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The Princessa
Machiavelli for Women
Written by Harriet Rubin


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: March 9, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50832-8 (0-440-50832-0)

For centuries, men have used the lessons of Machiavelli’s The Prince to gain and hold power. Women struggling to succeed in a man’s world must learn a crucial lesson of their own: men and women are not equal–and that is a woman’s greatest strength. In The Princessa, Rubin explores why women... Read more >

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The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

Written by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 27, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7632-1 (1-4000-7632-3)

Here in one volume is a unique, essential overview of the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. Extensive excerpts from Sartre's major philosophical and literary writings—Being and Nothingness, The Critique of Dialetical Reason, Nausea, No Exit, The Flies, St. Genet, as well as lesser known works—are organized systematically, illustrating the key elements of... Read more >

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Dr. Rice in the House

Edited by Amy Scholder


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-761-9 (1-58322-761-X)

We have been bombarded by images of the U.S. Secretary of State as the Great Diplomat, walking onto the tarmac of a foreign country as if she were a rock star, an intellectual giant, and the embodiment of the American dream all rolled into one. Meanwhile, she has spoken out against... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Our Own Best Interest
How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All
Written by William Schulz


Format: Trade Paperback, 262 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 11, 2002
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0227-8 (0-8070-0227-5)

Sierra Leone, Kosovo, East Timor, the Bronx. The nightly news brings vivid images into our homes of the mistreatment of people all over the world. In the secure comfort of our living rooms, we may feel sympathetic to the victims of these atrocities but far removed from them. “What does all... Read more >

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Final Edition

Written by Wallace Shawn
Contribution by Jonathan Schell, Mark Strand and Deborah Eisenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-1-58322-684-1 (1-58322-684-2)

Final Edition is a one-issue-only political magazine written by people who are aesthetes and literary writers and edited by Wallace Shawn, who seriously believes that part of our national problem is that the people who run the country have a crude and minimal imaginative life and are too little acquainted with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How Much is Enough?
Money and the Good Life
Written by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-507-5 (1-59051-507-2)

What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008. This book tackles such questions head-on.

In 1930, the great economist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Power Game
How Washington Works
Written by Hedrick Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 29, 1996
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-41048-1 (0-345-41048-3)

WASHINGTON, D.C.--the one city that affects all of our lives. Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning ex-Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, takes us inside the beltway to show who wields the most power--and for what ends.

The Power Game explains how some members of Congress have built personal fortunes on PAC... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Utility of Force
The Art of War in the Modern World
Written by Rupert Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27811-1 (0-307-27811-5)

From a highly decorated general, a brilliant new way of understanding war and its role in the twenty-first century.

Drawing on his vast experience as a commander during the first Gulf War, and in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland, General Rupert Smith gives us a probing analysis of modern war. He demonstrates... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Nietzsche Really Said

Written by Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 30, 2001
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1094-1 (0-8052-1094-6)

What Nietzsche Really Said gives a lucid overview—both informative and demystifying—of perhaps the most widely read and least understood philosopher in history.

Friedrich Nietzsche’s aggressive independence, flamboyance, sarcasm, and celebrationo of strength has struck responsive chords in contemporary culuture. But Nietzsche’s ideas are often overshadowed by the myths and rumors that surround... Read more >
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Social and Political Philosophy
Readings From Plato to Gandhi
Written by John Somerville and Ronald Santoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 6, 1963
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-01238-6 (0-385-01238-1)

As an established anthology of some of the most influential social and political philosophers of Western Civilization, this book focuses on contrasting views of the origin, development, and degeneration of the state. It includes substantial selections from Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Lenin, Dewey, Gandhi, and others.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PLATO
from... Read more >
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Nuestra Arma es Nuestra Palabra
Escritos Selectos
Written by Subcomandante Marcos
Afterword by Ana Carrigan
Edited by Juana Ponce De Leon
Foreword by Jose Saramago


Format: Trade Paperback, 536 pages
Publisher: Siete Cuentos
On Sale: December 5, 2000
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-1-58322-270-6 (1-58322-270-7)

En este libro fundamental, Seven Stories Press presenta una poderosa colección de escritos literarios, filosóficos y políticos del enigmático vocero de los zapatistas, SubComandante Marcos. Con la Introducción del ganador del Premio Nobel, José Saramago, e ilustrado con bellas fotos en blanco y negro, Nuestra Arma es Nuestra Palabra cristaliza, la... Read more >
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Our Word is Our Weapon
Selected Writings
Written by Subcomandante Marcos
Afterword by Ana Carrigan
Edited by Juana Ponce De Leon
Foreword by Jose Saramago


Format: Trade Paperback, 522 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 7, 2002
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-472-4 (1-58322-472-6)

In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes “the passion of a rebel... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a hardcover.

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Obamanomics
How Bottom-Up Economic Prosperity Will Replace Trickle-Down Economics
Written by John R. Talbott


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-865-4 (1-58322-865-9)

Bestselling author John R. Talbott, who predicted the housing and mortgage crisis, pictures in Obamanomics--written well in advance of the historic 2008 elections--a Barack Obama presidency based on justice and cooperation–principles that have not held sway in Washington, DC, for quite some time. Talbott’s powerful grasp of finance allows him to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Jesus and the Disinherited

Written by Howard Thurman


Format: Trade Paperback, 124 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 30, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1029-7 (0-8070-1029-4)

In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Powershift
Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century
Written by Alvin Toffler


Format: Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: November 1, 1991
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-29215-2 (0-553-29215-3)

In Powershift, renowned futurist Alvin Toffler gives students the deepest, most comprehensive synthesis yet written about the civilization of the 21st century. He argues that while headlines focus on shifts of power at the global level, the very nature of power is changing before our eyes, in the everyday world we... Read more >

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Silencing the Past
Power and the Production of History
Written by Michel-Rolph Trouillot


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 30, 1997
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4311-0 (0-8070-4311-7)

Placing the West’s failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording of history.

“Now that so many grand projects of the past are up... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Our Political Nature
The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us
Written by Avi Tuschman


Format: Hardcover, 500 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-823-2 (1-61614-823-3)

Our Political Nature is the first book to reveal the hidden roots of our most deeply held moral values. It shows how political orientations across space and time arise from three clusters of measurable personality traits. These clusters entail opposing attitudes toward tribalism, inequality, and differing perceptions of human nature. Together, these... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Overcoming Speechlessness
A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel
Written by Alice Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-917-0 (1-58322-917-5)

In 2006, Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palestine/Israel three years later to view the devastation on the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Race Matters

Written by Cornel West


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 25, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0972-7 (0-8070-0972-5)

The fundamental litmus test for American democracy-its economy, government, criminal justice system, education, mass media, and culture-remains: how broad and intense are the arbitrary powers used and deployed against black people. In this sense, the problem of the twenty-first century remains the problem of the color line. --from the new Preface

First... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Why We Fought
Forging American Obligations in World War II
Written by Robert B. Westbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 166 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-295-9 (1-58834-295-6)

Why We Fought is a timely and provocative analysis that examines why Americans really chose to sacrifice and commit themselves to World War II. Unlike other depictions of the patriotic “greatest generation,” Westbrook argues that, strictly speaking, Americans in World War II were not instructed to fight, work, or die for... Read more >
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Parecomic
Michael Albert and the Story of Participatory Economics
Written by Sean Michael Wilson and Carl Thompson
Introduction by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-456-5 (1-60980-456-2)

Parecomic is a graphic novel about the system we live in–what’s wrong with it, and how we might be able change it for the better. The recent upsurge in popular protest around the world shows that people are not happy with the state of capitalism and desire an alternative that will... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Future of Liberalism

Written by Alan Wolfe


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38625-0 (0-307-38625-2)

A compelling and deeply felt exploration and defense of liberalism: what it actually is, why it is relevant today, and how it can help our society chart a forward course.

The Future of Liberalism represents the culmination of four decades of thinking and writing about contemporary politics by Alan Wolfe, one of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Political Evil
What It Is and How to Combat It
Written by Alan Wolfe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47301-1 (0-307-47301-5)

A timely, eye-opening examination of political evil, a concept widely misunderstood and desperately in need of clarification in our ever more chaotic world.

In an age of genocide, terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and torture, evil threatens us in ways radically different from tsunamis and financial panics. Nature unleashes its wrath and people rush... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Revival
The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House
Written by Richard Wolffe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71742-9 (0-307-71742-9)

Revival is the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. It is an epic tale that follows the president and his inner circle from the crisis of defeat to historic success. Over the span of an extraordinary two months in the life of a young presidency... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Zapatista Encuentro
Documents from the 1996 Encounter for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism
Written by Zapatistas


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-548-6 (1-58322-548-X)

“Why is everyone so quiet? Is this the democracy you wanted?” So ask the Zapatistas, the group of indigenous Mexicans who, on January 1, 1994, mounted a rebellion against the implementation of NAFTA, political corruption, and the slow, unreported genocide of indigenous people worldwide. As the group expressed their demands and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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