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  • Liberty Versus the Tyranny of Socialismby Walter E. Williams

    Hoover Institution Press 2008; US$ 14.99

    In this selected collection of his syndicated newspaper columns, Walter Williams offers his sometimes controversial views on education, health, the environment, government, law and society, race, and a range of other topics. Although many of these essays focus on the growth of government and our loss of liberty, many others demonstrate how the tools... more...

  • The Future We Wantby Sarah Leonard; Bhaskar Sunkara

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 17.99

    A stirring blueprint for American equality, from the "breakout stars" ( The New York Times ) of the young new left Democrat, Republican -- the list of presidential candidates confirms that business is proceeding pretty much as usual. The Future We Want proposes something different. In a sharp, rousing collective manifesto, ten young cultural... more...

  • On The Duty Of Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 5.99

    Penned by American philosopher and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience examines the role of the individual?s conscience in governmental rule. Thoreau argues that individual citizens must not simply be subject to the decisions of government, but should question every political act to ensure that the system remains... more...

  • The Best of Social Anarchismby Howard J. Ehrlich; a. h. s. boy

    See Sharp Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Since 1980, Social Anarchism: A Journal of Theory and Practice has developed into a premier anarchist periodical, a feat that is honored in this anthology that showcases the journal's finest pieces. Dividing its focus equally between theoretical works and descriptions of contemporary practice, the anthology boasts such notable contributors as Noam... more...

  • On The Duty Of Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 1.99

    Penned by American philosopher and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience examines the role of the individual?s conscience in governmental rule. Thoreau argues that individual citizens must not simply be subject to the decisions of government, but should question every political act to ensure that the system remains... more...

  • Liberty and Research and Developmentby Tibor R. Machan

    Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    The contributors to this volume explore the implications of government funding of scientific research and offer alternatives to the heavy reliance on government support that research and development (R&D) currently enjoys. Each author squarely confronts the problems arising from the idea that government funding of R&D is and ought to be the norm. more...

  • Remarkable Timesby Laurie Oakes

    Hachette Australia 2013; US$ 29.99

    Authoritative and insightful commentary and analysis of Australian politics over the past four years. more...

  • Political Orderby Ian Shapiro; Russell Hardin

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 40.00

    The collapse of the Soviet empire stands as a dramatic reminder that political institutions are human creations that can be designed more or less well. The question of what constitutes a viable political order is as old as it is profound, and is a central part of the works of such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu,... more...

  • Modern and American Dignityby Peter Lawler

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99

    An Indispensable Guide to Our Most Pressing Moral and Political Debates more...

  • What's So Bad About Cronyism?by Jay Cost

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 5.99

    Cronyism is a serious problem in the United States, but unfortunately it is still not very well understood. In this new essay, Jay Cost explains what it is, and why we should be so worried about it. By mingling private and public interests, cronyism costs us hundreds of billions of dollars per year and threatens to transform our republic into an oligarchy,... more...