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Moments Politiques

(Available September 30, 2014)
Moments Politiques
Written by Jacques Ranciere, Translated by Mary Foster
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609805333
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Moments Politiques

Written by Jacques Ranciere
Translated by Mary Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $17.95

How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political?

Moments Politiques finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... Read more >
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Moments Politiques

Written by Jacques Ranciere
Translated by Mary Foster


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $17.95

How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political?

Moments Politiques finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
They Can't Represent Us!
They Can't Represent Us!
Written by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini, Foreword by David Harvey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781680971
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They Can't Represent Us!
Reinventing Democracy From Greece To Occupy
Written by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini
Foreword by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.95

Mass protest movements in disparate places such as Greece, Argentina, and the United States ultimately share an agenda—to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, including Occupy, exercise and claim participatory democracy as the ground of revolutionary social change today.

Written by two international activist intellectuals and based on extensive interviews with... Read more >
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They Can't Represent Us!
Reinventing Democracy From Greece To Occupy
Written by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini
Foreword by David Harvey


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.95

Mass protest movements in disparate places such as Greece, Argentina, and the United States ultimately share an agenda—to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, including Occupy, exercise and claim participatory democracy as the ground of revolutionary social change today.

Written by two international activist intellectuals and based on extensive interviews with... Read more >
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Unlearning with Hannah Arendt

Written by Marie Luise Knott


Format: eBook, 151 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $19.99

Short-listed for the Tractatus Essay Prize, an examination of the innovative strategies Arendt used to achieve intellectual freedom
 
After observing the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt articulated her controversial concept of the “banality of evil,” thereby posing one of the most chilling and divisive moral questions of the twentieth century: How... Read more >
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Unlearning with Hannah Arendt
Unlearning with Hannah Arendt
Written by Marie Luise Knott
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590516478
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Unlearning with Hannah Arendt

Written by Marie Luise Knott


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $22.95

Short-listed for the Tractatus Essay Prize, an examination of the innovative strategies Arendt used to achieve intellectual freedom
 
After observing the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt articulated her controversial concept of the “banality of evil,” thereby posing one of the most chilling and divisive moral questions of the twentieth century: How... Read more >
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The Invention of the Land of Israel
The Invention of the Land of Israel
Written by Shlomo Sand, Translated by Geremy Forman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781680834
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The Invention of the Land of Israel
From Holy Land to Homeland
Written by Shlomo Sand
Translated by Geremy Forman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $19.95

What is a homeland and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the... Read more >
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Liberalism
A Counter-History
Written by Domenico Losurdo
Translated by Gregory Elliott


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $19.95

In this definitive historical investigation, Italian author and philosopher Domenico Losurdo argues that from the outset liberalism, as a philosophical position and ideology, has been bound up with the most illiberal of policies: slavery, colonialism, genocide, racism and snobbery.

Narrating an intellectual history running from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries... Read more >
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Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis
Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis
Written by Benjamin Kunkel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781683279
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Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis

Written by Benjamin Kunkel


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95

After the financial crash and the great recession, the media rediscovered Karl marx, socialist theory, and the very idea that capitalism can be questioned.

But in spite of the publicity, the main paths of contemporary critical thought have gone unexplored
outside of the academy. Benjamin Kunkel’s Utopia or Bust leads readers — whether politically committed or simply curious &mdash... Read more >
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Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis

Written by Benjamin Kunkel


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95

After the financial crash and the great recession, the media rediscovered Karl marx, socialist theory, and the very idea that capitalism can be questioned.

But in spite of the publicity, the main paths of contemporary critical thought have gone unexplored
outside of the academy. Benjamin Kunkel’s Utopia or Bust leads readers — whether politically committed or simply curious &mdash... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Liberalism
Liberalism
Written by Domenico Losurdo, Translated by Gregory Elliott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681664
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Liberalism
A Counter-History
Written by Domenico Losurdo
Translated by Gregory Elliott


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $24.95

In this definitive historical investigation, Italian author and philosopher Domenico Losurdo argues that from the outset liberalism, as a philosophical position and ideology, has been bound up with the most illiberal of policies: slavery, colonialism, genocide, racism and snobbery.

Narrating an intellectual history running from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Ruling The Void
Ruling The Void
Written by Peter Mair
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781680995
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Ruling The Void
The Hollowing Of Western Democracy
Written by Peter Mair


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $95.00

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 >
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The Age Of Globalization
Anarchists And The Anticolonial Imagination
Written by Benedict Anderson


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $19.95

History is forged through the travel of ideas across continents—as well as by bombs. The Age of Globalization is an account of the unlikely connections that made up late nineteenth-century politics and culture, and in particular between militant anarchists in Europe and the Americas, and anti-imperialist uprisings in Cuba, China and... Read more >
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The Age Of Globalization
The Age Of Globalization
Written by Benedict Anderson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681442
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The Age Of Globalization
Anarchists and the Anti-Colonial Imagination
Written by Benedict Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $19.95

The exchange of ideas makes history as surely as the exchange of gunfire. The Age of Globalization (previously published as Under Three Flags) is an account of the unlikely connections that made up late nineteenth-century politics and culture. In particular, Benedict Anderson examines the links between militant anarchists in Europe and the Americas and the anti-imperialist... Read more >
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Lincoln in the World
Lincoln in the World
Written by Kevin Peraino
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307887207
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Lincoln in the World
The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
Written by Kevin Peraino


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $26.00

A captivating look at how Abraham Lincoln evolved into one of our seminal foreign-policy presidents—and helped point the way to America’s rise to world power.
 
This is the story of one of the most breathtaking feats in the annals of American foreign policy—performed by one of the most unlikely figures. Abraham Lincoln... Read more >
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Lincoln in the World
Lincoln in the World
Written by Kevin Peraino
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307887221
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Lincoln in the World
The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
Written by Kevin Peraino


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $13.99

A captivating look at how Abraham Lincoln evolved into one of our seminal foreign-policy presidents—and helped point the way to America’s rise to world power.
 
This is the story of one of the most breathtaking feats in the annals of American foreign policy—performed by one of the most unlikely figures. Abraham Lincoln... Read more >
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Ruling The Void
Ruling The Void
Written by Peter Mair
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844673247
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Ruling The Void
The Hollowing Of Western Democracy
Written by Peter Mair


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $26.95

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 hardcover.
Ruling The Void
The Hollowing Of Western Democracy
Written by Peter Mair


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $26.95

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 >
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The Revenge of History
The Revenge of History
Written by Seumas Milne
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ISBN: 9781781680919
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The Revenge of History
The Battle for the 21st Century
Written by Seumas Milne


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $19.95

From 9/11 to the Arab uprisings and beyond—encompassing the economic crisis, war on terror, rise of China and tide of change in Latin America—The Revenge of History turns the orthodoxies of the past generation on their head.
 
In this coruscating account of the first decade of the twenty-first century, Seumas... Read more >
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The New Digital Age
The New Digital Age
Written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307957139
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The New Digital Age
Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
Written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $26.95

In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected—a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness.

Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley’s great...

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The New Digital Age
The New Digital Age
Written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
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ISBN: 9780307961105
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The New Digital Age
Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives
Written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $11.99

In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected—a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness.

Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley’s great...

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The Art of Controversy
The Art of Controversy
Written by Victor S Navasky
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307957207
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The Art of Controversy
Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power
Written by Victor S Navasky


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $27.95

A lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse.

As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, Victor S. Navasky knows just how transformative—and incendiary—cartoons can be. Here Navasky guides readers through some of the...

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The Art of Controversy
The Art of Controversy
Written by Victor S Navasky
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962140
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The Art of Controversy
Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power
Written by Victor S Navasky


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $14.99

A lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse.

As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, Victor S. Navasky knows just how transformative—and incendiary—cartoons can be. Here Navasky guides readers through some of the...

Read more >
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The Essential Writings of Rousseau
The Essential Writings of Rousseau
Written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edited by Leo Damrosch, Translated by Peter Constantine
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ISBN: 9780679645399
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The Essential Writings of Rousseau

Written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Edited by Leo Damrosch
Translated by Peter Constantine


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $13.99

Newly translated by Peter Constantine
Edited and with an Introduction by Leo Damrosch
 
The Essential Writings of Rousseau collects the best and most indispensable work of one of the world’s most influential writers. A towering figure of Enlightenment thought, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was also one of that movement’s most passionate and... Read more >
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The Essential Writings of Rousseau
The Essential Writings of Rousseau
Written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edited by Leo Damrosch, Translated by Peter Constantine
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ISBN: 9780812980387
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The Essential Writings of Rousseau

Written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Edited by Leo Damrosch
Translated by Peter Constantine


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $18.00

Newly translated by Peter Constantine
Edited and with an Introduction by Leo Damrosch
 
The Essential Writings of Rousseau collects the best and most indispensable work of one of the world’s most influential writers. A towering figure of Enlightenment thought, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was also one of that movement’s most passionate and... Read more >
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