Category: International politics & socialism

A fair country

Penguin Group Canada | September 16, 2008 | 340 pages
In this startlingly original vision of Canada, thinker John Ralston Saul unveils 3 founding myths. Saul argues that the famous "peace, order, and good government" that supposedly defines Canada is a distortion of the country's true nature. Every single document before the BNA Act, he points out,... More Info

Remembering the dismembered continent

December 11, 2018 | 318 pages
Armah, Ayi Kwei Per Ankh Publishing Paperback 9782911928147 1885, Berlin: European and American globalizers set up colonies that impoverished Africans by exporting raw resources to fuel European and American prosperity.   1960s: "Independent" Africa's rulers, far from uniting Africa to create... More Info

Canada in Haiti

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | April 1, 2006 | 120 pages
Based on documents gathered using the Access to Information Act and from human rights investigations and first-hand interviews, this report discloses how Canada, the United States, and France undermined the overthrow of Haiti's elected government. Discussing the current state of Haiti—the poorest... More Info

The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | April 30, 2009 | 285 pages
In contrast to the common opinion that Canada's primary role has been peacekeeper in several historic disputes, this study sheds light on several dark corners of the country's foreign policy. From participation in the U.N. mission that killed Patrice Lumumba in the Congo to support for South... More Info


Penguin UK | March 1, 1993 | 624 pages
Records Marx's critical study of capitalism as an economic system and briefly evaluates his handling of the subject  More Info

Telling Tales

Penguin Classics | August 27, 1992 | 417 pages
Records Marx's critical study of capitalism as an economic system and briefly evaluates his handling of the subject  More Info

Antonio Gramsci Prison Notebooks

Capstone | May 15, 2007 | 675 pages
This is the second volume of the only complete critical edition of these seminal writings in English, based on the authoritative Italian edition, "Quaderni del carcere," prepared by Valentino Gerratana. This volume encompasses notebooks 3, 4, and 5.  More Info

The Spirit Level

ePenguin | November 4, 2010 | 400 pages
Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks?  More Info

Manufacturing Consent

Pantheon | December 11, 2018 | 412 pages
Examines the political role played by the media in shaping events, rather than just reporting on them, assesses the relationship between the media and the corporations that control and finance them, and discusses the fine distinctions between news and propaganda. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

The battle for China's past

Pluto Pr | December 11, 2018 | 270 pages
A controversial polemic countering modern revisionist narratives demonising the Mao regime.  More Info

Pedagogy of the oppressed

Continuum Intl Pub Group | September 1, 2000 | 183 pages
First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the... More Info

Open veins of Latin America

Monthly Review Pr | December 11, 1997 | 317 pages
[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the... More Info

Season in Hell

October 31, 2011 | 368 pages
Robert Fowler Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.; November 2011 Hardcover; 368 pages 9781443402040    More Info

Socialist Register 2009

October 15, 2008 | 300 pages
Is this a new age of barbarism? The scale and pervasiveness of violence today calls urgently for serious analysis of: the 'war on terror' and counter-insurgencies; terror and counter-terror; suicide bombings and torture; civil wars and anarchy; urban gang warfare; and the persistence of chronic... More Info

How the World Works

Counterpoint Press | September 20, 2011 | 336 pages
According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is ?arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn't easy to read . . . or at least he wasn't until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky,... More Info

Catastrophe: What Went Wrong in Zimbabwe?

September 27, 2011 | 224 pages
No one in 1980 could have guessed that Zimbabwe would become a failed state on such a monumental and tragic scale. In this incisive and revealing book, acclaimed writer Richard Bourne shows how a country which had every prospect of success when it achieved a delayed independence in 1980, became a... More Info

Invisible Chains

October 31, 2011 | 224 pages
Just outside Toronto, a 14-year-old Canadian girl was auctioned on the internet for men to purchase by the hour. A young woman was taken by slave traders from an African war zone to Edmonton to earn greater profits by exploiting her in prostitution. A gang called Wolfpack recruited teenagers in... More Info

They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children

Random House Canada | October 26, 2010 | 320 pages
"The ultimate focus of the rest of my life is to eradicate the use of child soldiers and to eliminate even the thought of the use of children as instruments of war." —Roméo Dallaire In conflicts around the world, there is an increasingly popular weapon system that requires negligible technology,... More Info

Michael Ignatieff: The Man in Full

Random House Canada | September 6, 2011 | 304 pages
Peter C. Newman, Canada's most "cussed and discussed" political journalist, on the death spiral of the Liberal Party. The May 2, 2011 federal election turned Canadian governance upside down and inside out. In his newest and possibly most controversial book, bestselling author Peter C. Newman argues... More Info


Metropolitan Books | January 3, 2012 | 448 pages
A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the recent earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and... More Info

Dependent America?

September 30, 2011 | 366 pages
Following the acclaimed Uncle Sam and Usand the influential Does North AmericaExist?Stephen Clarkson - the preeminent analyst of North America's political economy - and Matto Mildenberger turn continental scholarship on its head by showing how Canada and Mexico contribute to the United States'... More Info

Joseph Howe and the

Gaspereau Pr | April 3, 2006 | 61 pages
On 20 March 2004, John Ralston Saul delivered the inaugural Joseph Howe lecture at Kingrs"s College School of Journalism in Halifax, Nova Scotia. One of Canadars"s foremost thinkers on issues of media, politics and society, Saul spoke to the legacy of Joseph Howe, his famous defense in 1835, and of... More Info

Who's Afraid of Frances Fox Piven?

New Pr | August 9, 2011 | 304 pages
Sociologist and political scientist Frances Fox Piven and her late husband Richard Cloward have been famously credited by Glenn Beck - the right-wing Fox News presenter - with devising a world view responsible for everything from creating a culture of poverty to fomenting violent revolution,... More Info

Trampling Out the Vintage

Verso Books | October 24, 2011 | 836 pages
A dramatic new history of César Chávez and the rise and fall of the United Farm Workers.  More Info

Michael Ignatieff

Verso Books | November 1, 2011 | 192 pages
The author argues that the record of Michael Ignatieff, one of Canada's most prominent politicians, suggests that, despite claims to the contrary, he has stood in opposition to the extension of democracy and the pursuit of greater equality, and has even provided justification for torture.  More Info

The New Mole

Verso Books | October 24, 2011 | 169 pages
Seeks to explain the resurgence of radicalism in Latin America by placing it in historical context and exploring the theoretical resources on which it has drawn.  More Info

Rogue in Power: Why Stephen Harper is Remaking Canada by Stealth

Lorimer | March 7, 2011 | 160 pages

Confronting Iran: The Failure of American Foreign Policy And the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East

Perseus Books Group | July 3, 2006 | 280 pages

A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice

Scribner Book Company | October 20, 2009 | 231 pages
Malalai Joya has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan." At a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, she stood up and denounced her country's powerful NATO-backed warlords. She was twenty-five years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new... More Info

Harperland: The Politics of Control

Viking Canada | October 5, 2010 | 320 pages

Dark Days

Penguin Group Canada | August 26, 2008 | 460 pages
Kerry Pither Penguin; Aug 2008 Hardcover; 304 pages 978-0-670-06853-1 QUESTIONED. SHADOWED. IMPRISONED ABROAD. ISOLATED. INTERROGATED. TORTURED. RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE. That’s what happened to FOUR CANADIAN MUSLIM MEN accused of terrorist links. One of them, Maher Arar has been fully exonerated... More Info

The Deserter's Tale

House of Anansi Pr | January 19, 2007 | 256 pages
by Joshua Key as told to Lawrence Hill House of Anansi Press; 2007 Hardcover; 256 pages 978-0-88784-208-5 In this first-ever memoir from a young US soldier who participated for eight months in the war in Iraq and then fled to Canada, Joshua Key offers a vivid and damning indictment of how the war... More Info

Rogue in Power

Lorimer | March 7, 2011 | 160 pages
A political scientist looks at the Tories' neo-Conservative agenda.  More Info

The Verso book of dissent

Verso Books | November 8, 2010 | 366 pages
A unique anthology presents the voices of political dissent through the ages, via poems and songs, pamphlets and speeches and plays and manifestos, in a collection that includes excerpts from Joe Hill, Eugene Debs, Frederick Douglass, Galileo, Olympe de Gouges and many more. Original.  More Info

Book of Mercy

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | March 2, 2010 | 112 pages
Presents spiritual poems that deal with loss, perception, prayer, grace, achievement, loneliness, death, sorrow, and sacredness.  More Info

Hopes and Prospects

June 1, 2010 | 327 pages
"This is a classic Chomsky work: a bonfire of myths and lies, sophistries and delusions. Noam Chomsky is an enduring inspiration all over the world for the simple reason that he is a truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him."---John Pilger In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the... More Info

No Debate

Lorimer | October 26, 2011 |
How Israel lobby groups tried to curb free speech at York University.  More Info

A dictionary of 20th-century communism

Princeton Univ Pr | July 26, 2010 | 921 pages
The first book of its kind to appear since the end of the Cold War, this indispensable reference provides encyclopedic coverage of communism and its impact throughout the world in the twentieth century. With the opening of archives in former communist states over the past twenty years, scholars... More Info

The Armageddon Factor

Random House Canada | May 11, 2010 | 419 pages
Documents the extent of the influence that the religious right already wields in Canada and shows how, quietly, often stealthily, it has provoked far-reaching changes in Canadian policies and institutions, including our public service, our schools and our courts.  More Info

The Obama Syndome

Verso Books | September 1, 2011 | 156 pages
Argues that the Obama administration has not offered much of a change from the George W. Bush years, citing the Wall Street bailout, a health-care bill with no teeth, an escalating war on terror, and the continued appeasement of Israel.  More Info

Marxism after Marx

Palgrave MacMillan | April 3, 2007 | 449 pages
Now in its fourth edition, this account of 20th-century Marxism includes bibliographical information and sections covering developments in the area over the last decade.  More Info

Empire's law

Pluto Press | December 11, 2018 | 381 pages
Examines the impact of pre-emptive war on international law and human rights.  More Info

Arrival City

Random House Digital, Inc. | September 21, 2010 | 368 pages
From one of Canada's leading journalists comes a major book about how the movement of populations from rural to urban areas on the margins is reshaping our world. These transitional spaces are where the next great economic and cultural boom will be born, or where the great explosion of violence... More Info

Bleeding Afghanistan

Seven Stories Pr | December 11, 2018 | 315 pages
An on-the-ground report of how U.S. policy has affected Afghanistan's struggle to define itself post-9/11.  More Info

Tommy Douglas

Penguin Global | December 14, 2011 | 204 pages
Vincent Lam Penguin 2011 Hardcover, 235 pages 9780670068517 Once voted the Greatest Canadian of all time and known as the Father  More Info

Theories of International Politics and Zombies

January 4, 2011 | 153 pages
What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner's groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask. Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks... More Info

Lives on the Left

Verso Books | November 7, 2011 | 392 pages
Spanning the century after World War I, a volume of recollections by 15 leading intellectuals including Jean-Paul Sartre, Dorothy Thompson and Noam Chomsky features exchanges on a wide range of subjects from the theory of language and the gendering of private life to geography and communism.... More Info

Of hockey and hijab

Tsar Pubns | October 15, 2009 | 161 pages
Literary Nonfiction. Middle Eastern Studies. African American Studies. Asian American Studies. In these thoughtful essays, Sheema Khan--Canadian hockey mom and Harvard PhD--gives us her own pointed insights on the condition of being a modern and liberal, yet practising Muslim, especially in Canada.... More Info

Canada and the Changing Arctic

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | November 30, 2011 | 310 pages
The Arctic is being transformed. Climate change has generated new concerns about resources, transportation, sovereignty, security, and about the future of Northern peoples. In this book, three of Canada's leading commentators on Arctic issues debate what the country should do to frame and implement... More Info