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Cities at the End of the World: Using Utopian and Dystopian Stories to Reflect Critically on our Political Beliefs, Communities, and Ways of Life

by David J. Lorenzo

This book undertakes a critical examination of contemporary political problems through discussions of three utopian and three dystopian texts.

Selected stories from Morris, Orwell, More, Bellamy, Neville, and...


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...


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...


The Essential Mae Brussell: Investigations of Fascism in America

by Mae Brussell, Alex Constantine & Paul Krassner

Fascinating research from the woman who inspired an entire generation of anti-Fascist conspiratorial investigations.


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...


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


New Worlds for Old: A Plain Account of Modern Socialism

by H. G. Wells

Though he is today best remembered as an important early innovator in the field of science fiction who created such works as The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, H. G. Wells was also an important political...


The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism

by Bertrand Russell

Though chiefly recognized as a towering figure in twentieth-century philosophy, Bertrand Russell also focused his attention on matters related to politics, culture, and society. The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism...


Political Ideals

by Bertrand Russell

A major contributor to twentieth-century philosophy, British-born thinker Bertrand Russell is credited as one of the key figures in the founding of the field of analytic philosophy. Throughout his life, he flirted...


Proposed Roads to Freedom

by Bertrand Russell

Prodigiously talented and prolific British philosopher Bertrand Russell is credited with many important contributions to the discipline, including playing a key role in the development of analytic philosophy....


The Meaning of the War: Life & Matter in Conflict

by Henri Bergson

The events leading up to the outbreak of World War I galvanized early-twentieth-century thinkers and intellectuals, prompting many to revisit the political and philosophical causes and implications of armed...


The Psychology of Revolution

by Gustave Le Bon

Often, revolts and uprisings are regarded as being solely the results of a perfect storm of geopolitical, societal, and economic factors. But as French sociologist Gustave Le Bon astutely points out in The Psychology...


Elements of Morals: With Special Application of the Moral Law to the Duties of the Individual and of Society and the State

by Paul Janet & C. R. Corson

Drawing on a number of influential forbears, including Kant and Hegel, French philosopher Paul Janet spun a unique synthesis in his ethical system. Generally regarded as his masterwork, Elements of Morals sets...


Sophisms of the Protectionists

by Frederic Bastiat & Horace White

The economic debate over free trade versus protectionism is as relevant today as it was in the mid-nineteenth century, when the scathing takedown Sophisms of the Protectionists was first published. French economist...


The Case for India

by Annie Besant

A progressive thinker and activist who advocated for women's rights and freedom of religion, Annie Besant's fate was forever altered when she took a trip to India in the late 1890s. Though the journey was intended...


Deprovincializing Habermas: Global Perspectives: Global Perspectives

by Tom Bailey

This volume engages with Jürgen Habermas's political theory from critical perspectives beyond its Western European origins. In particular, it explores the challenges of democratizing, decolonizing and desecularizing...


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...


The Notion of Authority

by Alexandre Kojeve & Hager Weslati

In The Notion of Authority, written in the 1940s in Nazi-occupied France, Alexandre

Kojève uncovers the conceptual premises of four primary models of authority, examining the practical application of their derivative...


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...