Political Theory & Practice
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Old Gods, New Enigmas
Marx's Lost Theory
Mike Davis
Is revolution possible in the age of the Anthropocene? Marx has returned, but which Marx? Recent biographies have proclaimed him to be an emphatically nineteenth-century figure, but in this book, Mike Davis's first directly about Marx and Marxism, a thinker comes to light who speaks to the present as much as the past. --Recommended by Paul
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Violence
Humans in Dark Times
Brad Evans, Natasha Lennard
Interviews with leading thinkers on the crisis of violence in contemporary politics, history, media, and culture.
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Impeaching the President
Past, Present, and Future
Alan Hirsch
NOW AVAILABLE: An historical look at the practice of impeachment, how it impacted the terms of Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton, and how it may affect Donald Trump.

"Lucid, balanced, and deeply informed. Anyone in search of a reasoned guide to the unreason of our current situation should read it."--Elizabeth Kolbert

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How to Read a Protest
The Art of Organizing & Resistance
L.A. Kauffman
In this original and richly illustrated account, organizer and journalist L.A. Kauffman delves into the history of America's major demonstrations, beginning with the legendary 1963 March on Washington, to reveal the ways protests work and how their character has shifted over time.
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Torn from the World
A Guerrilla's Escape from a Secret Prison in Mexico
John Gibler
The real-life story of a political insurgent who was disappeared and tortured by the Mexican Army and miraculously escaped to tell the tale.
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Dear America
Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
Jose Antonio Vargas
"After 25 years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom." —Jose Antonio Vargas, from Dear America
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How Fascism Works
The Politics of Us & Them
Jason Stanley
Fascist politics are running rampant in America today—and spreading around the world. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history.
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Giants
The Global Power Elite
Peter Phillips
A look at the top 300 most powerful players in world capitalism, who are at the controls of our economic future.
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Algiers Third World Capital
Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers
Elaine Mokhtefi
Following the Algerian war for independence and the defeat of France in 1962, Algiers became the liberation capital of the Third World. Elaine Mokhtefi, a young American woman immersed in the struggle and working with leaders of the Algerian Revolution, found a home here. A fascinating portrait of life with the Black Panthers in Algiers.
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American Nightmare
Facing the Challenge of Fascism
Henry A. Giroux
A far-ranging critique of the rise of authoritarianism and white nationalism in the US and the consequences for democracy.
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As Black As Resistance
William C. Anderson, Zoé Samudzi
Here are the tools––they cut through the bullshit of systematic anti-blackness, white supremacist capitalism, & consumption based politics, & make way for systems that change resistance.––Recommended by Jared
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Guy Debord
Anselm Jappe
The first and best intellectual biography of Guy Debord, prime mover of the Situationist International (1957–1972).
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Storming the Wall
Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security
Todd Miller
Fast-paced frontline reportage chronicling how climate change is accelerating migration, border build-up, and militarization in the U.S. and beyond.
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No Is Not Enough
Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
Naomi Klein
"This is one attempt to uncover how we got to this surreal political moment. It is also an attempt to predict how, under cover of shocks and crises, it could get a lot worse. And it's a plan for how, if we keep our heads, we might just be able to flip the script and arrive at a radically better future." –From the Introduction

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