• Empire of Democracy
    Empire of Democracy
    The first panoramic history of the Western world from the 1970s to the present day: Empire of Democracy is the story for those asking how we got to where we are.

    In this epic narrative of the events that have shaped our own times, Simon Reid-Henry shows how liberal democracy, and Western history with it, was profoundly re-imagined when the postwar Golden Age ended. As the institutions of liberal rule were reinvented, a new generation of politicians emerged: Thatcher, Reagan, Mitterrand, Kohl. The late twentieth-century heyday they oversaw carried the Western democracies triumphantly to victory in the C old War and into the economic boom of the 1990s. But equally it led them into the fiasco of Iraq, to the high drama of the financial crisis in 2007/8, and ultimately to the anti-liberal surge of our own times.

    The present crisis of liberalism enjoins us to revisit these as yet unscripted decades. The era we have all been living through is closing out, democracy is turning on its axis once again. As this panoramic history poignantly reminds us, the choices we make going forward require us first to come to terms with where we have been.

    ISBN: 9781473670570
    Publication date: 09/06/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Reid-Henry, Simon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Enlightenment Now
    Enlightenment Now
    Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trendlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous - not just in the West, but worldwide. Such progress is no accident- it's the gift of a coherent value system that many of us embrace without even realizing it. These are the values of the Enlightenment- of reason, science, humanism and progress. The challenges we face today are formidable. But the way to deal with them is not to sink into despair or try to lurch back to a mythical idyllic past; it's to treat them as problems we can solve, as we have solved other problems in the past. This is the case for an Enlightenment newly recharged for the 21st century.

    ISBN: 9780141979090
    Publication date: 03/01/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Pinker, Steven
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Entitled How Male Privilege Hurts Women
    Entitled How Male Privilege Hurts Women
    Male entitlement takes many forms. To sex, yes, but more insidiously to admiration, bodily autonomy, knowledge, power, even care. In this urgent intervention, philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny.In clear-sighted, powerful prose, she ranges widely across the culture -- from the Kavanaugh hearings and 'Cat Person' to Harvey Weinstein and Elizabeth Warren -- to show how the idea that a privileged man is tacitly deemed to be owed something is a pervasive problem. Male entitlement can explain a wide array of phenomena, from mansplaining and the undertreatment of women's pain to mass shootings by incels and the seemingly intractable notion that women are 'unelectable'. The consequences for girls and women are often devastating.As Manne shows, toxic masculinity is not just the product of a few bad actors; we are all implicated, conditioned as we are by the currents of our time. With wit and intellectual fierceness, she sheds new light on gender and power and offers a vision of a world in which women are just as entitled as men to be cared for, believed and valued.

    ISBN: 9780241398784
    Publication date: 11/08/2020
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Manne, Kate
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Entitled How Male Privilege Hurts Women
    Entitled How Male Privilege Hurts Women
    Male entitlement takes many forms. To sex, yes, but more insidiously to admiration, bodily autonomy, knowledge, power, even care. In this urgent intervention, philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny.

    In clear-sighted, powerful prose, she ranges widely across the culture -- from the Kavanaugh hearings and 'Cat Person' to Harvey Weinstein and Elizabeth Warren -- to show how the idea that a privileged man is tacitly deemed to be owed something is a pervasive problem. Male entitlement can explain a wide array of phenomena, from mansplaining and the undertreatment of women's pain to mass shootings by incels and the seemingly intractable notion that women are 'unelectable'. The consequences for girls and women are often devastating.

    As Manne shows, toxic masculinity is not just the product of a few bad actors; we are all implicated, conditioned as we are by the currents of our time. With wit and intellectual fierceness, she sheds new light on gender and power and offers a vision of a world in which women are just as entitled as men to be cared for, believed and valued.

    ISBN: 9780141990743
    Publication date: 16/02/2021
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Manne, Kate
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Euro and Its Threat to the Future of Europe
    Euro and Its Threat to the Future of Europe
    Can the Euro be saved? Should it be? Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz dismantles the prevailing consensus around what ails Europe - arguing that economic stagnation is a direct result of the Euro's flawed birth, demolishing the champions of austerity and offering solutions that can rescue the continent from further devastation.'Stiglitz could hardly have timed The Euro better ... one of those economists with a rare ability to help readers understand complex ideas' Philip Aldrick, The Times'Original, hard-hitting ... Much more than a demolition job. These chapters are full of constructive proposals' Martin Sandbu, Financial Times'Terrific and clarifying' Peter Goodman, The New York Times'Coolly analytical ... he is surely right: without a radical overhaul of its workings, the Euro seems all but certain to fail' Economist

    ISBN: 9780141983240
    Publication date: 04/12/2017
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Stiglitz, Joseph
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Evolution of Everything: How Small Changes Transform Our World
    Evolution of Everything: How Small Changes Transform Our World
    We are taught that the world is a top-down place. Acclaimed author, Matt Ridley, shows just how wrong this is in his compelling new book. We are taught that the world is a top-down place. Generals win battles; politicians run countries; scientists discover truths; artists create genres; inventors make breakthroughs; teachers shape minds; philosophers change minds; priests teach morality; businessmen lead businesses; environmentalists save the planet. Not just individuals, but institutions too: Goldman Sachs, the Communist Party, the Catholic Church, Al Qaeda - these are said to shape the world. This is more often wrong than right. 'The Evolution of Everything' is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch, the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than evolution, for direction rather than emergence. Top downery is the source of most of our worst problems in the past - why Hitler won an election, why the sub-prime bubble happened, why Africa lingered in poverty when Asia did not, why the euro is a disaster - and will be the scourge of this century too. And although we neglect, defy and ignore them, bottom-up trends still shape the world.
    The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land could be released for nature - these were largely emergent phenomena. So was the internet, the mobile phone revolution and the rise of Asia. In this wide-ranging, highly opinionated non-fiction narrative, Ridley draws on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics and philosophy and examples drawn from the scientific literature, from historical narratives and from personal anecdotes.

    ISBN: 9780007542475
    Publication date: 19/05/2016
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Ridley, Matt
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Factfulness
    Factfulness
    Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and a man who can make data sing, Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveals the ten instincts that distort our perspective. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.

    Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world.

    ISBN: 9781473637467
    Publication date: 03/04/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Rosling, Hans
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
  • Fake Law The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies
    Fake Law The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies
    Could the courts really order the death of your innocent baby? Was there an illegal immigrant who couldn't be deported because he had a pet cat? Are unelected judges truly enemies of the people?

    Most of us think the law is only relevant to criminals, if we even think of it at all. But the law touches every area of our lives: from intimate family matters to the biggest issues in our society.

    Our unfamiliarity is dangerous because it makes us vulnerable to media spin, political lies and the kind of misinformation that frequently comes from loud-mouthed amateurs and those with vested interests. This 'fake law' allows the powerful and the ignorant to corrupt justice without our knowledge - worse, we risk letting them make us complicit.

    Thankfully, the Secret Barrister is back to reveal the stupidity, malice and incompetence behind many of the biggest legal stories of recent years. In Fake Law, the Secret Barrister debunks the lies and builds an hilarious, alarming and eye-opening defence against the abuse of our law, our rights and our democracy.

    ISBN: 9781529009958
    Publication date: 28/04/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Barrister, The Secret
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Fear
    Fear
    THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
    THE OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR

    THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT.

    'I think you've always been fair.' President Donald J. Trump, in a call to Bob Woodward, August 14, 2018

    'The sheer weight of anecdotes depicts a man with no empathy and a pathological capacity for lying.' Financial Times

    'Fear depicts a White House awash in dysfunction, where the Lord of the Flies is the closest thing to an owner's manual.' The Guardian

    'Though his books are often sensational, he is the opposite of sensationalist . . . He's Washington's chronicler in chief.' Nick Bryant, BBC

    'Horribly fascinating. Strongly recommended. If you can bear it.' Richard Dawkins

    'He is the master and I'd trust him over politicians of either party any day of the week.' New York Times

    'Woodward is truth's gold standard.'Washington Post

    With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.

    Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president's first years in office.

    ISBN: 9781471181320
    Publication date: 10/09/2019
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Woodward, Bob
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Fight Like a Girl
    Fight Like a Girl
    'With wit, insight and glorious, righteous rage, Clementine Ford lays out all the ways in which girls and women are hurt and held back, and unapologetically demands that the world do better. A passionate and urgently needed call to arms, Fight Like A Girl insists on our right to be angry, to be heard and to fight. It'll change lives.' Emily Maguire, author of An Isolated Incident

    A friend recently told me that the things I write are powerful for her because they have the effect of making her feel angry instead of just empty. I want to do this for all women and young girls - to take the emptiness and numbness they feel about being a girl in this world and turn it into rage and power. I want to teach all of them how to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL. Clementine Ford

    Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women. Crucially, it is a call to arms for all women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat.

    Fight Like A Girl will make you laugh, cry and scream. But above all it will make you demand and fight for a world in which women have real equality and not merely the illusion of it.

    ISBN: 9781760633400
    Publication date: 29/08/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Ford, Clementine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Final Choice
    Final Choice
    A Kiwi journalist on the hunt for the truth about assisted dying and the End of Life Choice Act. Join her on a journey of discovery as she tells the stories of those with terminal illness and interviews lawyers, doctors, ethicists and clerics around New Zealand and the world. Includes interviews from Act MP David Seymour, Shirley Seales (mother of the late Lecretia Seales), Dr Jack Havill and Mary Panko PhD of the End-of-Life Choice Society, as well as in?uencer & disabilities advocate Claire Freeman, palliative care expert Professor Roderick MacLeod MNZM and NZ Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero MNZM among many others. Written in a remarkably personable way while plunging into some of life's most challenging topics, and resurfacing with intriguing results.

    ISBN: 9780473524517
    Publication date: 22/07/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Trayes, Caralise
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Fire and Fury
    Fire and Fury
    SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

    NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER


    With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.

    The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.

    In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations:

    - What President Trump's staff really thinks of him
    - What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
    - Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
    - Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room
    - Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing
    - What the secret to communicating with Trump is
    - What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers

    Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

    ISBN: 9780349143422
    Publication date: 08/01/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Wolff, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.99
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