Political Theory & Practice
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ReTargeting Iran
David Barsamian
A timely primer on the conflict between the United States and Iran by scholars of Middle Eastern politics who advocate diplomacy and de-escalation.
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Twilight of Democracy
The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
Anne Applebaum
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism.
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Know-It-All Society
Truth and Arrogance in Political Culture
Michael P. Lynch
The "philosopher of truth" (Jill Lepore, The New Yorker) returns with a clear-eyed and timely critique of our culture's narcissistic obsession with thinking that "we" know and "they" don't.
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Let Them Eat Tweets
How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality
Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson
Reactionary plutocrats and right-wing populists have become the two faces of a GOP party that now actively undermines democracy to achieve its goals against the will of the majority of Americans. Drawing on decades of research, Hacker and Pierson authoritatively explain the doom loop of tax cutting and fearmongering that characterizes our era.
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Challenging Power
Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World
Cynthia Kaufman
Arguing that we only have democracy when systems of power are held to account, Cynthia Kaufman examines the real work being done to challenge the operations of power that underlie four unruly social problems: climate change, sweatshop labour, police abuse, and economic deprivation.
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The Verso Book of Dissent
Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance
Andrew Hsiao, Audrea Lim
A fully updated compendium of revolt and resistance
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See No Stranger
A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love
Valarie Kaur
An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.
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Resist Everything Except Temptation
The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde
Kristian Williams
Oscar Wilde is remembered as a wit and a dandy, as a gay martyr, and as a brilliant writer, but his philosophical depth and political radicalism are often forgotten. Resist Everything Except Temptation locates Wilde in the tradition of left-wing anarchism...
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How Fascism Works
The Politics of Us and 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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The New Despotism
John Keane
A disturbing in-depth exposé of the antidemocratic practices of despotic governments now sweeping the world.
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The Green New Deal and Beyond
Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can
Stan Cox
Honoring the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a clear and urgent call for the national, social, and individual changes required to prevent catastrophic climate change.
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The Undocumented Americans
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.
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Little Hill
Alli Warren
Despite the dystopian now, Alli Warren finds promise in the smallest human instances of tenderness, ecological connection, and political solidarity. Little Hill is about learning to live and love in the 21st century while not shying away from all there is to struggle against.
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Reconstructing Democracy
How Citizens Are Building from the Ground Up
Patrizia Nanz, Charles Taylor, Madeleine Beaubien Taylor
What does it mean to reinvigorate democracy at the local level?

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