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  • Things That Can and Cannot Be Saidby John Cusack; Arundhati Roy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 8.45

    An account of the extraordinary meeting between four brilliant political activists: Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Pentagon Papers insider Daniel Ellsberg and acclaimed actor John Cusack 'What sort of love is this love that we have for countries? What sort of country is it that will ever live up to our dreams?... more...

  • Insider Baseballby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts Selection   Almost three decades ago, iconic and incomparable American essayist Joan Didion?s now-classic report from the Dukakis campaign trail exposed, in no uncertain terms, the complete sham that is the modern American presidential run.   Writing with bite and some humor too, Didion betrays ?the process??the way in which power... more...

  • Make or Breakby Richard Calland

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 11.00

    The next three years will determine whether South Africa succeeds or fails in the long term.? Jacob Zuma?s term as president is due to end in 2019, though he could go earlier. Who will succeed him and what will be the impact on policy? ? The ANC?s dominance has been significantly dented after opposition parties gained ground in the 2016 local government... more...

  • The Making of Neoliberal Turkeyby Cenk Ozbay; Maral Erol; Z. Umut Turem; Aysecan Terzioglu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Exploring the divergent aspects of the rule of neoliberalism in Turkey since 1980s, each chapter in this book highlights a specific dimension of this socio-economic process and together, these essays construct a thorough examination of the whirlwind of changes recently experienced by Turkish society. With particular focus on the new ways in which social... more...

  • The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politicsby Mark Lilla

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    European history of the past century is full of examples of philosophers, writers, and scholars who supported or excused the worst tyrannies of the age. How was this possible? How could intellectuals whose work depends on freedom defend those who would deny it?    In profiles of six leading twentieth-century thinkers?Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt,... more...

  • Autour de l'échafaudby Henri d'Alméras; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Qu'est-ce que le peuple considéré comme classe ? Que désignait-on sous ce nom, au XVIIIe siècle, à la veille de la Révolution, et pendant la Révolution ? En quoi le Peuple se distinguait-il de la Noblesse, de la Bourgeoisie ? En quoi différait-il de la Populace ? Questions délicates mais auxquelles je dois tout d'abord répondre, et par... more...

  • Récit d'un voyage à la Plata - Lettre d'Araucanieby Ernest Laurent; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "La médiocre instruction que j'ai reçue (je ne suis allé à l'école que jusqu'à l'âge de treize ans) ne me permet pas de me mettre au niveau d'un écrivain ; je suis tout simplement un ancien commerçant qui, par suite de son amour pour la classe ouvrière, a essayé de lui désiller les yeux en lui montrant le danger qu'il y a pour elle à écouter... more...

  • Conversation chez la Comtesse d'Albany (L'Art de la guerre)by Paul-Louis Courier; Louis Lacour; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Ce fut moi qui leur dis, je ne sais à quelle occasion, que notre siècle valait bien celui de Louis XIV. Fabre se récria là-dessus : 'Quelle différence, bon Dieu ! tout sous Louis XIV fleurit. ? Si vous parlez des arts, lui dis-je en quel temps les a-t-on vus plus florissants qu'aujourd'hui ?' Je voulais le faire un peu causer. La comtesse... more...

  • Fugitive Democracyby Sheldon S. Wolin; Nicholas Xenos

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Sheldon Wolin was one of the most influential and original political thinkers of the past fifty years. Fugitive Democracy brings together his most important writings, from classic essays such as ?Political Theory as a Vocation,? written amid the Cold War and the conflict in Vietnam, to his late radical essays on American democracy such as ?Fugitive... more...

  • The Negro Problemby Booker T. Washington

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    Here are six historic essays on the state of race relations during the Reconstruction and early twentieth century, written from the African American point of view. These essays show us how far race relations have progressed, and sadly how far we have yet to go. Included are "Industrial Education for the Negro" by Booker T. Washington, "The Talented... more...