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On the Abolition of All Political Parties

by Simone Weil & Simon Leys

An NYRB Classics Original 

Simone Weil—philosopher, activist, mystic—is one of the most uncompromising of modern spiritual masters. In “On the Abolition of All Political Parties” she challenges the...


The Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights

by Anna Yeatman & Peg Birmingham

The Aporia of Rights is an exploration of the perplexities of human rights, and their inevitable and important intersection with the idea of citizenship. Written by political theorists and philosophers, essays...


The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts

by Bolette Blaagaard & Iris van der Tuin

The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts brings into focus the diverse influence of the work of Rosi Braidotti on academic fields in the humanities and the social sciences such as the study and scholarship...


Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

by Banu Bargu

Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Through an innovative...


Intimate Strangers: Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American Political Discourse

by Andreea Deciu Ritivoi

Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought shaping American political discourse after World War II. Yet none of them...


How to be a conservative

by Roger Scruton

What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is...


The Communist Postscript

by Boris Groys & Thomas Ford

Since Plato, philosophers have dreamed of establishing a rational state ruled through the power of language. In this radical and disturbing account of Soviet philosophy, Boris Groys argues that communism shares...


Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj

by Slavoj Žižek & Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

”We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing...


Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance

by Simon Critchley

The clearest, boldest and most systematic statement of Simon Critchley’s influential views on philosophy, ethics, and politics, Infinitely Demanding identifies a massive political disappointment at the...


The Actuality of Communism

by Bruno Bosteels

One of the rising stars of contemporary critical theory, Bruno Bosteels discusses the new currents of thought generated by figures such as Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière and Slavoj Žižek, who are spearheading...


Marxism and Philosophy

by Karl Korsch & Fred Halliday

In Marxism and Philosophy Korsch argues for a reexamination of the relationship between Marxist theory and bourgeois philosophy, and insists on the centrality of the Hegelian dialectic and a commitment to revolutionary...


Ethics Without Intention

by Ezio Di Nucci

Ethics Without Intention tackles the questions raised by difficult moral dilemmas by providing a critical analysis of double effect and its most common ethical and political applications. The book discusses...


Citizen Machiavelli

by Mark Hulliung

Machiavelli has been viewed as the forerunner of the humanists of our day—liberals and socialists—who have discovered that moral  ends sometimes require immoral means.  Against this interpretation,...


A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft & Eileen Hunt Botting

Mary Wollstonecraft's visionary treatise, originally published in 1792, was the first book to present women's rights as an issue of universal human rights. Ideal for coursework and classroom study, this comprehensive...


Radical History and the Politics of Art

by Gabriel Rockhill

Gabriel Rockhill opens new space for rethinking the relationship between art and politics. Rather than understanding the two spheres as separated by an insurmountable divide or linked by a privileged bridge,...


The Subject of Liberation: ¿i¿ek, Politics, Psychoanalysis

by Charles Wells

The book shares �i�ek's central problem of how to revitalize the radical political left through theory. It initially follows the argument developed in The Ticklish Subject that contemporary leftist thought...


Moments of Decision: Political History and the Crises of Radicalism

by Stephen Eric Bronner

In this expanded second edition, the radical classic Moments of Decision has been updated more than 20 years since it was first published and received the Michael Harrington Book Award. Reexamining observations...


Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil

by Alain BADIOU & Peter Hallward

Alain Badiou, one of the most powerful voices in contemporary French philosophy, shows how our prevailing ethical principles serve ultimately to reinforce an ideology of the status quo and fail to provide a...


Radical Future Pasts: Untimely Political Theory

by Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt & George Shulman

Written by both well-established and rising scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for theoretical inquiries and engagements with practical political struggles. Unlike conventional...


Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany, 1789-1848

by Sven-Erik Rose

A provocative look at how Jewish intellectuals thought about Jewish religion and existence within a German philosophical tradition