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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...


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...


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...


Utopia

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,...


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,...


Living in the End Times

by Slavoj Žižek

The underlying premise of the book is a simple one: the global capitalist system is approaching an apocalyptic zero-point. Its four riders of the apocalypse are the ecological crisis, the consequences of the...


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....


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...


Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

by Piatti-Crocker Pierceson

This book explores policy innovation for same-sex couples throughout the Americas and includes same-sex marriage legislation, civil unions, and other new developments for same-sex couples throughout the Americas...


The Closed Commercial State: Perpetual Peace and Commercial Society from Rousseau to Fichte

by Isaac Nakhimovsky

This book presents an important new account of Johann Gottlieb Fichte's Closed Commercial State, a major early nineteenth-century development of Rousseau and Kant's political thought. Isaac Nakhimovsky shows...


Luhmann Explained: From Souls to Systems

by Hans-Georg Moeller

What are systems? What is society? What happens to human beings in a hypermodern world? This book is an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory which explains specific functions like economy and...


Freedom and the Rule of Law

by Anthony A Peacock

Freedom and the Rule of Law takes a critical look at the historical beginnings of law in the United States, and how that history has influenced current trends regarding law and freedom. Anthony Peacock has compiled...


Rawls's 'A Theory of Justice': A Reader's Guide

by Frank Lovett

John Rawls's A Theory of Justice, first published in 1971, is arguably the most important work of moral and political philosophy of the twentieth century. A staple on undergraduate courses in political theory,...


Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Krister Bykvist

Utilitarianism is the ethical theory advanced by Jeremy Bentham, J.S. Mill, and Henry Sidgwick and has contributed significantly to contemporary moral and political philosophy. Yet it is not without controversy...


Personal Responsibility: Why It Matters

by Alexander Brown

Personal responsibility is now very much on the political agenda. But what is personal responsibility? Why do we care about it? And what, if anything, should governments do to promote it?

This book explores...


Beyond Animal Rights: Food, Pets and Ethics

by Tony Milligan

Issues to do with animal ethics remain at the heart of public debate. In Beyond Animal Rights, Tony Milligan goes beyond standard discussions of animal ethics to explore the ways in which we personally relate...


The Ethics of Voting

by Jason Brennan

Nothing is more integral to democracy than voting. Most people believe that every citizen has the civic duty or moral obligation to vote, that any sincere vote is morally acceptable, and that buying, selling,...