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Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem

by bell hooks

World-renowned scholar and visionary bell hooks takes an in-depth look at one of the most critical issues of our time, the impact of low self-esteem on the lives of black people.

Without self-esteem everyone...


You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government

by Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Straight-talking CNBC reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera demands a modern solution to our nation’s social and economic woes—a return to our political roots: fiscal conservatism, limited government, and personal...


The Libertarian Reader: Classic & Contemporary Writings from Lao-Tzu to Milton Friedman

by David Boaz

The first collection of seminal writings on a movement that is rapidly changing the face of American politics, The Libertarian Reader links some of the most fertile minds of our time to a centuries-old commitment...


Politics of Happiness: Connecting the philosophical ideas of Hegel, Nietzsche and Derrida to the Political Ideologies of happiness

by Ross Abbinnett

This unique and engaging study argues that the Western concern with achieving happiness should be understood in terms of its relationship to the political ideologies that have emerged since the Enlightenment....


Why You're Wrong About the Right: Behind the Myths: The Surprising Truth About Conservatives

by S. E. Cupp & Brett Joshpe

And on your right, ladies and gentlemen, please observe The Conservative (Conservitus Americanus). This fascinating species in-habits vast territories across middle America, but rarely reveals itself in coastal...


Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

by Charles W. Calomiris & Stephen H. Haber

Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries--but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil...


JFK: The French Connection

by Peter Kross

Ten months after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Warren Commission reported that Lee Harvey Oswald, alone, killed the president on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Oswald had no confederates, nor...


Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Business in Sustainable Development

by Oliver F. Williams

Over the last 30 years, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a household term, reflecting a combination of factors that we have come to associate with that most catch-all of terms "globalization,"...


The Trial of Saddam Hussein

by Al-Ani Dr. Abdul-Haq

The trial of Saddam Hussein marks the first time since the UN was created that a head of state has been put on trial by an invading, occupying power. This book, by the UK coordinator of Saddam Hussein's defense...


The Quest for Cosmic Justice

by Thomas Sowell

This book is about the great moral issues underlying many of the headline-making political controversies of our times. It is not a comforting book but a book about disturbing and dangerous trends. The Quest...


Subverting the Leviathan: Reading Thomas Hobbes as a Radical Democrat

by James Martel

In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes's landmark work on political philosophy, James Martel argues that although Hobbes pays lip service to the superior interpretive authority of the sovereign, he consistently subverts...


Democracy and the Political Unconscious

by Noelle McAfee

Political philosopher Noelle McAfee proposes a powerful new political theory for our post-9/11 world, in which an old pathology-the repetition compulsion-has manifested itself in a seemingly endless war on terror....


Blue Thunder: The Truth About Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper

by Bob Plamondon

An unparalleled portrait of the Conservative Party and each of its nineteen leaders, Blue Thunder rollicks through 141 years of Canadian Conservative leadership.

A sprawling, page-turning exposé, Blue Thunder...


An End to Poverty?: A Historical Debate

by Gareth Stedman Jones

In the 1790s, for the first time, reformers proposed bringing poverty to an end. Inspired by scientific progress, the promise of an international economy, and the revolutions in France and the United States,...


Building the New World: Work, Politics and Society in Caversham, 1880s1920s

by Erik Olssen

These essays are the result of a study of the Dunedin working-class suburb of Caversham. Olssen discusses a number of important theoretical issues the writing of history, the question of class, the role of gender,...


Historical Tales and National Identity: An Introduction to Narrative Social Psychology

by János László

Social psychologists argue that people's past weighs on their present. Consistent with this view, Historical Tales and National Identity outlines a theory and a methodology which provide tools for better understanding...


Memory and Trauma in International Relations: Theories, Cases and Debates

by Erica Resende & Dovile Budryte

This work seeks to provide a comprehensive and accessible survey of the international dimension of trauma and memory and its manifestations in various cultural contexts.

Drawing together contributions and case...


Women Navigating Globalization: Feminist Approaches to Development

by Jana Everett & Sue Ellen M. Charlton

This up-to-date text offers a clear and cogent introduction to women in development. Assessing the global structures and processes that impede or support the empowerment of women, Jana Everett and Sue Ellen...


Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

by Joseph Chan

Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method of governance...


The Great Zapruder Film Hoax: Deceit and Deception in the Death of JFK

by James H. Fetzer

The Zapruder film has been described as "the most significant amateur recording of a news event in history." The 27-second "home movie" of the Kennedy assassination is often claimed to be bedrock fact, against...