Political Theory & Practice
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Revolutionary Romanticism
A Drunken Boat Anthology
Max Blechman
Revolutionary Romanticism draws on almost two centuries of intertwined traditions of cultural and political subversion. In this rich collection of writings by artists, scholars, and revolutionaries, the transgressions of the past are recaptured and...
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Rules for Radicals
Saul Alinsky
How'd Obama do it? Read his playbook to find out. What Machiavelli's The Prince is for the oppressor, Rules for Radicals is for the oppressed. Required reading...
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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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A Short History of Presidential Election Crises
(And How to Prevent the Next One)
Alan Hirsch
Will Trump try to delay the November election? Does the Constitution prevent him from doing so? We present an urgent primer on what can be done to combat emerging threats to the core of U.S. Democracy––presidential elections.
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Spying on Democracy
Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance
Heidi Boghosian
"Everyone of us is under the omniscent magnifying glass of the government and corporate spies. How do we respond to this smog of surveillance? Start by reading Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance by Heidi Boghosian."—Bill Moyers
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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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To Die for the People
Huey Newton, Toni Morrison
A fascinating, first-person account of a historic era in the struggle for black empowerment in America
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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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The Tribe
Contributions to the History of the Situationist International and Its Time
Jean-Michel Mension
Between 1952 and 1954, Jean-Michel Mension haunted Saint-Germain-des-Pres as a member of the legendary Letterist International, direct progenitor of the Situationist International. In a series of conversations, Mension recounts this very particular...
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Troublemaker for Justice
The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington
Jacqueline Houtman, Michael G. Long, Walter Naegle
Searching for an uplifting book for kids? This biography of Bayard Rustin for young readers depicts his life of nonviolent activism and resistance.
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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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Under the Affluence
Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America
Tim Wise
A scalding indictment of how the wealthy influence the national economy, politics, and media to disadvantage those already less fortunate.
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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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Undocumented Lives
The Untold Story of Mexican Migration
Ana Raquel Minian
Recommended by Josiah

"A thorough and humanely researched book on the migration of the Mexican people in North America that presents us with not only the economic and political reasons that fueled the migration but also delves into the deeply personal and historical factors involved as well."


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