• Consequences of Capitalism Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance
    Consequences of Capitalism Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance
    Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society.

    'Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It represents both a crisis and an opportunity. Everything depends on the actions that people take into their own hands.'

    How does politics shape our world, our lives and our perceptions? How much of 'common sense' is actually driven by the ruling classes' needs and interests? And how are we to challenge the capitalist structures that now threaten all life on the planet?

    Consequences of Capitalism exposes the deep, often unseen connections between neoliberal 'common sense' and structural power. In making these linkages, we see how the current hegemony keeps social justice movements divided and marginalized. And, most importantly, we see how we can fight to overcome these divisions.

    ISBN: 9780241482612
    Publication date: 05/01/2021
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Chomsky, Noam
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Conversations With Rbg Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life Love Liberty and Law
    Conversations With Rbg Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life Love Liberty and Law
    This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice's observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is evident in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution-and for opera.

    * With a new afterword by the author

    In Conversations with RBG, Justice Ginsburg discusses the future of Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, and how to lead a productive, compassionate life, and of course the future of the Supreme Court itself. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired Americans of all ages to embrace the woman known to all as "Notorious RBG."

    Justice Ginsburg always has something interesting-and often surprising-to say. And while few of us will ever have the opportunity to chat with her face-to-face, Jeffrey Rosen brings us by her side as never before. Conversations with RBG is a deeply felt portrait of an American hero.

    ISBN: 9781250762641
    Publication date: 02/11/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Rosen, Jeffrey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere
    Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere
    One hundred years on from the first women in the UK securing the right to vote, and sixty years after women secured the right to sit as members of the House of Lords, Jeanette Winterson examines the recent campaigns promoting the equality of women and explores what can be learnt from the Suffragette movement a century ago.

    ISBN: 9781786896216
    Publication date: 01/11/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Winterson, Jeanette
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.99
  • Criminology a Complete Introduction
    Criminology a Complete Introduction
    Criminology is a multi-disciplinary subject - but it doesn't have to be difficult. This book, complete with case studies and key facts, forms a course which will take you from beginner or intermediate level to having a confident grasp of the subject. The book includes: step-by-step explanations to help you grasp new topics or those that have previously confused you; practice questions throughout, to help you embed your learning and improve your confidence; and detailed case studies to consolidate and contextualise your knowledge - all in one great-value book, no need for extra course books or work books.

    Chapters include: What is crime? How do we measure crime? Why do people commit crime? How can we prevent crime? How is crime detected? Serial killers; The crimes of the powerful; Political crime; Organized crime; Why do we punish criminals? What is the criminal justice system? The police; The courts; Trial procedure; Prisons; Youth crime; Punishment in the community; The criminal justice system - is it fair? Victimology; Studying Criminology.

    The Complete Introduction series from Teach Yourself is the ultimate one-stop guide for anyone wanting a comprehensive and accessible entry point into subjects as diverse as philosophy, mathematics, economics, Shakespeare and physics. Loved by students and perfect for general readers who simply want to learn more about the world around them, these books are your first choice for discovering something new.

    ISBN: 9781529397970
    Publication date: 05/03/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Joyce, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Cry from the Far Middle
    Cry from the Far Middle
    P.J. O'Rourke says we've worked ourselves into a state of anger and perplexity, and it's no surprise because perplexed and angry is what America has always been all about. This uproarious look at the current state of the United States includes essays like 'The New Puritanism - and Welcome to It,' about the upside of being 'woke' (and unable to get back to sleep); 'Sympathy vs. Empathy,' which considers whether it's better to have an idea of how people feel or to bust their skulls to get inside their heads; 'A Brief Digression on the Additional Hell of the Internet of Things' because your juicer is sending fake news to your FitBit about what's in your refrigerator; and many more.

    A couple of extra perks include a quiz to determine where you stand on the spectrum of 'Coastals vs. Heartlanders' and a 'An Inauguration Speech I'd Like To Hear:' ask not what your country can do for you. Ask me how I can get the hell out of here. Featuring extensive coverage from the 2020 campaign trail, this is P.J. at his acerbic best.

    ISBN: 9781611854565
    Publication date: 15/10/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: O'Rourke, P. J.
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Dark Towers
    Dark Towers
    A searing expose by an award-winning journalist of the most scandalous bank in the world, including its shadowy ties to Donald Trump's business empire.

    In January 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. As he delivered his fiery Inaugural address, a grey-haired woman named Rosemary Vrablic sat in the VIP section of the audience. Vrablic was an executive at Deutsche Bank, and without her, Donald Trump probably wouldn't have been moving into the White House.

    This is the never-before-told story of how a 150-year-old German bank became the global face of financial recklessness and criminality, a history that traces back to its role helping the Nazis build Auschwitz. In the 1990s, a succession of ruthless executives made the fateful decision to chase Wall Street riches-and set Deutsche Bank on an epic path of devastation. Its sins included manipulating markets, violating international sanctions, and laundering money for Russian oligarchs.

    Desperate for an American foothold, Deutsche started doing business with a self-promoting real estate magnate who most banks deemed too dangerous to touch: Donald Trump. Over the next 20 years, Deutsche executives-including a man with a damaged brain, the son of a Supreme Court justice, and Rosemary Vrablic-loaned billions to Trump and the Kushner family. Why?

    To unravel this mystery, the book traces the rise and fall of Bill Broeksmit, an American executive who was regarded as the conscience of Deutsche Bank. In 2014, he was found hanging in his London apartment. His son gets access to Broeksmit's computer files and embarks on a wild quest to understand why his father killed himself. The answers he finds will help explain how Deutsche Bank became the financial equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction.

    ISBN: 9780063044883
    Publication date: 20/02/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Enrich, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Dear Madam President  an Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
    Dear Madam President an Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
    DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT is an empowering letter from former White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field.

    By using lessons learned during her experiences with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Elizabeth Edwards--to name a few--Palmieri through each chapter creates a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere--from boardrooms to living rooms--who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces, and their country. DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for future female leaders and independent thinkers everywhere.

    We haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. This of course was seen during the Hillary Clinton campaign, and no one knows this better than Jennifer Palmieri. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the election, Palmieri optimistically argues in the book that the Clinton candidacy and all she experienced on the campaign trail--confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, rejection--can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book--redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow.

    ISBN: 9781473690707
    Publication date: 27/03/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Palmieri, Jennifer
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Democracy in Chains
    Democracy in Chains
    An explosive exposU of the man and the ideas behind the well-heeled right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatise public education, and curb democratic majority rule. Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over US government is a secretive political establishment with deep and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did. This book names its true architect - Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan - and dissects the operation he and his colleagues designed to alter every branch of government to disempower the majority.?? In a brilliant, engrossing narrative, Nancy MacLean shows how these ideas were forged in a last-gasp attempt to preserve the white elite's power in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education.
    By recasting the era's legal and social-movement successes, Buchanan developed a brilliant, if diabolical, plan to undermine the majority's ability to use its numbers to level the playing field between the rich and powerful and the rest of us.?? Corporate donors and their right-wing foundations were eager to support Buchanan's work in teaching others how to divide America into 'makers' and 'takers'. And when a multibillionaire on a messianic mission, Charles Koch, discovered Buchanan, he created a vast, relentless, and multi-armed machine to carry out Buchanan's strategy. Based on ten years of research, this revelatory work tells a chilling story of right-wing academics and big money run amok, and is a call to arms to protect the achievements of twentieth-century American self-government. 'It's happening- the subversion of our democratic system from within. How did the political right do it? Nancy MacLean tells the long-overlooked story of the political economist who developed the playbook for the Koch brothers. James McGill Buchanan merged states rights' thinking with free market principles and helped to fashion the inherently elitist ideology of today's Republican Party.
    Professor MacLean's meticulous research and shrewd insights make this a must-read for all who believe in government 'by the people.' - Nancy Isenberg, author of White Trash- the 400-year untold history of class in America 'How did we get to where we are today? How did corporations come to possess "rights?" How did democracy come to be defined as selfish individualism? Or money as free speech? Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains provides the answers. It is essential reading in order to understand the ideas that billionaires use to justify their control of our political institutions. I can't imagine a more timely or urgent book.' - Greg Grandin, author of Fordlandia (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and The Empire of Necessity (winner of the Bancroft Prize)

    ISBN: 9781925322583
    Publication date: 28/08/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Maclean, Nancy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Difficult Women : A History of Feminism in 11 Fights
    Difficult Women : A History of Feminism in 11 Fights
    Difficult Women tells the brief - and unfinished - history of modern feminism through nine emblematic struggles for women's rights. As well as reappraising the fight for the right to vote, Helen Lewis explores lesser-known battles for the rights to abortion, divorce, and equal pay, and also the right to be heard, to be educated, and to love.

    Drawing on archival research and interviews with many of the key players, Lewis shines a light on these untold stories and show that the bumpy road to equal rights has been built by difficult, imperfect women. Women don't only deserve equal rights if they are 'good', she argues, and the story of feminism deserves better than to be turned into a hunt for inspirational heroines.

    Difficult Women is a major new contribution to the feminist debate, a compelling narrative history, and a battle cry for difficult women (and men) everywhere.

    ISBN: 9781787331297
    Publication date: 27/02/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Lewis, Helen
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Discipline and Punish: the Birth of the Prison
    Discipline and Punish: the Birth of the Prison
    The grisly spectacle of public executions and torture of centuries ago has been replaced by the penal system in western society - but has anything really changed?

    In his revolutionary work on control and power relations in our public institutions, Michel Foucault argues that the development of prisons, police organizations and legal hierarchies has merely changed the focus of domination from our bodies to our souls. Even schools, factories, barracks and hospitals, in which an individual's time is controlled hour by hour, are part of a disciplinary society.

    ISBN: 9780241386019
    Publication date: 09/04/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Foucault, Michel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Don't Burn this Book
    Don't Burn this Book
    With a foreword by Jordan Peterson

    From host of THE RUBIN REPORT, the most-watched talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube right now, a roadmap for free thinking in an increasingly censored world.

    The left is no longer liberal.
    Once on the side of free speech and tolerance, progressives now ban speakers from college campuses, "cancel" people who aren't up to date on the latest genders, and force religious people to violate their conscience. They have abandoned the battle of ideas and have begun fighting a battle of feelings. This uncomfortable truth has turned moderates and true liberals into the politically homeless class.

    Dave Rubin launched his political talk show The Rubin Report in 2015 as a meeting ground for free thinkers who realize that partisan politics is a dead end. He hosts people he both agrees and disagrees with--including those who have been dismissed, deplatformed, and despised--taking on the most controversial issues of our day. As a result, he's become a voice of reason in a time of madness.

    Now, Rubin gives you the tools you need to think for yourself in an age when tribal outrage is the only available alternative. Based on his own story as well as his experiences from the front lines of the free speech wars, this book will empower you to make up your own mind about what you believe on any issue and teach you the fine art of:

    Checking your facts, not your privilege, when it comes to today's most pervasive myths, from the wage gap and gun violence to climate change and hate crimes.

    Standing up to the mob against today's absurd PC culture, when differences of opinion can bring relationships, professional or personal, to a sudden end.

    Defending classically liberal principles such as individual rights and limited government, because freedom is impossible without them.

    The Progressive Woke Machine is waging war against the last free thinkers in the world. DON'T BURN THIS BOOK is the definitive account of our current political upheaval and your guide to surviving it.

    ISBN: 9781472134516
    Publication date: 28/04/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Rubin, Dave
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Eliminationists
    The Eliminationists describes the malignant influence of right-wing hate talk on the American conservative movement. Tracing much of this vitriol to the dank corners of the para-fascist right, award-winning reporter David Neiwert documents persistent ideas and rhetoric that champion the elimination of opposition groups. As a result of this hateful discourse, Neiwert argues, the broader conservative movement has metastasized into something not truly conservative, but decidedly right-wing and potentially dangerous.

    By tapping into the eliminationism latent in the American psyche, the mainstream conservative movement has emboldened groups that have inhabited the fringes of the far right for decades. With the Obama victory, their voices may once again raise the specter of deadly domestic terrorism that characterized the far Right in the 1990s. How well Americans face this challenge will depend on how strongly we repudiate the politics of hate and repair the damage it has wrought.

    ISBN: 9780981576985
    Publication date: 01/05/2009
    Price: $46.99
    Author: Neiwert, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.99
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