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Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns

by Glenn Beck

When our founding fathers secured the Constitutional “right of the people to keep and bear arms,” they also added the admonition that this right SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

It is the only time this phrase appears...


Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power: Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power

by Joseph Margulies

In his address to the nation on September 20, 2001, President Bush declared war on terrorism and set in motion a detention policy unlike any we have ever seen. Since then, the United States has seized thousands...


A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

by Lisa Frazier Page, Carlotta Walls Lanier & Bill Clinton

BONUS: This edition contains an A Mighty Long Way discussion guide.

When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black...


With Liberty and Justice for Some

by Glenn Greenwald

From "the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years" (Bill Moyers), a scathing critique of the two-tiered system of justice that has emerged in America

From the nation's beginnings,...


The Struggle for Sovereignty 2 Vol PB Set

by Joyce Lee Malcolm

For much of Europe the seventeenth century was, as it has been termed, an "Age of Absolutism" in which single rulers held tremendous power. Yet the English in the same century succeeded in limiting the power...


Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

by Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great has been called a Tom Paine for our times, and in this addition to the Books that Changed the World Series, he vividly introduces...


Challenging Authoritarianism in Mexico: Revolutionary Struggles and the Dirty War, 1964-1982

by Fernando Herrera Calderon & Adela Cedillo

The Cold War in Latin America spawned numerous authoritarian and military regimes in response to the ostensible threat of communism in the Western Hemisphere, and with that, a rigid national security doctrine...


Walking with the Comrades

by Arundhati Roy

From the award-winning author of The God of Small Things comes a searing frontline exposé of brutal repression in India

In her latest book, internationally renowned author Arundhati Roy draws on her unprecedented...


Bad Dog: A Love Story

by Martin Kihn

(A true story.)

 

Meet Hola. She’s a nightmare, but it’s not her fault if she tackles strangers and chews on furniture, or if she runs after buses and fried chicken containers and drug dealers. No one ever...


Tory Pride and Prejudice: The Conservative Party and homosexual law reform

by Michael McManus

TORY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is an authoritative but highly accessible account of the Conservative Party’s social attitudes from the 1950s to the present day, with a particular focus on homosexual law reform and...


The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina

by Vikki Bell

Since the end of the last dictatorship in 1983, Argentina's visual artists and art-activists have been central to campaigns to demand the criminal prosecution of those initially granted amnesty and to a variety...


The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Conservatism, and the Cold War

by D. Mulloy

The blueprint of the modern Tea Party, front and center in the John Birch Society's strongest years


Democratic Citizenship and War

by Yoav Peled, Noah Lewin-Epstein & Guy Mundlak

This edited volume explores the theoretical and practical implications of war and terror situations for citizenship in democratic states.

Citizenship is a key concept in Western political thought for defining...


Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed

by Jason L. Riley

Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries?

In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare...


The Many Faces of Tolerance: Attitudes Toward Diversity in Poland

by Ewa A. Golebiowska

This book presents a systematic account on Poles' attitudes toward ethnic, religious, political, and sexual minorities. It investigates Poland's reputation as an intolerant, anti-Semitic, and homophobic country....


We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality

by Madeleine M. Kunin & Jennifer Baumgardner

This volume demonstrates, through speeches and interviews, the astounding story of American politicians' increasing acceptance of gay marriage.


Art for Equality: The NAACP's Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

by Jenny Woodley

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest civil rights organization, having dedicated itself to the fight for racial equality since 1909. While the group helped...


Revolt on Goose Island: The Chicago Factory Takeover and What it Says About the Economic Crisis

by Kari Lydersen

Revised and updated, with a new afterword by the author

“There is much talk about ‘audacity’ these days, but true chutzpah is when the workers take over the factory and take on the bank. Kari Lydersen’s...


This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

by Charles E. Cobb

Visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. “Just for self-defense,” King assured him. One of King’s advisors...


Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America

by Sheryll Cashin

From a nationally recognized expert, a fresh and original argument for bettering affirmative action

 

Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the recent...