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  • Language and Stateby Xing Yu

    UPA 2013; US$ 94.99

    This book argues that a primitive society is formed on the basis of kinship ties while a civilized society is formed on the basis of language. Yu presents a new theory about the importance of language in the growth of the state. more...

  • The Collapse of Communismby Lee Edwards

    Hoover Institution Press 1999; US$ 18.99

    Experts continue to debate one of the most important political questions of the twentieth centurywhy did Communism collapse so suddenly? These essays suggest that a wide range of forcespolitical, economic, strategic, religious, add the indispensable role of the principled statesman and the brave dissidentbrought about the collapse of communism. more...

  • The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalismby David Black

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99

    This book examines the origins of philosophy in Greek Antiquity and considers key moments of philosophic history as related to revolutionary change, from the French Revolution of 1789 to the May Events of 1968 and beyond. David Black reads Hegel?s philosophy?which seems to come to the fore at various ?birthtimes in history??as anticipating Marx?s... more...

  • Mindful Politicsby Melvin McLeod

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    "I've studied politics my entire life. It's been because of my time working on this book that I've finally learned what's really important in politics." So says Melvin McLeod, editor of Mindful Politics , a book that transcends Right and Left, progressive and conservative, to get to the heart of what matters: how we can all make a positive difference... more...

  • Blackballedby Darryl Pinckney

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 18.95

    Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney?s meditation on a century and a half of participation by blacks in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement to Barack Obama?s... more...

  • Doing History from the Bottom Upby Staughton Lynd

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history. more...

  • After the Tall Timberby Renata Adler; Michael Wolff

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    What is really going on here? For decades Renata Adler has been asking and answering this question with unmatched urgency. In her essays and long-form journalism, she has captured the cultural zeitgeist, distrusted the accepted wisdom, and written stories that would otherwise go untold. As a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1963 to 2001, Adler... more...

  • The Expo Filesby Stieg Larsson; Daniel Poohl; Ali Tariq; Laurie Thompson

    Quercus 2012; US$ 10.99

    With an introduction by Tariq Ali. Now almost exclusively known as the author of the bestselling Trilogy, as a professional journalist Stieg Larsson was an untiring crusader for democracy and equality. As a reporter and editor-in-chief on the journal Expo he researched the extreme right both in Sweden and at an international level. Collected here... more...

  • Political Languageby Murray Edelman

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Political Language: Words That Succeed and Policies That Fail deals with chronic inequalities of a smaller portion of the population getting more. The book discusses the persistence of poverty and greater inequalities in a democratic society such as the United States. The text reviews the chronic problems and the various beliefs found in American society,... more...

  • Feminists in Politicsby Alice S. Rossi

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Feminists in Politics: A Panel Analysis of the First National Women's Conference provides a systematic study of the impact of the National Women?s Conference held in Houston, Texas, in November 1977, on the participants. It traces the past political activities of the conference participants; what they actually did during the conference; the impact... more...