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Class Matters

by The New York Times & Bill Keller

The acclaimed New York Times series on social class in America—and its implications for the way we live our lives

     We Americans have long thought of ourselves as unburdened by class distinctions. We...


What We Say Goes

by Noam Chomsky & David Barsamian

An indispensable set of interviews on foreign and domestic issues with the bestselling author of Hegemony or Survival, "America's most useful citizen." (The Boston Globe) In this new collection of conversations,...


The Other Eighties

by Bradford Martin

In this engaging new book, Bradford Martin illuminates a different 1980s than many remember—one whose history has been buried under the celebratory narrative of conservative ascendancy. Ronald Reagan looms...


Engaging the Muslim World

by Juan Cole

With clarity and concision, Juan Cole disentangles the key foreign policy issues that America is grappling with today--from our dependence on Middle East petroleum to the promotion of Islamophobia by the American...


There Is No Freedom Without Bread!

by Constantine Pleshakov

The conventional story of the end of the cold war focuses on the geopolitical power struggle between the United States and the USSR: Ronald Reagan waged an aggressive campaign against communism, outspent the...


The Spirit of Democracy

by Larry Diamond

One of America's preeminent experts on democracy charts the future prospects for freedom around the world in the aftermath of Iraq and deepening authoritarianism

 

Over three decades, the world was transformed....


Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

by Michael T. Klare & Michael Klare

From the author of the now-classic Resource Wars, an indispensable account of how the world's diminishing sources of energy are radically changing the international balance of power Recently, an unprecedented...


A Little War That Shook the World

by Ronald Asmus

The brief war between Russia and Georgia in August 2008 seemed to many like an unexpected shot out of the blue that was gone as quickly as it came. Former Assistant Deputy Secretary of State Ronald Asmus contends...


20:21 Vision

by Bill Emmott

The Editor in Chief of The Economist illuminates what global issues mattered in the last century--and how the ways in which we deal with them will shape our lives in the next

The attacks on September 11th, 2001,...


In a Time of War

by Bill Murphy, Jr.

The dramatic story of West Point’s class of 2002, the first in a generation to graduate during wartime

They came to West Point in a time of peace, but soon after the start of their senior year, their lives...


Iraq Full Circle: From Shock and Awe to the Last Combat Patrol in Baghdad and Beyond

by Darron Wright

Col. Wright served three tours of duty in the Iraq War, commanding the last active combat brigade to withdraw from Operation Iraqi Freedom. His book personalizes the broader operational conflict we’ve all...


The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

by Slavoj Žižek

Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation,...


Sniper: A Novel

by Nicolai Lilin

Poised to stand among the great war novels, the harrowing chronicle of a sniper during the Chechen War. “The saboteurs? Holy Christ, what happened? What did you do to deserve that?” a fellow soldier responds...


Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

by Shareen Blair Brysac & Karl E. Meyer

A brilliant narrative history tracing today’s troubles back to the grandiose imperial overreach of Great Britain and the United States. Kingmakers is the gripping story of how the modern Middle East came to...


The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq

by Rory Stewart

In August 2003, at the age of thirty, Rory Stewart took a taxi from Jordan to Baghdad. A Farsi-speaking British diplomat who had recently completed an epic walk from Turkey to Bangladesh, he was soon appointed...


Syria

by David W. Lesch

When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad came to power upon his father's death in 2000, many in- and outside Syria held high hopes that the popular young doctor would bring long-awaited reform, that he would be...


Libya: An ancient country looks toward the future

by Giorgio Galanti

A captivating book dedicated to Libya of yesterday and today: a country with a thousand faces that is experiencing a dramatic moment. Through a wonderful selection of photographs accompanied by comprehensive...


History of Participatory Media: Politics and Publics, 1750 2000

by Anders Ekström, Solveig Jülich & FRANS LUNDGREN

This book argues for a historical perspective on issues relating to the notion of participatory media. Working from a broad concept of media - including essays on the 19th century press, early sound media, photography,...


The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe

by David Marquand

Has Europe's extraordinary postwar recovery limped to an end? It would seem so. The United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Italy, and former Soviet Bloc countries have experienced ethnic or religious disturbances,...


Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

by Daniel Finke, Thomas König & Sven-Oliver Proksch

For decades the European Union tried changing its institutions, but achieved only unsatisfying political compromises and modest, incremental treaty revisions. In late 2009, however, the EU was successfully reformed...