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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...


Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India

by Amrita Pande

Surrogacy is India’s new form of outsourcing, as couples from all over the world hire Indian women to bear their children for a fraction of the cost of surrogacy elsewhere with little to no government oversight...


Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy

by Darryl Pinckney

Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney’s meditation on a century and a half of participation by blacks in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and...


All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

by Matt Bai

Yahoo's national political columnist and the former chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection...


Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World

by Jeff Madrick

A bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why they’re wrong, and how they’ve been harming America and the world.

Budget deficits are bad. A strong dollar is good. Controlling...


Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

by Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.

After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions...


While America Sleeps

by Donald Kagan & Frederick W. Kagan

In While England Slept Winston Churchill revealed in 1938 how the inadequacy of Britain's military forces to cope with worldwide responsibilities in a peaceful but tense era crippled its ability to deter or...


Political Order and Political Decay

by Francis Fukuyama

The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama’s Origins of Political Order “magisterial in its...


On Immunity

by Eula Biss

Why do we fear vaccines? A provocative examination by Eula Biss, the author of Notes from No Man’s Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic...


Eat the Year: 366 Fun and Fabulous Food Holidays to Celebrate Every Day

by Steff Deschenes

Everyone loves food.

But did you know that every day is a national food or drink holiday? It’s true! There’s National Bloody Mary Day, National Cheese Lover’s Day, and even National Blueberry Pancake Day—just...


There Are Some Bad Brothers and Sisters in New Orleans: The Black Power Movement in the Crescent City from 1964-1977

by Samori Camara

This is a study of the manifestations and permutations of the Black Power era principles and ideologies in New Orleans from 1964 to 1977. By highlighting little-known and often neglected groups along with popular...


The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off

by Justin Yifu Lin

How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn’t do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin—the...


Eradicating Child Maltreatment: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Intervention Across Services

by BRUCE F. CHORPITA, Alayna Park & Harriet Ward

Examining whether it's possible to eradicate child maltreatment, this book draws on on global research and evidence-based practice across health, social welfare and education. It describes a range of current...


Mysteries of Police and Crime

by Arthur George Frederick Griffiths

CRIME is the transgression by individuals of rules made by the community. Wrong-doing may be either intentional or accidental—a wilful revolt against law, or a lapse through ignorance of it. Both are punishable...


The Prince (Rediscovered Books): With Linked Table of Contents

by Niccolo Machiavelli

It was Niccolò Machiavelli who essentially removed ethics from government when he asserted that The Prince (president, dictator, prime minister, etc.) does not have to be concerned with ethics, as long as their...


Level 1 Introduction to Health & Social Care and Children & Young People's Settings

by Corinne Barker

Make real progress with this introduction which guides you through your course with easy-to-read language and helpful images. Suitable for all awarding bodies and written by experts currently teaching Level...


Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Second Edition Text) (Rediscovered Books): With Linked Table of Contents

by Joseph A. Schumpeter

Schumpeter's Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy is perhaps the most important and influential book on the subject ever written. This volume is the result of an effort to weld into a readable form the bulk...


A Bold Vision: Women Leaders Imagining Canada's Future

by Dr. Roberta Bondar & A Bold Vision Steering Committee

One hundred and fifty years ago in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 23 men met for the Charlottetown Conference that led to Canadian Confederation. Visions of Canada began before them and continue since....


The Power of XX: The Female Bible

by Hannah A. Rokes

The Power of XX: The Female Bible revolutionizes the definition of female strength and its unshakable bond with nature and nature's power, debunking centuries of misinformation about male and female psyches...


Unsettling Assumptions: Tradition, Gender, Drag

by Pauline Greenhill & Diane Tye

In Unsettling Assumptions, editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye link gender studies with traditional and popular culture studies to examine how tradition and gender can intersect to unsettle assumptions about...