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  • Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience in 1849. It argues the superiority of the individual conscience over acquiescence to government. Thoreau was inspired to write in response to slavery and the Mexican-American war. He believed that people could not be made agents of injustice if they were governed by their own consciences. more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1995; US$ 6.75

    "This is an excellent, readable and vigorous translation of The Prince , but it is much more than simply a translation. The map, notes and guide to further reading are crisp, to-the-point and yet nicely comprehensive. The inclusion of the letter to Vettori is most welcome. But, above all, the Introduction is so gripping and lively that it has convinced... more...

  • Driving Democracyby Pippa Norris

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book is a comparative study of power-sharing institutions that analyzes the consequences for democracy worldwide. more...

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke; C. B. Macpherson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1980; US$ 7.50

    The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far-reaching in its influence. In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for limited, conditional government, private property, and right of revolution... more...

  • The Official Handbook of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy 2008by Mark W. Smith

    Regnery Publishing 2008; US$ 14.99

    Already tired of the left-wing media spin on the 2008 elections? Had enough of Democratic talking heads hyping tax increases and the global warming scare? Looking for an island of straight-talking sanity in today's swamp of multi-cultiliberal gibberish? Look no further. Mark Smith continues his crusade against the lunatic Left with this new edition... more...

  • Legitimacy and Politicsby Jean-Marc Coicaud; David Ames Curtis

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Recently corruption, extremism and public distrust have raised questions over political legitimacy. In this book, Coicaud examines these issues. more...

  • The Truth about Leo Straussby Catherine H. Zuckert; Michael P. Zuckert

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    Is  Leo Strauss truly an intellectual forebear of neoconservatism and a powerful force in shaping Bush administration foreign policy? The Truth about Leo Strauss puts this question to rest, revealing for the first time how the popular media came to perpetuate such an oversimplified view of such a complex and wide-ranging philosopher. More... more...

  • The Essential Writings of Machiavelliby Niccolo Machiavelli; Peter Constantine

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    FINALIST--2008 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE In The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Peter Constantine has assembled a comprehensive collection that shows the true depth and breadth of a great Renaissance thinker. Refreshingly accessible, these superb new translations are faithful to Machiavelli?s original, beautifully crafted writings. The volume features... more...

  • Perfecting Parliamentby Roger D. Congleton

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This book explains why contemporary liberal democracies are based on historical templates rather than revolutionary reforms. more...

  • On Libertyby John Stuart Mill; Elizabeth Rapaport

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1978; US$ 5.95

    Contents include a selected bibliography and an editor's Introduction broken into two sections. The first section provides a brief sketch of the historical, social, and biographical context in which Mill wrote and the second traces the central line of argument in the text to aid in the comprehension of the essay's structure, method, and major... more...