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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 Rights of Man

by Thomas Paine

In The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine defends the representational form of government. He posits that all men are born with God-given rights that cannot be taken from them by any government. Paine's position on...


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

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...


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,...


Leviathan

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.


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...


Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan is both a magnificent literary achievement and the greatest work of political philosophy in the English language. Permanently challenging, it has found new applications and new refutations in every...


Reflections on the Revolution in France

by Edmund Burke

Reflections on the Revolution in France is a 1790 book by Edmund Burke, one of the best-known intellectual attacks against the (then-infant) French Revolution. In the twentieth century, it much influenced conservative...


The Politics

by Aristotle

Every state is a community of some kind, and every community is established with a view to some good; for mankind always acts in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some...


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...


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...


Politics and Teleology in Kant

by Paul Formosa, Tatiana Patrone & Avery Goldman

This volume, consisting of fourteen essays by leading scholars in the field, is the first to focus in depth on the critically important relationship between politics and teleology in Kant's work.