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The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, From the Freemasons to Facebook
Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It's about states, armies and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical...
The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks.Throughout history, hierarchies - the leaders, governments, and corporations presiding from on high - have claimed to rule. Bu...
The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America
With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy seemed final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wea...
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
The world-famous work on the origins and development of nationalism.The full magnitude of Benedict Anderson’s intellectual achievement is still being appreciated and debated. Imagined Communities remains the most influential book on the origins of nationalism, filling the vacuum that previously e...
The Quest for Cosmic Justice
The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policie...
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things
In this eye-opening examination of a pathology that has swept the country, the noted sociologist Barry Glassner reveals why Americans are burdened with overblown fears. He exposes the people and organizations that manipulate our perceptions and profit from our anxieties: politicians who win elec...
The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies
The prescient and now-classic analysis of the forces of anti-intellectualism in contemporary American life--updated for the era of Trump, Twitter, Breitbart and fake news controversies.The searing cultural history of the last half-century, The Age of American Unreason In A Culture of Lies focuses...
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America
In this major work of American history, distinguished historian Frances FitzGerald describes the profound ways in which evangelicals have shaped our nation, our culture, and our politics. Her sweeping and authoritative account gives us the whole picture for the first time.The story, brilliantly a...
A Companion To Marx's Capital: The Complete Edition
The radical geographer guides us through the classic text of political economy.In recent years, we have witnessed a surge of interest in Marx’s work in an effort to understand the origins of our current political and economic crisis.For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on...
The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies DIe
A searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavio...
Dereliction of Duty makes a unique, groundbreaking contribution toward clarifying what happened, why, and who was responsible for the decisions that led to direct U.S. military intervention in the Vietnam War. Based on more than five years of painstaking research, it includes startling revelation...
Socialism 101 is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the historical and modern applications of socialism.In today’s political climate, more and more presidential candidates are espousing socialist—or democratic socialist—policies. Once associated with oppression, socialism is now a current to...
Political Order and Political Decay
The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state. Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the d...
Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt
Since Donald Trump's historic ascendance to the presidency, American politics have reached a boiling point. Social and economic issues, even national security, have become loud, violent flashpoints for political rivals in the government, in the media and on the streets. This collective derangemen...
American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good
The author of American Nations examines the history of and solutions to the key American question: how best to reconcile individual liberty with the maintenance of a free societyThe struggle between individual rights and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of nearly every majo...
The Sane Society
The Sane Society is a continuation of and extension of the brilliant psychiatric concepts Erich Fromm first formulated in his classic Escape From Freedom. Here Dr. Fromm examines man's escape into overconformity and the danger of robotism in contemporary industrial society.
American Political Speeches
Beeman, Richard (Edt)
From Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, 'I Have a Dream' to Carrie Chapman Catt's 'The Woman's Hour Has Struck,' from Richard Nixon's 'I Have Never Been a Quitter' to William Jennings Bryan's 'A Cross of Gold,' this volume presents the greatest American rhetoric, from both inside and outside the White Ho...
The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress
Acclaimed journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges is one of the great moral voices of our age. He has the rare combination of decades of experience reporting from conflict zones in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, and the erudition one would expect from a stude...
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. In this much-anticipated follow-up to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, showing how the United States itself shares features with o...
Beeman, Richard (Edt)
Paine's incendiary pamphlet against British rule converted millions of Americans to the cause of independence when it was first published anonymously in 1776, and it remains as trenchant and powerful a call for freedom, equality, and progress today.
Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe
New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman delivers a fascinating portrait of modern-day Europe, with special focus on significant political, cultural, and geographical flashpoints where the conflicts of the past are smoldering once again. For the past five hun...
Authentocrats: Culture, Politics and the New Seriousness
We are entering, we are told, a post-liberal age. So-called illiberal democracy and authoritarian populism are in the political ascendant; the shelves of our bookshops groan with the work of attention-grabbing thinkers insisting that permissiveness, multiculturalism and "identity politics" have f...
Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty
The Magna Carta is revered around the world as the founding document of Western liberty. Its principles—even its language—can be found in our Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. But what was this strange document and how did it gain such legendary status?Dan Jones takes us back to the turbule...
Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty
The Magna Carta is revered around the world as the founding document of Western liberty. Its principles - even its language - can be found in our Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. But what was this strange document and how did it gain such legendary status?Dan Jones takes us back to the tur...
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