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The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics

by George Lakoff

A groundbreaking scientific examination of the way our brains understand politics from a New York Times bestselling author

One of the world 's best-known linguists and cognitive scientists, George Lakoff has...


Masking Terror: How Women Contain Violence in Southern Sri Lanka

by Alex Argenti-Pillen

Describes the social fabric of a rural community that has become a reservoir of soldiers for the Sri Lankan nation in the brutal war against Tamil separatists.


The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays

by Simon Leys

An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling...


Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders

by Jason L. Riley

A conservative columnist makes an eye-opening case for why immigration improves the lives of Americans and is important for the future of the country

Separating fact from myth in today’s heated immigration...


The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

by Alexandra Harney

In this landmark work of investigative reporting, former Financial Times correspondent Alexandra Harney uncovers a story of immense significance to us all: how China's factory economy gains a competitive edge...


X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking

by Jeff Gordinier

Read Jeff Gordinier's posts on the Penguin Blog

In this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto for a generation that's never had much use for manifestos," Gordinier suggests that for the first time...


A Blue Hand: The Tragicomic, Mind-Altering Odyssey of Allen Ginsberg, a Holy Fool, a Lost Muse, a Dharma Bum, and His Prickly Bride in India

by Deborah Baker

In this engrossing new piece of Beat history, Pulitzer Prize finalist Deborah Baker takes us back to the moment when America's edgiest writers looked to India for answers as India looked to the West. It was...


Concrete Reveries: Consciousness and the City

by Mark Kingwell

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America

by Ronald Brownstein

In recent years American politics has seemingly become much more partisan, more zero-sum, more vicious, and less able to confront the real problems our nation faces. What has happened?

In The Second Civil War...


The Big Disconnect: The Story of Technology and Loneliness

by Giles Slade

Smart phones and social media sites may be contemporary fixations, but using technology to replace face-to-face interactions is not a new cultural phenomenon. Throughout our history, intimacy with machines has...


50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

by Guy P. Harrison

Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy...


The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism

by Howard Bloom

Is global capitalism on its last legs? Is the era of American leadership over? Has the West begun a decline into a new Dark Age? Does American civilization deserve to survive? These are the unnerving questions...


Quotable Reagan: Words of Wit, Wisdom, Statesmanship by and about Ronald Reagan, America's Great Communicator

by Steve Eubanks

Former President Reagan, long remembered as the Great Communicator, never was at a loss for words, and his profound wisdom and wit are presented in this unique, impactful book covering more than fifty years...


Repairing the Athlete's Image: Studies in Sports Image Restoration

by Joseph R. Blaney, Lance Lippert & Scott J. Smith

This book presents case studies of various athletes, sports, and public relations scenarios with prescriptive advice for those attempting to repair athletic reputations. This invaluable study is an essential...


One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding

by Rebecca Mead

Astutely observed and deftly witty, One Perfect Day masterfully mixes investigative journalism and social commentary to explore the workings of the wedding industry?an industry that claims to be worth $160 billion...


Trials and Tribulations of International Prosecution

by Henry F. Carey & Stacey M. Mitchell

This book examines the political and legal challenges of instating criminal prosecutions by international tribunals since their reestablishment a half century after the international military tribunals at Nuremberg...


The 2012 Presidential Campaign: A Communication Perspective

by JR., ROBERT E. DENTON, Kate M. Kenski & Henry C. Kenski

This volume offers a unique and detailed examination of all stages of the 2012 presidential campaign, starting with the primaries and ending with post-election insights. Each chapter focuses on the campaign’s...


The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman's Work in Archaeology

by Kathleen L., Ph.D Sheppard

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology, by Kathleen L. Sheppard, is a scientific biography of Margaret Alice Murray (1863-1963), exploring all the facets of “women’s work” in...


Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service

by Thomas Ehrlich & Ernestine Fu

Civic Work, Civic Lessons explains how and why people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service. Its authors are 57 years apart in age, but united in their passion for public...


The Global President: International Media and the US Government

by Stephen J. Farnsworth, S. Robert Lichter & Roland Schatz

When the US government speaks, the world listens, regardless of whether people like what they hear. News reporters and citizens around the world pay considerable attention to the statements of US presidents...