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  • The Agony of the American Leftby Christopher Lasch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    Five long essays by an American historian, the author of The New Radicalism in America (1965). Under the rubric of "the collapse of mass-based radical movements," Lasch examines the decline of populism, the disintegration of the American socialist party, and the weaknesses of black nationalism. Also included is a history of the Congress for Cultural... more...

  • Civil Rightsby Thomas Sowell

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    It is now more than three decades since the historic Supreme Court decision on desegregation, Brown v. Board of Education . Thomas Sowell takes a tough, factual look at what has actually happened over these decades -- as distinguished from the hopes with which they began or the rhetoric with which they continue, Who has gained and who has lost? Which... more...

  • In Defense of Our Americaby Anthony D. Romero; Dina Temple-Raston

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Executive Director of the ACLU Anthony D. Romero and award-winning journalist Dina Temple-Raston present stories of real Americans at the front lines of the fight for civil liberties at a time when our most basic rights are being challenged. From the story of "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to the battle against the National Security Agency's... more...

  • The Case for Sanctions Against Israelby Omar Barghouti; Naomi Klein; Ilan Pappe; Slavoj Zizek; Ra'Anan Alexandrowicz

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 14.95

    In July 2011, Israel passed legislation outlawing the public support of boycott activities against the state, corporations, and settlements, adding a crackdown on free speech to its continuing blockade of Gaza and the expansion of illegal settlements. Nonetheless, the campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) continues to grow in strength... more...

  • The Journey to Tahrirby Jeannie Sowers; Chris Toensing

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    The toppling of Hosni Mubarak marked the beginning of a revolutionary restructuring of Egypt?s political and social order. Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing bring together updated essays from Middle East Report?the premier journal covering the region?that offer unrivaled analysis of the major social and political trends that underpinned these tumultuous... more...

  • Freedom Feminismby Christina Hoff Sommers

    Aei Press,Nbn 2013; US$ 0.99

    In Freedom Feminism: Its Surprising History and Why It Matters Today , Christina Hoff Sommers seeks to recover the lost history of American feminism by introducing readers to social feminism?s forgotten heroines. More importantly, she demonstrates that a modern version of social feminism ? in which women are free to employ their equal status to... more...

  • Justice, Legitimacy, and Diversityby Emanuela Ceva; Enzo Rossi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Most contemporary political philosophers take justice?rather than legitimacy?to be the fundamental virtue of political institutions vis-ą-vis the challenges of ethical diversity. Justice-driven theorists are primarily concerned with finding mutually acceptable terms to arbitrate the claims of conflicting individuals and groups. Legitimacy-driven theorists,... more...

  • Migration, Work and Citizenship in the New Global Orderby Ronaldo Munck; Carl Ulrik Schierup; Raśl Delgado Wise

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Any consideration of global migration in relation to work and citizenship must necessarily be situated in the context of the Great Recession. A whole historical chapter ? that of neoliberalism ? has now closed and the future can only be deemed uncertain. Migrant workers were key players during this phase of the global system, supplying cheap and flexible... more...

  • Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenshipby Nicolņ Conti; Maurizio Cotta; Pedro Tavares de Almeida

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Over the last two decades, the process of European integration has become interwoven with the theme of citizenship and the debate on the democratic quality of the EU and of its institutions has become more salient. What are the views about Europe which emerge when we interrogate the national elites of the four large South European countries, Greece,... more...

  • The Wisdom of W.E.B. DuBoisby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      Discover the powerful and wide-ranging views of W.E.B. DuBois   At the heart of the African American struggle for equality and identity in the United States, W.E.B. DuBois stands as an early and eloquent voice, articulating the essential challenges of his own age and illuminating the historical basis for the civil rights movement. In this... more...