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  • The Silent Stateby Heather Brooke

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    Award-winning investigative journalist Heather Brooke exposes the shocking and farcical lack of transparency at all levels of government. At a time when the State knows more than ever about us, Brooke argues that without proper access to the information that citizens pay for, Britain can never be a true democracy. * SECRECY*: anonymous bureaucrats,... more...

  • The Capacity for Civic Engagementby David P. Levine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    While we do not lack for literature to guide us in thinking about public life, we have less to call on when our problem is not only to explore public ideals and institutions, but also to consider the nature and origin of our capacity to make a connection with and find meaning in those institutions and ideals. Levine explores the nature and origin... more...

  • Cheating Justiceby Elizabeth Holtzman; Cynthia Cooper

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney deceived Congress and the people to drive us into a war in Iraq; they claimed the right to wiretap illegally and to eavesdrop on citizens; and they authorized torture, unilaterally upending laws and violating international treaty obligations. Yet, both Bush and Cheney are audaciously unapologetic about... more...

  • Slaveby Mende Nazer; Damien Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 12.99

    Mende Nazer's happy childhood was cruelly cut short at the age of twelve when the Mujahidin rode into her village in the remote Nuba mountains of Sudan. They hacked down terrified villagers, raped the women and abducted the children. Mende was them. She was taken and sold to an Arab woman in Khartoum. She was stripped of her name and her freedom. For... more...

  • Hell Noby Michael Ratner; Margaret Ratner Kunstler

    The New Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    In the Age of Terrorism, the United States has become a much more dangerous placefor activists and dissenters, whose First Amendment rights are all too frequently abridged by the government. In Hell No, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the country?s leading public interest law organization, offers a timely report on government attacks on dissent... more...

  • Bulliesby Ben Shapiro

    Threshold Editions 2013; US$ 16.00

    From the editor-at-large of Breitbart.com comes a galvanizing and alarming look at the strategy and tactics of leftist thuggery. While President Obama and the left like to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has... more...

  • Paradoxes of Religious Toleration in Early Modern Political Thoughtby John Christian Laursen; Maria Jose Villaverde; Joaquín Abellán; Jonathan Israel; Henri Krop; Gerardo López Sastre; Cyrus Masroori; Rolando Minuti; Concha Roldán; Luisa Simonutti

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99

    The early modern theories of religious toleration that were so influential on our own ways of thinking about religion and tolerance were ripe with paradox, ambiguity, inconsistency, hidden flaws, and blind spots. The scholars in this volume explore those weak points in the hope that identifying their causes may help us strengthen our own ideas and... more...

  • Engendering the Stateby Lynn Savery

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Why have states in general been slower to incorporate the international diffusion of women?s human rights norms domestically than other human rights norms and why has the diffusion of these norms varied so greatly between states? Why are some states more responsive and exert more effort than others to comply with these norms? Engendering the State... 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...

  • Walter Rodneyby Clairmont Chung

    Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 19.51

    The life of the great Guyanese scholar and revolutionary Walter Rodney burned with a rare intensity. The son of working class parents, Rodney showed great academic promise and was awarded scholarships to the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and the School of African and Oriental Studies in London. He received his PhD from the latter at the... more...