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Carbon Democracy (11 Edition)
Carbon Democracy (11 Edition)
by Timothy Mitchell
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Does oil wealth lead to political poverty? It often looks that way, but Carbon Democracy tells a more complex story. In this magisterial study, Timothy Mitchell rethinks the history of energy, bringing into his grasp as he does so environmental politics,... (read more)

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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
by Charles Krauthammer
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 From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.   A brilliant stylist known for an... (read more)

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Terror Presidency (08 Edition)
Terror Presidency (08 Edition)
by Jack Goldsmith
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Jack Goldsmith’s duty as head of the Office of Legal Counsel was to advise President Bush on what he could and could not do . . . legally. Immediately after taking the job in October 2003, Goldsmith began to see that the work of his predecessors... (read more)

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And the Pursuit of Happiness
And the Pursuit of Happiness
by Maira Kalman
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Energized and inspired by the 2008 elections, celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman traveled to Washington, D.C., launching a year-long investigation of American democracy and its workings. The result is an artist’s idiosyncratic vision of history... (read more)

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Democracy At Work (12 Edition)
Democracy At Work (12 Edition)
by Richard D. Wolff
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A new historical vista is opening before us in this time of change, Wolff writes in this compelling new manifesto for a democratic alternative based on workers managing their own workplaces. Capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis... (read more)

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The Paranoid Style in American Politics: And Other Essays (Vintage)
The Paranoid Style in American Politics: And Other Essays (Vintage)
by Richard Hofstadter
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Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War
Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War
by Joe Bageant
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Deer Hunting with Jesus is a hilarious, depressing, and painfully honest chronicle of an America often cited but rarely listened to: rural lower-class whites. With brilliant, spot-on detail, Joe Bageant reports on the historical, economic, and... (read more)

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Democracy in America (06 Edition)
Democracy in America (06 Edition)
by Alexis De Tocqueville
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The complete edition based on the revised and corrected text of the 1961 French edition Originally penned in the mid-eighteenth century by Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America remains the most penetrating and astute picture of American... (read more)

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Bill of Rights : Creation and Reconstruction (98 Edition)
Bill of Rights : Creation and Reconstruction (98 Edition)
by Akhil Reed Amar
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A leading scholar of constitutional law delivers an incisive and brilliant new account of the Bill of Rights and explodes conventional wisdom about our most basic charter of liberty.... (read more)

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The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government
The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government
by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer
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American democracy is informed by the 18th century’s most cutting edge thinking on society, economics, and government. We’ve learned some things in the intervening 230 years about self interest, social behaviors, and how the world works. Now,... (read more)

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The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (Thrift Edition)
The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (Thrift Edition)
by Theodore Roosevelt
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Politician, soldier, naturalist, and historian — Theodore Roosevelt remains a towering symbol of American optimism and progress. This collection embodies his enduring ideals for attaining a robust political, social, and personal life.... (read more)

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
by Barack Obama
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In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle... (read more)

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Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire
Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire
by David Graeber
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Cultural Writing. Essays. Political Science. Anarchism is currently undergoing a worldwide revival, in many ways replacing Marxism as the theoretical and moral center of new revolutionary social movements. Anthropologist David Graeber shows how scholarly... (read more)

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Getting a Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want
Getting a Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want
by Frances Lappe
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Designated by The New York Times Book Review as a must-read in 2008 for the next U.S. president, Lappés unique take and laser-like logic invite readers to try on a new, invigorating way of seeing the world. With her characteristic boldness... (read more)

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Letters to a Young Contrarian (Art of Mentoring)
Letters to a Young Contrarian (Art of Mentoring)
by Christopher Hitchens
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In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or... (read more)

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The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court
The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court
by Jeffrey Toobin
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From the prizewinning author of The Nine, a gripping insider's account of the momentous ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration. From the moment John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, blundered... (read more)

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The Concealment of the State (Contemporary Anarchist Studies)
The Concealment of the State (Contemporary Anarchist Studies)
by Jason Royce. Lindsey
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Increasingly, politicians and policymakers insist that the market is an immovable force that constrains their ability to act. At the same time, states strive to retain their sovereignty while claiming to be part of a global system. This dichotomy reveals... (read more)

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First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea
First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea
by Paul Woodruff
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This brilliant analysis of the nature of democracy draws on the hard-earned lessons of the ancient Greeks.... (read more)

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This Is Not a Program (Semiotext(e) / Intervention)
This Is Not a Program (Semiotext(e) / Intervention)
by Tiqqun (cor)
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andlt;Pandgt;Historical conflict no longer opposes two massive molar heaps, two classesand#38;mdash;the exploited and the exploiters, the dominant and dominated, managers and workersand#38;mdash;between which, in each individual case, it would be... (read more)

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The Politics of Hope and the Bitter Heritage: American Liberalism in the 1960s (James Madison Library in American Politics)
The Politics of Hope and the Bitter Heritage: American Liberalism in the 1960s (James Madison Library in American Politics)
by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr.
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The Politics of Hope and The Bitter Heritage brings together two important books that bracket the tempestuous politics of 1960s America. In The Politics of Hope, which historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., published in 1963 while serving as a special... (read more)

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