political dilemmas in this innovative and engaging book. Building on his highly popular Yale courses, Professor Shapiro evaluates the... (read more)

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Vibrant Matter: a Political Ecology of Things (10 Edition)
Vibrant Matter: a Political Ecology of Things (10 Edition)
by Jane Bennett
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In Vibrant Matter the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of... (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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A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers... (read more)

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Origins of Totalitarianism (73 Edition)
Origins of Totalitarianism (73 Edition)
by Hannah Arendt
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Hannah Arendt's definitive work on totalitarianism and an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political history   The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and... (read more)

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Reveille for Radicals (69 Edition)
Reveille for Radicals (69 Edition)
by Saul Alinsky
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“Alinsky is that rarity in American life, a superlative organizer, strategist, and tactician who is also a social philosopher.” —Charles E. Silberman “He cannot be bought; he cannot be intimidated; and he breaks all the rules.&... (read more)

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Last Tsar : the Life and Death of Nicholas II (92 Edition)
Last Tsar : the Life and Death of Nicholas II (92 Edition)
by Edvard Radzinsky
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