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Mindful Economics
How the U.S. Economy Works, Why it Matters, and How it Could Be Different
Written by Joel Magnuson


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-847-0 (1-58322-847-0)

Are the huge profits garnered by corporations each year a case of a few bad apples in the business world taking advantage of unmonitored dealings? Is this consolidation of wealth made at the expense of the overall economy and the wellbeing of the average citizen? Will the planet be saved by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

Introduction by Pauline Maier


Format: Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 1, 1998
Price: $3.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21482-6 (0-553-21482-9)

Here in one economical volume are the two fundamental and most important documents of United States history. The introduction is by Pauline Maier, author of American Scripture, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times and hailed as "the freshest, best-informed historian's... Read more >
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Ruling The Void
The Hollowing Of Western Democracy
Written by Peter Mair


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-78168-099-5 (1-78168-099-X)

In the long-established democracies of Western Europe, electoral turnouts are in decline, membership is shrinking in the major parties, and those who remain loyal partisans are sapped of enthusiasm. Peter Mair’s new book weighs the impact of these changes, which together show that, after a century of democratic aspiration, electorates are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Playbook for Progressives
16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer
Written by Eric Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4735-4 (0-8070-4735-X)

An organizing manifesto for the twenty-first century, Playbook for Progressives is a must-have for the activist’s tool kit. This comprehensive guide articulates pragmatically what is required in the often mystifying and rarely explained on-the-ground practice of organizing. Here, Eric Mann distills lessons he learned from over forty years as an organizer... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Meditations

Written by Marcus Aurelius


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-41271-7 (0-679-41271-9)

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just... Read more >
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One-Dimensional Man
Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society
Written by Herbert Marcuse


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 1, 1991
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1417-2 (0-8070-1417-6)

Originally published in 1964, One-Dimensional Man quickly became one of the most important texts in the ensuing decade of radical political change. This second edition, newly introduced by Marcuse scholar Douglas Kellner, presents Marcuse’s best-selling work to another generation of readers in the context of contemporary events.

“Marcuse shows himself to be... Read more >
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Do It Anyway
The New Generation of Activists
Written by Courtney E. Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0047-2 (0-8070-0047-7)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated G — General Audience

If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin’s rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that... Read more >
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Capital
A Critique of Political Policy
Written by Karl Marx


Format: Trade Paperback, 1152 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1977
Price: $16.75
ISBN: 978-0-394-72657-1 (0-394-72657-X)

Translated by Ben Fowkes, Introduction by Ernest Mandel. This 1976 translation of Volume One (the only volume to be completed and edited by Marx himself) includes Marx's Preface to the First Edition, Postface to the Second Edition, and Preface and Postface to the French Edition, as well as Engels' Prefaces to... Read more >

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The Communist Manifesto

Written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Introduction by Vladimir Pozner


Format: Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 1, 1992
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21406-2 (0-553-21406-3)

Includes the complete text of The Communist Manifesto and the prefaces to the 1872 and 1883 German editions, the 1882 Russian edition, and the 1888 English edition. Written in Friedrich Engels' clear, stirring prose, The Communist Manifesto declared the earth-shaking ideas of Karl Marx. Upon its publication in 1848, it quickly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Prophetic Encounters
Religion and the American Radical Tradition
Written by Dan McKanan


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1315-1 (0-8070-1315-3)

A broad, definitive history of the profound relationship between religion and movements for social change in America.

Though not well-remembered today, the United States has always had an active religious left. In Prophetic Encounters, Dan McKanan shows that encounters between people of different perspectives, races, and classes have been transformative for centuries... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Billionaires' Ball
Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality
Written by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0339-8 (0-8070-0339-5)

The concentration of wealth today in such a small number of hands inevitably created a dynamic that led to freewheeling financial speculation–a dynamic that produced similarly disastrous results in the last great age of inequality, in the 1920s. Such concentrated economic power reverberates throughout society, threatening the quality of life and... Read more >
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The Power of Their Ideas
Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem
Written by Deborah Meier


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 16, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3113-1 (0-8070-3113-5)

Teaching the lessons of New York’s most famous public school, Deborah Meier provides a widely acclaimed vision for the future of public education. With a new preface reflecting on the school’s continuing success.

“The founder and principal of excellent small schools in East Harlem . . . Meier wants to make... Read more >
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The Colonizer and the Colonized

Written by Albert Memmi
Afterword by Susan Gibson Miller
Introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 8, 1991
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0301-5 (0-8070-0301-8)

First published in English in 1965, this timeless classic explores the psychological effects of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike.

“Confiscated by colonial police throughout the world since its 1957 publication, The Colonizer and the Colonized is an important document of our times, an invaluable warning for all future generations.” -The Los... Read more >

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Humanism and Terror
An Essay on the Communist Problem
Written by Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Translated by John O'Neill


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 30, 1990
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0277-3 (0-8070-0277-1)

First published in France In 1947, Merleau-Ponty’s essay was in part a response to Arthur Koestler’s novel, Darkness at Noon, and in a larger sense a contribution to the political and moral debates of a postwar world suddenly divided into two armed camps. For Merleau-Ponty, the basic question was: given the... Read more >

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The Basic Writings of John Stuart Mill
On Liberty, The Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism
Written by John Stuart Mill
Commentaries by Dale E. Miller
Introduction by J.B. Schneewind


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75918-5 (0-375-75918-2)

The writings of John Stuart Mill have become the cornerstone of political liberalism. Collected for the first time in this volume are Mill’s three seminal and most widely read works: On Liberty, The Subjection of Women, and Utilitarianism. A brilliant defense of individual rights versus the power of the state, On... Read more >
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The Captive Mind

Written by Czeslaw Milosz


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 1990
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72856-6 (0-679-72856-2)

This best known prose work by the winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature examines the moral and intellectual conflicts faced by men and women living under totalitarianism of the right or left. It reveals in fascinating detail the often beguiling allure of totalitarian rule to people of all political... Read more >

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Between Vengeance and Forgiveness
Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence
Written by Martha Minow


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 1, 1999
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4507-7 (0-8070-4507-1)

The rise of collective violence and genocide is the twentieth century’s most terrible legacy. Martha Minow, a Harvard law professor and one of our most brilliant and humane legal minds, offers a landmark book on our attempts to heal after such large-scale tragedy. Writing with informed, searching prose of the extraordinary... Read more >

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Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World
Written by Barrington Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 1993
Price: $29.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5073-6 (0-8070-5073-3)

“A landmark in comparative history and a challenge to scholars of all lands who are trying to learn how we arrived at where we are now.” -New York Times Book Review Read more >

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The Architect
Karl Rove and the Dream of Absolute Power
Written by James Moore and Wayne Slater


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: May 22, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-23793-4 (0-307-23793-1)

President George W. Bush dubbed Karl Rove “The Architect” for his skill in creating an unprecedented campaign and fund-raising machine. But Rove’s ambitions have always been far more sweeping—to build a right-wing dynasty that can dominate American politics for decades. Rove’s master plan imagines a political system so controlled by Republicans... Read more >
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Agonistics
Thinking The World Politically
Written by Chantal Mouffe


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-78168-114-5 (1-78168-114-7)

Political conflict in our society is inevitable, and its results are often far from negative. How then should we deal with the intractable differences arising from complex modern culture?

Developing her groundbreaking political philosophy of agonistics — the search for a radical and plural democracy — Chantal Mouffe examines international relations, strategies... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Agonistics
Thinking The World Politically
Written by Chantal Mouffe


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-103-9 (1-78168-103-1)

Political conflict in our society is inevitable, and its results are often far from negative. How then should we deal with the intractable differences arising from complex modern culture?

Developing her groundbreaking political philosophy of agonistics — the search for a radical and plural democracy — Chantal Mouffe examines international relations, strategies... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Human Rights and the Uses of History

Written by Samuel Moyn


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-263-0 (1-78168-263-1)

What are the origins of human rights? This question, rarely asked before the end of the Cold War, has in recent years become a major focus of historical and ideological strife. In this sequence of reflective and critical studies, Samuel Moyn engages with some of the leading interpreters of human rights... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Told You So
The Big Book of Weekly Columns
Written by Ralph Nader
Introduction by Jim Hightower


Format: Trade Paperback, 540 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-474-9 (1-60980-474-0)

The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. Told You So presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to... Read more >
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10 Years That Shook the World
A Timeline of Events from 2001
Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-412-1 (1-60980-412-0)

To purchase a copy of this ebook, please see the “buy” links on the right-hand side.

September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and... Read more >
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Maonomics
Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Translated by Stephen Twilley


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-341-4 (1-60980-341-8)

The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of “communism... Read more >
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