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  • On Liberty and Utilitarianismby John Stuart Mill

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 5.99

    These two essays by John Stuart Mill, England's greatest nineteenth-century philosopher, are the fruit of six hundred years of progressive thought about individual rights and the responsibilities of society. Together they provide the moral and theoretical justification for liberal democracy as we know it, and their incalculable influence on modern... more...

  • Jim Crow's Childrenby Peter Irons

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 13.99

    In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court sounded the death knell for school segregation with its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. So goes the conventional wisdom. Weaving together vivid portraits of lawyers and such judges as Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren, sketches of numerous black children throughout history whose parents joined lawsuits... more...

  • Inside WikiLeaksby Daniel Domscheit-Berg

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    Since its launch in 2006, WikiLeaks has rapidly grown into the most powerful and influential whistleblowing organisation ever. Its status as a repository and publisher of leaked sensitive and confidential governmental, corporate, organisational or religious documents while preserving the anonymity and untraceability of its contributors, and the statements... more...

  • The Silent Stateby Heather Brooke

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    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... more...

  • The New American Social Compactby Jane A. Grant

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 32.99

    Jane Grant's book explores the need to redefine the social compact in twenty-first century America. It proposes a new compact that would honor the expansion of civil, political, and social rights in America, and would integrate these rights within a new civic procedural ethos, clarifying our obligations to each other, future generations, other nations,... more...

  • Simple Justiceby Richard Kluger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.99

    Simple Justice is the definitive history of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education and the epic struggle for racial equality in this country. Combining intensive research with original interviews with surviving participants, Richard Kluger provides the fullest possible view of the human and legal drama in the years before 1954, the cumulative... more...

  • Skipping Towards Gomorrahby Dan Savage

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 12.99

    In Skipping Towards Gomorrah , Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits.  Among them: Greed:  Gamblers reveal secrets behind outrageous fortune. Lust: "We're swingers!"-you won't believe... more...

  • Stepping Stonesby Staughton Lynd; Alice Lynd

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 32.99

    Young people are rediscovering a vision that 'another world is possible' and dedicating themselves to public service. Alice and Staughton Lynd offer a significant model of what it can mean to devote a lifetime to these ideals. more...

  • Age Discrimination and Children's Rightsby Claire Breen

    BRILL 2005; US$ 134.00

    Explores the extent to which children's rights are secured at the national level, and the reasons why they have or have not been recognised and secured by various states at the level of domestic law. This book examines the theoretical and legal underpinnings of gender and race discrimination, at both the domestic and international level. more...

  • Ignored, Shunned, and Invisibleby J. David Smith

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 56.00

    Historically, segregation and social isolation have been recurring responses to people considered defective or deficient in some way. And it is in the midst of such a society that special educator J. David Smith wrote this book, which presents critical historical and contemporary issues in mental retardation. Told through gripping vignettes and interwoven... more...