• Crimes Against Humanity: the Struggle for Global Justice
    Crimes Against Humanity: the Struggle for Global Justice
    ISBN: 9780141974835
    Title: Crimes Against Humanity: the Struggle for Global Justice

    A revised and updated edition of Geoffrey Robertson's impassioned, authoritative guide to an issue of massive global importance. He tells the dramatic story of how the human rights idea has come to dominate world politics. He reveals how human rights has penetrated the legal armour of the sovereign State. He sets out, without legal jargon, the rights of humankind in the 21st Century. And he predicts what this movement has in store - not only for tyrants and torturers, but also for the superpowers who still resist the demands for universal justice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Cry from the Far Middle: Why Are We So Goddamn Angry
    Cry from the Far Middle: Why Are We So Goddamn Angry
    ISBN: 9781611854565
    Title: Cry from the Far Middle: Why Are We So Goddamn Angry
    Author: O'ROURKE P J

    An analysis of the present political moment, and the anger that defines it, from bestselling author and acclaimed satirist P.J. O'Rourke.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Culture Warlords My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
    Culture Warlords My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
    ISBN: 9781913183943
    Title: Culture Warlords My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
    Author: LAVIN TALIA

    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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • 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


    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Death of Truth
    Death of Truth
    ISBN: 9780008312787
    Title: Death of Truth

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America's retreat from reason

    We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases.

    How did truth become an endangered species in contemporary America? This decline began decades ago, and in The Death of Truth, former New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to this gathering storm. In social media and literature, television, academia, and politics, Kakutani identifies the trends--originating on both the right and the left--that have combined to elevate subjectivity over factuality, science, and common values. And she returns us to the words of the great critics of authoritarianism, writers like George Orwell and Hannah Arendt, whose work is newly and eerily relevant.

    With remarkable erudition and insight, Kakutani offers a provocative diagnosis of our current condition and points toward a new path for our truth-challenged times.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $27.00

  • Declassified: Kashmir's Untold Story
    Declassified: Kashmir's Untold Story
    ISBN: 9789388912846
    Title: Declassified: Kashmir's Untold Story

    Kashmir's Untold Story- Declassified reveals the roots and causes of the historical intrigue in the state of Kashmir over the last 163 years and its consequences of institutionalised cross-border militancy and argues how a unique case of the Sino-Pak nexus is going to continue with providing unyielding support to the militancy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Democracy & Its Crisis
    Democracy & Its Crisis
    ISBN: 9781786074065
    Title: Democracy & Its Crisis
    Author: GRAYLING A C

    Prompted by the EU referendum in the UK and the presidential election in the USA, A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to hold up against forces they were designed to manage, and why, crucially, it matters. First he considers moments in history - Periclean Athens, the English Civil War, the American and French Revolutions, among them - in which the challenges we face today were first encountered and what solutions, however imperfect, were found. Then he lays bare the specific problems of democracy in the twenty-first century and maps out a set of urgently needed reforms. With the advent of authoritarian leaders and the simultaneous rise of populism, representative democracy appears to be caught between a rock and a hard place, yet it is this space that it must occupy, says Grayling, if a civilized society, that looks after all its people, is to flourish.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • 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

    '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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 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

    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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump
    Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump
    ISBN: 9781510764699
    Title: Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump

    This book almost didn't see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.
    The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal Advisor--The Man Who Helped Get Him Into the Oval Office

    Once Donald Trump's fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried.

    This is the most devastating business and political horror story of the century. As Trump's lawyer and "fixer," Cohen not only witnessed firsthand& but was also an active participant in& the inner workings of Trump's business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration.

    This is a story that you have not read in newspapers, or on social media, or watched on television. These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for over a decade--not a few months or even a couple of years--could know. Cohen describes Trump's racist rants against President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Black and Hispanic people in general, as well as the cruelty, humiliation, and abuse he leveled at family and staff. Whether he's exposing the fact that Trump engaged in tax fraud by inflating his wealth or electronic& fraud by rigging an online survey, or outing Trump's Neanderthal views towards women or his hush-money payments to clandestine lovers, Cohen pulls no punches.

    He shows Trump's relentless willingness to lie, exaggerate, mislead, or manipulate. Trump emerges as a man without a soul--a man who courts evangelicals and then trashes them, panders to the common man, but then rips off& small business owners, a con man who will do or say absolutely anything to win, regardless of the cost to his family, his associates, or his country.

    At the heart of Disloyal, we see how Cohen came under the spell of his charismatic "Boss" and, as a result, lost all sense of his moral compass.

    The real "real" Donald Trump who permeates these pages--the racist, sexist, homophobic, lying, cheating President--will be discussed, written about, and analyzed for years to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Donald Trump & His Assault on Truth The President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims & Flat-Out Lies
    Donald Trump & His Assault on Truth The President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims & Flat-Out Lies
    ISBN: 9781982151072
    Title: Donald Trump & His Assault on Truth The President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims & Flat-Out Lies


    In perilous times, facts, expertise, and truth are indispensable. President Trump's flagrant disregard for the truth and his self-aggrandizing exaggerations, specious misstatements, and bald-faced lies have been rigorously documented and debunked since the first day of his presidency by The Washington Post's Fact Checker staff.

    Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth is based on the only comprehensive compilation and analysis of the more than 16,000 fallacious statements that Trump has uttered since the day of his inauguration. He has repeated many of his most outrageous claims dozens or even hundreds of times as he has sought to bend reality to his political fantasy and personal whim.

    Drawing on Trump's tweets, press conferences, political rallies, and TV appearances, The Washington Post identifies his most frequently used misstatements, biggest whoppers, and most dangerous deceptions. This book unpacks his errant statements about the economy, immigration, the impeachment hearings, foreign policy, and, of critical concern now, the coronavirus crisis as it unfolded.

    Fascinating, startling, and even grimly funny, Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth by The Washington Post is the essential, authoritative record of Trump's shocking disregard for facts.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting Rights in America
    Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting Rights in America
    ISBN: 9781419739989
    Title: Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting Rights in America

    How the history of American voting rights has shaped the way we vote today

    Coinciding with the 2020 US presidential election, Drawing the Vote, an original graphic novel, looks at the history of voting rights in the United States and how it affects the way we vote today. Throughout the book, the author, Tommy Jenkins, identifies events and trends that led to the unprecedented results of the 2016 presidential election that left American political parties more estranged than ever. To balance these complex ideas and statistics, Kati Lacker's original artistic style makes the book accessible for readers of all ages. At a time when many citizens are experiencing challenges and apathy about voting and skepticism concerning our bitterly divided government, Drawing the Vote seeks to offer some explanation for how we got here and how every American can take action to make their vote count.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Empire of Democracy: The Remaking of the West since the Cold War, 1971-2017
    Empire of Democracy: The Remaking of the West since the Cold War, 1971-2017
    ISBN: 9781473670570
    Title: Empire of Democracy: The Remaking of the West since the Cold War, 1971-2017

    'Formidably ambitious... boldly attempts to paint a thematic portrait of the world's democracies and delivers an argument that leaders grounded these political structures on free-market economics... There is much to admire in Reid-Henry's book' Financial Times

    'An impressive work, and a wonderful primer for anyone wanting to know why we are where we are ... A tour de force of historical comprehension over almost half a century of remarkable turbulence. And as we travel further from the events it describes, many of its judgements are likely to prove sound' Simon Heffer, Spectator

    'Reid-Henry narrates this story with elegance and gusto' Washington Post

    '[Reid-Henry] conveys an important message: Individual political action must become accountable to society's interests' Kirkus

    'Reid-Henry's scholarship is impressive, gathering a wide range of historical anecdotes and referencing a diverse set of thinkers' Publishers Weekly

    'the most valuable political education and history lesson you receive in 2019' Irish Independent

    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.

    Half a century ago, at the height of the Cold War and amidst a world economic crisis, the Western democracies were forced to undergo a profound transformation. Against what some saw as a full-scale "crisis of democracy" - with race riots, anti-Vietnam marches and a wave of worker discontent sowing crisis from one nation to the next - a new political-economic order was devised and the postwar social contract was torn up and written anew.

    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 Cold 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • End of History & the Last Man
    End of History & the Last Man
    ISBN: 9780241991039
    Title: End of History & the Last Man


    With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 the threat of the Cold War which had dominated the second half of the twentieth century vanished. And with it the West looked to the future with optimism but renewed uncertainty.

    The End of History and the Last Man was the first book to offer a picture of what the new century would look like. Boldly outlining the challenges and problems to face modern liberal democracies, Francis Fukuyama examined what had just happened and predicted what was coming next.

    Now updated with a new afterword, Fukuyama shows how the central issue today remains the same. Have any political and economic models arisen that could challenge liberal democracy as the best way of organizing human societies? He remains unconvinced.

    Tackling religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes and war, The End of History and the Last Man is as compelling today as it was when it was written - and just as provocative too.

    'Awesome . . . a landmark . . . profoundly realistic and important . . . supremely timely and cogent' Washington Post

    'Clearly written, immensely ambitious' New York Times

    'Clever, important, teeming with original ideas' Mail on Sunday

    'We are indebted to Fukuyama for such an ambitious work of political philosophy' Foreign Affairs

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Erdogan Rising: a Warning to Europe
    Erdogan Rising: a Warning to Europe
    ISBN: 9780008308889
    Title: Erdogan Rising: a Warning to Europe

    'Essential reading for anyone interested in Turkey and its future.' Literary Review

    'Essential reading full stop.' Peter Frankopan

    'It is a must.' The Times

    Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and how did he lead a democracy on the fringe of Europe into dictatorship? How has chaos in the Middle East blown back over Turkey's borders? And why doesn't the West just cut Erdogan and his regime off?

    Hannah Lucinda Smith has been living in Turkey as the Times correspondent for nearly a decade, reporting on the ground from the onset of the Arab Spring through terrorist attacks, mass protests, civil war, unprecedented refugee influx and the explosive, bloody 2016 coup attempt that threatened to topple - and kill - Erdogan.

    Erdogan Rising introduces Turkey as a vital country, one that borders and buffers Western Europe, the Middle East and the old Soviet Union, marshals the second largest army in NATO and hosts more refugees than any other nation. As president, Erdogan is the face of devotion and division, a leader who mastered macho divide-and-rule politics a decade and a half before Donald Trump cottoned on, and has used it to lead his country into spiralling authoritarianism.

    Yet Erdogan is no ordinary dictator. His elections are won only by slivers, and Turkey remains defined by its two warring cults: those who worship Erdogan, the wilful Muslim nationalist with a tightening authoritarian grip, and those who stand behind Ataturk, the secularist, westward-looking leader who founded the republic and remains its best loved icon - now eighty years dead.

    Erdogan commands a following so devoted they compose songs in his honour, adorn their homes with his picture, and lay down their lives to keep him in power. Erdogan Rising asks how this century's most successful populist won his position, and where Turkey is headed next.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Evil Geniuses: How Big Money Took Over America, a Recent History
    Evil Geniuses: How Big Money Took Over America, a Recent History
    ISBN: 9781529108095
    Title: Evil Geniuses: How Big Money Took Over America, a Recent History

    How an elite cabal rewrote the American dream for their gain - and left the rest of world behind.

    Evil Geniuses is the secret history of how, over the last half century, from even before Ronald Reagan through Donald Trump, America has sharply swerved away from its dream of progress for the many to a system of unfettered profit and self-interest for the few.

    As the social liberation of the 1960s finally ended in the chaos of Vietnam and Watergate, a cabal of rich industrialists, business chiefs, wide-eyed libertarians and right-wing economic radicals were waiting, determined to claw back everything they saw as rightfully theirs.

    Largely out of sight, they rapidly built and funded a new empire of think tanks and academic institutions and professional organisations, lobbying and political groups, using them to transform politics, media, finance, the legal system and US laws to reinvent and control the political economy. A throwback to the robber barons of a century earlier, they sold the remade system to the people as a nostalgic return to traditional American values. Within a decade, America's flourishing forward-thinking vision was incarcerated by the unchecked financial accumulation and political power of the super-rich.

    Now, the moneymen are running the show.

    In this hugely entertaining and deeply researched cultural and economic expose, New York Times bestselling author Kurt Andersen maps the rich history of intricate networks, unlikely connections and dark truths which are controlling a nation, revealing how on earth America got to where it is now - and what it might do to win its progressive future back.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, & Violence in the New Middle East
    False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, & Violence in the New Middle East
    ISBN: 9780190931759
    Title: False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, & Violence in the New Middle East
    Author: COOK STEVEN A.

    More than half a decade after Arabs across the Middle East across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy have disappeared in a maelstrom of violence and renewed state repression. In False Dawn, noted Middle East expert Steven A. Cook looks at thetrajectory of events across the region from the initial uprising in Tunisia to the failed coup attempt in Turkey to explain why the Arab Spring uprisings did not succeed. Despite appearances, there were no true revolutions in the Middle East seven years ago: none of the affected societies underwentsocial revolutions, and the old structures of power were never eliminated. Even supposed successes like Tunisia still face significant barriers to democracy because of the continued strength of old regime players. Libya, the state that came closest to revolution, has fragmented into chaos, andTurkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has undertaken a widespread crackdown on his opponents, reinforcing the Turkish leader's personal power. After taking stock of how and why the uprisings failed to produce lasting change, Cook considers the role of the United States in the region. What Washington cannot do, Cook argues, is shape the politics of the Middle East going forward. While many in the policymaking community believe that theUnited States must "get the Middle East right," American influence is actually quite limited; the future of the region lies in the hands of the people who live there. Authoritative and powerfully argued, False Dawn is a major work on one of the most important historical events of the past quartercentury.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    ISBN: 9781950354092
    Title: Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    Author: SPARROW JEFF

    The massacre of more than fifty worshippers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, shocked the world. The alleged perpetrator expressed a particular ideology described as "fascism," but what does fascism mean today--and what kind of threat does it pose? Jeff Sparrow traces the history of the far right around the world, showing how fascists have adapted to the new politics of the twenty-first century. He argues that the mosque killer represents a frightening new phenomenon--decentralized right-wing terrorism that recruits by committing atrocities, feeding on itself and spreading from country to country.

    Burgeoning in dark places online, contemporary fascism exults in violence and picks its targets strategically. Even the widespread despair generated by climate change is being harvested to weaponize young men with the politics of hate. With imitative massacres proliferating, this book makes a compelling, urgent case for a new response to an old menace.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Fear: Trump in the White House
    Fear: Trump in the White House
    ISBN: 9781471181320
    Title: Fear: Trump in the White House
    Author: WOODWARD BOB




    "Explosive."--The Washington Post

    "Devastating."--The New Yorker


    "Great reporting...astute."--Hugh Hewitt


    With authoritative reporting honed through nine presidencies, 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.

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

    Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. Often with day-by-day details, dialogue and documentation, Fear tracks key foreign issues from North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, the Middle East, NATO, China and Russia. It reports in-depth on Trump's key domestic issues particularly trade and tariff disputes, immigration, tax legislation, the Paris Climate Accord and the racial violence in Charlottesville in 2017.

    Fear presents vivid details of the negotiations between Trump's attorneys and Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, laying out for the first time the meeting-by-meeting discussions and strategies. It discloses how senior Trump White House officials joined together to steal draft orders from the president's Oval Office desk so he would not issue directives that would jeopardize top secret intelligence operations.

    "It was no less than an administrative coup d' tat," Woodward writes, "a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful county in the world."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00

  • Fifth Risk
    Fifth Risk
    ISBN: 9780141991429
    Title: Fifth Risk

    The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy - an agency that deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity - waited to welcome the incoming administration's transition team. Nobody appeared. Across the US government, the same thing happened- nothing.

    People don't notice when stuff goes right. That is the stuff government does. It manages everything that underpins our lives from funding free school meals, to policing rogue nuclear activity, to predicting extreme weather events. It steps in where private investment fears to tread, innovates and creates knowledge, assesses extreme long-term risk.

    And now, government is under attack. By its own leaders.

    In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis reveals the combustible cocktail of wilful ignorance and venality that is fuelling the destruction of a country's fabric. All of this, Lewis shows, exposes America and the world to the biggest risk of all. It is what you never learned that might have saved you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Fire Next Time
    Fire Next Time
    ISBN: 9780679744726
    Title: Fire Next Time

    The landmark work on race in America from James Baldwin, whose life and words are immortalized in the Oscar-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro

    'We, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation'

    James Baldwin's impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare' in America was a bestseller when it appeared in 1963, galvanising a nation and giving voice to the emerging civil rights movement. Told in the form of two intensely personal 'letters', The Fire Next Time is at once a powerful evocation of Baldwin's early life in Harlem and an excoriating condemnation of the terrible legacy of racial injustice.

    'Sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle ... all presented in searing, brilliant prose' The New York Times Book Review

    'Baldwin writes with great passion ... it reeks of truth, as the ghettoes of New York and London, Chicago and Manchester reek of our hypocrisy' Sunday Times

    'The great poet-prophet of the civil rights movement ... his seminal work' Guardian

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Five Rules for Rebellion How to Change the World Ourselves
    Five Rules for Rebellion How to Change the World Ourselves
    ISBN: 9781785786037
    Title: Five Rules for Rebellion How to Change the World Ourselves

    5 rules for rebellion from the Founding Leader of the Women's Equality Party.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Force of Nonviolence The Ethical in the Political
    Force of Nonviolence The Ethical in the Political
    ISBN: 9781788732765
    Title: Force of Nonviolence The Ethical in the Political

    Judith Butler' s new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an individualist ethical relation to existing forms of power. But, in fact, nonviolence is an ethical position found in the midst of the political field. An aggressive form of nonviolence accepts that hostility is part of our psychic constitution, but values ambivalence as a way of checking the conversion of aggression into violence. One contemporary challenge to a politics of nonviolence points out that there is a difference of opinion on what counts as violence and nonviolence. The distinction between them can be mobilised in the service of ratifying the stat' s monopoly on violence.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy
    Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy
    ISBN: 9781922310521
    Title: Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy

    A powerful personal testimony and an urgent call for Israel to change direction, from an unexpected source: the former director of the internal security service, Shin Bet.

    Raised on a kibbutz by parents who had fled the Holocaust, Ami Ayalon's life exemplified the Zionist dream. His commitment to his country propelled a meteoric career, culminating in being named commander of the navy and receiving the Medal of Valour, Israel's highest military decoration. All the time, he remained a staunch supporter of his country's policies.

    Then he was appointed director of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service, and the unexpected happened. Forced to try and understand the lives and motivations of Palestinians for the first time, he gained empathy for 'the enemy' and learned that when Israel carries out anti-terrorist operations in a political context of hopelessness, the Palestinian public will support violence, because they have nothing to lose.

    He came to understand that his patriotic life had blinded him to the self-defeating nature of policies that have undermined Israel's civil society while heaping humiliation upon its neighbours. In this deeply personal journey of discovery, Ami Ayalon seeks input and perspectives from Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own, and draws radical conclusions about what Israel must do to achieve relative peace and security.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • From Russia with Blood: Putin's Ruthless Killing Campaign & Secret War on the West
    From Russia with Blood: Putin's Ruthless Killing Campaign & Secret War on the West
    ISBN: 9780008300098
    Title: From Russia with Blood: Putin's Ruthless Killing Campaign & Secret War on the West
    Author: BLAKE HEIDI

    The explosive, untold story of how Russia mastered the art and science of targeted assassination.

    'A real life thriller, packed with characters that even John le Carré couldn't dream of. If this doesn't scare you, then you're not paying attention.' Oliver Bullough

    They thought they had found a safe haven in the green hills of England. They were wrong. One by one, the Russian oligarchs, dissidents, and gangsters who fled to Britain after Vladimir Putin came to power dropped dead in strange or suspicious circumstances. One by one, their British lawyers and fixers met similarly grisly ends. Yet, one by one, the British authorities shut down every investigation-and carried on courting the Kremlin.

    In From Russia With Blood, multi-award-winning investigative journalist Heidi Blake unflinchingly documents the growing web of Russian-linked deaths on British and American soil, tracking the men who lived and died in the Kremlin's crosshairs from London's high-end night clubs to Miami's million-dollar hideouts, and following a trail of increasingly savage attacks onto the streets of Salisbury, where the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was poisoned with a deadly nerve agent in 2018.

    Working with bags of crime scene evidence, hundreds of thousands of pages of exclusive documents, surveillance footage, classified intelligence briefings, forensically restored phones and computers, and hundreds of insider interviews, Blake bravely exposes how Russia's killing campaign fits into Putin's pursuit of global dominance - and why Western governments have failed time and again to stop the bloodshed.

    This heart-stopping international investigation - written with the page-turning pace and chilling narrative of a thriller - reveals one of the most important and terrifying stories of our time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
    Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
    ISBN: 9781783784028
    Title: Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
    Author: GESSEN MASHA




    The essential journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.

    Award-winning journalist Masha Gessen's understanding of the events and forces that have wracked Russia in recent times is unparalleled. In The Future Is History, Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own--as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings.

    Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today's terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. Powerful and urgent, The Future Is History is a cautionary tale for our time and for all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy
    Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy
    ISBN: 9780241981993
    Title: Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy
    Author: CHOMSKY NOAM

    This program is read by the authors

    In a compelling new set of interviews, Noam Chomsky's Global Discontents identifies the "dry kindling" of discontent around the world that could soon catch fire.

    In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks listeners to consider "the world we are leaving to our grandchildren" one imperiled by the escalation of climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. If the current system is incapable of dealing with these threats, he argues, it's up to us to radically change it.

    These twelve interviews, conducted from 2013 to 2016, examine the latest developments around the globe: the devastation of Syria, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, the place of religion in American political culture, and the bitterly contested 2016 U.S. presidential election. In accompanying personal reflections on his Philadelphia childhood and his eighty-seventh birthday, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey and the development of his uncompromising stance as America's premier dissident intellectual.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation
    Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation
    ISBN: 9781788163071
    Title: Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation

    Raja Shehadeh reflects on ageing, failure, the occupation, and the changing face of Ramallah.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Goliath Why the West Doesn't Win Wars.& What We Need to Do about It
    Goliath Why the West Doesn't Win Wars.& What We Need to Do about It
    ISBN: 9781405938655
    Title: Goliath Why the West Doesn't Win Wars.& What We Need to Do about It
    Author: MCFATE SEAN

    Everything you think you know about war is wrong.

    War is timeless. Some things change - weapons, tactics, leadership - but our desire to go into battle does not. We are in the midst of an age of conflict- global terrorism, Russia's resurgence and China's rise, international criminal empires, climate change and dwindling natural resources.

    The stakes are high, and we are dangerously unprepared.

    As a former paratrooper and military contractor, Sean McFate has been on the front lines of deep state conflicts. He has seen firsthand the horrors of battle and as a strategist, understands the complexity of the current military situation.

    The West is playing the same old war games, but the enemy has changed the rules. In this new age of war-
    -technology will not save us,
    -victory will belong to the cunning, not the strong,
    -plausible deniability is more potent than firepower
    -corporations, mercenaries, and rogue states have more power than nation states, and loyalty will sit with the highest bidder.

    This is The Art of War for the 21st century. Adapt and we can prevail. Fail, and size and strength won't protect us. Learn how to triumph in the coming age of conflict in ten new rules.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Good Country Equation How We Can Repair the World in One Generation
    Good Country Equation How We Can Repair the World in One Generation
    ISBN: 9781523089611
    Title: Good Country Equation How We Can Repair the World in One Generation
    Author: ANHOLT SIMON

    "Not only does Anholt explain the challenges facing the world with unique clarity, he also provides genuinely new, informative, practical, innovative solutions. . . . The book is a must-read for anyone who cares about humanity's shared future."

    --H. E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmaajo), President of the Federal Republic of Somalia

    Simon Anholt has spent decades helping countries from Austria to Zambia to improve their international standing.
    Using colorful descriptions of his experiences--dining with Vladimir Putin at his country home, taking a group of Felipe Calderon's advisors on their first Mexico City subway ride, touring a beautiful new government hospital in Afghanistan that nobody would use because it was in Taliban-controlled territory--he tells how he began finding answers to that question.

    Ultimately, Anholt hit on the Good Country Equation, a formula for encouraging international cooperation and reinventing education for a globalized era. Anholt even offers a "selfish" argument for cooperation: he shows that it generates goodwill, which in turn translates into increased trade, foreign investment, tourism, talent attraction, and even domestic electoral success. Anholt insists we can change the way countries behave and the way people are educated in a single generation--because that's all the time we have.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Good State: On the Principles of Democracy
    Good State: On the Principles of Democracy
    ISBN: 9781786077189
    Title: Good State: On the Principles of Democracy
    Author: GRAYLING A. C.

    The foundations upon which our democracies stand are inherently flawed, vulnerable to corrosion from within. What is the remedy?

    A. C. Grayling makes the case for a clear, consistent, principled and written constitution, and sets out the reforms necessary - among them addressing the imbalance of power between government and Parliament, imposing fixed terms for MPs, introducing proportional representation and lowering the voting age to 16 (the age at which you can marry, gamble, join the army and must pay taxes if you work) - to ensure the intentions of such a constitution could not be subverted or ignored. As democracies around the world show signs of decay, the issue of what makes a good state, one that is democratic in the fullest sense of the word, could not be more important.

    To take just one example: by the simplest of measures, neither Britain nor the United States can claim to be truly democratic. The most basic tenet of democracy is that no voice be louder than any other. Yet in our 'first past the post' electoral systems a voter supporting a losing candidate is unrepresented, his or her voice unequal to one supporting a winning candidate, who frequently does not gain a majority of the votes cast. This is just one of a number of problems, all of them showing that democratic reform is a necessity in our contemporary world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00

  • Government of No One: The Theory & Practice of Anarchism
    Government of No One: The Theory & Practice of Anarchism
    ISBN: 9780141984667
    Title: Government of No One: The Theory & Practice of Anarchism
    Author: KINNA RUTH

    Often associated with chaos or disorder, anarchy defies definition and routinely gets a bad press. And yet from Occupy to Pussy Riot, Noam Chomsky to David Graeber, this philosophical and political movement is as relevant as ever. Contrary to popular perception, different strands of anarchism--from individualism to collectivism--do follow certain structures and a shared sense of purpose: a belief in freedom and working towards collective good without the interference of the state. In this masterful, sympathetic account, political theorist Ruth Kinna traces the tumultuous history of anarchism, starting with thinkers and activists such as Peter Kropotkin and Emma Goldman and through key events like the Paris Commune and the Haymarket affair. Skillfully introducing us to the nuanced theories of a range of anarchist groups from around the world, The Government of No One reveals what makes a supposedly chaotic movement particularly adaptable and effective over centuries.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
    Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
    ISBN: 9781400075171
    Title: Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
    Author: FISK ROBERT

    During the thirty years that award-winning journalist Robert Fisk has been reporting on the Middle East, he has covered every major event in the region, from the Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution, from the American hostage crisis in Beirut (as one of only two Western journalists in the city at the time) to the Iran-Iraq War, from the Russian invasion of Afghanistan to Israel’s invasions of Lebanon, from the Gulf War to the invasion and ongoing war in Iraq. Now he brings his knowledge, his firsthand experience and his intimate understanding of the Middle East to a book that addresses the full complexity of its political history and its current state of affairs.

    Passionate in his concerns about the region and relentless in his pursuit of the truth, Fisk has been able to enter the world of the Middle East and the lives of its people as few other journalists have. The result is a work of stunning reportage. His unblinking eyewitness testimony to the horrors of war places him squarely in the tradition of the great frontline reporters of the Second World War. His searing descriptions of lives mangled in the chaos of battle and of the battles themselves are at once dreadful and heartrending.

    This is also a book of lucid, incisive analysis. Reaching back into the long history of invasion, occupation and colonization in the region, Fisk sets forth this information in a way that makes clear how a history of injustice “has condemned the Middle East to war.” He lays open the role of the West in the seemingly endless strife and warfare in the region, traces the growth of the West’s involvement and influence there over the past one hundred years, and outlines the West’s record of support for some of the most ruthless leaders in the Middle East. He chronicles the ever-more-powerful military presence of the United States and tracks the consequent, increasingly virulent anti-Western-and particularly anti-American-sentiment among the region’s Muslim populations.

    Fisk interweaves this history with his own vividly rendered experiences in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Algeria, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon-on the front lines; behind the scenes; in the streets of cities and villages; and inside military headquarters, the hideouts of guerrillas, the homes of ordinary citizens. Here, too, are indelible portraits of Osama bin Laden, Ayatollah Khomeini and Yassir Arafat, among others-all of whom he has met face-to-face-revelatory in their apprehension of the individuals and the ideologies they represent.

    Finally, The Great War for Civilisation is the story of journalists in war: of their attempts to report the first, impartial drafts of history, to monitor the centers of power, to challenge authority (“especially . . . when governments and politicians take us to war”) and to battle an increasingly partisan worldwide media in their determination to report the truth.

    Unflinching, provocative, brilliantly written-a work of major importance for today’s world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
  • Greed Is Dead: Politics after Individualism
    Greed Is Dead: Politics after Individualism
    ISBN: 9780241467954
    Title: Greed Is Dead: Politics after Individualism

    Two of the UK's leading economists call for an end to extreme individualism as the engine of prosperity

    Throughout history, successful societies have created institutions which channel both competition and co-operation to achieve complex goals of general benefit. These institutions make the difference between societies that thrive and those paralyzed by discord, the difference between prosperous and poor economies. Such societies are pluralist but their pluralism is disciplined.

    Successful societies are also rare and fragile. We could not have built modernity without the exceptional competitive and co-operative instincts of humans, but in recent decades the balance between these instincts has become dangerously skewed: mutuality has been undermined by an extreme individualism which has weakened co-operation and polarized our politics.

    Collier and Kay show how a reaffirmation of the values of mutuality could refresh and restore politics, business and the environments in which people live. Politics could reverse the moves to extremism and tribalism; businesses could replace the greed that has degraded corporate culture; the communities and decaying places that are home to many could overcome despondency and again be prosperous and purposeful. As the world emerges from an unprecedented crisis we have the chance to examine society afresh and build a politics beyond individualism.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
  • Grifters' Club
    Grifters' Club
    ISBN: 9781529362732
    Title: Grifters' Club

    'Many of the world's great leaders request to come to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. They like it. I like it. We're comfortable.' - Donald Trump A bit too comfortable, perhaps.Since becoming president, Trump has been using his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago as a winter retreat to entertain everyone from his closest advisers to foreign dignitaries, including prime ministers. As Mar-a-Lago is a private club, Trump can be visited, lobbied, flattered and supplicated by members of the public. A variety of hucksters, sycophants and entrepreneurs - all of them emblematic of the Trumpian age of politics - have taken advantage of Mar-a-Lago's open-door policy to advance their own agendas, and to line their pockets. To know Donald J. Trump it is best to start in his natural habitat: Palm Beach, Florida. It is here he learned the techniques that took him all the way to the White House. He isn't just President here, he is King. This ground-breaking and shocking expose reads like a thriller. It is perfect for fans of Fire and Fury, Team of Vipers and Fear.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS
    Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS
    ISBN: 9781925849608
    Title: Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS

    An intimate, deeply reported account of the women who made a shocking decision- to leave their comfortable lives behind and join the Islamic State.

    In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the world to come join the caliphate. Having witnessed the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call.

    At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. Emma, from Germany; Sharmeena from Bethnal Green, London; Nour from Tunis- these were women - some still in high school - from urban families, some with university degrees and bookshelves filled with novels by Jane Austen and Dan Brown; many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. But instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within the most brutal terrorist regime of the twenty-first century, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence.

    What is the line between victim and collaborator? How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West? In what is bound to be a modern classic of narrative nonfiction, Moaveni takes us into the school hallways of London, kitchen tables in Germany, the coffee shops in Tunis, the caliphate's OB/GYN and its 'Guest House for Young Widows' - where wives of the fallen waited to be remarried - to demonstrate that the problem called terrorism is a far more complex, political, and deeply relatable one than we generally admit.

    'In concise, visceral vignettes, Moaveni immerses her readers in a milieu saturated with the romantic appeal of violence. The result is a journalistic tour de force that lays bare the inner lives, motivations, and aspirations of her subjects.' STARRED REVIEW
    -Publishers Weekly

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation Vol 1
    Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation Vol 1
    ISBN: 9780061253713
    Title: Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation Vol 1

    Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump & the Erosion of America
    Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump & the Erosion of America
    ISBN: 9781250210715
    Title: Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump & the Erosion of America

    Instant New York Times Bestseller
    Washington Post Bestseller
    USA Today Bestseller
    Indie Bound Bestseller
    Authors Round the South Bestseller
    Midwest Indie Bestseller

    New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior documents the truth about the calculated rise to power of Donald Trump since the 1980s and how the erosion of our liberties made an American dema­gogue possible.

    The story of Donald Trump's rise to power is the story of a buried American history - buried because people in power liked it that way. It was visible without being seen, influential without being named, ubiquitous without being overt.

    Sarah Kendzior's Hiding in Plain Sight pulls back the veil on a history spanning decades, a history of an American autocrat in the making. In doing so, she reveals the inherent fragility of American democracy - how our continual loss of freedom, the rise of consolidated corruption, and the secrets behind a burgeoning autocratic United States have been hiding in plain sight for decades.

    In Kendzior's signature and celebrated style, she expertly outlines Trump's meteoric rise from the 1980s until today, interlinking key moments of his life with the degradation of the American political system and the continual erosion of our civil liberties by foreign powers. Kendzior also offers a never-before-seen look at her lifelong tendency to be in the wrong place at the wrong time - living in New York through 9/11 and in St. Louis during the Ferguson uprising, and researching media and authoritarianism when Trump emerged using the same tactics as the post-Soviet dictatorships she had long studied.

    It is a terrible feeling to sense a threat coming, but it is worse when we let apathy, doubt, and fear prevent us from preparing ourselves. Hiding in Plain Sight confronts the injustice we have too long ignored because the truth is the only way forward.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
  • Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
    Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
    ISBN: 9781782119074
    Title: Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

    With "Hope in the Dark," Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next.
    Originally published in 2004, now with a new foreword and afterword, Solnit s influential book shines a light into the darkness of our time in an unforgettable new edition."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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