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  • The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politicsby Mark Lilla

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    European history of the past century is full of examples of philosophers, writers, and scholars who supported or excused the worst tyrannies of the age. How was this possible? How could intellectuals whose work depends on freedom defend those who would deny it?    In profiles of six leading twentieth-century thinkers?Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt,... more...

  • Justice Through Diversity?by Michael J. Sweeney

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 124.99

    Arguably the most transformative force in contemporary society is the commitment to justice through diversity. A prime example is the change justice through diversity has wrought on who enters, teaches and administers the university. It has changed the content of what is taught and the mission statements that define the purpose of higher education.... more...

  • The Power of Deterrenceby Amir Lupovici

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Argues that states' attachment to the strategy of deterrence can increases the chances of violence rather than avoid it. more...

  • The Communist Manifestoby Friedrich Engels; Karl Marx

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; US$ 2.99

    The Communist Manifesto presents the argument that capitalism is by its very nature exploitative and hence is antithetical to freedom. Written in 1848, it became the blueprint for the communist wave that would sweep Europe. It remains a fascinating read. Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully... more...

  • Shakespeare between Machiavelli and Hobbesby Andrew Moore

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    Shakespeare between Machiavelli and Hobbes explores Shakespeare?s political outlook by comparing some of the playwright?s best-known works to the works of Italian political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli and English social contract theorist Thomas Hobbes. This ultimately reveals the materialist principles that underpin Shakespeare?s imaginary states.... more...

  • Qu'est-ce que l'art ?by Léon Tolstoï; Teodor de Wyzewa

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 1.99

    Un texte précurseur de l'esthétique moderne. Dans un texte passionné, virulent et controversé, Léon Tolstoï nous livre sa vision de l?art, au-delà de la notion du beau. Communication à travers l?imagination plutôt que simple satisfaction des goûts d?une élite, pour l?auteur le sens de l?art réside dans sa capacité à transmettre des sentiments universels.... more...

  • L'Art socialby Roger Marx; Anatole France

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 1.99

    Un texte prônant la démocratisation de l'art. Véritable manifeste contre la spécialisation et l'élitisation, cet ouvrage prône la reconnaissance des art décoratifs et l'intégration de l'art dans toutes les sphères de la société. Son approche moderne de la création artistique, mêlée aux activités professionnelles et aux convictions de son auteur,... more...

  • The Force of Law Reaffirmedby Christoph Bezemek; Nicoletta Ladavac

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book examines the success of Frederick Schauer?s efforts to reclaim force as a core element of a general concept of law by approaching the issue from different legal traditions and distinct perspectives. In discussing Schauer?s main arguments, it contributes to answering the question whether force, sanctions and coercion should (or should not)... more...

  • Against Democracyby Jason Brennan

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Most people believe democracy is a uniquely just form of government. They believe people have the right to an equal share of political power. And they believe that political participation is good for us?it empowers us, helps us get what we want, and tends to make us smarter, more virtuous, and more caring for one another. These are some of our most... more...

  • The China Modelby Daniel A. Bell; Daniel A. Bell

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    Westerners tend to divide the political world into ?good? democracies and ?bad? authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as ?political meritocracy.? The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and... more...