• 10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
    10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
    ISBN: 9780241491652
    Title: 10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
    Author: ZAKARIA FAREED

    Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been shaken to its core three times. September 11, 2001, the financial collapse of 2008 and - most of all - COVID-19. Each was an asymmetrical threat, different from anything the world had experienced before.Fareed Zakaria presents ten surprising, hopeful and vital lessons for recovery in our age of asymmetry. He highlights the importance of investing in healthcare and education, harnessing technology and how to react to America's retreat from leadership on the world stage. COVID-19 has made the old categories of left vs right, democracy vs dictatorship and big vs small government obsolete and highlighted what should have always been the obvious challenge to populism - good government. Sheer competence made all the difference in those countries which dealt with the pandemic best. The future belongs to the smart state.Zakaria's final lesson is to accept the reality of globalization and acknowledge that global crises need international cooperation and global solutions. He passionately argues that we need to continue listening to experts and scientists to tackle climate change. We need to resist our nationalist and isolationist instincts to fight inequality and recognise that we actually have more in common than not. He believes that Aristotle was right - we are social beings with community embedded in our human nature. We want to gather and work, eat, pray, love and mourn together. More than anything we need to build a new world together.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
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  • 2020: the Year That Changed Us
    2020: the Year That Changed Us
    ISBN: 9781760761325
    Title: 2020: the Year That Changed Us
    Author: GLASSEY MOLLY (ED)

    In January 2020, Australia went from battling one of its worst-ever bushfire seasons to preparing for COVID-19 to hit its shores. What ensued was crisis: a pandemic, political upheaval, an international human rights movement, global recession and localised emergencies dwarfed by a world spinning on an axis of turmoil.These essays from leading thinkers and contributors to The Conversation examine what will be one of the most significant and punishing years in the 21st century. 2020: The Year That Changed Us explores the lessons that cannot be overlooked from this remarkable year, and the most intelligent way forward.Contributors include:Michelle GrattanPeter MartinRaina MacIntyreJoëlle GergisPeter GresteThalia AnthonyShino KonishiFiona Stanley

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780141047973
    Title: 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    Author: CHANG HA-JOON

    In 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism one of today's most iconoclastic thinkers destroys the biggest myths about the world we live in.There's no such thing as a "free" market. Globalization isn't making the world richer. We don't live in a digital world - the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet. Poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich onesHigher paid managers don't produce better results. This galvanizing, fact-packed book about money, equality, freedom and greed proves that the free market isn't just bad for people - it's an inefficient way of running economies too. Here Chang lays out the alternatives, and shows there's a better way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 50 Politics Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom, Equality, & Power
    50 Politics Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom, Equality, & Power
    ISBN: 9781473655430
    Title: 50 Politics Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom, Equality, & Power
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM

    Politics is relentlessly contemporary by nature, but at the same time it remains driven by key writings and ideas from the past. This book provides an entry point to the books, speeches and pamphlets that really changed minds - and changed the world in the process - and provides balanced and objective treatment of the most influential ideas at a time of great political upheaval worldwide.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Against Elections: The Case for Democracy
    Against Elections: The Case for Democracy
    ISBN: 9781847924223
    Title: Against Elections: The Case for Democracy
    Author: VAN REYBROUCK DAVID

    Democracy is in bad health. The symptoms are familiar: the rise of fear-mongering populists, widespread distrust in the establishment, personality contests, and point-scoring in place of reasoned debate, slogans instead of expertise. Against Elections offers a new diagnosis and an ancient remedy. David Van Reybrouck reminds us that the original purpose of elections was to exclude the people from power by appointing an elite to govern over them. He demonstrates how over time their effect has been to reduce the people's participation in government to an absolute minimum, ensure power remains in the hands of those who already wield it, and force politicians to judge policies not on their merits but on their likelihood to win or lose votes. And that's when elections go well. Yet for most of democracy's 3000-year history governments were not chosen by election at all: they were appointed, much like the jury system, through a combination of volunteering and lottery. Drawing on vast learning, an international array of evidence, and a growing number of successful trials, Against Elections demonstrates how a sophisticated and practical version of this ancient system would work today and thus eliminate the underlying cause of democracy's sickness. Urgent, heretical, and completely convincing, this book leaves only one question to be answered: what are we waiting for?"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • All Out War: Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class
    All Out War: Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class
    ISBN: 9780008215170
    Title: All Out War: Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class
    Author: SHIPMAN TIM

    The first book to tell the full story of how and why Britain voted to leave the EU. 'The biggest story in British politics since WWII ... A fine book' ANDREW MARR, Sunday Times "The definitive first draft of history, a comprehensive yet impartial study of how Brexit won" FT Based on unrivalled access to all the key politicians and their advisors - including Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, George Osborne, Nigel Farage and Dominic Cummings, the mastermind of Vote Leave - Shipman has written a political history that reads like a thriller, and offers a gripping, day-by-day account of what really happened behind-the-scenes in Downing Street, both Leave campaigns, the Labour Party, Ukip and Britain Stronger in Europe. Shipman gives his readers a ringside seat on how decisions were made, mistakes justified and betrayals perpetrated. Filled with stories, anecdotes and juicy leaks the book does not seek to address the rights and wrongs of Brexit but to explore how and why David Cameron chose to take the biggest political gamble of his life and explain why he lost. This is a story of calculation, attempted coups, individuals torn between principles and loyalty. All the events are here - from David Cameron's pledge to hold a referendum, through to the campaign itself, his resignation as prime minister, the betrayals and rivalries that occurred during the race to find his successor to the arrival of Theresa May in Downing Street as Britain's second female prime minister. All Out War is a book about leaders and their closest aides, the decisions they make and how and why they make them, as well as how they feel when they turn out to be wrong. It is about men who make decisions that are intellectually consistent and - by their own measure - morally sound that are simultaneously disastrous for themselves and those closest to them. It is about how doing what you know has worked before doesn't always work again. Most of all it is about asking the question: how far are you prepared to go to win?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin
    All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin
    ISBN: 9781568588179
    Title: All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin
    Author: ZYGAR MIKHAIL

    "I read this book in one night, truly a page-turner. It leaves a profoundly scary impression: Putin's court is the] real House of Cards." --Lev Lurie, writer and historian
    All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin's inner circle, this book presents a radically different view of power and politics in Russia. The image of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. In its place is a weary figurehead buffeted--if not controlled--by the men who at once advise and deceive him.
    The regional governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable objects, far more powerful in their fiefdoms than the president himself. So are the gatekeepers-those officials who guard the pathways to power-on whom Putin depends as much as they rely on him. The tenuous edifice is filled with all of the intrigue and plotting of a Medici court, as enemies of the state are invented and wars begun to justify personal gains, internal rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage.
    A bestseller in Russia, All the Kremlin's Men is a shocking revisionist portrait of the Putin era and a dazzling reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers running riot.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • American Carnage: Behind the Scenes of the Republican Civil War & the Rise of Trump
    American Carnage: Behind the Scenes of the Republican Civil War & the Rise of Trump
    ISBN: 9780062896445
    Title: American Carnage: Behind the Scenes of the Republican Civil War & the Rise of Trump
    Author: ALBERTA TIM


    Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump.

    The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Alberta explains in American Carnage, to understand Trump's victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence.


    American Carnage is the story of a president's rise based on a country's evolution and a party's collapse. As George W. Bush left office with record-low approval ratings and Barack Obama led a Democratic takeover of Washington, Republicans faced a moment of reckoning: They had no vision, no generation of new leaders, and no energy in the party's base. Yet Obama's forceful pursuit of his progressive agenda, coupled with the nation's rapidly changing societal and demographic identity, lit a fire under the right, returning Republicans to power and inviting a bloody struggle for the party's identity in the post-Bush era. The factions that emerged--one led by absolutists like Jim Jordan and Ted Cruz, the other led by pragmatists like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell--engaged in a series of devastating internecine clashes and attempted coups for control. With the GOP's internal fissures rendering it legislatively impotent, and that impotence fueling a growing resentment toward the political class and its institutions, the stage was set for an outsider to crash the party. When Trump descended a gilded escalator to announce his run in the summer of 2015, the candidate had met the moment.


    Only by viewing Trump as the culmination of a decade-long civil war inside the GOP--and of the parallel sense of cultural, socioeconomic, and technological disruption during that period--can we appreciate how he won the White House and consider the fundamental questions at the center of America's current turmoil. How did a party once obsessed with national insolvency come to champion trillion-dollar deficits? How did the party of compassionate conservatism become the party of Muslim bans and family separation? How did the party of family values elect a thrice-married philanderer? And, most important, how long can such a party survive?


    Loaded with explosive original reporting and based off hundreds of exclusive interviews--including with key players such as President Trump, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Jim DeMint, and Reince Priebus, among many others--American Carnage takes us behind the scenes of this tumultuous period as we've never seen it before and establishes Tim Alberta as the premier chronicler of this political era.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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  • American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
    American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
    ISBN: 9780593239261
    Title: American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Author: CUOMO ANDREW

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward.

    "An impressive road map to dealing with a crisis as serious as any we have faced."--The Washington Post

    &
    When COVID-19 besieged the United States, New York State emerged as the global "ground zero" for a deadly contagion that threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions. Quickly, Governor Andrew Cuomo provided the leadership to address the threat, becoming the standard-bearer of the organized response the country desperately needed. With infection rates spiking and more people dying every day, the systems and functions necessary to combat the pandemic in New York--and America--did not exist. So Cuomo undertook the impossible. He unified people to rise to the challenge and was relentless in his pursuit of scientific facts and data. He quelled fear while implementing an extraordinary plan for flattening the curve of infection. He and his team worked day and night to protect the people of New York, despite roadblocks presented by a president incapable of leadership and addicted to transactional politics.
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    Taking readers beyond the candid daily briefings that became must-see TV across the globe, and providing a dramatic, day-by-day account of the catastrophe as it unfolded, American Crisis presents the intimate and inspiring thoughts of a leader at an unprecedented historical moment. In his own voice, Andrew Cuomo chronicles the ingenuity and sacrifice required of so many to fight the pandemic, sharing the decision-making that shaped his policy as well as his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government, the White House, and other state and local political and health officials. Real leadership, he shows, requires clear communication, compassion for others, and a commitment to truth-telling--no matter how frightening the facts may be.
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    Including a game plan for what we as individuals--and as a nation--need to do to protect ourselves against this disaster and those to come, American Crisis is a remarkable portrait of selfless leadership and a gritty story of difficult choices that points the way to a safer future for all of us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00
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  • American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, & Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, & Treachery
    American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, & Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, & Treachery
    ISBN: 9781922310958
    Title: American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, & Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, & Treachery
    Author: UNGER CRAIG

    **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

    Kompromat n.--Russian for compromising information

    This is a story about the dirty secrets of the most powerful people in the world--including Donald Trump.

    It is based on exclusive interviews with dozens of high-level sources--intelligence officers in the CIA, FBI, and the KGB, thousands of pages of FBI investigations, police investigations, and news articles in English, Russian, and Ukrainian. American Kompromat shows that from Trump to Jeffrey Epstein, kompromat was used in operations far more sinister than the public could ever imagine.

    Among them, the book addresses what may be the single most important unanswered question of the entire Trump era: Is Donald Trump a Russian asset?

    The answer, American Kompromat says, is yes, and it supports that conclusion backs with the first richly detailed narrative on how the KGB allegedly first "spotted" Trump as a potential asset, how they cultivated him as an asset, arranged his first trip to Moscow, and pumped him full of KGB talking points that were published in three of America's most prestigious newspapers.

    Among its many revelations, American Kompromat reports for the first time that:

    - According to Yuri Shvets, a former major in the KGB, Trump first did business over forty years ago with a Manhattan electronics store co-owned by a Soviet migr who Shvets believes was working with the KGB. Trump's decision to do business there triggered protocols through which the Soviet spy agency began efforts to cultivate Trump as an asset, thus launching a decades-long "relationship" of mutual benefit to Russia and Trump, from real estate to real power.


    - Trump's invitation to Moscow in 1987 was billed as a preliminary scouting trip for a hotel, but according to Shvets, was actually initiated by a high-level KGB official, General Ivan Gromakov. These sorts of trips were usually arranged for 'deep development, ' recruitment, or for a meeting with the KGB handlers, even if the potential asset was unaware of it. .


    - Before Trump's first trip to Moscow, he met with Natalia Dubinina, who worked at the United Nations library in a vital position usually reserved as a cover for KGB operatives.


    - In 1987, according to Shvets, the KGB circulated an internal cable hailing the successful execution of an active measure by a newly cultivated American asset who took out full page ads in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe promoting policies promoted by the KGB. The ads had been taken out by Donald Trump, who, Shvets said, would become a "special unofficial contact" for the KGB, that is, an intelligence asset whose role has been compared to that of the late industrialist, Armand Hammer.
    A number of America's highest national security officials have said they believe Trump is a Russian asset, but neither the Mueller Report nor the numerous congressional investigations throughout Trump's presidency pursued that vital question. American Kompromat does.

    In addition to exploring Trump's ties to the KGB, American Kompromat also shows that from Donald Trump to Jeffrey Epstein, Russian kompromat operations documented the darkest secrets of the most powerful people in the world and transformed those secrets into potent weapons. It also reveals:


    - How Jeffrey Epstein and Trump jostled for influence and financial supremacy for years. A college dropout let go from his prep school teaching job, Epstein became a millionaire in part with the help of Ghislaine Maxwell's father--media tycoon Robert Maxwell, who allegedly served as a Soviet and Israeli spy and likely gave Epstein a sum estimated between $10 and $20 million before his death in 1991.


    - How the Jeffrey Epstein-Ghislaine Maxwell sex-trafficking operation provided a source and marketplace for sexual kompromat - dirty secrets of the richest and most powerful men in the world. While Epstein had a rule when it came to selecting women, namely, "the younger, the better," he also knew that a multimillionaire -or future leader - caught committing adultery is nothing compared to getting caught on video in the act with a minor.


    - How the Epstein-Maxwell ring helped enable young women with possible ties to Russian intelligence to gain access to the highest levels of Silicon Valley and the worlds of artificial intelligence, supercomputers, and the internet. This, at a time when Vladimir Putin has asserted, "Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere artificial intelligence] will become the ruler of the world."


    - How Epstein had ties to Russia through sex-trafficking. Epstein partnered with Jean-Luc Brunel, head of MC2 modeling agency and a major sex trafficker, who, in turn, had worked with Peter Listerman, the celebrated procurer, or "matchmaker" as he prefers, for Russian oligarchs.


    - How John Mark Dougan, a former deputy sheriff in Mar-a-Lago's Palm Beach County, says he acquired 478 videos confiscated from the Jeffrey Epstein investigation, fled to Moscow, became only the fourth American to win asylum in Russia, and immediately gained access to Putin's inner circle, showing the ongoing power that comes from kompromat and how its value is highest before it is "used."


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00

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  • American Oligarchs The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power
    American Oligarchs The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power
    ISBN: 9780393541304
    Title: American Oligarchs The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power
    Author: BERNSTEIN ANDREA


    In American Oligarchs, award-winning investigative journalist Andrea Bernstein tells the story of the Trump and Kushner families like never before. Their journey to the White House is a story of survival and loss, crime and betrayal, that stretches from the Klondike Gold Rush, through Nazi-occupied Poland and across the American Century, to our new gilded age. In building and maintaining their dynastic wealth, these families came to embody the rising nationalism and inequality that has pushed the United States to the brink of oligarchy.


    Building on her landmark reporting for the acclaimed podcast Trump, Inc. and The New Yorker, Bernstein's painstaking detective work brings to light new information about the families' arrival as immigrants to America, their paths to success, and the business and personal lives of the president and his closest family members.


    Bernstein traces how the two families ruthlessly harnessed New York and New Jersey machine politics to gain valuable tax breaks and grew rich on federal programs that bolstered the middle class. She shows how the Trump Organization, denied credit by American banks, turned to shady international capital. She reveals astonishing new details about Charles Kushner's attempts to ensnare his brother-in-law with a prostitute and explores how Jared Kushner and his father used a venerable New York newspaper to bolster their business empire.


    Drawing on more than two hundred interviews and more than one hundred thousand pages of documents, many previously unseen or long forgotten, Bernstein shows how the Trumps and the Kushners repeatedly broke rules and then leveraged secrecy, intimidation, and prosecutorial and judicial power to avoid legal consequences.


    The result is a compelling narrative that details how the Trump and Kushner dynasties encouraged and profited from a system of corruption, dark money, and influence trading, and that reveals the historical turning points and decisions--on taxation, regulation, white-collar crime, and campaign finance laws--that have brought us to where we are today.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $41.00
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  • American Politics: A Graphic History
    American Politics: A Graphic History
    ISBN: 9781785783456
    Title: American Politics: A Graphic History
    Author: LOCKER LAURA

    How did a political outsider like Trump win the 2016 presidential election? Why do some Americans feel so strongly about gun rights? Is there a role for more than two political parties in the system? Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Queer: A Graphic History, illustrator Julia Scheele teams up with Laura Locker in this introduction to the political history of the United States. Politics isn't something that just occurs in the West Wing or the Capitol--it comes from the interaction between state and society, from people living their daily lives. In this unique graphic guide, we follow modern citizens as they explore everything from political culture, the Constitution and the balance of power, to social movements, the role of the media, and tensions over race, immigration, and LGBT rights. Step right up, and see what lies beneath the pageantry and headlines of this great nation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Angela Davis: Seize the Time!
    Angela Davis: Seize the Time!
    ISBN: 9783777435749
    Title: Angela Davis: Seize the Time!
    Author: BEEGAN GERRY (EDITOR); DONNA GUSTAFSON (EDITOR)

    Inspired by a private archive and featuring contemporary work by artists who acknowledge the continued relevance of Angela Davis's experience and politics, the essays, interviews, and images in this book provide a compelling and layered narrative of her journey through the junctures of race, gender, economic, and political policy. Beginning in 1970 with her arrest in connection with a courtroom shootout, then moving through her trial and acquittal, the book traces Davis's life and work during the subsequent decades and her influential career as a public intellectual. Profusely illustrated with materials found in the archive, including press coverage, photographs, court sketches, videos, music, writings, correspondence, and Davis's political writings, the book also features interviews with Angela Davis and Lisbet Tellefsen, the archivist who collected those materials, as well as essays that touch on visibility and invisibility, history, memory, and the iconography of black radical feminism.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
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  • Asian Waters The Struggle over the Indo-Pacific & the Challenge to American Power
    Asian Waters The Struggle over the Indo-Pacific & the Challenge to American Power
    ISBN: 9781419742439
    Title: Asian Waters The Struggle over the Indo-Pacific & the Challenge to American Power
    Author: HAWKSLEY HUMPHREY

    The fractious relationship between China and the United States will be a central issue for the coming decades, and no region is as hotly contested, as the Indo-Pacific. At its heart is an intensifying rivalry between the autocratic and democratic systems of government marked by the disputed South China Sea where China has built military bases in open violation of international law. At stake is the survival of the current rules-based world order. In AsianWaiters, award-winning BBC journalist and Asia specialist Humphrey Hawksley breaks down the tensions that he has followed throughout this vast and volatile region for years. He joins dots that include Americas rise as the predominant Pacific power to Sino-US trade wars, threats against Taiwan, war on the Korean peninsula, Japan's role in protecting democracy in Asia, and much more. With vivid storytelling, concise history, and pointed arguments, Asian Waters is a must-read for anyone interested in global politics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Autobiography of Malcolm X
    ISBN: 9780141032726
    Title: Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Author: X MALCOLM

    They called him the 'angriest black man in America' . . . Celebrated and vilified the world over for his courageous but bitter fight to gain for millions of black men and women the equality and respect denied them by their white neighbours, Malcolm X inspired as many people in the United States as he caused to fear him. His remarkable autobiography, completed just before his murder in 1965, ranges from Omaha and Michigan to Harlem and Mecca, and tells of a young, disenfranchised man whose descent into drug addition, robbery and prison was only reversed by his belief in the rights struggle for black America, and his conversion to the Nation of Islam. Not only is this an enormously important record of the Civil Rights Movement in America, but also the scintillating story of a man who refused to allow anyone to tell him who or what he was.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Azadi!: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction
    Azadi!: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction
    ISBN: 9780241470022
    Title: Azadi!: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction
    Author: ROY ARUNDHATI

    'Azadi!' - Urdu for 'freedom' - is the iconic chant of the Kashmiri freedom struggle. And now, while Kashmir's streets have been silenced, the irony is that this same anthem echoes round the streets of the country that most Kashmiris view as their coloniser. What lies between the silence of one street and the sound of the other? Is it a chasm, or could it become a bridge?In this series of penetrating essays on politics and literature, Arundhati Roy examines this question, challenging us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. Azadi, she warns, hangs in the balance for us all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
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  • Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up & Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House
    Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up & Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House
    ISBN: 9780593136683
    Title: Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up & Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House
    Author: MADDOW RACHEL & YARVITZ MICHAEL

    The knockdown, drag-out, untold story of the other scandal that rocked Nixon's White House, and reset the rules for crooked presidents to come--with new reporting that expands on Rachel Maddow's Peabody Award-nominated podcast

    Is it possible for a sitting vice president to direct a vast criminal enterprise within the halls of the White House? To have one of the most brazen corruption scandals in American history play out while nobody's paying attention? And for that scandal to be all but forgotten decades later?

    The year was 1973, and Spiro T. Agnew, the former governor of Maryland, was Richard Nixon's second-in-command. Long on firebrand rhetoric and short on political experience, Agnew had carried out a bribery and extortion ring in office for years, when--at the height of Watergate--three young federal prosecutors discovered his crimes and launched a mission to take him down before it was too late, before Nixon's impending downfall elevated Agnew to the presidency. The self-described "counterpuncher" vice president did everything he could to bury their investigation: dismissing it as a "witch hunt," riling up his partisan base, making the press the enemy, and, with a crumbling circle of loyalists, scheming to obstruct justice in order to survive.

    In this blockbuster account, Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz detail the investigation that exposed Agnew's crimes, the attempts at a cover-up--which involved future president George H. W. Bush--and the backroom bargain that forced Agnew's resignation but also spared him years in federal prison. Based on the award-winning hit podcast, Bag Man expands and deepens the story of Spiro Agnew's scandal and its lasting influence on our politics, our media, and our understanding of what it takes to confront a criminal in the White House.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00

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  • Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East
    Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East
    ISBN: 9780300249910
    Title: Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East
    Author: PHILLIPS CHRISTOPHER

    Updated with two new chapters, this book exposes the profound influence of the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar in Syria's bloody conflict and explores the implications of the perceived decline of American power in the Middle East.

    "One of the best informed and non-partisan accounts of the Syrian tragedy yet published."--Patrick Cockburn, Independent

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Be the Change
    Be the Change
    ISBN: 9780751577891
    Title: Be the Change
    Author: MARTIN GINA

    'Gina Martin is a force of nature; a living, breathing, campaigning example of how a single individual can bring about vital change in our justice system' THE SECRET BARRISTER BE THE CHANGE is an essential handbook for the modern activist, whether your campaign is big or small, local or global... or somewhere in between. Without any legal or political experience, I changed the law and made upskirting illegal in eighteen months. But this book is not about changing the law. It's not about me. This is yours. It's your handbook, your road map and your toolkit for pushing for change at absolutely any level. From using social media to gain support and to getting pro-bono legal support, to regaining your confidence after a perceived 'failure' (hint: there is no such thing), I wrote this book to make sure you believe in your voice, feel ready to put yourself out there and know how to start making things happen. Because my god, if I can do it, so can you. If you want to challenge injustice in your school, workplace or community; if you want to lend your voice - and more - to a charitable cause close to your heart; or if you are inspired to take on a complex issue on a massive scale, Gina Martin's practical and empowering advice will give you the tools you need to ensure your voice is heard, your actions are noticed and your demands are met. PRAISE FOR GINA MARTIN 'Gina is a total inspiration - an example of how one person CAN change things. Her passion, way with words and ability to make people wake up and care is incredible. Gina's energy is infectious, and she continues to prove that anything is possible' -- EMMA GANNON, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE MULTI-HYPHEN METHOD 'Gina Martin is a force of nature; a living, breathing, campaigning example of how a single individual can bring about vital change in our justice system. Through sheer force of will, she managed to correct a serious flaw in the criminal law which saw victims of serious offences failed by the system that is supposed to protect them, smashing through the barriers that had frustrated lesser campaigners. My admiration for her courage and brilliance knows no bounds' -- THE SECRET BARRISTER, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE SECRET BARRISTER: STORIES OF THE LAW AND HOW IT'S BROKEN

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Becoming Kim Jong Un Understanding North Korea's Young Dictator
    Becoming Kim Jong Un Understanding North Korea's Young Dictator
    ISBN: 9781786077165
    Title: Becoming Kim Jong Un Understanding North Korea's Young Dictator
    Author: PAK JUNG H

    The mysterious, brutal, and calculating Kim Jong Un has risen to become the unchallenged dictator of a nuclear rogue state. He now possesses weaponry capable of threatening America and its allies, and his actions have already significantly changed global politics. It's believed that Kim Jong Un is in his thirties, only a few years into what will likely be decades of leadership. He is in the news almost every day, and yet we still know almost nothing about him and how he became the supreme leader of the hermit kingdom.

    Former CIA analyst and North Korea expert Jung H. Pak reveals the explosive story of Kim Jong Il's third son: the spoilt and impetuous child, the mediocre student, the ruthless murderer, the shrewd grand strategist.

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  • Bland Fanatics Liberals: the West & the Afterlives of Empires
    Bland Fanatics Liberals: the West & the Afterlives of Empires
    ISBN: 9781788737333
    Title: Bland Fanatics Liberals: the West & the Afterlives of Empires
    Author: MISHRA PANKAJ

    Decades of violence and chaos have generated a political and intellectual hysteria ranging from imperial atavism to paranoia about invading or hectically breeding Muslim hordes that has affected even the most intelligent in Anglo-America. In Bland Fanatics, Pankaj Mishra examines this hysteria and its fantasists, taking on its arguments and the atmosphere in which it has festered and become influential. In essays that grapple with colonialism, human rights, and the doubling down of liberalism against a background of faltering economies and weakening Anglo-American hegemony, Mishra confronts writers from Jordan Peterson and Niall Ferguson to Salman Rushdie and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. With a newly written introduction, these essays provide a vantage point from which to look seriously at the current crisis.

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    Price: $48.00
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  • Blood & Oil: Mohammed Bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power
    Blood & Oil: Mohammed Bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power
    ISBN: 9781529347883
    Title: Blood & Oil: Mohammed Bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power
    Author: HOPE BRADLEY & SCHECK JUSTIN

    From award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters Justin Scheck and Bradley Hope (coauthor of Billion Dollar Whale), this revelatory look at the world's most powerful ruling family reveals how a rift within Saudi Arabian royalty produced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a charismatic leader with a ruthless streak.

    Thirty-five-year-old Mohammed bin Salman's sudden rise stunned the world. Political and business leaders such as former UK prime minister Tony Blair and WME chairman Ari Emmanuel flew out to meet with the crown prince and came away convinced that his desire to reform the kingdom was sincere. He spoke passionately about bringing women into the workforce and toning down Saudi Arabia's restrictive Islamic law. He lifted the ban on women driving and explored investments in Silicon Valley.

    But MBS began to betray an erratic interior beneath the polish laid on by scores of consultants and public relations experts like McKinsey & Company. The allegations of his extreme brutality and excess began to slip out, including that he ordered the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. While stamping out dissent by holding three hundred people, including prominent members of the Saudi royal family, in the Ritz-Carlton hotel and elsewhere for months, he continued to exhibit his extreme wealth, including buying a $70 million chateau in Europe and one of the world's most expensive yachts. It seemed that he did not understand nor care about how the outside world would react to his displays of autocratic muscle-what mattered was the flex.

    Blood and Oil
    is a gripping work of investigative journalism about one of the world's most decisive and dangerous new leaders. Hope and Scheck show how MBS's precipitous rise coincided with the fraying of the simple bargain that had been at the head of U.S.-Saudi relations for more than eighty years: oil in exchange for military protection. Caught in his net are well-known US bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians, all eager to help the charming and crafty crown prince.

    The Middle East is already a volatile region. Add to the mix an ambitious prince with extraordinary powers, hunger for lucre, a tight relationship with the White House through President Trump's son in law Jared Kushner, and an apparent willingness to break anything -- and anyone -- that gets in the way of his vision, and the stakes of his rise are bracing. If his bid fails, Saudi Arabia has the potential to become an unstable failed state and a magnet for Islamic extremists. And if his bid to transform his country succeeds, even in part, it will have reverberations around the world.


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  • Blood & Silk: Power & Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia
    Blood & Silk: Power & Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia
    ISBN: 9781474602037
    Title: Blood & Silk: Power & Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia
    Author: VATIKIOTIS MICHAEL

    Why are the region's richest countries such as Malaysia riddled with corruption? Why do Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines harbour unresolved violent insurgencies? How do deepening religious divisions in Indonesia and Malaysia and China's growing influence affect the region and the rest of the world?

    Thought-provoking and eye-opening, BLOOD AND SILK is an accessible, personal look at modern Southeast Asia, written by one of the region's most experienced outside observers. This is a first-hand account of what it's like to sit at the table with deadly Thai Muslim insurgents, mediate between warring clans in the Southern Philippines and console the victims of political violence in Indonesia - all in an effort to negotiate peace, and understand the reasons behind endemic violence.



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  • Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, & the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
    Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, & the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
    ISBN: 9781529113204
    Title: Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, & the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
    Author: MADDOW RACHEL


    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Oil.

    Corrupt? Yes.

    Unimaginably lucrative? Of course.

    But, the enemy of democracy?

    Blowout is the oil and gas industry as we've never seen it before, as told by America's most incisive political journalist, Rachel Maddow. A blackly comic journey from Washington to Siberia, to deep within the earth's crust and the icy Arctic seas, it reveals is not just the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas but why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election.

    This is our final wake-up call: to stop subsidizing oil and gas, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of the world's most destructive industry before it destroys our democracy

    'It takes enormous talent to balance brutal honesty with scorching wit. Rachel Maddow has it in spades... Each page in Blowout is a revelation into the depth of corruption and greed that is infused into the international economy' David Lammy, MP



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  • Bomb: Presidents, Generals, & the Secret History of Nuclear War
    Bomb: Presidents, Generals, & the Secret History of Nuclear War
    ISBN: 9781982107307
    Title: Bomb: Presidents, Generals, & the Secret History of Nuclear War
    Author: KAPLAN FRED

    From the author of the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war--and Presidents' actions in nuclear crises--from Truman to Trump.

    Fred Kaplan, hailed by The New York Times as "a rare combination of defense intellectual and pugnacious reporter," takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs of Staff's "Tank" in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of Strategic Command to bring us the untold stories--based on exclusive interviews and previously classified documents--of how America's presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until today.

    Kaplan's historical research and deep reporting will stand as the permanent record of politics. Discussing theories that have dominated nightmare scenarios from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Kaplan presents the unthinkable in terms of mass destruction and demonstrates how the nuclear war reality will not go away, regardless of the dire consequences.

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  • Brief History of Neoliberalism
    Brief History of Neoliberalism
    ISBN: 9780199283279
    Title: Brief History of Neoliberalism
    Author: HARVEY DAVID

    Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so.Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are minimized, while the obligations of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens are diminished. David Harvey, authorof 'The New Imperialism' and 'The Condition of Postmodernity', here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. While Thatcher and Reagan are often cited as primary authors of this neoliberal turn, Harvey shows how a complex offorces, from Chile to China and from New York City to Mexico City, have also played their part. In addition he explores the continuities and contrasts between neoliberalism of the Clinton sort and the recent turn towards neoconservative imperialism of George W. Bush. Finally, through criticalengagement with this history, Harvey constructs a framework not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.

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  • Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
    Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
    ISBN: 9781786076274
    Title: Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
    Author: MILLER JAMES

    Democracy today is widely regarded as an ideal form of government. Yet in practice it sometimes seems a sham, a political puppet show in which hidden elites pull all the strings.
    As trust in elected representatives around the world plunges, it is no wonder that democratic revolts have erupted o from Cairo to Kiev and beyond o in an effort to 'take back control'.
    In this urgent and lively history, James Miller reminds us that democracy has always generated tensions and contradictions. Through philosophical debates and violent uprisings, it has been contested, corrupted, and refined. In different times and different places o from ancient Athens to revolutionary France to post-war America o its meaning has shifted in surprising ways.
    For over two thousand years, the world has experimented with democracy. But can it really work o especially in complex modern societies?

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  • Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, & Reason
    Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, & Reason
    ISBN: 9781501187292
    Title: Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, & Reason
    Author: CHAPO TRAP HOUSE; BIEDERMAN FELIX; CHRISTMAN MATT

    Instant New York Times bestseller
    "Howard Zinn on acid or some bullsh*t like that." --Tim Heidecker

    The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated--politically, culturally, and economically--by the lanyard-wearing Wall Street centrism of the left and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way.

    In a guide that reads like "a weirder, smarter, and deliciously meaner version of The Daily Show's 2004 America (The Book)" (Paste), Chapo Trap House shows you that you don't have to side with either sinking ships. These self-described "assholes from the internet" offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate.

    Learn the "secret" history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that THEY don't want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster.

    A book that's "as intellectually serious and analytically original as it is irreverent and funny" (Glenn Greenwald, New York Times bestselling author of No Place to Hide) The Chapo Guide to Revolution features illustrated taxonomies of contemporary liberal and conservative characters, biographies of important thought leaders, "never before seen" drafts of Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom manga, and the ten new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you're a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is NOT for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we're in, then Chapo, let's go...

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  • Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall & the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
    Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall & the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
    ISBN: 9781472130594
    Title: Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall & the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
    Author: MACGREGOR IAIN


    'With a gripping narrative and vivid interviews with those on all sides whose lives were directly affected by that grim symbol of the East-West divide that poisoned Europe for almost half a century, [MacGregor] has made an important contribution to the history of our times' Jonathan Dimbleby


    'Captures brilliantly and comprehensively both the danger and exhilaration that I and other reporters, soldiers, and people experienced intersecting with the wall - a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the Europe we have inherited' Jon Snow


    A powerful, fascinating, and ground-breaking history of Checkpoint Charlie, the legendary and most important military gate on the border of East and West Berlin where the United States and her allies confronted the USSR during the Cold War.


    As the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches in 2019, Iain MacGregor captures the mistrust, oppression, paranoia, and fear that gripped the city throughout this period. Checkpoint Charlie is about the nerve-wracking confrontation between the West and the Soviet Union that contains never-before-heard interviews with the men who built and dismantled the Wall; lovers who crossed it; relatives and friends who lost family trying to escape over it; German, British, French, and Russian soldiers who guarded its checkpoints; CIA, MI6 and Stasi operatives who oversaw secret operations across its borders; politicians whose ambitions shaped it; journalists who recorded its story; and many more whose living memories contributed to the full story of Checkpoint Charlie. A brilliant work of historical journalism, Checkpoint Charlie is an invaluable record of this period.



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  • Chief Witness Escape from China's Modern-Day Concentration Camps
    Chief Witness Escape from China's Modern-Day Concentration Camps
    ISBN: 9781922310538
    Title: Chief Witness Escape from China's Modern-Day Concentration Camps
    Author: SAUYTBAY SAYRAGUL & CAVELIUS ALEXANDRA


    A shocking depiction of one of the world's most ruthless regimes -- and the story of one woman's fight to survive.


    I will never forget the camp. I cannot forget the eyes of the prisoners, expecting me to do something for them. They are innocent. I have to tell their story, to tell about the darkness they are in. It is so easy to suffocate us with the demons of powerlessness, shame, and guilt. But we aren't the ones who should feel ashamed.


    Born in China's north-western province, Sayragul Sauytbay trained as a doctor before being appointed a senior civil servant. But her life was upended when the Chinese authorities incarcerated her. Her crime: being Kazakh, one of China's ethnic minorities.


    The north-western province borders the largest number of foreign nations and is the point in China that is the closest to Europe. In recent years it has become home to over 1,200 penal camps -- modern-day gulags that are estimated to house three million members of the Kazakh and Uyghur minorities. Imprisoned solely due to their ethnicity, inmates are subjected to relentless punishment and torture, including being beaten, raped, and used as subjects for medical experiments. The camps represent the greatest systematic incarceration of an entire people since the Third Reich.


    In prison, Sauytbay was put to work teaching Chinese language, culture, and politics, in the course of which she gained access to secret information that revealed Beijing's long-term plans to undermine not only its minorities, but democracies around the world. Upon her escape to Europe she was reunited with her family, but still lives under constant the threat of reprisal. This rare testimony from the biggest surveillance state in the world reveals not only the full, frightening scope of China's tyrannical ambitions, but also the resilience and courage of its author.



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  • Chomsky for Activists
    Chomsky for Activists
    ISBN: 9780367543396
    Title: Chomsky for Activists
    Author: CHOMSKY NOAM

    Those who regard him as a "doom and gloom" critic will find an unexpected Chomsky in these pages. Here the world-renowned author speaks for the first time in depth about his career in activism, and his views and tactics. Chomsky offers new and intimate details about his life-long experience as an activist, revealing him as a critic with deep convictions and many surprising insights about movement strategies. The book points to new directions for activists today, including how the crises of the Coronavirus and the economic meltdown are exploding in the critical 2020 US presidential election year. Readers will find hope and new pathways toward a sustainable, democratic world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Churchill Complex: The Rise & Fall of the Special Relationship & the End of the Anglo-American Order
    Churchill Complex: The Rise & Fall of the Special Relationship & the End of the Anglo-American Order
    ISBN: 9781786494658
    Title: Churchill Complex: The Rise & Fall of the Special Relationship & the End of the Anglo-American Order
    Author: BURUMA IAN

    A brilliant and insightful history of the special relationship between the UK and the USA, which Ian Buruma argues is now under threat with the election of Donald Trump and Brexit.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Climate Crisis & the Global Green New Deal
    Climate Crisis & the Global Green New Deal
    ISBN: 9781788739856
    Title: Climate Crisis & the Global Green New Deal
    Author: CHOMSKY NOAM

    Climate change: watershed or endgame?

    In this compelling new book, Noam Chomsky, the world's leading public intellectual, and Robert Pollin, a renowned progressive economist, map out the catastrophic consequences of unchecked climate change--and present a realistic blueprint for change: the Green New Deal.

    Together, Chomsky and Pollin show how the forecasts for a hotter planet strain the imagination: vast stretches of the Earth will become uninhabitable, plagued by extreme weather, drought, rising seas, and crop failure. Arguing against the misplaced fear of economic disaster and unemployment arising from the transition to a green economy, they show how this bogus concern encourages climate denialism.

    Humanity must stop burning fossil fuels within the next thirty years and do so in a way that improves living standards and opportunities for working people. This is the goal of the Green New Deal and, as the authors make clear, it is entirely feasible. Climate change is an emergency that cannot be ignored. This book shows how it can be overcome both politically and economically.

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    Price: $33.00

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  • Crime in Progress The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    Crime in Progress The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    ISBN: 9780241447628
    Title: Crime in Progress The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    Author: SIMPSON GLENN; PETER FRITSCH


    ** THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

    The never-before-told, inside story of the Steele Dossier and the Trump-Russia investigation

    'The best procedural yet written about the discovery of Trump's Russia ties' New York Times


    The founders of the Washington-based intelligence firm Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch were the first to uncover Trump's disturbing ties to the Kremlin and the crimes that have since plagued his presidency. Working with British former MI6 agent and Russia expert Christopher Steele, they produced the notorious dossier which disclosed that the Trump team was deeply compromised by a hostile foreign power bent on disrupting the West and influencing the US presidential election.


    In Crime in Progress, the authors chronicle their high-stakes investigation and desperate efforts to warn both the American and British governments, the FBI and the media - no matter the cost. When the dossier finally exploded onto the world stage after a leak, it led to the Mueller report and disrupted Trump's secret planned rapprochement with Putin's Russia. After years on his trail, the authors' inescapable conclusion is that Trump is an asset of the Russian government, whether he knows it or not.


    A real-life political thriller with the makings of a modern classic, Crime in Progress is the definitive story of the pursuit of the truth about Trump and one of the greatest betrayals in American history.


    'I've read all the books on this subject - this is the one you want to read . . . I feel fairly steeped in this matter and I learned something on every page' Rachel Maddow, MSNBC


    'You don't need to read John le Carré or Tom Clancy to find espionage thrills in Washington these days, turn over any stone in the Beltway's secret world and you'll observe the seething mass of conspiracy and subterfuge beneath . . . Take Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, who have become central characters in a quite terrifying international spy thriller' Josh Glancy, Sunday Times



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  • Culture & Imperialism
    Culture & Imperialism
    ISBN: 9780099967507
    Title: Culture & Imperialism
    Author: SAID EDWARD W.

    Following his profoundly influential study, Orientalism, Edward Said now examines western culture. From Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, from Yeats to media coverage of the Gulf War, Culture and Imperialismis a broad, fierce and wonderfully readable account of the roots of imperialism in European culture.

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    $39.00
  • Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
    Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
    ISBN: 9781913183950
    Title: Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
    Author: LAVIN TALIA

    A HARROWING JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF WHITE SUPREMACY

    Talia Lavin is every skinhead's worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart, and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers.

    Culture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of extremist trolls (including those at Fox News), dove into a byzantine online culture of hate and learned the intricacies of how white supremacy proliferates online. Within these pages, she reveals the extremists hiding in plain sight online: Incels. White nationalists. White supremacists. National Socialists. Proud Boys. Christian extremists. In order to showcase them in their natural habitat, Talia assumes a range of identities, going undercover as a blonde Nazi babe, a forlorn incel, and a violent Aryan femme fatale. Along the way, she discovers a whites-only dating site geared toward racists looking for love, a disturbing extremist YouTube channel run by a fourteen-year-old girl with over 800,000 followers, the everyday heroes of the antifascist movement, and much more. By combining compelling stories chock-full of catfishing and gate-crashing with her own in-depth, gut-wrenching research, she also turns the lens of anti-Semitism, racism, and white power back on itself in an attempt to dismantle and decimate the online hate movement from within.

    Shocking, humorous, and merciless in equal measure, Culture Warlords explores some of the vilest subcultures on the Web-and shows us how we can fight back.

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  • Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    ISBN: 9780307947901
    Title: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    Author: MAYER JANE

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER
    A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

    From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the powerful group of immensely wealthy ideologues who are shaping the fate of America.
    In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump's victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system.

    Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats--headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys--who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network, revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks, academic institutions, media groups, courthouses, and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence. Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews, as well as extensive scrutiny of public records, private papers, and court proceedings, Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation. Dark Money is an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.

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    Price: $39.00
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  • Day of the Assassins: A History of Political Assassination
    Day of the Assassins: A History of Political Assassination
    ISBN: 9781529030143
    Title: Day of the Assassins: A History of Political Assassination
    Author: BURLEIGH MICHAEL

    The traditional image of a political assassin is a lone wolf with a gun, aimed squarely at the head of those they wish to kill. But while there has been enormous speculation on what lay behind notorious individual political assassinations - from Gaius Julius Caesar to John F. Kennedy - the phenomenon itself has scarcely been examined as a special category of political violence, one not motivated by personal gain or vengeance. Now, in Day of the Assassins, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh explores the many facets of political assassination, explaining the role of historical precedent, why it is more frequent in certain types of society than others and asking if assassination can either bring about change, or prevent it, and whether, like a contagious disease, political murder can be catching. Focusing chiefly on the last century and a half, Burleigh takes readers to the Congo, India, Iran, Laos, Rwanda and South Africa and revisits notable assassinations in Europe, Russia, Israel and the United States. Throughout, the assassins themselves are at the centre of the narrative, whether they were cool, well-trained professional killers, like the agents of the NKVD or the KGB, or men motivated by the politicization of their private miseries. Even some of those who were demonstrably mad had method in the madness and acted for comprehensible political motives. Combining human drama, questions of political morality and the sheer randomness of events, Day of the Assassins is a riveting insight into the politics of violence.

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    Price: $40.00
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  • Democracy for Sale: Dark Money Brexit & the Corruption of Politics
    Democracy for Sale: Dark Money Brexit & the Corruption of Politics
    ISBN: 9781789546033
    Title: Democracy for Sale: Dark Money Brexit & the Corruption of Politics
    Author: GEOGHEGAN PETER

    'If you're concerned about the health of British democracy, read this book - it is thorough, gripping and vitally important' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland.


    Democracy is in crisis, and unaccountable and untraceable flows of money are helping to destroy it.


    Politicians lie gleefully, making wild claims that can be shared instantly with millions of people on social media. Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro and populists in many other countries are the beneficiaries.


    Peter Geoghegan is a diligent, brilliant guide through a shadowy world of dark money and digital disinformation stretching from Westminster to Washington, and far beyond.


    He shows how antiquated electoral laws are broken with impunity, how secretive lobbying bends our politics out of shape, and how Silicon Valley tech giants have colluded in selling out democracy. Geoghegan investigates politicians, fabulously well-funded partisan think tanks, propagandists who know how to game a rigged system, and the campaigners and regulators valiantly trying to stop them.


    Democracy for Saleis the story of how money, vested interests and digital skulduggery are eroding trust in democracy - and a powerful account of what must be done about it.



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  • Democracy In Chains The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
    Democracy In Chains The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
    ISBN: 9781101980972
    Title: Democracy In Chains The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
    Author: MACLEAN NANCY


    An explosive exposé of the man who devoted his career to shackling democracy -- and succeeded.


    Libertarian billionaires are using their wealth and power to drastically curtail the US democratic process, disempowering ordinary citizens whilst entrenching the influence of corporations as never before. In Democracy in Chains, award-winning historian Nancy MacLean reveals how the ideas of Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan have been used to undermine the power of voters in a country whose Constitution is founded on the principle 'We the people'.


    Now, with Mike Pence as Vice President, this chilling movement has a loyalist in the White House, as well as supporters in the House, the Senate, a majority of state governments, and the courts. Democracy in Chainsis a timely, important book, which should be read by anybody interested in the future of democracy.



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    Price: $40.00
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