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An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln

by Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx & Robin Blackburn

Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln exchanged letters at the end of the Civil War, with Marx writing on behalf of the International Working Men’s Association. Although they were divided by far more than the Atlantic...

The Moral Foundations of Politics

by Ian Shapiro

When do governments merit our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? Ian Shapiro explores this most enduring of political dilemmas in this innovative and engaging book. Building on his highly popular...

Thinking in an Emergency (Norton Global Ethics Series)

by Elaine Scarry

Award-winning critic Elaine Scarry provides a vital new assessment of leadership during crisis that ensures the protection of democratic values. In Thinking in an Emergency, Elaine Scarry lays bare the realities...

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)

by Kwame Anthony Appiah

“A brilliant and humane philosophy for our confused age.”—Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well...

The Specter of Democracy: What Marx and Marxists Haven't Understood and Why

by Dick Howard

In this rethinking of Marxism and its blind spots, Dick Howard argues that the collapse of European communism in 1989 should not be identified with a victory for capitalism and makes possible a wholesale reevaluation...

The Future of Organized Labor in American Politics

by Peter L. Francia

In 1995, promising a more active political presence for unions, John Sweeney was elected president of the AFL-CIO. Labor would develop a "new voice," one that could not be ignored or taken for granted by Democratic...

Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope

by Peter Edelman

Peter Edelman has worked as an aide to Robert F. Kennedy, a lawyer, a children's advocate, and a policymaker. He has devoted his life to the cause of justice and to ending inequality. But in 1996, while serving...

Politics in the Bible

by Paul R. Abramson

Politics in the Bible has a simple goal: to help readers think critically about how the Bible illuminates understanding of justice, leadership, and politics. Abramson argues that the Bible is a book that should...

American Political Rhetoric: Essential Speeches and Writings on Founding Principles and Contemporary Controversies


American Political Rhetoric is the only reader for introductory classes in American politics and government and political communication designed to explore fundamental political principles through classic examples...

Social Democracy After the Cold War

by Bryan Evans & Ingo Schmidt

The end of the Cold War was widely seen as a victory for free market capitalism. It also issued into a short-lived revival of social democracy. Drawing on evidence from different countries, the book explains...

Totalitarianism: Part Three of The Origins of Totalitarianism

by Hannah Arendt

In the final volume, Arendt focuses on the two genuine forms of the totalitarian state in history-the dictatorships of Bolshevism after 1930 and of National Socialism after 1938. Index.

The Liberal Tradition in America

by Louis Hartz

Hartz’s influential interpretation of american political thought since the Revolution. He contends that americanca gave rise to a new concept of a liberal society, a “liberal tradition” that has been central...

Democracy, Fascism and the New World Order

by Ivo Mosley

Democracy is not a universal good, it is a political system, and like all political systems it is open to corruption. The word 'democracy' means 'rule by the people', not rule by a simple majority. To achieve...

Cryptoscatology: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form

by Robert Guffey

Examining nearly every conspiracy theory in the public’s consciousness today, this investigation seeks to link seemingly unrelated theories through a cultural studies perspective. While looking at conspiracy...

"They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions

by Bill Jr Fletcher

From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits...

The Wretched of the Earth

by Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox & Homi K. Bhabha

Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography...

Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America

by Cullen Murphy

The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds from the beginning of our republic.Today we focus less on the Roman Republic than on the empire that took its place. Depending on who’s doing the...

Common Sense

by Thomas Paine & Richard Beeman

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged,...

Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

by Steven Johnson

Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good For You, New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson’s Future Perfect makes the...

Rules for Radical Conservatives: Beating the Left at Its Own Game to Take Back America

by David Kahane

Are you a frustrated conservative shocked by the bunch of far Left fanatics driving the bus—and our future—off a cliff? It’s time to fight back with the same ruthlessness that has served the radicals so...