Category: Political economy

$25.00

Who Rules the World?

Picador | May 2, 2017 | 320 pages
In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons.  More Info
$26.50

Writing on the Wall

City Lights Books | February 1, 2015 | 333 pages
From the first slave writings to contemporary hip hop, the canon of African American literature offers a powerful counter-narrative to dominant notions of American culture, history, and politics. Resonant with voices of prophecy and resistance, the African American literary tradition runs deep with... More Info
$39.99

The Last of the Tsars

Pan Macmillan | February 23, 2017 | 496 pages
A riveting account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of our finest historians of Russia.In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by... More Info
$19.99

The Killing Game

Harper Perennial | May 2, 2017 | 304 pages
On January 21, 2015, a pro-ISIS Twitter account reported that John Maguire, a twenty-three-year-old university dropout from the Ottawa Valley town of Kemptville, had been killed fighting Kurds in the Syrian city of Kobani. A few weeks before, Maguire had appeared in a YouTube video threatening... More Info
$31.00

The Case for Impeachment

Dey Street Books | April 18, 2017 | 384 pages
In The Case for Impeachment, Distinguished Professor of History at American University Allan J. Lichtman illuminates exactly how the impeachment of President Trump might work by showing how his actions—past or future—make him uniquely vulnerable to impeachment proceedings. From his dealings... More Info
$34.00

The American Spirit

Simon & Schuster | April 18, 2017 | 176 pages
A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others—that reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his... More Info
$24.00

Listen, Liberal

Picador | March 14, 2017 | 336 pages
Liberals like to believe that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only those awful Republicans are beaten into submission, then the country will be on the right course. Unfortunately this view fundamentally misunderstands the modern Democratic Party. Drawing on years... More Info

The Dogs Are Eating Them Now

Random House Digital, Inc. | September 24, 2013 | 304 pages
For readers of War by Sebastian Junger, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch, and The Forever War by Dexter Filkins: The Dogs Are Eating Them Now is a raw, uncensored account of the war in Afghanistan from a brilliant young reporter who for... More Info
$13.95

The Communist Manifesto

Pluto Press (UK) | January 20, 2017 | 176 pages
'Workers of the world, Unite!'The Communist Manifesto is arguably the world's most influential political manuscript.  More Info

Dictators Without Borders

Yale University Press | February 7, 2017 | 312 pages
A penetrating look into the unrecognized and unregulated links between autocratic regimes in Central Asia and centers of power and wealth throughout the West Weak, corrupt, and politically unstable, the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are dismissed as... More Info
$35.95

Syriza Wave

NYU Press | January 23, 2017 | 272 pages
Utterly corrupt corporate and government elites bankrupted Greece twice over. First, by profligate deficit spending benefitting only themselves; second, by agreeing to an IMF “bailout” of the Greek economy, devastating ordinary Greek citizens who were already enduring government-induced... More Info
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Insane Clown President

Spiegel & Grau | January 17, 2017 | 352 pages
Dispatches from the 2016 election that provide an eerily prescient take on our democracy's uncertain future, by the country's most perceptive and fearless political journalist. In twenty-five pieces from Rolling Stone--plus two original essays--Matt Taibbi tells the story of Western civilization's... More Info

America, We Need to Talk

February 7, 2017 | 640 pages
How did we get here, America? How did our relationship get so broken? And where do we go now? Starting with the premise that Americans' most important relationship is with their nation, Joel Berg's second book, America We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation, makes a case for how we must... More Info

Unwarranted

Macmillan | February 21, 2017 | 448 pages
As the debate about out-of-control policing heats up, an authority on constitutional law offers a provocative account of how our rights have been eroded In June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of Americans. Just over a year... More Info

And Then All Hell Broke Loose

Simon & Schuster | February 14, 2017 | 256 pages
A major New York Times bestseller by NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel—this riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen close up “should be required reading” (Booklist, starred review). In 1997, young Richard Engel, working freelance... More Info

A People's History of the French Revolution

Verso | January 31, 2017 | 368 pages
The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat - the events and figures of the French Revolution have exercised a hold on the historical imagination for more than 200 years. It has been a... More Info

Audacity

Custom House | January 17, 2017 | 256 pages
An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America’s best and most accomplished presidents. Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements. His administration saved the American economy from collapse,... More Info

Unlikely Partners:

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Seeing Like a State

Yale University Press | September 24, 1998 | 445 pages
An analysis of diverse failures in high-modernist, authoritarian state planning. It covers projects such as collectivization in Russia and the building of Brasilia, arguing that any centrally-managed social plan must recognize the importance of local customs and practical knowledge.  More Info

International Human Rights

Oxford University Press | October 4, 2012 | 1580 pages
"The successor to International human rights in context: law, politics and morals."  More Info
$19.95

My father was a freedom fighter

Pluto Pr | March 30, 2010 | 320 pages
The frontline in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, Gaza is constantly reported as a place of violence and terror. Ramzy Baroud's memoir explores the daily lives of the people in that turbulent region: the complex human beings -- revolutionaries, mothers and fathers, lovers, and... More Info

Violence As a Gener

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$35.00

Left-Wing Melancholia

December 20, 2016 | 320 pages
The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War but also the rise of a melancholic vision of history as a series of losses. For the political left, the cause lost was communism, and this trauma determined how leftists wrote the next chapter in their political struggle and how they have... More Info
$30.00

Blood of Extraction

November 1, 2016 | 378 pages
This careful and comprehensive analysis of Canada s economic policies and political interference in Latin America demonstrates in brutal detail the predatory and destructive role of a secondary imperialist power operating within the overarching system of subordination of the Global South to the... More Info
$34.95

Disarmament Under International Law

January 1, 2017 | 304 pages
An introduction to the regulation of both conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction in international disarmament law.  More Info

Strangers in Their Own Land

September 6, 2016 | 288 pages
In "Strangers in Their Own Land," the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country a stronghold of the conservative right.  More Info

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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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

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

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

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

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

Unspeakable

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
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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

Nujeen

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

Terrorism

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 | September 24, 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

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

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