Political Science - History & Theory

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Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Evolut...

Glenn Beck

'If you believe it's time to put principles above parties, character above campaign promises, and Common Sense above all -- then I ask you to read this book....'In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They ...

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Published: Jun 2009

Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones,...

Alexandra Robbins

The cloak-and-dagger secrecy of Yale University's secret society known as Skull and Bones has prompted people worldwide to attribute to it some of the most staggering conspiracies in modern history. From the society's neaarly windowle...

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Published: Sep 2003

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulle...

Antonio Mendez

The true, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez's daring rescue of American hostages from Iran that inspired the critically-acclaimed film directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and co-starring John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and...

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Published: Feb 2013

The Original Argument: The Federalist...

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck revisited Thomas Paine's famous pre-Revolutionary War call to action in his #1 New York Times bestseller Glenn Beck's Common Sense. Now he brings his historical acumen and political savvy to this fresh, new interpretation o...

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Published: May 2011

Age of Reason: The Definitive Edition...

Thomas Paine

Age of Reason, The Definitive Edition, includes Paine's original two volumes of Age of Reason, plus his third volume which remained unreleased until 1807. President Thomas Jefferson convinced Paine not to publish his third volume in 1...

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Published: Apr 2007

Think a Second Time

Dennis Prager

What are the two great lies of the 20th century? Is there a solution to evil? What matters more, blood or love? Can a good man go to a striptease show? Do you think you have the answers? ...Think a second time. Dennis Prager, the...

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Published: Oct 1996

Failed States: The Abuse of Power and...

Noam Chomsky

"IIt's hard to imagine any American reading this book and not seeing his country in a new, and deeply troubling, light."—The New York Times Book ReviewThe United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene milita...

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Published: Apr 2007

Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan L...

Will Bunch

In this provocative new book, award-winning political journalist Will Bunch unravels the story of how a right-wing cabal hijacked the mixed legacy of Ronald Reagan, a personally popular but hugely divisive 1980s president, and turned ...

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Published: Feb 2010

How Democratic is the American Consti...

Robert Alan Dahl

In this provocative book, one of our most eminent political scientists questions the extent to which the American Constitution furthers democratic goals. Robert Dahl reveals the Constitution's potentially antidemocratic elements and e...

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Published: Nov 2003

Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire a...

Cullen Murphy

The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds from the beginning of our republic.Today we focus less on the Roman Republic than on the empire that took its place. Depending on who's doing the talking, the history of Rom...

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Published: May 2008

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man (Books T...

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great has been called a Tom Paine for our times, and in this addition to the Books that Changed the World Series, he vividly introduces Paine and his Declar...

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Published: Sep 2008

Republic (Oxford World's Classics)

Plato

The central work of one of the West's greatest philosophers, The Republic of Plato is a masterpiece of insight and feeling, the finest of the Socratic dialogues, and one of the great books of Western culture. This new translation ...

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Published: Jun 2008

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

Ayn Rand

The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major ...

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Published: Jul 1986

Destined for War: Can America and Chi...

Graham Allison

“Superb . . . One of the most insightful and thought-provoking books I have ever read on the most important relationship in the world.”—General (Ret.) David Petraeus“Allison is one of the keenest observers of international aff...

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Published: Aug 2018

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of...

Kwame Anthony Appiah

'A brilliant and humane philosophy for our confused age.'—Samantha Power, author of A Problem from HellKwame Anthony Appiah's landmark new work, featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, challenges the separatist doctrin...

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Published: Feb 2007

Between Past and Future: Eight Exerci...

Hannah Arendt

Arendt describes the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill once more the vital essence of these co...

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Published: Oct 2006

On Revolution

Hannah Arendt

Tracing the gradual evolution of revolutions since the American and French examples, Arendt predicts the changing relationship between war and revolution and the crucial role such combustive movements will play in the future of intern...

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Published: Oct 2006

Totalitarianism: Part Three of The Or...

Hannah Arendt

In the final volume, Arendt focuses on the two genuine forms of the totalitarian state in history-the dictatorships of Bolshevism after 1930 and of National Socialism after 1938. Index.

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Published: Mar 1968

Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identi...

Etienne Balibar

The modernity of racism and its relationship to contemporary capitalism. Forty years after the defeat of Nazism, and twenty years after the great wave of decolonization, how is it that racism remains a growing phenomenon? What are t...

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Published: Jan 2011

Bailout: How Washington Abandoned Mai...

Neil Barofsky

In this riveting account of the mishandling of the TARP bailout fund, a former federal prosecutor offers behind-the-scenes proof of the corrupt ways Washington officials serve the interests of Wall Street. In author Neil Barofsky's b...

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Published: Feb 2013

The Edward Said Reader

Moustafa Bayoumi

Edward Said, the renowned literary and cultural critic and passionately engaged intellectual, is one of our era's most formidable, provocative, and important thinkers.  For more than three decades his books, which include Culture an...

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Published: Sep 2000

Citizenship Papers: Essays

Wendell Berry

Discerning the political import of complex current events requires great urgency, clarity, and care. Nothing less than the future of our nation is at stake. Wendell Berry's Citizenship Papers, collecting nineteen essays, is a ringing ...

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Published: Oct 2014

The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of L...

Bill Bishop

In 2004, journalist Bill Bishop coined the term 'the big sort.' Armed with startling new demographic data, he made national news in a series of articles showing how Americans have been sorting themselves into alarmingly homogeneous co...

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Published: May 2009

Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs t...

Jason Brennan

Historically, Americans have seen libertarians as far outside the mainstream, but with the rise of the Tea Party movement, libertarian principles have risen to the forefront of Republican politics. But libertarianism is more than the ...

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Published: Sep 2012

What Would the Founders Do?: Our Ques...

Richard Brookhiser

What would George Washington do about weapons of mass destruction? How would Benjamin Franklin feel about unwed mothers? What would Alexander Hamilton think about minorities in the military? Examining a host of issues from terrorism t...

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Published: May 2007

Walled States, Waning Sovereignty

Wendy Brown

Why do walls marking national boundaries proliferate amid widespread proclamations of global connectedness and despite anticipation of a world without borders? Why are barricades built of concrete, steel, and barbed wire when threats ...

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Published: Apr 2017

Suicide of a Superpower: Will America...

Patrick J. Buchanan

"Mr. Buchanan has written the political book of the year - and maybe of our time."--The Washington TimesAmerica is disintegrating.The "one Nation under God, indivisible" of the Pledge of Allegiance is passing awa...

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Published: Jun 2012

The Predictioneer's Game: Using the L...

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a master of game theory, which is a fancy label for a simple idea: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. Bueno de Mesquita uses game theory and its insights into h...

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Published: Oct 2010

Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: ...

Judith Butler

The Hegelian legacy, Left strategy, and post-structuralism versus Lacanian psychoanalysis. What is the contemporary legacy of Gramsci's notion of Hegemony? How can universality be reformulated now that its spurious versions have bee...

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Published: Jan 2011

Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable...

Judith Butler

In Frames of War, Judith Butler explores the media’s portrayal of state violence, a process integral to the way in which the West wages modern war. This portrayal has saturated our understanding of human life, and has led to the...

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Published: Feb 2016
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