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Why War: Capitalism and the Nation-State

Simon Stander.

This groundbreaking survey explains why war remains predominant in today's world by showing how the spread of nationalism and capitalism has brought about modern warfare. It argues that the key explanation for modern conflict, which is characterized by... (read more)


Labor
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Silvertown: The Lost Story of a Strike That Shook London and Helped Launch the Modern Labor Movement

John Tully

In 1889, Samuel Winkworth Silvers rubber and electrical factory was the site of a massive worker revolt that upended the London industrial district which bore his name: Silvertown. Once referred to as the “Abyss” by Jack London, Silvertown... (read more)


Activism and Peace Studies
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The Global Struggle for Human Rights: Universal Principles in World Politics

Debra L Delaet

Explore the tension between state sovereignty and human rights, genocide, economic rights, and various concepts of justice as they relate to the promotion of fundamental human rights with THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES IN... (read more)


Covert Government and Conspiracy Theory
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Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race

Graham Farmelo

After World War II, most scientists in Germany maintained that they had been apolitical or actively resisted the Nazi regime, but the true story is much more complicated. In Serving the Reich, Philip Ball takes a fresh look at that controversial history,... (read more)


Anarchism
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Anarchists Never Surrender: Essays, Polemics, and Correspondence on Anarchism, 1908-1938

Victor Serge

Providing a complete picture of Victor Serges relationship to anarchist action and doctrine, this volume contains writings going back to his teenage years in Brussels, where he became influenced by the doctrine of individualist anarchism. At the heart of... (read more)


General
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Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Alan Weisman

We humans, despite our natural aptitude for mathematics, seem to have an arduous time making sense of concepts that involve very large numbers. Unfortunately, however, abstract notions have absolute consequences, whether anticipated or otherwise... (read more)


Utopia
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The Privatization of Hope ([Sic])

Peter Thompson

The politics of utopia have produced a rich and varied literature, including the work of St. Simon, Martin Buber, Ernst Bloch, among many others. Utopian Pulse explores this tradition from the perspective of art practice and asks how art can engage with... (read more)


United States
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The Unintended Consequences of High-stakes Testing

M. Gail Jones

To better understand how high-stakes accountability has influenced teaching and learning, this book takes an in-depth look at the myriad consequences that high-stakes tests hold for students, teachers, administrators, and the public. By focusing on... (read more)


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