Philosophy - Political

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The System of Objects (Radical Thinke...

Jean Baudrillard

A cultural critique of the commodity in consumer society, The System of Objects is a tour de force – a theoretical letter-in-a-bottle tossed into the ocean in 1968, which brilliantly communicates to us all the live ideas of the day....

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Published: Jan 2006

A Theologico-Political Treatise and A...

Benedict de Spinoza

2 important works. Spinoza's "A Theologico-Political Treatise" presents an eloquent plea for religious liberty, demonstrating that true religion consists of the practice of simple piety, independent of philosophical speculation. In th...

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Published: Nov 2004

The Spirit of Terrorism

Jean Baudrillard

pstrongUntil September 11 we had had no symbolic event on a world scale that marked a setback for globalization itself./strong/pBaudrillard sees the power of the terrorists as lying in the symbolism of slaughter – not merely the rea...

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Published: Jan 2013

In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Gov...

Charles A. Murray

Respected author, scholar, and columnist Charles Murray has long challenged accepted notions of public and social policy issues. In this volume, originally published in 1988, Murray presents a persuasive and practical argument that re...

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Published: Feb 2013

Common Sense, The Rights of Man and O...

Thomas Paine

Published in 1776, Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence ...

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Published: Jul 2003

Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

Mark R. Levin

b An intellectually bracing volume on America's transformation and the clash between constitutionalism and utopianism—from the author of the #1 i New York Times bestseller i Liberty and Tyranny, Mark R. Levin. /PHailed by Rush Limba...

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Published: Sep 2012

Karman: A Brief Treatise on Action, G...

Giorgio Agamben

What does it mean to be responsible for our actions? In this brief and elegant study, Giorgio Agamben traces our most profound moral intuitions back to their roots in the sphere of law and punishment. Moral accountability, human free ...

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Published: Mar 2018

Pilate and Jesus (Meridian: Crossing ...

Giorgio Agamben

Pontius Pilate is one of the most enigmatic figures in Christian theology. The only non-Christian to be named in the Nicene Creed, he is presented as a cruel colonial overseer in secular accounts, as a conflicted judge convinced of Je...

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Published: Feb 2015

The Mystery of Evil: Benedict XVI and...

Giorgio Agamben

In 2013, Benedict XVI became only the second pope in the history of the Catholic Church to resign from office. In this brief but illuminating study, Giorgio Agamben argues that Benedict's gesture, far from being solely a matter of int...

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Published: May 2017

Metapolitics (Radical Thinkers)

Alain Badiou

Metapolitics argues that one of the main tasks of contemporary thought is to abolish the idea that politics is merely an object for philosophical reflection.Badiou indicts this approach, which reduces politics to a matter of opinion, ...

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Published: Jan 2012

The Communist Hypothesis

Alain Badiou

"We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to parliamentary democracy—the form of state suited to capitalism—and to the inevitab...

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Published: May 2015

The Accidental Activist: Stories, Spe...

Matt Ball

For more than twenty years, Matt Ball has worked to develop the most effective methods for activists to communicate a profound but simple truth: that our fundamental responsibility toward other animals is to reduce their suffering as ...

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Published: Jun 2014

Looking Backward 2000-1887 (Oxford Wo...

Edward Bellamy

Julian West, a feckless aristocrat living in Boston in 1887, plunges into a deep hypnotic sleep. When he wakes up in the year 2000, America has been turned into a rigorously centralized democratic society in which everything is contro...

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Published: Sep 2009

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Francesco Berardi

What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? In his most unsettling book to date, Franco "Bifo" Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching fo...

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Published: Feb 2015

The Soul at Work: From Alienation to ...

Franco Berardi

We can reach every point in the world but, more importantly, we can be reached from any point in the world. Privacy and its possibilities are abolished. Attention is under siege everywhere. Not silence but uninterrupted noise, not the...

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Published: Nov 2009

Why Read Hannah Arendt Now?

Richard Bernstein

Recently there has been an extraordinary international revival of interest in Hannah Arendt. She was extremely perceptive about the dark tendencies in contemporary life that continue to plague us. She developed a concept of politics a...

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Published: Jun 2018

The Exform (Futures)

Nicolas Bourriaud

Author of the influential Relational Aesthetics examines the dynamics of ideology Leading theorist and art curator Nicolas Bourriaud tackles the excluded, the disposable and the nature of waste by looking to the future of art—the ex...

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Published: Aug 2016

The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Beha...

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been part of a team revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps th...

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Published: Jul 2012

In Defence of the Republic

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero's greatest speeches. Cicero was the most brilliant orator in Classical history, with the ability to sway the opinions of the mob and the most powerful men in Rome. This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero's fierce l...

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Published: Oct 2011

Can War Be Eliminated

Christopher Coker

Throughout history, war seems to have had an iron grip on humanity. In this short book, internationally renowned philosopher of war, Christopher Coker, challenges the view that war is an idea that we can cash in for an even better one...

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Published: Jan 2014

Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commi...

Simon Critchley

pstrongA new political ethics that confronts the injustices of liberal democracy./strong/pThe clearest, boldest and most systematic statement of Simon Critchley’s influential views on philosophy, ethics, and politics, emInfinitely D...

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Published: Jan 2013

Great Political Theories V.1: A Compr...

Michael Curtis

As an introduction to political theory and science, this collection of writings by the great philosophers will be of close interest to general readers. It also serves as a basic textbook for students of government and political theor...

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Published: Mar 2008

Great Political Theories V.2: A Compr...

Michael Curtis

This carefully selected compilation of the significant writings of the great political philosophers, scientists, and thinkers has long been an invaluable guide to the general reader as well as to the serious student of history, polit...

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Published: Mar 2008

The Happiness Industry: How the Gover...

William Davies

In winter 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the world leaders gathered at Davos on the importance of Happiness. The recent DSM-5, the manual of all diagnosable mental illnesses, for the first time included shyness and grief as treatable d...

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Published: Jun 2016

SJWs Always Double Down: Anticipating...

Vox Day

Whether you realize it or not, if you live in the West, you are currently engulfed in a civilization-wide cultural war that is taking place all around you. Maybe you're aware of it, or maybe you're not. It doesn't matter. The cultural...

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Published: Nov 2017

SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thou...

Vox Day

Social Justice Warriors have plagued mankind for more than 150 years, but only in the last 30 years has their ideology become dominant in the West. Having invaded one institution of the cultural high ground after another, from corpora...

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Published: Oct 2015

The Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord

The Situationist book that helped inspire the May 1968 revolt in France. Arguably the most influential book of radical theory in the last fifty years. This new translation by Ken Knabb is the only edition to include extensive annotati...

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Published: Jan 2002

Walter Benjamin: Or, Towards a Revolu...

Terry Eagleton

From our finest radical literary analyst, a classic study of the great philosopher and cultural theorist.“Eagleton is second to none among cultural critics writing in the English language today.” --Guardian

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Published: Jun 2009

Why Marx Was Right

Terry Eagleton

In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism—that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everyth...

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Published: Apr 2012

The Origin of the Family, Private Pro...

Friedrich Engels

A new edition of a pioneering materialist treatise Exploring the way that production affects the social issues of class division and family, Engels develops his arguments on private property and its relationship to the subjugation of...

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Published: Jun 2010
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