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The Economy of Cities

Written by Jane Jacobs


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1970
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-70584-2 (0-394-70584-X)

"This book is radiant with ideas about what makes cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies."--The New Yorker Read more >

The Paradox of American Democracy
Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of Public Trust
Written by John B. Judis


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 24, 2013
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5062-0 (0-8041-5062-1)

John B. Judis, one of our most insightful political commentators, most rational and careful thinkers, and most engaged witnesses in Washington, has taken on a challenge that even the most concerned American citizens shrink from: forecasting the American political climate at the turn of the century. The Paradox of American Democracy... Read more >

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The Return of History and the End of Dreams

Written by Robert Kagan


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38988-6 (0-307-38988-X)

Hopes for a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have been dashed by sobering realities: Great powers are once again competing for honor and influence. The world remains “unipolar,” but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Real Common Sense
Using Our Founding Values to Reclaim Our Nation for the 99%
Written by Brian Kahn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-407-7 (1-60980-407-4)

Real Common Sense insists that America, plagued with consumerism and private interests, has strayed from its Founding principles and the vision for America of our forefathers. Brian Kahn exposes the deceptions of the extreme Right and reminds us of the real Tom Paine who would be baffled to have "inspired" this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Real Common Sense

Written by Brian Kahn


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-126-7 (1-60980-126-1)

America’s extreme Right falsely claims the Founding Fathers as allies for their radical agenda. Pundit Glenn Beck has gone so far as to use the title of Tom Paine’s famous 1776 pamphlet Common Sense for his own book–a book that attacks the political, social and economic rights which Paine and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Warrior Politics
Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72627-9 (0-375-72627-6)

"One of the most thought-provoking and profound books that I have recently read. As readable as it is stimulating." —Henry Kissinger

In Warrior Politics, Kaplan mines the best of the lessons from past figures that include Sun-Tzu, Thucydides, Machiavelli, and Churchill for modern-day world leaders confronted with the complex challenges of today's... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Yo' Mama's Disfunktional!
Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America
Written by Robin D.G. Kelley


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 17, 1998
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0941-3 (0-8070-0941-5)

In this vibrant, thought-provoking book, Kelley, “the pre-eminent historian of black popular culture writing today” (Cornel West) shows how the multicolored urban working class is the solution to the ills of American cities. He undermines widespread misunderstandings of black culture and shows how they have contributed to the failure of social... Read more >

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"All Labor Has Dignity"

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Michael K. Honey


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8602-5 (0-8070-8602-9)

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice

Covering all the civil rights movement highlights--Montgomery, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Memphis--award-winning historian Michael K. Honey introduces and traces Dr. King’s dream of economic equality. Gathered in one volume for the first time, the majority... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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"In a Single Garment of Destiny"
A Global Vision of Justice
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Lewis V. Baldwin
Foreword by Charlayne Hunter-Gault


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8607-0 (0-8070-8607-X)

An unprecedented and timely collection that captures the global vision of Dr. King–in his own words.

Too many people continue to think of Dr. King only as “a southern civil rights leader” or “an American Gandhi,” thus ignoring his impact on poor and oppressed people around the world. In a Single Garment... Read more >

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One Hand Jerking
Reports From an Investigative Journalist
Written by Paul Krassner
Afterword by Lewis Black
Foreword by Harry Shearer


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 1, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-696-4 (1-58322-696-6)

Counterculture legend Paul Krassner gazes on the fires of pop culture, politics and celebrity and returns unscathed to help us make sense of our senseless world, with an introduction by Lewis Black (The Daily Show) and a foreword by Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, Le Show).

From cults to pornography, from Charles Manson... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Debtors' Prison
The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility
Written by Robert Kuttner


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95980-5 (0-307-95980-5)

One of our foremost economic thinkers challenges a cherished tenet of today’s financial orthodoxy: that spending less, refusing to forgive debt, and shrinking government—“austerity”—is the solution to a persisting economic crisis like ours or Europe’s, now in its fifth year.

Since the collapse of September 2008, the conversation about economic recovery has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rethinking Cold War Culture

Written by Peter J. Kuznick and James Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-895-3 (1-56098-895-9)

This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Meme Wars
The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Written by Kalle Lasn
Edited by Adbusters


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-432-9 (1-60980-432-5)

From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy 101 is an articulation of what could be the next steps in rethinking and remaking our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Meme Wars
The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Edited by Kalle Lasn and Adbusters


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-473-2 (1-60980-473-2)

From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy 101 is an articulation of what could be the next steps in rethinking and remaking our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Bakunin
The Creative Passion#A Biography
Written by Mark Leier


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-894-4 (1-58322-894-2)

The spellbinding story of both the man and the theory, Bakunin chronicles one of the most notorious radicals in history: Mikhail Bakunin, the founder of anarchism, here revealed as a practical moral philosophy rooted in a critique of wealth and power.

Mark Leier corrects many of the popular misconceptions about Bakunin and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Embracing Israel/Palestine
A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East
Written by Michael Lerner


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-307-6 (1-58394-307-2)

A major modern conundrum is how the Arab/Israel conflict remains unresolved and, seemingly, irresolvable. In this inspirational book, Rabbi Michael Lerner suggests that a change in consciousness is crucial. With clarity and honesty, he examines how the mutual demonization and discounting of each sides’ legitimate needs drive the debate, and he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ethical Realism

Written by Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27738-1 (0-307-27738-0)

America today faces a world more complicated than ever before, but our politicians have failed to envision a foreign policy that addresses our greatest threats. Ethical Realism shows how the United States can successfully combine genuine morality with tough and practical common sense. By outlining core principles and a set of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Stillborn God
Religion, Politics, and the Modern West
Written by Mark Lilla


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7913-1 (1-4000-7913-6)

A brilliant account of religion's role in the political thinking of the West, from the Enlightenment to the close of World War II.

The wish to bring political life under God's authority is nothing new, and it's clear that today religious passions are again driving world politics, confounding expectations of a secular... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Captivity
118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War
Written by James Loney


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39928-1 (0-307-39928-1)

The powerful account of the remarkable peace activist kidnapped while leading a peace delegation and held for ransom by Iraqi insurgents until his paradoxical release by a crack unit of Special Forces commandos.

In November 2005, James Loney and three other men – Canadian Harmeet Singh Sooden, British citizen Norman Kember and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Prince

Written by Niccolo Machiavelli
Translated by Peter Constantine
Introduction by Albert Russell Ascoli


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 5, 2008
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7805-6 (0-8129-7805-6)

The first modern treatise of political philosophy, The Prince remains one of the world’s most influential and widely read books. Machiavelli, whose name has become synonymous with expedient exercises of will, reveals nothing less than the secrets of power: how to gain it, how to wield it, and how to keep... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover and a paperback.

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The Approaching Great Transformation
Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy
Written by Joel Magnuson
Foreword by Helena Norberg-Hodge


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-480-0 (1-60980-480-5)

How should we act and think economically in the world as the era of cheap oil comes to an end? The Approaching Great Transformation begins to answer this massive question, focusing on the people and communities already at work on the transition: energy descent pioneers in the UK and the US educating... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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