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Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
by James Risen
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War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden... (read more)

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A Fighting Chance
A Fighting Chance
by Elizabeth Warren
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An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesnt As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an... (read more)

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No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
by Glenn Greenwald
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No Place to Hide is a groundbreaking look at the NSA surveillance scandal, from the reporter who broke the story Investigative reporter for The Guardian and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald, provides an in-depth look into the NSA scandal that has... (read more)

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Next America : Boomers, Millennials... (14 Edition)
Next America : Boomers, Millennials... (14 Edition)
by Taylor Paul
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The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family... (read more)

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Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
by Robert M Gates
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Robert M. Gates served as secretary of defense from 2006 to 2011. He also served as an officer in the United States Air Force and worked for the Central Intelligence Agency before being appointed director of the agency by President George H. W. Bush. He... (read more)

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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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America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder
America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder
by Bret Stephens
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist argues that the resurgence of isolationism in the U.S. is an invitation to global disorder of a kind last seen in the 1930s Americans are weary of acting as the world's policeman, especially in the face... (read more)

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After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies
After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies
by Christopher Davidson
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The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its five smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have long been governed by highly autocratic and seemingly anachronistic regimes. Yet despite bloody conflicts on their... (read more)

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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
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Chris Hedges's writing and reportage is consistently trenchant and unequivocal, notable for its discerning examinations and penetrating insights. Joe Sacco's award-winning work as a cartoonist is as distinctive as it is compassionate. Combining the... (read more)

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Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
by Giorgio Agamben
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One of Italy's most original philosophers aims to connect the problem of pure possibility, potentiality, and power with the problem of political and social ethics in a context where the latter has lost its previous religious, metaphysical, and cultural... (read more)

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Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times
Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times
by Paul Rogat Loeb
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Soul of a Citizen awakens within us the desire and the ability to make our voices heard and our actions count. We can lead lives worthy of our convictions. A book of inspiration and integrity, Soul of a Citizen is an antidote to the twin scourges of... (read more)

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Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons
Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons
by David Bollier
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The biggest "tragedy of the commons" is the misconception that commons are failures—relics from another era rendered unnecessary by the market and state. Think Like a Commoner dispels such prejudices by explaining the rich history and... (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.... (read more)

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Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State
Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State
by Ralph Nader
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Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations on our society. At this pivotal political moment, Americans are more disillusioned with their political leaders than ever. Large... (read more)

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Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate (A Progressive Guide to Action)
Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate (A Progressive Guide to Action)
by George Lakoff
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Don't Think of An Elephant! is the antidote to the last forty years of conservative strategizing and the right wing?s stranglehold on political dialogue in the United States. Author George Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter... (read more)

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The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class
The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class
by Bernie Sanders
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In the wake of President Obamas deal with congressional Republicans to preserve Bush-era tax cuts—tax cuts that gave colossal breaks to the wealthiest Americans— Senator Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, publicly denounced... (read more)

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Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling
Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling
by Sabrina Jones
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"Do not underestimate the power of the book you are holding in your hands." —Michelle Alexander More than 2 million people are now imprisoned in the United States, producing the highest rate of incarceration in the world. How did this happen? As the... (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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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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The #1 national bestseller, Mark Leibovichs This Town, now in paperback—with a new Introduction by the author.... (read more)

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Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
by Matt Taibbi
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