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  • Drawing the Line Once Againby Paul Goodman

    PM Press 2009; US$ 12.00

    Painting a vivid picture of 1960s counterculture ideas, this new collection of the late Paul Goodman's essential anarchist writings—from utopian essays to practical proposals—reveals how he inspired the dissident youth of the era and profoundly influenced movement theory and practice. Long out-of-print, these provocative, insightful, and incisive... more...

  • Liberty and Civilizationby Roger Scruton

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 23.95

    An essential volume of essays commissioned by the American Spectator and edited by the philosopher Roger Scruton, Liberty and Civilization examines the intellectual and spiritual traditions of our belief in individual liberty, from its Judeo Christian origins on through Enlightenment philosophy. As we are confronted by belligerent atheism at home... more...

  • American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal Historyby John Fiske

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    An outstanding literary work, it contains three lectures delivered at the Royal Institute of Britain by Fiske. In these lectures Fiske has illustrated some of the basic ideas of American politics while discussing the relations and political maneuverings of politicians in general. This remarkable work stirred the whole American nation and awakened a... more...

  • Interesting Timesby George Packer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 17.99

    Throughout his career as a journalist, George Packer has always been attuned to the voices and stories of individuals caught up in the big ideas and events of contemporary history. Interesting Times unites brilliant investigative pieces such as ?Betrayed,? about Iraqi interpreters, with personal essays and detailed narratives of travels through... more...

  • Blue Dixieby Bob Moser

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 19.99

    A powerful case for a new Southern strategy for the Democrats, from an award-winning reporter and native Southerner In 2000 and 2004, the Democratic Party decided not to challenge George W. Bush in the South, a disastrous strategy that effectively handed Bush more than half of the electoral votes he needed to win the White House. As the 2008... more...

  • No Apologyby Mitt Romney

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    On his first presidential visit to address the European nations, President Obama felt it necessary to apologize for America?s international power.  He repeated that apology when visiting Latin America, and again to Muslims worldwide in an interview broadcast on Al-Arabiya television. In No Apology , Mitt Romney asserts that American strength... more...

  • Diplomacy in the Digital Ageby Janice Gross Stein

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 27.95

    Edited by Canada's premiere commentator on global affairs, this must-read for political junkies will show the quailty of M&S's new Signal imprint: for everyone who wants to be well informed about international relations and the nature of the diplomacy in the age of Wikileaks. Inspired by Allan Gotlieb's capacity to reshape diplomacy for the times,... more...

  • Autobiographical International Relationsby Naeem Inayatullah

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 50.95

    This volume provides a novel approach to international relations. In the course of fifteen essays, scholars write about how life events brought them to their subject matter. They place their narratives in the larger context of world politics, culture, and history. This book moves the field of International Relations towards greater candidness about... more...

  • Politics and the Criteria of Truthby Dr Alireza Shomali

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    In the post-positivist era in which Cartesian epistemology must be overcome we require a normative criterion of truth. Without it rationality of our beliefs and justifiability of our political acts are in question. This study seeks an epistemological criterion of truth that is attentive to the sociopolitical conditions that determine meaning more...

  • Grand Theories and Ideologies in the Social Sciencesby Howard J. Wiarda

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book analyzes the main competing grand theories in the social sciences, including developmentalism, dependency analysis, Marxism, institutionalism, rational choice, Freudianism, environmentalism, sociobiology, neurosciences, and transitions to democracy. more...