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Terrorism and the Economy
How the War on Terror is Bankrupting the World
Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-895-1 (1-58322-895-0)

Economist and best-selling author Loretta Napoleoni traces the link between the finances of the war on terror and the global economic crisis, finding connections from Dubai to London to Las Vegas that politicians and the media have at best ignored. In launching military and propaganda wars in the Middle East, America... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beyond Good & Evil
Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 17, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72465-0 (0-679-72465-6)

This translation (by distinguished Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann) of one of the most influential books of the nineteenth century is based on the only edition Nietzsche himself published, and all variant readings in later editions are noted. It includes an index of subjects and persons referred to in the book as... Read more >
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For Love of Country?
A New Democracy Forum on the Limits of Patriotism
Written by Martha Nussbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 6, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4329-5 (0-8070-4329-X)

After the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, American flags appeared everywhere. Is patriotism a good response at a time of national crisis? What does it mean for us to think of ourselves as a nation first?

With our connections to the world growing stronger and more vital... Read more >

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Poetic Justice
The Literary Imagination and Public Life
Written by Martha Nussbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 30, 1997
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4109-3 (0-8070-4109-2)

In Poetic Justice, one of our most prominent philosophers explores how the literary imagination is an essential ingredient of just public discourse and a democratic society.

“Timely and urgent. . . . Ms. Nussbaum’s appeal to the outlook of fiction as a model for judicial and social policy is bracingly utopian and... Read more >

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Damned Nations
Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid
Written by Samantha Nutt


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-5145-6 (0-7710-5145-X)

For readers of Christopher Hedges, Robert Fisk, and Christopher Hitchens, an extraordinary humanitarian gives us a bracing and uncompromising account of her work in some of the most devastated corners of the world -- and a new and provocative vision for changing course on our growing militarization.

In 1995, twenty-five-year-old Samantha Nutt... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Common Sense
and Other Writings
Written by Thomas Paine
Edited by Gordon S. Wood


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 11, 2003
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76011-2 (0-375-76011-3)

Includes the complete texts of Common Sense; Rights of Man, Part the Second; The Age of Reason (part one); Four Letters on Interesting Subjects, published anonymously and just discovered to be Paine’s work; and Letter to the Abbé Raynal, Paine’s first examination of world events; as well as selections from The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Sacred Ground
Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
Written by Eboo Patel


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7748-1 (0-8070-7748-8)

In the decade following the attacks of 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims has increased rather than subsided. Alarmist, hateful rhetoric once relegated to the fringes of political discourse has now become frighteningly mainstream, with pundits and politicians routinely invoking the specter of Islam as a menacing, deeply anti-American force... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Quality Education as a Constitutional Right
Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools
Written by Theresa Perry, Robert P. Moses, Ernesto Cortes, Jr., Lisa Delpit and Joan T. Wynne


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3282-4 (0-8070-3282-4)

Legendary civil rights leader and education activist Robert Moses invited one hundred prominent African American and Latino intellectuals and activists to meet to discuss a proposal for a campaign to guarantee a quality education for all children as a constitutional right–a movement that would “transform current approaches to educational inequity, all... Read more >
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Consumer Republic
Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World
Written by Bruce Philp


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7004-4 (0-7710-7004-7)

In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, and for the same people who read Seth Godin and bought The Black Swan and How We Decide, this book breaks down the myth of brands and puts the power back in consumers' hands.

The foundation of Consumer Republic's message is this single, inarguable truth: Brands... Read more >
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What Comes After Money?
Essays from Reality Sandwich on Transforming Currency and Community
Edited by Daniel Pinchbeck and Ken Jordan
Contribution by Charles Eisenstein and Peter Lamborn Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-349-6 (1-58394-349-8)

Most people believe that money is organic and inevitable; we forget that money is just a tool created to perform certain functions. But just as computer programmers drop out-of date tools and pick up better ones as soon as they become available, we might switch from bank-financed currency to a more... Read more >
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Property and Freedom

Written by Richard Pipes


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 13, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70447-5 (0-375-70447-7)

Richard Pipes, Harvard scholar and historian of the Russian Revolution, brings his remarkable erudition to an exploration of a wide range of national and political systems to demonstrate persuasively that private ownership has served over the centuries to limit the power of the state and enable democratic institutions to evolve and... Read more >
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The Republic and Other Works

Written by Plato
Translated by Benjamin Jowett


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 1960
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-09497-9 (0-385-09497-3)

A compilation of the essential works of Plato in one paperback volume: The Republic, The Symposium, Parmenides, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. Read more >
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The Republic
The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
Written by Plato


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 1991
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73387-4 (0-679-73387-6)

The Republic, in the course of its tautly reasoned Socratic dialogues, accomplishes nothing less than an anatomy of the soul and an exhaustive description of a state that both mirrors and enforces the soul's idea of harmony. No other book, except the Bible, has had its formative influence on two thousand... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Great Transformation
The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
Written by Karl Polanyi


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 28, 2001
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5643-1 (0-8070-5643-X)

In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the “great transformation” of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory... Read more >
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Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage
Valuing All Families under the Law
Written by Nancy D. Polikoff and Michael Bronski


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 1, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4433-9 (0-8070-4433-4)

Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage reframes the family-rights debate by arguing that marriage shouldn’t bestow special legal privileges upon couples because people, both heterosexual and LGBT, live in a variety of relationships-including unmarried couples of any sexual orientation, single-parent households, extended biological family units, and myriad other familial configurations. Nancy D... Read more >
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Exporting Democracy
The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea
Written by Bob Rae


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7290-1 (0-7710-7290-2)

The way most Western politicians talk, democracy is the pinnacle of civilization, the best political system there is. Many think it’s the system the rest of the world ought to adopt. Bob Rae is not one of them. He is too well informed about the difficulties and dangers of implanting democracy... Read more >
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The Anti-American Manifesto

Written by Ted Rall


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-933-0 (1-58322-933-7)

In arguably the most radical book published in decades, cartoonist/columnist Ted Rall has produced the book he was always meant to write: a new manifesto for an America heading toward economic and political collapse. While others mourn the damage to the postmodern American capitalist system created by the recent global economic... Read more >
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To Uphold the World
A Call for a New Global Ethic from Ancient India
Written by Bruce Rich


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0613-9 (0-8070-0613-0)

In 1991, Bruce Rich traveled to Orissa and gazed upon the rock edicts erected by the Indian emperor Ashoka over 2,200 years ago. Intrigued by the stone inscriptions that declared religious tolerance, conservation, nonviolence, species protection, and human rights, Rich was drawn into Ashoka’s world. Ashoka was a powerful conqueror who... Read more >
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Charisma
The Gift of Grace, and How It Has Been Taken Away from Us
Written by Philip Rieff


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27753-4 (0-307-27753-4)

Charisma has come to be understood today as a special gift or talent that celebrities–artistic performers, athletes, movie stars, or political leaders–possess, a quality that makes their lives exemplary and transforms them into objects of universal appeal or attraction.

In Charisma, Philip Rieff explores the emergence and evolution of this mysterious and... Read more >
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Marx for Beginners

Written by Rius


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 15, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71461-0 (0-375-71461-8)

A cartoon book about Marx? Are you sure it's Karl, not Groucho? How can you summarize the work of Karl Marx in cartoons? It took Rius to do it. He's put it all in: the origins of Marxist philosophy, history, economics; of capital, labor, the class struggle, socialism. And there's a... Read more >

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The Engaged Spiritual Life
A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World
Written by Donald Rothberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2006
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7725-2 (0-8070-7725-9)

By the time Donald Rothberg was in his early twenties, he knew he had two vocations. He wanted to dedicate himself to justice and social change, and he wanted to commit himself to exploring the depths of human consciousness-to an awakening of our deeper spiritual nature. It has been his life’s... Read more >

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Colonial Encounters in a Native American Landscape
The Spanish and Dutch in North America
Written by Nan A. Rothschild


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 2003
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-138-9 (1-58834-138-0)

A unique comparative study of colonial encounters between the Spanish in New Mexico and the Dutch in New York.

Nan A. Rothschild examines the process of colonialism in two separate areas of 17th-century North America seeking to answer several key questions: Where did each group live vis-à-vis the other? How entangled were... Read more >

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The Social Contract and The Discourses

Written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Format: Hardcover, 472 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 26, 1993
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-42302-7 (0-679-42302-8)

Two works in one volume Read more >

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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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