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  • Visitorsby John Stewart

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 14.95

    Beings from a distant planet impact the political, economic, and spiritual life of both Britain and the world in this tale that uses a touch of science fiction to explore human potential. Dealing with a suffering economy and rising inflation, the prime minister is a year into office and faces nothing but frustration. Then, visitors with impressive... more...

  • Sketches Sartorial, Tonsorial and the Likeby St Claire Bullock; R. V. Andelson

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 9.95

    A collection of rhyming couplets, these wry and witty poems ponder the foibles and vanities of mortals. Cartoon pen-and-ink drawings by well-known illustrator Barrington Barber accompany the limerick-like lyrics, which capture the ridiculous—such as absurdly trimmed mustaches and outrageous hairstyles—with humorous rhymes and amusing titles. Perfect... more...

  • Ricardo's Lawby Fred Harrison

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2006; US$ 27.95

    Presenting insights into how income and wealth are produced and distributed, this study analyzes how, despite two centuries of capital accumulation, poverty persists in rich nations. Relying on the theories of David Ricardo?a 19th-century economist credited with developing the theory of rent?a thorough presentation of the history of this economic... more...

  • The Predator Cultureby Fred Harrison

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2010; US$ 23.00

    Drawing on case studies of organized violence—ranging from territorial wars and colonial conquests to non-state variants such as organized crime—this record offers a general theory to account for the use of force in both the state and civil sectors of society. Challenging the popular views that the dominant forms of violence are due to failings of... more...

  • Earth Is Our Businessby Polly Higgins

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2012; US$ 19.99

    Advocating a new form of leadership that places the health and well-being of people and the planet first, this book proposes a new Earth law, a framework for sustainable development and international environmental governance. As it argues that the planet is not the exclusive preserve of the executives of the world?s top corporations, this volume illustrates... more...

  • On the Nature of Poetryby Kenneth Verity

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2007; US$ 27.99

    The entire history of Western poetry is surveyed in this study, from the ancient world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the modern period. Two hundred poems extracts are included, and 10 poets are covered in depth, with critical appraisals of their lives and work. Problems of translation in poetry are carefully considered, and the book provides... more...

  • The Presidentby John Stewart

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 11.95

    Arguing that an efficient economic system can be compatible with a fair share for all, this novel centers on a United States president who changes his mind about his policies. A deliberate parable about today?s political wars, the novel illustrates the reforms posed by a real 19th-century figure, the American economist Henry George. Accordingly, this fictional... more...

  • The Diamond & the Starby John Warden

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 31.95

    Describing the use of symbols in philosophy and religion, this book connects the Taoist symbol of the self—the diamond body—to the tetrahedron, as well as to the four valences of the carbon molecule, the basis of all life. Following these ideas further, the discussion details the close correspondence between the ancient wisdom of Lao Tsu and the... more...

  • All Things Naturalby Arthur Farndell

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2010; US$ 27.95

    Marsilio Ficino, a leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance who translated all the works of Plato into Latin, examines Plato?s Timaeus , the most widely influential and hotly debated of the Platonic writings. Offering a probable account of the creation and nature of the cosmos, the discussion incorporates such questions as What is the function... more...

  • When Philosophers Ruleby Arthur Farndell

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 27.95

    Searching for a definition of good government, this commentary from Marsilio Ficino examines three Platonic dialogues that have had a profound effect on Western statesmen and jurists. A leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance—who translated all the works of Plato into Latin—Ficino prepared these notes for Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of the republic... more...