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  • Secrecy and Open Governmentby K.G. Robertson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    Does the Labour Government's commitment to Freedom of Information mean the end of excessive secrecy in the UK? Why has Britain finally decided to join the many other countries that enjoy a 'right to know'? This book places the current UK debate over open government in its political context. Robertson argues that just as secrecy reflected the interests... more...

  • The Good Fightby Ralph Nader

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Straight talk about George W. Bush,corporate government, and the whole charade of presidential campaigning -- from the last honest man in American politics Ralph Nader -- brilliant visionary, relentless activist -- may be the most honest man left in politics. And yet his presidential campaigns have faced consistent opposition -- mainly from Democrats... more...

  • Der Aufruhr der Ausgebildetenby Wolfgang Kraushaar

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 8.41

    Das Jahr 2011 war das Jahr der unerwarteten und sich weltweit immer weiter ausbreitenden Proteste. In verschiedenen arabischen Lšndern haben Demonstranten so lange aufbegehrt, bis sie ihre Regime zu Fall gebracht und deren Potentaten verjagt hatten. Und seitdem in Manhattan die Bewegung "Occupy Wall Street" entstanden ist, scheint das Aufbegehren... more...

  • 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...

  • On Libertyby Shami Chakrabarti

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West's response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly. In On Liberty , Shami Chakrabarti - who joined Liberty, the UK's leading civil rights organization, on 10 September 2001 - explores why our fundamental... 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...