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Anti-Capitalism

Written by Ezequiel Adamovsky
Illustrated by United Illustrators
Translated by Marie Trigona


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-087-1 (1-60980-087-7)

In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky tells the story of the long-standing effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed up by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power, as that struggle... Read more >
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Remembering Tomorrow
From SDS to Life After Capitalism: A Memoir
Written by Michael Albert


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 2, 2007
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-742-8 (1-58322-742-3)

In this lucid political memoir, veteran anti-capitalist activist Michael Albert offers an ardent defense of the project to transform global inequality. Albert, a uniquely visionary figure, recounts a life of uncompromising commitment to creating change one step at a time. Whether chronicling the battles against the Vietnam War, those waged on... Read more >
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Reveille for Radicals

Written by Saul Alinsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72112-3 (0-679-72112-6)

First published in 1946 and updated in 1969 with a new introduction and Afterword, this volume represents the fullest statement of the political philosophy and practical methodology of one of the most important figures in the history of American radicalism. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky, through the concept and practice... Read more >
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Rules for Radicals

Written by Saul Alinsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72113-0 (0-679-72113-4)

This volume, first published in 1946 and updated in 1969 with a new Introduction and Afterword, represents the fullest statement of the political philosophy and practical methodology of one of the most important figures in the history of American radicalism.

"This country's leading hell-raiser...has set down some of the rules of the... Read more >
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Reagan's Secret War
The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-23863-4 (0-307-23863-6)

On February 6, 1981, at his first National Security Council meeting, Ronald Reagan told his advisers: “I will make the decisions.” As Reagan’s Secret War reveals, these words provide the touchstone for understanding the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan administration, including the decisive events that led to the end of the... Read more >
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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 7, 2005
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1186-3 (0-8052-1186-1)

Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistibly drawn to the activity of understanding in an effort to endow historical, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of... Read more >
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The Origins of Totalitarianism
Introduction by Samantha Power
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Hardcover, 704 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 20, 2004
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4225-6 (0-8052-4225-2)

Recognized upon publication as the comprehensive account of its subject and later hailed as a classic by the Times Literary Supplement, this book continues to be the definitive history of this political movement. It begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in Central and Western Europe in the 1800s and continues with... Read more >

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The Promise of Politics

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1213-6 (0-8052-1213-2)

In The Promise of Politics, Hannah Arendt examines the conflict between philosophy and politics. In particular, she shows how the tradition of Western political thought, which extends from Plato and Aristotle to its culmination in Marx, failed to account for human action. The concluding section of the book, “Introduction into Politics,”... Read more >
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Responsibility and Judgment

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1162-7 (0-8052-1162-4)

Responsibility and Judgment gathers together unpublished writings from the last decade of Arendt’s life, where she addresses fundamental questions and concerns about the nature of evil and the making of moral choices. At the heart of the book is a profound ethical investigation, “Some Questions of Moral Philosophy,” in which Arendt... Read more >
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Empowering Public Wisdom
A Practical Vision of Citizen-Led Politics
Written by Tom Atlee


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-500-1 (1-58394-500-8)

Beyond elections, public participation, and citizen input, democracy must produce wise public policy–or else the nation will find itself in real trouble. In Empowering Public Wisdom, lifelong activist Tom Atlee proposes innovative and practical ideas for collecting and distilling the wisdom of ordinary people in order to infuse the political process... Read more >
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Meditations
A New Translation
Written by Marcus Aurelius
Translated by Gregory Hays


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-64260-2 (0-679-64260-9)

Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s... Read more >
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Illegal People
How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants
Written by David Bacon


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4230-4 (0-8070-4230-7)

For two decades David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. In Illegal People he explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, migration, immigration raids, and an increasingly divided and polarized society. Arguing for a sea change in how we think, debate, and legislate... Read more >
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Order Without Power
An Introduction to Anarchism: History and Current Challenges
Written by Normand Baillargeon


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-471-8 (1-60980-471-6)

With the rise of the global protestor–from Arab Spring to the Occupy movement–the term “anarchist” has been littered throughout mainstream media as never before. But just as frequently, its definition is skewed or left wanting: anarchists are painted as nihilists, supporters of chaos, or even terrorists.

In Order without Power, an informative... Read more >
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A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense

Written by Normand Baillargeon
Illustrated by Charb
Translated by Andrea Schmidt


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 5, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-765-7 (1-58322-765-2)

What is the relationship between democracy and critical thinking? What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? In A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense, historian and educator Normand Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through the spin and jargon of everyday politics and... Read more >

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In Praise of Nepotism
A History of Family Enterprise from King David to George W. Bush
Written by Adam Bellow


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49389-5 (0-385-49389-4)

Nepotism is one of those social habits we all claim to deplore in America; it offends our sense of fair play and our pride in living in a meritocracy. But somehow nepotism prevails; we all want to help our own and a quick glance around reveals any number of successful families... Read more >
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Illuminations
Essays and Reflections
Written by Walter Benjamin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 13, 1969
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0241-0 (0-8052-0241-2)

Illuminations includes Benjamin's views on Kafka, with whom he felt the closest personal affinity, his studies on Baudelaire and Proust (both of whom he translated), his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's Epic Theater. Also included are his penetrating study on "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,"... Read more >

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Reflections
Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings
Written by Walter Benjamin


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 12, 1986
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0802-3 (0-8052-0802-X)

Walter Benjamin is recognized as one of the most acute analysts of literary and sociological phenomenon of the 19th and 20th centuries. A companion volume to Illuminations (also available in Schocken paperback), Reflections presents a new sampling of his wide-ranging work. In addition to literary criticism, it contains autobiographical narration and... Read more >

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Life of an Anarchist
The Alexander Berkman Reader
Written by Alexander Berkman
Edited by Gene Fellner
Foreword by Howard Zinn


Format: Trade Paperback, 372 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 2, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-662-9 (1-58322-662-1)

Alexander Berkman was a twentieth-century American revolutionary. Like the abolitionist John Brown before him, Berkman was hugely idealistic, ready to go to the furthest extreme of self-sacrifice and violence on behalf of justice and civil rights. He decided to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick after reading in the newspaper that Pinkertons... Read more >
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Power in Words
The Stories behind Barack Obama's Speeches, from the State House to the White House
Written by Mary Frances Berry and Josh Gottheimer
Foreword by Theodore C. Sorensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0169-1 (0-8070-0169-4)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated O - Outstanding

The seminal speeches that helped catapult Barack Obama to the White House.

In Power in Words, distinguished historian and civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry and former presidential speechwriter Josh Gottheimer introduce Barack Obama’s most memorable speeches... Read more >
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Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community
Eight Essays
Written by Wendell Berry


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 13, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75651-4 (0-679-75651-5)

Berry continues with the intellectual themes that have occupied his thought over the past decades: the importance of community, and the diversity and sustainability of local economy; the damage wrought by industrialized economy and "global" thinking; and the inherent complexity of personal morality and its necessary placement within political and cultural... Read more >

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Time Present, Time Past
A Memoir
Written by Bill Bradley


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76815-9 (0-679-76815-7)

During his terms in the U.S. Senate, Bill Bradley won a national reputation for thoughtfulness, decency, and a willingness to take controversial positions on issues ranging from tax reform to the rights of Native Americans. All these qualities inform this best-selling memoir, in which Bradley assesses his political career and the... Read more >
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The End Of Reform
New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War
Written by Alan Brinkley


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 1996
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75314-8 (0-679-75314-1)

The End of Reform is both a trenchant analysis of the New Deal and an indispensable guide to today's political landscape.  Brinkley, professor of American History and Columbia University, shows how the liberalism of the early New Deal--which set out to repair and, if necessary, restructure America's economy--gave way to its contemporary... Read more >
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Decision Points

Written by George W. Bush


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59063-3 (0-307-59063-1)

The presidency of George W. Bush continues to be debated by historians, political scientists, scholars, and students alike. Two scholars at Princeton University, Sean Wilentz and Julian E. Zelizer, recently conducted a course on Teaching ‘W’, and discovered that academics should reconsider updating their approach to teaching history by incorporating more... Read more >

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Decision Points

Written by George W. Bush


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59061-9 (0-307-59061-5)

The presidency of George W. Bush continues to be debated by historians, political scientists, scholars, and students alike. Two scholars at Princeton University, Sean Wilentz and Julian E. Zelizer, recently conducted a course on Teaching ‘W’, and discovered that academics should reconsider updating their approach to teaching history by incorporating more... Read more >

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The World That Never Was
A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents
Written by Alex Butterworth


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38675-5 (0-307-38675-9)

A thrilling history of the rise of anarchism, told through the stories of a number of prominent revolutionaries and the agents of the secret police who pursued them.

In the late nineteenth century, nations the world over were mired in economic recession and beset by social unrest, their leaders increasingly threatened by... Read more >
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