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  • 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...

  • The Future of Politics (text only)by Charles Kennedy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The former leader of the Liberal Democrats sets out his personal beliefs and political vision to create a new political language and a new brand of politics. more...

  • Leistungby Lars Distelhorst

    transcript 2014; US$ 21.63

    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...

  • Gay Shortsby Iain Dale

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 4.36

    When Matthew Todd, editor of the bestselling gay lifestyle magazine Attitude, approached broadcaster and political pundit Iain Dale asking him to write a monthly column for the publication, Dale did not have to think twice about his answer. That was back in early 2013 and, since then, Dale has written over twenty columns – or ‘gay shorts? – on a variety... more...

  • Day of Reckoningby Patrick J. Buchanan

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    WITH HIS INCISIVE MIND AND RAZOR-SHARP PEN, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR PAT BUCHANAN TAKES ON THE GREATEST QUESTION FACING THE NATION: WILL THE AMERICA WE KNOW AND LOVE SURVIVE ? more...

  • Obras políticasby Juan Bautista Alberdi

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Juan Bautista Alberdi, político, sociólogo, jurista y escritor argentino (Tucumán, 1810-Francia, 1884). Residió desde muy joven en Buenos Aires, ciudad en la que desarrolló una importante actividad política, cultural y social. Participó en la fundación del Salón literario, conocidos como la Generación del 37, junto con Juan Bautista Alberdi Alberdi,... more...

  • The Future We Wantby Sarah Leonard; Bhaskar Sunkara

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 17.99

    Sarah Leonard is the youngest editor to work at Dissent . She is also the editor of the online journal The New Inquiry and of Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America . Leonard, who lives in New York, has written for n+1 , Bookforum , and Dissent . Bhaskar Sunkara is a staff writer at In These Times and the founder of Jacobin , a political... more...

  • Miscellaneous Papersby Charles Dickens

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The collection Miscellaneous Papers covers different topics of British politics, including agriculture, education, chivalry, and capital punishment.The volume also includes essays on Thackeray, Adelaide Anne Procter, the Rev. Chauncey Hare Townshend, and the actor Charles Fechter. more...

  • Opinion as to the Constitutionality of the Bank of the United Statesby Alexander Hamilton

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    A wonderful piece in which Hamilton defends the constitutionality of the National Bank of America. Written in 1791, it is addressed to the then American president George Washington. It stresses the economic benefits emerging from establishment of the bank. He wrote it in response to the questions raised by Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson, regarding... more...

  • Democracy is a Good Thingby Yu Keping; Cheng Li; John L. Thornton

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 26.95

    As an amazed world watches the explosive growth of China’s increasingly free market economy, international observers hope that this economic liberalization will be followed by greater political liberalization and freedom. This timely volume provides important clues on where Chinese political development is heading. Democracy Is a Good Thing brings... more...