Books published by Verso Books

Damming the Flood

Verso Books | August 19, 2019 | 474 pages
In a book updated with a new afterword that covers the international response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the author of Absolutely Postcolonial analyzes the American and French role in the violent overthrow of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004. Reprint.  More Info

A Seventh Man

Verso Books | August 19, 2019 | 240 pages
A classic study of migrant workers includes stunning black-and-white photos that bring the plight of this often-overlooked group to light. By the author of Ways of Seeing. Reissue.  More Info

Red Rosa

Verso Books | November 3, 2015 | 224 pages
A graphic novel of the dramatic life and death of German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. To Marx's biographer Franz Mehring, no one came as close to the towering intellect of... More Info

Politics in a Time of Crisis

Verso Books | October 27, 2015 | 256 pages
A manifesto for a new, democratic left: a political programme poised to transform Europe Since 2011, Pablo Iglesias has led Podemos, a new radical left party in Spain that is reframing the nature of modern politics. Under his guidance, the party has unmasked the ideological motives behind European... More Info

A History of Violence

Verso Books | February 26, 2016 | 288 pages
A revelatory, intimate, and heartbreaking immersion into the lives of people enduring extreme violence in Central America.  More Info

Under Three Flags

Verso Books | August 19, 2019 | 255 pages
The origins of nationalism and anti-globalization are traced by the bestselling author of Imagined Communities.  More Info

The Pristine Culture of Capitalism

Verso Books | November 3, 2015 | 212 pages
Capitalism was born in England, yet the dominant Western conceptions of modernity have come from elsewhere, notably from France, the historical model of “bourgeois” society. In this lively and wide-ranging book, Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that what is supposed to have epitomized bourgeois... More Info

Classroom Wars

Verso Books | September 8, 2015 | 192 pages
What is at stake when some American children go to school hungry and others go to school in $1,000 Bugaboo strollers?Class War argues that under free market capitalism, life paths prescribed by class but framed as parental choices—public or private? Gifted & Talented, general or special... More Info

Against the Troika

Verso Books | September 1, 2015 | 144 pages
On the 25th January 2015 the Greek people voted in an election of historic importance--not just for Greece but potentially all of Europe. The radical party Syriza was elected and austerity and the neoliberal agenda is being challenged. Suddenly it seems as if there is an alternative. But what? The... More Info

The Wikileaks Files

Verso Books | June 2, 2015 | 448 pages
Published in collaboration with WikiLeaks: What Cablegate tells us about US foreign policy When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010 by releasing 2,325,961 top-secret State Department cables, the world saw for the first time what the US really thought about national leaders, friendly... More Info

Noise Uprising

Verso Books | May 1, 2015 | 320 pages
In a handful of years between the development of electrical recording in 1925 and the outset of the Great Depression in the early 1930s, the soundscape of modern music unfolded in a series of relatively unnoticed recording sessions around the world. These included the recording of tango in Buenos... More Info

The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century

Verso Books | November 16, 2012 | 298 pages
From the outset, Seumas Milne's Guardian essays on the West's war on terror provoked angry denunciations on both sides of the Atlantic. A decade on, the advocates of violent capitalism have been silenced. From class to religion, Blair to Obama, Palestine to Pakistan, bank bailouts to the Arab... More Info

The Making of Global Capitalism

Verso Books | August 6, 2013 | 470 pages
A study of the development of postwar global capitalism focuses on the American state to argue that its distinctiveness lies in an ability to distinguish its own capital interest and restructure other states to spread resilient capitalist social relations, examining recent economic crises and... More Info

The Ancients and the Postmoderns

Verso Books | March 1, 2015 | 304 pages
In his new masterpiece of cultural analysis, Fredric Jameson offers an idiosyncratic examination of what might be called a provisional or disposable canon - what aesthetic history might look at as we enter an age of the immediate and of the unimaginable overpopulation of art and culture.  More Info

War and Revolution

Verso Books | February 3, 2015 | 256 pages
War and Revolution identifies and takes to task a reactionary trend among contemporary historians, one that's grown increasingly apparent in recent years. It's a revisionist tendency discernible in the work of authors such as Ernst Nolte, who traces the impetus behind the Holocaust to the excesses... More Info


Verso Books | February 3, 2015 | 224 pages
What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? In his most unsettling book to date, Franco "Bifo" Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.  More Info

Women's Estate

Verso Books | January 1, 2015 | 192 pages
Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist liberation movement, with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, Woman's Estate is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time. Scrutinizing the political background of the movement, its sources and its common... More Info

The Anti-Social Family

Verso Books | January 1, 2015 | 174 pages
Although family values are frequently lamented for being in decline, our society continues to be structured around the nuclear family. The Anti-Social Family dissects the network of household, kinship and sexual relations that constitute the family form in advanced capitalist societies. This... More Info

Welcome to the Desert of Post-Communism

Verso Books | January 6, 2015 | 240 pages
This volume offers a profound analysis of post-socialist economic and political transformation in the Balkans, involving deeply unequal societies and oligarchical “democracies.” The contributions deconstruct the persistent imaginary of the Balkans, pervasive among outsiders to the region, who... More Info

War on Terror, Inc

Verso Books | August 19, 2019 | 262 pages
A critical assessment of the practices of commercial military suppliers who have profited from the War on Terror evaluates the relationships between political decision-makers and wartime commercial ventures, the wartime contributions of private contractors, and the moral issues associated with... More Info

Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis

Verso Books | April 24, 2013 | 248 pages
Charts the history of women’s liberation and calls for a revitalized feminism. Nancy Fraser’s major new book traces the feminist movement’s evolution since the 1970s and anticipates a new—radical and egalitarian—phase of feminist thought and action. During the ferment of the New Left,... More Info

The Returns of Zionism

Verso Books | August 19, 2019 | 298 pages
Leading Israeli scholar with a major re-evaluation of Zionism.  More Info

Cities Under Siege

Verso Books | November 1, 2011 | 402 pages
A powerful exposé of how political violence operates through the spaces of urban life. Cities are the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centers of the West, Cities Under Siege traces the spread of political violence... More Info

Adam Smith in Beijing

Verso Books | January 1, 2009 | 418 pages
Acclaimed exploration of China's emergence as the most dynamic center of current economic expansion.  More Info

The Punishment of Gaza

Verso Books | August 19, 2019 | 148 pages
Israel's 2009 invasion of Gaza was a vicious act of aggression that left well over one thousand Palestinians dead and devastated the infrastructure of an already impoverished enclave. In this searching examination of Israel's policies, award- winning journalist Gideon Levy shows how the ground was... More Info

Politics and the Other Scene

Verso Books | January 2, 2012 | 192 pages
Essays on politics by the pupil of Althusser.  More Info

Frames of War

Verso Books | August 19, 2019 | 193 pages
Explores the media's portrayal of state violence and its influence on how the western world engages in warfare, contending that misleading depictions of oppressed or troubled foreign nations has prompted the rationalization of the deaths of large population groups. Reprint.  More Info

A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

Verso Books | August 19, 2019 | 729 pages
A comprehensive history of human society covers its earliest period through the present, avoiding the typical practice of recounting history from the perspectives of dates and famous people to document how everyday people lived and contributed to societal changes. Original.  More Info

Praised be our lords

Verso Books | March 27, 2007 | 328 pages
The capitvating autobiography of one of France's leading political activists and intellectuals.  More Info

Ruling the Void

Verso Books | May 1, 2009 | 208 pages
Chilling account ofthe end of party democracy, by the leading political scientist  More Info

The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg

Verso Books | August 6, 2013 | 656 pages
Collects 190 letters by a socialist revolutionary and founder of the German Communist Party to those who shared her ideals and to her friends and lovers.  More Info


Verso Books | July 9, 2013 | 228 pages
Passionate defense of“the political” by the author of TheDemocratic Paradox  More Info


Verso Books | July 9, 2013 | 400 pages
A major reinterpretation of Gandhi's life, politics, religion and nation  More Info

Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown

Verso Books | July 9, 2013 | 384 pages
After the financial apocalypse, neoliberalism rose from the dead—stronger than ever At the onset of the Great Recession, as house prices sank and joblessness soared, many commentators thought that neoliberalism itself was in its death throes. And yet it seems that—post-apocalypse—we’ve... More Info

Carbon Democracy

Verso Books | May 7, 2013 | 288 pages
How oil undermines democracy, and our ability to address the environmental crisis  More Info


Verso Books | June 4, 2013 | 304 pages
Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis–Rancière's definitive statement on the aesthetic–takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a... More Info

Soldier Box

Verso Books | June 4, 2013 | 320 pages
A brave, moving account of a soldier who refused to return to Afghanistan  More Info

The Revenge of History

Verso Books | June 4, 2013 | 400 pages
From 9/11 to the Arab Spring: the decade of living dangerously  More Info

Scattered Sand

Verso Books | June 4, 2013 | 320 pages
Documents the massive annual migration of 200 million unorganized Chinese workers who comprise half of China's GDP, arguing that they represent the country's most marginalized and impoverished group while citing the brutal conditions they endure, from illness and broken families to documented labor... More Info

Ryszard Kapuscinski

Verso Books | May 7, 2013 | 472 pages
An assessment of the influential career of the 20th-century journalist places his achievements against a backdrop of the great revolutions of his age, offering insight into his resolute anti-colonialism, his creation of a new genre of creative reporting and his personal relationships. 10,000 first... More Info

From A to X

Verso Books | April 14, 2009 | 197 pages
Faithfully writing letters to her imprisoned insurgent lover, A'ida describes the approach of a faceless power that is threatening her ramshackle village, a time throughout which she experiences life-affirming appreciation for small details and acts of humanity. By the author of Ways of Seeing.... More Info

Drone Warfare

Verso Books | April 9, 2013 | 224 pages
Drone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastestgrowing—and most secretive—fronts in global war: the rise of robot warfare. In 2000, the Pentagon had fewer than fifty aerial drones; ten years later, it had nearly 7,500. Drones are already a $5 billion business in the US... More Info

Changing Venezuela by taking power

Verso Books | August 19, 2019 | 312 pages
An evaluation of the potential benefits and consequences of the Ch vez government cites the debates among Western administrations used to Venezuela's previous regime, in an in-depth study that evaluates the new government's progressive constitution and vulnerability to past issues. Simultaneous.  More Info

Rebel Cities

Verso Books | April 9, 2013 | 208 pages
Rousing manifesto on the city and the commons from the acclaimed theorist  More Info

Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital

Verso Books | March 12, 2013 | 256 pages
Postcolonial theory has become enormously influential as a framework for understanding the Global South. It is also a school of thought popular because of its rejection of the supposedly universalizing categories of the Enlightenment. In this devastating critique, mounted on behalf of the radical... More Info

Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution

Verso Books | July 5, 2011 | 368 pages
Looks at the plans and programs of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, as well as the challenges that lie ahead. By the author of Cuba: A New History. Original.  More Info

The Future As Cultural Fact

Verso Books | February 12, 2013 | 336 pages
Acclaimed author presents a decade's research toward creating an anthropology of the future.  More Info

Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere

Verso Books | March 12, 2013 | 334 pages
The world is facing a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams. Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by... More Info

A Singular Modernity

Verso Books | January 16, 2013 | 250 pages
A major new interpretation of the concepts of modernism and modenirty  More Info

Marxism and Philosophy

Verso Books | January 16, 2013 | 176 pages
An influential scholarly classic argues for a reexamination of the relationship between Marxist theory and bourgeois philosophy, calling for a centrality of the Hegelian dialect and a commitment to revolutionary praxis. Original.  More Info