Category: Political economy

Humanitarian Intervention

By Weiss
John Wiley & Sons | February 19, 2016 | 272 pages
A singular development in the post–Cold War era is the use of military force to protect human beings. From Rwanda to Kosovo, Sierra Leone to East Timor, and Libya to Côte d’Ivoire, soldiers have rescued civilians in some of the world′s most notorious war zones. But what about Syria? Why have... More Info

Return to Cold War

John Wiley & Sons | March 4, 2016 | 144 pages
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Man Enough?

Olive Branch Press | September 1, 2015 | 320 pages
Why has the U.S. never had a woman president? With Hillary Clinton engaged in a historic campaign that could see her becoming the first woman elected president of the United States, the national conversation about gender and the presidency is gaining critical momentum. Commentators have fixated on... More Info

The Indispensable Zinn

New Press, The | May 1, 2012 | 432 pages
When Howard Zinn died in 2010, millions of readers mourned the loss of the influential historian whose famed approach of telling history from the perspective of the people who lived it, rather than oppressive powerbrokers, inspired activists, historians and academics. This concise and accessible... More Info

Am Wegrand steht Apollo : Wiepersdorfer Tagebuch ; Gedichte

Vintage Books Canada | October 25, 2016 | 496 pages
A new and revised edition of Dyer’s classic book, widely regarded as one of the most compelling analyses of the history of armed conflict. “War is part of our history, but it is not in at all the same sense part of our prehistory. It is one of the innovations that occurred between nine and... More Info

Age of Folly

September 20, 2016 | 400 pages
America s leading essayist on the frantic retreat of democracy, in the fire and smoke of the war on terror In twenty-five years of imperial adventure, America has laid waste to its principles of democracy. The self-glorifying march of folly steps off at the end of the Cold War, in an era when... More Info

Imagined Communities

September 27, 2016 | 240 pages
The defining, best-selling book on the history, origins and development of nationalism What are the imagined communities that compel men to kill or to die for an idea of a nation? This notion of nationhood had its origins in the founding of the Americas, but was then adopted and transformed by... More Info

Violent Borders

Verso | October 11, 2016 | 224 pages
A major new exploration of the refugee crisis, focusing on how borders are policed Forty thousand people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths along the shores of Europe only accounting for half of the grisly total. In Violent Borders, Reece... More Info

The Soviet Century

September 6, 2016 | 407 pages
The USSR may no longer exist, but its history remains highly relevant—perhaps today more so than ever. Yet it is a history which for a long time proved impossible to write, not simply due to the lack of accessible documentation, but also because it lay at the heart of an ideological confrontation... More Info


October 11, 2016 | 208 pages
Chris Hedges on the most taboo topics in America, with David Talbot. The War on Terror is a profitable crusade against convenient enemies. Muslim rage is an understandable response to US state terror. Rising oligarchy in America has made democracy a sham and turned the electoral process into an... More Info

Hate Spin

MIT Press | September 23, 2016 | 328 pages
How right-wing political entrepreneurs around the world use religious offense -- both given and taken -- to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents.  More Info

The Populist Explosion

November 8, 2016 | 128 pages
Populism is on its biggest run since the Second World War, in the United States (Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump); France (National Front); Britain (United Kingdom Independence Party); Finland (Finns Party), Denmark (People's Party) and more on the right; Spain... More Info

Breaking Through Power

August 30, 2016 | 144 pages
A Thomas Paine-style indictment of how wealthy corporations control politics and how average Americans, through democracy, can fight-back and win.  More Info

Bad Moon Rising

October 25, 2016 | 360 pages
A startling history of the forlorn war between the Weather Underground and the FBI, based on interviews and 30,000 pages of previously unreleased FBI documents In the summer of 1970 and for years after, photos of Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jeff Jones, and other members of the Weather Underground... More Info


Harper Wave | October 11, 2016 | 304 pages
Prize-winning journalist and the co-author of smash New York Times bestseller I Am Malala, Christina Lamb, now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero: Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war-ravaged Syria to Germany in a... More Info


Polity | October 10, 2016 | 378 pages
We live in an era dominated by terrorism but struggle to understand its meaning and the real nature of the threat. In this new edition of his widely acclaimed survey of the topic, Randall Law makes sense of the history of terrorism by examining it within its broad political, religious and social... More Info

The American War in Vietnam

NYU Press | August 1, 2016 | 198 pages
On May 25, 2012, President Obama announced that the United States would spend the next thirteen years – through November 11, 2025 – commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and the American soldiers, “more than 58,000 patriots,” who died in Vietnam. The fact that at least 2.1... More Info

Censored 2016

October 6, 2015 | 352 pages
The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Censored 2016 features the top-25 most underreported stories, as voted by scholars, journalists, and... More Info

The Fix

Tim Duggan Books | September 20, 2016 | 320 pages
Introduction -- Legends of the fall -- Inequality -- Profit, progress, and the middle path -- Immigration -- Let the right ones in -- Islamic extremism -- Help your enemies defeat themselves -- Civil war -- A rough reconciliation -- Corruption -- The benefits of beginning at the bottom -- The... More Info

A Kingdom of Their Own

Knopf Publishing Group | September 20, 2016 | 432 pages
The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the United States, brilliantly portrayed here by the former" "Kabul bureau chief for "The""Washington Post." The United States went to Afghanistan on... More Info

Black Flags

Anchor | September 6, 2016 | 384 pages
WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION "A Best Book of 2015"--The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the... More Info

Prisons We Choose to Live Inside

House of Anansi | October 27, 1991 | 80 pages
In her 1985 CBC Massey Lectures Doris Lessing addresses the question of personal freedom and individual responsibility in a world increasingly prone to political rhetoric, mass emotions, and inherited structures of unquestioned belief.The Nobel Prize-winning author of more than thirty books, Doris... More Info

From the Ruins of Empire

Anchor Canada | September 9, 2014 | 368 pages
Professor:  Prof. Andrew Johnston
Course Codes:  HIST 3800
Semester:  Fall-2016
"What gives From the Ruins of Empire its charm and richness of texture is that its main focus is not on major players such as Gandhi and Mao, but on two little-known and seemingly ineffectual intellectuals whose writings would inspire later generations. . . . It gives a voice to characters often... More Info

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Haymarket Books | February 23, 2016 | 300 pages
Professor:  Prof. Dan Irving
Course Codes:  HUMR 2202
Semester:  Fall-2016
An indispensable contribution to the movement for racial justice in postracial America."  More Info

The Terror Years

Knopf Publishing Group | August 23, 2016 | 384 pages
"Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as... More Info

Russia and the Long Transition from Capitalism to Socialism

NYU Press | July 1, 2016 | 144 pages
Out of early twentieth-century Russia came the world’s first significant effort to build a modern revolutionary society. According to Marxist economist Samir Amin, the great upheaval that once produced the Soviet Union has also produced a movement away from capitalism – a long transition that... More Info

Left of the Left

July 12, 2016 | 400 pages
A son's warm and riotous tribute to his father, and the lost world of working class radicalism.  More Info

The Lucky Culture and the Rise of an Australian Ruling Class

Fourth Estate | October 27, 2016 | 368 pages
Countries don′t get lucky; people do. THE LUCKY CULTURE tells the story of Australian exceptionalism, the unique national quality that transformed a raw, unbroken continent into the great civilisation of the south.  More Info

Female Suicide Bombings

University of Toronto Press | June 16, 2016 | 280 pages
"Female" "Suicide Bombings" critically examines and challenges common assumptions of this loaded term. Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight introduce female suicide bombings as a socio-political practice and a product of deeply politicized, gendered representations.  More Info

A People's History of Modern Europe

Pluto Press (UK) | April 15, 2016 | 256 pages
From the monarchical terror of the Middle Ages to the mangled Europe of the twenty-first century, A People's History of Modern Europe tracks the history of the continent through the deeds of those whom mainstream history tries to forget.Europe provided the perfect conditions for a great number of... More Info

Expose, Oppose, Propose

May 2, 2016 | 224 pages
Since the 1970s, economic globalization has fuelled concerns that democracy is being hollowed out. Transnational social movements have developed as advocates of a "democratic globalization" that enriches human relations across space by empowering communities and citizens to participate in the full... More Info

A People's History of the United States

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | November 17, 2015 | 768 pages
With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history. Since its original landmark... More Info

Executing Grace

HarperOne | January 26, 2016 | 256 pages
In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author of the bestselling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty. The Bible says an eye for an... More Info


Oxford University Press | April 6, 2016 | 128 pages
Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. This title provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual... More Info

Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | April 13, 2016 | 176 pages
The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide, and is ranked as the world's fifth largest religion. However, events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11, where Sikhs were being mistaken for Muslims, suggest that the Sikh faith still... More Info

How to Run a Government

Penguin Press | March 24, 2016 | 368 pages
Jessica Hart has never forgotten Matthew Landley. After all, he was her first love when she was fifteen years old. But he was also her school maths teacher, and their forbidden affair ended in scandal with his arrest and imprisonment. Now, seventeen years later, Matthew returns with a new identity,... More Info

Being Red

February 20, 2016 | 168 pages
How should the left govern? In the wake of a huge surge of interest in the Labour Party, Ken Livingstone serves up an insider's account of the Party and its future, at a pivotal moment in its history.At a time when many are now looking to revive Labour's potential, Livingstone has form. His account... More Info

The Great Class War 1914-1918

April 1, 2016 | 560 pages
Historian Jacques Pauwels applies a critical, revisionist lens to the First World War, offering readers a fresh interpretation that challenges mainstream thinking. As Pauwels sees it, war offered benefits to everyone, across class and national borders. For European statesmen, a large-scale war... More Info

The Crime of All Crimes

NYU Press | March 29, 2016 | 320 pages
Cambodia. Rwanda. Armenia. Nazi Germany. History remembers these places as the sites of unspeakable crimes against humanity, and indisputably, of genocide. Yet, throughout the twentieth century, the world has seen many instances of violence committed by states against certain groups within their... More Info

From Marx to Gramsci

May 10, 2016 | 364 pages
A comprehensive almost mini course in the key figures of the Marxist tradition.  More Info

Returns of Marxism

March 15, 2016 | 339 pages
Inspiring and thoroughly researched collection of contemporary Marxist essays that engage the struggle of our times.  More Info

Cuba and the U.S. Empire

NYU Press | May 1, 2016 | 455 pages
"Sections of this book were previously published as Cuba and the United States: A Chronological History by Ocean Press (1997)"  More Info

Defeating ISIS

Skyhorse Publishing | January 5, 2016 | 256 pages
ISIS—the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—has taken on the mantle of being the single most dangerous terrorist threat to global security since al-Qaeda. In Defeating ISIS, internationally renowned intelligence veteran, author, and counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance gives an insider’s view... More Info

Who Rules the World?

Macmillan | May 10, 2016 | 320 pages
Examines "changing American power, the threats to democracy, and the future of the global order"--Dust jacket flap.  More Info

A Civilian Occupation

Verso | October 27, 2016 | 191 pages
Bringing together essays and photographs by leading Israeli practitioners, and complemented by maps, plans and statistical data, A Civilian Occupation explores the processes and repercussions of Israeli planning and its underlying ideology. It demonstrates how, over the last century, planning and... More Info

Making Things International 2

March 15, 2016 | 400 pages
Drawing widely from contemporary social and critical thought, Making Things International 2 offers provocative interventions into debates about causality, connection, and politics through the notion of assemblage. Political assemblages, especially those that cross national borders, can be catalyzed... More Info

Gun, Baby, Gun

Signal Books | March 22, 2016 | 368 pages
A "riveting," "relentlessly engrossing," and "brilliantly researched" investigation of the life of the gun -- its manufacture, its sale, and its impact -- and of our world's hugely complex relationship with firearms. In some places of the world, getting a gun is easier than getting a glass of... More Info

The Pen and the Sword

April 1, 2010 | 180 pages
Collects the transcripts of five wide-ranging radio interviews with internationally renowned Palestinian scholar and critic Edward Said (1935-2003), which cover such topics as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Said's written works, music and much more. Original.  More Info

The Devil's Chessboard

Harper | October 13, 2015 | 704 pages
An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful—and secretive—colossus in Washington, from the founder of and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers. America’s greatest untold story: the United States’ rise... More Info

Wages of Rebellion

Vintage Canada | March 1, 2016 |
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER For bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges, we are once again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. From the vantage point of a world on the edge, "... More Info