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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death
Essays
Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76401-4 (0-679-76401-1)

In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." In these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Democracy For Beginners

Written by Robert Cavalier
Illustrated by Reuben Negron


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: For Beginners
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-934389-36-2 (1-934389-36-6)

Democracy for Beginners looks at democracy's rich history in its varied forms, and at some of the challenges democracies face today.

Beginning with the rise of democracy in fifth-century Athens and ending with an exploration of what the future might hold—for example the notion of "e-democracy"—Democracy for Beginners is an important resource... Read more >

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They Take Our Jobs!
And 20 Other Myths about Immigration
Written by Aviva Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4156-7 (0-8070-4156-4)

Claims that immigrants take Americans’ jobs, are a drain on the American economy, contribute to poverty and inequality, destroy the social fabric, challenge American identity, and contribute to a host of social ills by their very existence are openly discussed and debated at all levels of society. Chomsky dismantles twenty of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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9-11
Was There an Alternative?
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-343-8 (1-60980-343-4)

In 9-11, published in November 2001 and arguably the single most influential post 9-11 book, internationally renowned thinker Noam Chomsky bridged the information gap around the World Trade Center attacks, cutting through the tangle of political opportunism, expedient patriotism, and general conformity that choked off American discourse in the months immediately... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe

Written by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-454-1 (1-60980-454-6)

“There are two problems for our species’ survival–nuclear war and environmental catastrophe,” says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection since World War II.

While a nuclear strike would require action, environmental catastrophe is partially defined by willful inaction in... Read more >

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Profit Over People
Neoliberalism and Global Order
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 8, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-82-1 (1-888363-82-7)

Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Separation of Church and State
Writings on a Fundamental Freedom by America's Founders
Edited by Forrest Church


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7747-4 (0-8070-7747-X)

Now in paperback, a primer of essential writings about one of the cornerstones of our democracy by the original authors of the Constitution, edited by preeminant liberal theologian Forrest Church.

Americans will never stop debating the question of church-state separation, and such debates invariably lead back to the nation’s beginnings and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How We Lead
Canada in a Century of Change
Written by Joe Clark


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Canada
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35907-0 (0-307-35907-7)

A passionate argument for Canada’s reassertion of its place on the world stage, from a former prime minister and one of Canada’s most respected political figures.

In the world that is taking shape, the unique combination of Canada’s success at home as a diverse society and its reputation internationally as a sympathetic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Lives of Moral Leadership
Men and Women Who Have Made a Difference
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75835-5 (0-375-75835-6)

In this rich and illuminating book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author Robert Coles creates a portrait of moral leadership--what it is, and how it is achieved--through stories of people who have led and inspired him: Robert Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Erik Erikson, a Boston bus driver, teachers in college, medical... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Political Leadership
Stories of Power and Politics from Literature and Life
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7170-5 (0-8129-7170-1)

From ancient times to the present day, here are indispensable insights on political power and leadership as expressed in the novels, plays, and poetry of the world’s greatest artists and intellectuals. Adapted from a course taught at Harvard by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles, Political Leadership features scenes, stories, and speeches... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Faith of the Faithless
Experiments In Political Theology
Written by Simon Critchley


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-168-8 (1-78168-168-6)

The return to religion has arguably become the dominant theme of contemporary culture. Somehow, the secular age seems to have been replaced by a new era where political action flows directly from theological, indeed cosmic, conflict. The Faith of the Faithless lays out the philosophical and political framework of this idea... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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For The Common Good
Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
Written by Herman E. Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 1994
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4705-7 (0-8070-4705-8)

Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political Book

Named as one of the Top 50 Sustainability Books by University of Cambridges Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Greenleaf Publishing.

Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr., demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth-oriented industrial... Read more >

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Beyond God the Father
Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
Written by Mary Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 1993
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1503-2 (0-8070-1503-2)

“Certainly one of the most promising theological statements of our time.” -The Christian Century

“Not for the timid, this brilliant book calls for nothing short of the overthrow of patriarchy itself.” -The Village Voice Read more >

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10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank

Written by Kevin Danaher
Foreword by Anuradha Mittal


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 6, 2004
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-633-9 (1-58322-633-8)

A veritable “Globalization for Dummies,” 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank lays bare the most common myths of globalization in a clear and understandable way. Looking with hope to grassroots movement-building on a global scale, Danaher presents ten arguments for abolishing the IMF and World Bank and replacing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Machiavelli in Hell

Written by Sebastian De Grazia


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 13, 1994
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74342-2 (0-679-74342-1)

In this intellectual biography Sebastian de Grazia presents a new vision of Machiavelli that evokes, with uncanny precision, the great Florentine thinker's presence. After providing an engrossing account of Machiavelli's childhood and the period following his imprisonment and torture, the book turns to an examination of The Prince. The details of... Read more >

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Our Way Out
Principles for a Post-apocalyptic World
Written by Marq De Villiers


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-7710-2649-2 (0-7710-2649-8)

Global warming, energy shortages, overpopulation – it’s no wonder that as a society, we’re in an apocalyptic mood. Out of an endless stream of gloomy prognoses for humanity’s future, we have emerged with little inspiration and few concrete ideas for change. Our Way Out is the first time that our most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Visions of a Better World
Howard Thurman's Pilgrimage to India and the Origins of African American Nonviolence
Written by Quinton Dixie and Peter Eisenstadt


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0045-8 (0-8070-0045-0)

The first biographical exploration of one of the most important African American religious thinkers of the twentieth century--Howard Thurman--and of the pivotal trip he took to India that ultimately shaped the course of the civil rights movement.

In 1935, Howard Thurman took a trip to India that would forever change him. He... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Sing a Battle Song
The Revolutionary Poetry, Statements, and Communiques of the Weather Underground 1970-1974
Edited by Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers and Jeff Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-726-8 (1-58322-726-1)

Outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, a group of young American radicals announced their intention to “bring the war home.” The Weather Underground waged a low-level war against the U.S. government through much of the 1970s, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading... Read more >

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The Four Global Truths
Awakening to the Peril and Promise of Our Times
Written by Darrin Drda


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-321-2 (1-58394-321-8)

With the planet increasingly threatened with catastrophe and perhaps even collapse, many seekers are looking to past, proven models to create meaningful change in their lives. One such model is Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths: the reality of suffering, the root cause of suffering, the end of suffering, and the path to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Twilight of Equality
Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy
Written by Lisa Duggan


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 11, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7955-3 (0-8070-7955-3)

By now, we’ve all heard about the shocking redistribution of wealth that’s occurred during the last thirty years, and particularly during the last decade. But economic changes like this don’t occur in a vacuum; they’re always linked to politics. The Twilight of Equality? searches out these links through an analysis of... Read more >

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Leading the Way
The Story of Ed Feulner and the Heritage Foundation
Written by Lee Edwards


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3578-3 (0-7704-3578-5)

As president of the Heritage Foundation since 1977, Ed Feulner has shaped it into the most influential conservative think tank in the nation. Under his stewardship, the Foundation has influenced politics and policy by offering conservative solutions to key issues including national security, health care, welfare reform, and immigration. Leading the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-535-3 (1-58394-535-0)

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-636-7 (1-58394-636-5)

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Sacred Economics
Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-397-7 (1-58394-397-8)

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme–but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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American Plastic
Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection
Written by Laurie Essig


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0323-7 (0-8070-0323-9)

The story of how credit and cosmetic surgery have created a subprime mortgage crisis of the body.

In this provocative book, sociologist Laurie Essig traces the history of plastic surgery, tracks the effect of fashion and porn on our desire to “fix” ourselves, and explores our image- and youth-obsessed culture. In over... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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