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Columbus and Other Cannibals
The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism
Written by Jack D. Forbes
Foreword by Derrick Jensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-781-7 (1-58322-781-4)

Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes’s Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America’s most influential activists for decades... Read more >
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Power/Knowledge
Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1980
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-73954-0 (0-394-73954-X)

Edited and with an afterword by Colin Gordon.  In this set of essays and interviews, Foucault interprets his writings on such themes as sexuality, politics, and punishment, stressing the contribution of each to the magnificent--and terrifying--portrait of society that he is compiling.  As Foucault shows, what he has always been describing is the... Read more >

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The Next 100 Years
A Forecast for the 21st Century
Written by George Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2305-7 (0-7679-2305-7)

A fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.

In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR—the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm—focuses on what he knows best, the future. Positing that civilization is at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Essential Gandhi
An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas
Written by Mahatma Gandhi
Edited by Louis Fischer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3050-7 (1-4000-3050-1)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Mohandas K. Gandhi, called Mahatma (“great soul”), was the father of modern India, but his influence has spread well beyond the subcontinent and is as important today as it was in the first part of the twentieth century and during this nation’s own civil rights movement. Taken from... Read more >
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An Autobiography
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Written by Mohandas K. Gandhi


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 1, 1993
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5909-8 (0-8070-5909-9)

Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.

In a... Read more >

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State vs. Defense
The Battle to Define America's Empire
Written by Stephen Glain


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40842-6 (0-307-40842-6)

For most of the twentieth century, the sword has led before the olive branch in American foreign policy. Vividly told, State vs. Defense shows how America truly operates as a superpower and explores the constant tension between the diplomats at State and the warriors at Defense.

State vs. Defense characterizes all the... Read more >
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Liberal Fascism
The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change
Written by Jonah Goldberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1718-6 (0-7679-1718-9)

“Fascists,” “Brownshirts,” “jackbooted stormtroopers”—such are the insults typically hurled at conservatives by their liberal opponents. Calling someone a fascist is the fastest way to shut them up, defining their views as beyond the political pale. But who are the real fascists in our midst?

Liberal Fascism offers a startling new perspective on... Read more >
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A Race for the Future
How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans
Written by Mike Gonzalez


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3765-2 (0-8041-3765-X)

The 2012 elections catapulted Hispanics to the forefront of the national conversation. But this much misunderstood group, whose political rise was long coming, has been part of the history and fabric of this country since its beginning. Digging deeply into the demographics and cultural history, veteran journalist Gonzalez explains what the... Read more >
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Growing Up Absurd
Problems of Youth in the Organized Society
Written by Paul Goodman
Afterword by Susan Sontag
Foreword by Casey Nelson Blake


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-581-1 (1-59017-581-6)

Paul Goodman’s Growing Up Absurd was a runaway best seller when it was first published in 1960, and it became one of the defining texts of the New Left. Goodman was a writer and thinker who broke every mold and did it brilliantly—he was a novelist, poet, and a social theorist... Read more >
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Debt
The First 5,000 Years
Written by David Graeber


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-129-4 (1-61219-129-0)

Winner of the Bateson Book Prize awarded by the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit... Read more >
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Storm over Iraq
Air Power and the Gulf War
Written by Richard Hallion


Format: Trade Paperback, 386 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 1997
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-723-9 (1-56098-723-5)

An incisive account of the Persian Gulf War, Storm Over Iraq shows how the success of Operation Desert Storm was the product of two decades of profound changes in the American approach to defense, military doctrine, and combat operations. The first detailed analysis of why the Gulf War could be fought... Read more >

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The Mind of War
John Boyd and American Security
Written by Grant Hammond


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-178-5 (1-58834-178-X)

The ideas of US Air Force Colonel John Boyd have transformed American military policy and practice. A first-rate fighter pilot and a self-taught scholar, he wrote the first manual on jet aerial combat; spearheaded the design of both of the Air Force’s premier fighters, the F-15 and the F-16; and shaped... Read more >
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The Village Against The World

Written by Dan Hancox


Format: Hardcover, 252 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-130-5 (1-78168-130-9)

One hundred kilometers from Seville, there is a small village, Marinaleda, that for the last thirty years has been at the center of a long struggle to create a communist utopia. In a story reminiscent of the Asterix books, Dan Hancox explores the reality behind the community where no one has... Read more >
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The Village Against the World

Written by Dan Hancox


Format: Trade Paperback, 252 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-298-2 (1-78168-298-4)

One hundred kilometers from Seville, there is a small village, Marinaleda, that for the last thirty years has been at the center of a long struggle to create a communist utopia. In a story reminiscent of the Asterix books, Dan Hancox explores the reality behind the community where no one has... Read more >

DREAM OF DELIVERANCE

Written by Mona Harrington


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 21, 2013
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-83151-4 (0-307-83151-5)

In this major work of historical and political analysis, Mona Harrington examines curcial missteps and uncertainties in the American statecraft from Woodrow Wilson’s time to Ronald Reagan’s, and traces them to a potent myth at the center of our political thinking. It is a myth peculiarly American, a long-held belief that... Read more >

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Ethical Chic
The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0060-1 (0-8070-0060-4)

Consumers are told that when they put on an American Apparel t-shirt, leggings, jeans, gold bra, or other item, they look hot. Not only do they look good, but they can also feel good because they are helping US workers earn a decent wage (never mind that some of those female... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Overloaded Liberal
Shopping, Investing, Parenting, and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0129-5 (0-8070-0129-5)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated S — Special Interest

Today’s shoppers don’t just consume; we investigate and categorize the impact of our decisions on climate change, animals, our health, our political views, geopolitical relationships, working conditions, and more. Yet when we actually try to... Read more >

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The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order
1964-1980
Written by Steven F. Hayward


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45369-3 (0-307-45369-3)

THE AGE OF REAGAN brings to life the tumultuous decade and a half that preceded Ronald Reagan's ascent to the White House. Based on scores of interviews and years of research, Steven F. Hayward takes us on an engrossing journey through the most politically divisive years the United States has had... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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On Looking Into the Abyss
Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society
Written by Gertrude Himmelfarb


Format: Trade Paperback, 212 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75923-2 (0-679-75923-9)

Himmelfarb turns her intellect and powers of observation to the present, exposing what she sees as the intellectual arrogance and spiritual impoverishment of much of our current thought, and tracing the consequences for our collective life. She deconstructs literary deconstructionism and postmodernism, diagnoses the malaise of liberalism, analyzes the resurgence of... Read more >
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The Roads to Modernity
The British, French, and American Enlightenments
Written by Gertrude Himmelfarb


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7722-9 (1-4000-7722-2)

In an elegant, eminently readable work, one of our most distinguished intellectual historians gives us a brilliant revisionist history. The Roads to Modernity reclaims the Enlightenment—an extraordinary time bursting with new ideas about human nature, politics, society, and religionfrom historians who have downgraded its importance and from scholars who have given... Read more >
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The Shere Hite Reader
New and Selected Writings on Sex, Globalism, and Private Life
Written by Shere Hite


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 4, 2006
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-568-4 (1-58322-568-4)

The Shere Hite Reader presents wide-ranging analysis on the individual and society from a renowned thinker on psychosexual development. The book includes new science in addition to previously published material, reflecting Hite’s three decades of work probing the roots of human identity through questionnaires and theory.

For the first time Hite formalizes... Read more >
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The Paranoid Style in American Politics

Written by Richard Hofstadter
Introduction by Sean Wilentz


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38844-5 (0-307-38844-1)

This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic affairs.

In The Paranoid Style in American Politics, acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence — and... Read more >
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Social Darwinism in American Thought

Written by Richard Hofstadter


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5503-8 (0-8070-5503-4)

Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action. Theorists such as Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the struggle for existence... Read more >

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Let Them Call Me Rebel
Saul Alinsky: His Life and Legacy
Written by Sandord D. Horwitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 618 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1992
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73418-5 (0-679-73418-X)

In the course of his flamboyant career as an all-purpose activist, Saul Alinsky went from organizing working-class ethnics in one of Chicago’s most blighted neighborhoods to mapping out strategies for the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s. He enlisted allies-from Catholic clergymen to labor unionists and black activists-in battles... Read more >

Rick Perry and His Eggheads
Inside the Brainiest Political Operation in America, A Sneak Preview from The Victory Lab
Written by Sasha Issenberg


Format: eBook, 26 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $0.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-98677-1 (0-307-98677-2)

A fascinating, never-before-reported look into how Rick Perry, in his 2006 reelection campaign in Texas, had academics conduct real-time experiments to study what makes people vote--revealing a new side of a major politician and a game-changing trend in American politics.

Despite his folksy personality and disdain for East Coast "elitists," Texas governor... Read more >
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