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  • 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; Not Available

    A record of the most turbulent political times ? told by Australia's most trusted political commentator. From June 2010 to the September 2013 federal election, Australia went through its most remarkable, tumultuous, toxic and confrontational political era in modern history. They say history is written by the victors ? and this collection reminds... more...

  • Power Playsby Laurie Oakes

    Hachette Australia 2011; Not Available

    Laurie Oakes is the most influential political journalist in Australia - if he says something has happened, the rest of the media (especially the Canberra Press Gallery) believe him and report it as news. He is respected by both political insiders and the wider public. He has worked in Canberra as a political reporter for 39 years and reported on 19... more...

  • On the Recordby Laurie Oakes

    Hachette Australia 2010; Not Available

    ON THE RECORD is a collection of the very best of Laurie Oakes' reporting over more than forty years. He is a legend in the Canberra press gallery for breaking the big stories, and asking the difficult questions. Some of the decisive points of the 2010 election campaign are classic examples of this... Some issues haven't changed - a Liberal Party... more...

  • Remarkable Timesby Laurie Oakes

    Hachette Australia 2013; Not Available

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

  • Welcome to the Desert of the Realby Slavoj Zizek

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    Liberals and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history. Now the easy games are over; one should take sides. Žižek argues this is precisely the temptation to be resisted. In such moments of apparently clear choices, the real alternatives are most hidden. Welcome to the Desert of the Real steps back, complicating the choices... more...

  • Leistungby Lars Distelhorst

    transcript 2014; US$ 22.70

    Der Begriff »Leistung« ist in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft omnipräsent. Doch auf die Frage, was Leistung ist, folgt in der Regel Schweigen. Lars Distelhorst geht in seinem Essay dieser Leerstelle auf den Grund und vermag so eine tiefgehende Kritik an der »Leistungsgesellschaft« zu üben. Er zeigt: Jede Rede von Leistung mündet in einen unauflösbaren... more...

  • El Fin del Poderby Anónimo

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 4.76

    "El poder es cada vez más fácil de obtener, más difícil de usar y más fácil de perder", dice Moisés Naím en su libro. En esta revisión del éxito editorial El fin del poder, se presentan las ideas principales de este talentoso autor explicando por qué, el poder disgregado en una multitud de actores, representantes de los nuevos micropoderes,... more...

  • The End of Powerby Anonymous

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 4.76

    "In the twenty-first century, power is easier to get, harder to use and easier to lose", states Moisés Naím in his book The End of Power. In this review we outline his key ideas, which explain why power scattered among many actors, agents of new micropowers, poses one of the greatest current challenges.   Inhaltsverzeichnis The decay... more...