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  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for independence from British rule at a time when the question of independence was still undecided. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common... more...

  • Common Sense and Selected Works of Thomas Paineby Thomas Paine

    Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Thomas Paine is one of history?s most renowned thinkers and was indispensible to both the American and French revolutions. The three works included, Common Sense , The Rights of Man , and The Age of Reason , are among his most famous publications. Paine is probably best known for his hugely popular pamphlet, Common Sense , which swayed public... more...

  • The Danger of Being a Gentleman (Works of Harold J. Laski)by Harold J. Laski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    An excellent and entertaining essayist, Laski?s volume deals with the issues of politics and law in Europe and American during the 1920s and 30s. It is unified by the concpetion of democracy as a society of equals sharing in a common good.   more...

  • The Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieuby Maurice Joly; John S. Waggoner

    Lexington Books 2002; US$ 44.99

    John Waggoner's superb translation of and commentary on Joly's Dialogue?the first faithful translation in English?seeks not only to update the sordid legacy of the The Protocols of the Elders of Zion but to redeem Joly's original work for serious study in its own right, rather than through the lens of antisemitism. Waggoner's work vindicates a man... more...

  • Die Antipolitischenby Jacques de Saint Victor; Michael Halfbrodt; Raymond Geuss

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2015; US$ 7.62

    Politikverdrossenheit und Misstrauen gegenüber Politikern hat in den westlichen Demokratien ein beachtliches Ausmaß angenommen. Gewählt werden häufig Personen und Bewegungen, die sich als »antipolitisch« verstehen, wie der italienische Ex-Komiker Beppe Grillo mit seiner Anti-Partei »Fünf-Sterne-Bewegung«. In seinem Blog plädiert Grillo für totale Transparenz... more...

  • Discourse on Political Economy and The Social Contractby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Christopher Betts

    Oxford University Press, UK 1994; US$ 8.99

    Censored in its own time, the Social Contract (1762) remains a key source of democratic belief and is one of the classics of political theory. It argues concisely but eloquently, that the basis of any legitimate society must be the agreement of its members. As humans we were `born free' and our subjection to government must be freely accepted.... more...

  • Discourse on Voluntary Servitudeby Étienne de La Boétie; James B. Atkinson; David Sices

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 6.95

    Drawn from James B. Atkinson and David Sices' Montaigne: Selected Essays , this annotated translation of Étienne de La Boétie's political masterpiece offers an ideal opportunity to become acquainted with the thought of a brilliant though short-lived sixteenth-century French thinker known for "his mortal and sworn hatred for all vice," as his friend... more...

  • Englishness and the Study of Politicsby Julia Stapleton

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 52.00

    An analysis of the thought of one of the most wide-ranging and influential theorists of the 'English nation, Ernest Barker. more...

  • Eqbal Ahmadby Stuart Schaar

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Eqbal Ahmad (1930?1999) was a bold and original activist, journalist, and theorist who brought uncommon perspective to the rise of militant Islam, the conflict in Kashmir, U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and Cold War geopolitics. A long-time friend and intellectual collaborator of Ahmad, Stuart Schaar presents in this book previously unseen materials... more...

  • Essential Political Philosophyby Mel Thompson

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 9.58

    Want to know about political philosophy but short of time and unsure where to begin? Get a kickstart with this little book which will give you just enough to get you going... more...