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The Kingdom of God Is Within You

by Leo Tolstoy

Published in 1884, 'The kingdom of God is within you' is perhaps Tolstoy's most significant work of non-fiction. Due to the Russian censors, it was first published in Germany, but its dominant idea of non-violence...

The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli & W. K. Marriott

Il Principe (The Prince) is the famous text by Florentine public servant Niccolo Machiavelli, in which he outlines the best strategy by which a prince can acquire, maintain and protect his state. Published posthumously,...

The Revolution: A Manifesto

by Ron Paul

This Much Is True:

You Have Been Lied To.

The government is expanding.

Taxes are increasing.

More senseless wars are being planned.

Inflation is ballooning.

Our basic freedoms are disappearing.

The Founding Fathers...

Leviathan: The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civill

by Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, from 1651, is one of the first and most influential arguments towards social contract. Written in the midst of the English Civil War, it concerns the structure of government and society...

The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

"The Art of War" is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC. Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, and...

Anarchism and Other Essays

by Emma Goldman

Anarchism & Other Essays, published in 1911, is the work of feminist anarchist Emma Goldman. Anarchism is a political philosophy which believes that government, or a governing body is unnecessary. Goldman discusses...


by Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Influenced by the English Civil War, Hobbes wrote that chaos or civil war-situations identified with a state of nature and the famous...


by Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More wrote Utopia in 1516 in Latin. His Utopia is a fictional island, whose society, religion and politics he explores. Critics do not believe that the island depicted More's idea of the perfect society,...


by Thomas Hobbes

Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world.

On the Social Contract

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A milestone of political science, Rousseau's 1762 work argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is rife with inequality. He proposes an alternative system for the development...

What is Property?: An Inquiry Into the Principle of Right and of Government

by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

French printer and pamphleteer Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was an autodidact who became increasingly interested in political philosophy and rose from humble roots to engage in discourse and debate with some of the...

4 Books by Niccolo Machiavelli

by Niccolo Machiavelli

4 Books by Niccolo Machiavelli





Dr Mahathir's Selected Letters to World Leader: With introduction and commentaries by Abdullah Ahmah

by Mahathir Mohamad

Dr Mahathir Mohamad governed Malaysia for 22 years (1981-2003), during which he wrote and received many letters from world leaders. The seventy-one letters presented in this volume-by Dr Mahathir, Tony Blair,...

Lectures in the History of Political Thought

by Michael Oakeshott & Terry Nardin

Oakeshott's memorable lectures on the history of political thought, delivered each year at the London School of Economics, will now be available in print for the first time as Volume II of his Selected Writings....

The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

by Ernesto Che Che Guevara & Aleida Guevara

New York Times bestseller and the book of the popular movie about Che Guevara's youthful travels through Latin America.

Princeton Readings in Political Thought

by Mitchell Cohen & Nicole Fermon

Princeton Readings in Political Thought is one of the most engaging and up-to-date samplers of the standard works of Western political thinking from antiquity through modern times. Organized chronologically,...

Free Market Fairness

by John Tomasi

Can libertarians care about social justice? In Free Market Fairness, John Tomasi argues that they can and should. Drawing simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as F. A. Hayek...

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization

by Roy Scranton

An Iraq War vet's bracing, visionary response to the challenge posed by global warming and his hope in the humanities.

Michael A. Weinstein: Action, Contemplation, Vitalism

by Robert L. Oprisko & Diane Rubenstein

This book is a major reassessment of Michael Weinstein's political philosophy. It situates his singular contribution, designated as "critical vitalism," in the context of both canonical American and contemporary...

The American Manifesto

by Bradford Archer

America is plagued with an illness that threatens the very core of the founding principles this country was founded upon. The primary perpetrators of this illness are the political operatives that are influencing...