• How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about Our Future
    How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about Our Future
    ISBN: 9780241381359
    Title: How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about Our Future
    Author: LEVITSKY STEVE & ZIBLATT DANIEL


    How does a democracy die?
    What lessons does history teach us?
    What can we do to save our own?


    In the 21st century democracy is threatened like never before. Drawing insightful lessons from across history - from Pinochet's murderous Chilean regime to Erdogan's quiet dismantling in Turkey - Levitsky and Ziblatt explain why democracies fail, how leaders like Trump subvert them today and what each of us can do to protect our democratic rights.


    'A useful primer on the importance of norms, institutional restraints and civic participation in maintaining a democracy - and how quickly those things can erode when we're not paying attention' President Barack Obama


    'A must-read' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times


    'Excellent, scholarly, readable, alarming and level-headed' Nick Cohen, Observer


    'The greatest of the many merits of Levitsky and Ziblatt's How Democracies Die is their rejection of western exceptionalism. They tell inspiring stories I had not heard before. Excellent' Nick Cohen, Observer


    'Provocative, timely. One of my favourite reads this year' Elif Shafak, author of The Bastard of Istanbul


    'Anyone who is concerned about the future of democracy should read this brisk, accessible book. Anyone who is not concerned should definitely read it' Daron Acemoglu, co-author of Why Nations Fail


    'A lucid and essential guide to what can happen' Jennifer Szalai, New York Times


    'We owe the authors a debt of thanks for bringing their deep understanding to bear on the central political issue of the day' Francis Fukuyama, author of Political Order and Political Decay



    'In this brilliant historical synthesis, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how the actions of elected leaders around the world have paved the road to democratic failure, and why the United States is now vulnerable to this same downward spiral. This book should be widely and urgently read as a clarion call to restore the shared beliefs and practices-beyond our formal constitution - that constitute the essential 'guardrails' for preserving democracy' Larry Diamond, author of The Spirit of Democracy



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • How Fascism Works The Politics of Us and Them
    How Fascism Works The Politics of Us and Them
    ISBN: 9780525511854
    Title: How Fascism Works The Politics of Us and Them
    Author: STANLEY JASON

    As a scholar of philosophy and propaganda and the child of refugees of WWII Europe, Jason Stanley has a deep understanding that democratic societies, including the United States, can be vulnerable to fascism. In How Fascism Works, he focuses on fascist politics-the language and beliefs that separate people into an "us" and a "them." Stanley knits together reflections on history, philosophy, sociology, and critical race theory with stories from contemporary Hungary, Poland, India, Myanmar, and the United States, among other nations, making clear the immense dangers of what he identifies as the ten pillars of fascist politics. By uncovering disturbing patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley reveals that the stuff of politics-rhetoric and myth-can become policy and reality all too quickly. Only by recognizing them, he argues, can we begin to resist their most harmful effects and return to democratic ideals. Book jacket.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • How Not to Be Wrong
    How Not to Be Wrong
    ISBN: 9780753557709
    Title: How Not to Be Wrong
    Author: O'BRIEN JAMES

    There's no point having a mind if you're not willing to change it
    In his bestselling How To Be Right, James provided an invigorating guide to how to talk to people with bad opinions. And yet the question he always gets asked is 'If you're so sure about everything, haven't you ever changed your mind?'


    In an age of us vs. them, tribal loyalties and bitter divisions, the ability to change our minds may be the most important power we have. In this intimate, personal new book, James's focus shifts from talking to other people to how you talk to yourself about what you really think. Ranging across a dazzling array of big topics, cultural questions and political hot potatoes, James reveals where he has changed his mind, explains what convinced him, and shows why all of us need to kick the tyres of our opinions, check our assumptions and make sure we really think what we think we do.


    Coloured with stories of changing minds from the incredible guests on his podcasts and callers to his radio show, and spanning big ideas like press regulation and brexit, through to playful subjects like football and dog-ownership, How Not To Be Wrong is packed with revelations, outrage, conversations and lots of humour.


    Because in a world that seems more divided than ever, if you can't change your own mind you'll never really be able to change anyone else's.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
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  • How to be a Fascist
    How to be a Fascist
    ISBN: 9781782276159
    Title: How to be a Fascist
    Author: MURGIA MICHELA

    Democracy is difficult, flawed and unstable. It involves barely distinguishable political parties engaging in lengthy, overcomplicated and expensive decision-making processes. Engaging so many people with political issues seems to lead only to complexity and disagreement. So why bother? Doesn't fascism guarantee a more effective and efficient management of the state? In this short, bitingly ironic book, Michela Murgia explores the logic that is attracting increasing numbers of voters to right-wing populism. Ending with a 'fascistometer' to measure the reader's own authoritarian inclinations, How to be a Fascist is a refreshingly direct, polemical book that asks us to confront the fascist in our governments, in our societies and in our own minds.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
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  • How to Make Love to a Despot: & Other Ways to Change American Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century
    How to Make Love to a Despot: & Other Ways to Change American Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century
    ISBN: 9781631496592
    Title: How to Make Love to a Despot: & Other Ways to Change American Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century
    Author: KRASNER STEVE D.


    Since the end of the Second World War, the United States has sunk hundreds of billions of dollars into foreign economies in the hope that its investments would help remake the world in its own image--or, at the very least, make the world "safe for democracy." So far, the returns have been disappointing, to say the least. Pushing for fair and free elections in undemocratic countries has added to the casualty count, rather than taken away from it, and trying to eliminate corruption entirely has precluded the elimination of some of the worst forms of corruption. In the Middle East, for example, post-9/11 interventionist campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq have proved to be long, costly, and, worst of all, ineffective.


    Witnessing the failure of the utopian vision of a world full of market-oriented democracies, many observers, both on the right and the left, have begun to embrace a dystopian vision in which the United States can do nothing and save no one. Accordingly, calls to halt all assistance in undemocratic countries have grown louder. But, as Stephen D. Krasner explains, this cannot be an option: weak and poorly governed states pose a threat to our stability. In the era of nuclear weapons and biological warfare, ignoring troubled countries puts millions of American lives at risk.


    "The greatest challenge for the United States now," Krasner writes, "is to identify a set of policies that lie between the utopian vision that all countries can be like the United States . . . and the dystopian view that nothing can be done." He prescribes a pragmatic new course of policy. Drawing on decades of research, he makes the case for "good enough governance"--governance that aims for better security, better health, limited economic growth, and some protection of human rights. To this end, Krasner proposes working with despots to promote growth.


    In a world where a single terrorist can kill thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people, the United States does not have the luxury of idealistically ignoring the rest of the world. But it cannot remake the world in its own image either. Instead, it must learn how to make love to despots.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
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  • Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, & Thatcher & the End of the Cold War
    Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, & Thatcher & the End of the Cold War
    ISBN: 9780198748700
    Title: Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, & Thatcher & the End of the Cold War
    Author: BROWN ARCHIE

    In this penetrating analysis of the role of political leadership in the Cold War's ending, Archie Brown shows why the popular view that Western economic and military strength left the Soviet Union with no alternative but to admit defeat is wrong. To understand the significance of the parts played by Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in East-West relations in the second half of the 1980s, Brown addresses several specific questions: What were thevalues and assumptions of these leaders, and how did their perceptions evolve? What were the major influences on them? To what extent were they reflecting the views of their own political establishment or challenging them? How important for ending the East-West standoff were their interrelations?Would any of the realistically alternative leaders of their countries at that time have pursued approximately the same policies? The Cold War got colder in the early 1980s and the relationship between the two military superpowers, the USA and the Soviet Union, each of whom had the capacity to annihilate the other, was tense. By the end of the decade, East-West relations had been utterly transformed, with most of the dividing lines -including the division of Europe- removed. Engagement between Gorbachev and Reagan was a crucial part of that process of change. More surprising was Thatcher's role. Regarded by Reagan as hisideological and political soulmate, she formed also a strong and supportive relationship with Gorbachev (beginning three months before he came to power). Promoting Gorbachev in Washington as a man to do business with, she became, in the words of her foreign policy adviser Sir Percy Cradock, an agentof influence in both directions.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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  • Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics & the Struggle for Recognition
    Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics & the Struggle for Recognition
    ISBN: 9781781259818
    Title: Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics & the Struggle for Recognition
    Author: FUKUYAMA FRANCIS

    Currently in Bill Gates's bookbag and FT Books of 2018.
    Increasingly, the demands of identity direct the world's politics. Nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, gender: these categories have overtaken broader, inclusive ideas of who we are. We have built walls rather than bridges. The result: increasing in anti-immigrant sentiment, rioting on college campuses, and the return of open white supremacy to our politics. In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American and global institutions were in a state of decay, as the state was captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatens to destabilise the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to 'the people', who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole.Identity is an urgent and necessary book: a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continual conflict.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide
    Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide
    ISBN: 9780674983793
    Title: Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide
    Author: SUNSTEIN CASS R.


    As Benjamin Franklin famously put it, Americans have a republic, if we can keep it. Preserving the Constitution and the democratic system it supports is the public's responsibility. One route the Constitution provides for discharging that duty--a route rarely traveled--is impeachment.


    Cass R. Sunstein provides a succinct citizens' guide to an essential tool of self-government. He illuminates the constitutional design behind impeachment and emphasizes the people's role in holding presidents accountable. Despite intense interest in the subject, impeachment is widely misunderstood. Sunstein identifies and corrects a number of misconceptions. For example, he shows that the Constitution, not the House of Representatives, establishes grounds for impeachment, and that the president can be impeached for abuses of power that do not violate the law. Even neglect of duty counts among the "high crimes and misdemeanors" delineated in the republic's foundational document. Sunstein describes how impeachment helps make sense of our constitutional order, particularly the framers' controversial decision to install an empowered executive in a nation deeply fearful of kings.


    With an eye toward the past and the future, Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide considers a host of actual and imaginable arguments for a president's removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment have been judicious and others not. In direct and approachable terms, it dispels the fog surrounding impeachment so that Americans of all political convictions may use their ultimate civic authority wisely.



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    Price: $20.00
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  • In a Time of Monsters: Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt
    In a Time of Monsters: Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt
    ISBN: 9781786495624
    Title: In a Time of Monsters: Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt
    Author: SKY EMMA

    Returning to the UK in September 2010 after serving in Iraq as the political adviser to the top American general, Emma Sky felt no sense of homecoming. She soon found herself back in the Middle East traveling through a region in revolt. In a Time of Monsters bears witness to the demands of young people for dignity and justice during the Arab Spring; the inability of sclerotic regimes to reform; the descent of Syria into civil war; the rise of the Islamic State; and the flight of refugees to Europe. With deep empathy for its people and an extensive understanding of the Middle East, Sky makes a complex region more comprehensible. A great storyteller and observational writer, Sky also reveals the ties that bind the Middle East to the West and how blowback from our interventions in the region contributed to the British vote to leave the European Union and to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • In Defence of Left Populism
    In Defence of Left Populism
    ISBN: 9781786637550
    Title: In Defence of Left Populism
    Author: MOUFFE CHANTAL

    Populism, today, is the expression of a crisis of liberal-democratic politics. It is more than an ideology or a political regime. It is a way of doing politics that can take various forms but emerges when one aims at building a new subject of collective action the people.
    In this new book the leading political thinker Chantal Mouffe proposes a new way to define left populism. The political is to be constructed by establishing a political frontier that divides society into two camps, mobilising an ""underdog"" against ""those in power"". Populism, far from being a perversion of democracy, constitutes the most adequate political force to recover and reconstitute itself. This new politics must recognise its partisan character. This presents itself as more than the image of demagoguery and emotive rabbles seen across our media. Furthermore, it is an urgent struggle, because the future will be formed by the kind of populism that emerges victorious from the conflict against the current threats of post-politics and post-democracy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $27.00
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  • In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise & Decline of US Global Power
    In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise & Decline of US Global Power
    ISBN: 9781786074911
    Title: In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise & Decline of US Global Power
    Author: MCCOY ALFRED W

    As the dust settled after World War II, America controlled half the world's manufacturing capacity. By the end of the Cold War it possessed nearly half the planet's military forces, spread across eight hundred bases, and much of its wealth. Beyond what was on display, the United States had also built a formidable diplomatic and clandestine apparatus. Indeed, more than anything else, it is this secretive tier of global surveillance and covert operations that distinguishes the US from the great empires of the past.


    But even as it has secured an unrivalled power network through satellites, drones and cyberwarfare, recent years have seen America's share of the global economy diminish, its diplomatic alliances falter and its claim to moral leadership abandoned. Meanwhile, China is emerging as the world's economic powerhouse, poised to integrate the 'world island' stretching from Shanghai to Madrid and lay claim to the South China Sea. The nineteenth century belonged to Britain and the twentieth to America. Will China take the twenty-first?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation & What We Can Do About It
    Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation & What We Can Do About It
    ISBN: 9781611856385
    Title: Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation & What We Can Do About It
    Author: STENGEL RICHARD

    During the final three years of the Obama administration, Richard Stengel, the former editor of Time magazine and an Under Secretary of State, was on the front lines of the new global information war. At the time, he was the single person in government tasked with unpacking, disproving and combating both ISIS's messaging and Russian disinformation. Then, in 2016, as the presidential election unfolded, Stengel watched as Donald Trump used disinformation himself, weaponizing the grievances of Americans who felt overlooked. In fact, Stengel quickly came to see how all three players had used the same playbook: ISIS sought to make Islam great again; Putin tried to make Russia great again; and we all know about Trump. In a narrative that is by turns dramatic and eye-opening, Information Wars walks readers through of this often frustrating battle. Stengel moves through Russia and Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and introduces characters from Putin to Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Mohamed bin Salman to show how disinformation is impacting our global society. He illustrates how ISIS terrorized the world using social media, and how the Russians launched a tsunami of disinformation around the annexation of Crimea - a scheme that became the model for their interference with the 2016 presidential election. An urgent book for our times, Information Wars stresses that we must find a way to combat this ever growing threat to democracy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Intent to Deceive
    Intent to Deceive
    ISBN: 9781788733281
    Title: Intent to Deceive
    Author: MELVERN LINDA

    The 1994 genocide of the Tutsi, an attempt to exterminate a minority people, was unprecedented in speed and scale, comparable to the genocide of the Armenians by Turkey and the Nazi Holocaust. But the violence continues today as supporters of the racist ideology of Hutu power continue to undermine the established version of events, through systematic denial, propaganda and fake news. This campaign seeks to minimize what occurred and blame the victims for their fate. The genocide denial continues to spread and is promoted by media, academics, lawyers and politicians.


    In this searing account of the aftermath of the genocide, investigative journalist Linda Melvern exposes systematic attempts to falsify the historical record. This includes a campaign by French military officers, implicated in events, to lay the blame on volunteer peacekeepers in the UN military operation. It includes true story behind the owner of Hotel Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, and his links with the killers. It reveals the number of génocidaires at large, and the priest killers protected by the Vatican. The excessive secrecy and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts by Western governments serves Hutu Power in its campaign of new spin.

    Intent to Deceive is a chilling, thoroughly investigated expose of how politicians continue to use the crime for their own ends, long after the killing has ceased

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.00
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  • Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide
    Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide
    ISBN: 9781785780820
    Title: Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide
    Author: PASTINE IVAN; PASTINE TUVANA; HUMBERSTONE TOM

    Why did countries engage in a nuclear arms race? How do we make decisions when we don t have all the information? What makes international environmental cooperation possible?
    Game theory is the study of how we make a decision when the outcome of our moves depends on the decisions of someone else. But it s not just about predicting your opponent s next play in a game of chess; conflict and cooperation lie at the heart of game theory, which is useful for understanding behaviour in everything from our social lives to business, global politics to evolutionary theory.
    In Introducing Game Theory, economists Ivan and Tuvana Pastine explore this fascinating area, which looks beneath the surface of human behavior calling upon psychology, evolutionary biology, political science and sociology to explain why, when faced with a decision, we sometimes cooperate, sometimes clash, and sometimes act in a way that seems completely random.
    Stylishly brought to life by regular Guardian illustrator Tom Humberstone, the book takes readers on a tour of the key ideas and thinkers, and puts you into a series of games that provide a new perspective on the world we live in."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
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  • Isis: Inside the Army of Terror
    Isis: Inside the Army of Terror
    ISBN: 9781941393574
    Title: Isis: Inside the Army of Terror
    Author: WEISS MICHAEL & HASSAN HASSAN

    In ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who behead Western hostages in slickly produced videos and have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain. Beginning with the early days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS's first incarnation as 'al-Qaeda in Iraq,' Weiss and Hassan explain the key players and their origins, and how the movement has gained support.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
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  • It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump
    It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump
    ISBN: 9780525658450
    Title: It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump
    Author: STEVENS STUART

    "A brilliant, unflinching look at the descent of the GOP - backed up with data, historic sweep & first person insights. This one is a must read." --John Avlon

    "I devoured an early copy in one sitting the day it arrived - highly recommend It Was All a Lie if you want to try to understand how the GOP got to this very dark place." --Elise Jordan

    "It's great Highly recommend." --Max Boot

    From the most successful Republican political operative of his generation, a searing, unflinching, and deeply personal expos of how his party became what it is today

    Stuart Stevens spent decades electing Republicans at every level, from presidents to senators to local officials. He knows the GOP as intimately as anyone in America, and in this new book he offers a devastating portrait of a party that has lost its moral and political compass.

    This is not a book about how Donald J. Trump hijacked the Republican Party and changed it into something else. Stevens shows how Trump is in fact the natural outcome of five decades of hypocrisy and self-delusion, dating all the way back to the civil rights legislation of the early 1960s. Stevens shows how racism has always lurked in the modern GOP's DNA, from Goldwater's opposition to desegregation to Ronald Reagan's welfare queens and states' rights rhetoric. He gives an insider's account of the rank hypocrisy of the party's claims to embody "family values," and shows how the party's vaunted commitment to fiscal responsibility has been a charade since the 1980s. When a party stands for nothing, he argues, it is only natural that it will be taken over by the loudest and angriest voices in the room.

    It Was All a Lie is not just an indictment of the Republican Party, but a candid and often lacerating mea culpa. Stevens is not asking for pity or forgiveness; he is simply telling us what he has seen firsthand. He helped to create the modern party that kneels before a morally bankrupt con man and now he wants nothing more than to see what it has become burned to the ground.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

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  • Jakarta Method
    Jakarta Method
    ISBN: 9781541742406
    Title: Jakarta Method
    Author: BEVINS VINCENT

    The hidden story of the wanton slaughter -- in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world -- backed by the United States.

    In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the largest communist party outside China and the Soviet Union and inspiring copycat terror programs in faraway countries like Brazil and Chile. But these events remain widely overlooked, precisely because the CIA's secret interventions were so successful.

    In this bold and comprehensive new history, Vincent Bevins builds on his incisive reporting for the Washington Post, using recently declassified documents, archival research and eye-witness testimony collected across twelve countries to reveal a shocking legacy that spans the globe. For decades, it's been believed that parts of the developing world passed peacefully into the U.S.-led capitalist system. The Jakarta Method demonstrates that the brutal extermination of unarmed leftists was a fundamental part of Washington's final triumph in the Cold War.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Joe Biden: the Life, the Run, & What Matters Now
    Joe Biden: the Life, the Run, & What Matters Now
    ISBN: 9781982174026
    Title: Joe Biden: the Life, the Run, & What Matters Now
    Author: OSNOS EVAN

    A concise, brilliant, and trenchant examination of Democratic Nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s lifelong quest for the presidency by National Book Award winner Evan Osnos, adapted from nearly a decade of his reporting for The New Yorker.

    Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest--fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses and disappointments that he has suffered.

    Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors, and reversals of fortune. As he says, "Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable." His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship--an essential quality as he addresses Americans in the nation's most dire hour in decades.

    Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos, who won the National Book Award in 2014, draws on his work for The New Yorker to capture the characters and meaning of an extraordinary presidential election. It is based on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of progressive activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members.

    This portrayal illuminates Biden's long and eventful career in the Senate, his eight years as Obama's vice president, his sojourn in the political wilderness after being passed over for Hillary Clinton in 2016, his decision to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, and his choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.

    Osnos ponders the difficulties Biden will face if elected and weighs how political circumstances, and changes in the candidate's thinking, have altered his positions. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy--a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00

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  • Killing in the Consulate: Investigating the Life & Death of Jamal Khashoggi
    Killing in the Consulate: Investigating the Life & Death of Jamal Khashoggi
    ISBN: 9781471184789
    Title: Killing in the Consulate: Investigating the Life & Death of Jamal Khashoggi
    Author: RUGMAN JONATHAN

    'Reporting at its best.& Immaculately researched, sober and informative' John le Carré
    'Compulsory reading...fast-paced and brilliantly written' Jeremy Bowen
    After Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was filmed going in to the Saudi consulate in Turkey, he was never seen alive again. What happened next turned into a major international scandal, now finally pieced together by Channel 4's BAFTA award-winning Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman.


    Described by Donald Trump as the 'worst cover-up ever', this is the first comprehensive account & of one of the most notorious and outrageous murder plots of our time. In The Killing in the Consulate, Rugman pieces together in minute-by-minute detail the events after Khashoggi entered the Saudi diplomatic building on 2 October 2018, expecting to receive the documentation that would enable him to marry Hatice Cengiz, patiently waiting for him outside. Little did they realise, he was entering a trap, as a 15-man Saudi hit squad had just flown in to the country and was waiting for him. Within minutes he had been viciously murdered and his body was quickly disposed of. The Saudis thought they would be able to get away with it all, and concocted a far-fetched story to cover it up. But what they didn't realise was that Turkey's President Erdogan's security and intelligence agencies had bugged the consulate, and captured the horrific events on tape.

    Based on confidential sources, dramatic new evidence and in-depth research across several countries, Rugman reveals the context behind the murder and attempted cover-up. He shows how a power struggle between Erdogan and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, had such fatal results. The prince had seemed to promise a new and more open era for his country, while also investing vast sums in arms deals with the West. Inevitably other nations, including President Trump and the USA, were drawn into the affair, which created the biggest crisis in US-Saudi relations since 9/11. Skilfully, Rugman draws together all the strands to tell a gripping story of one man's tragedy that had global consequences.&

    Format: Paperback
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  • Kremlin Winter: Russia & the Second Coming of Vladimir Putin
    Kremlin Winter: Russia & the Second Coming of Vladimir Putin
    ISBN: 9781509883059
    Title: Kremlin Winter: Russia & the Second Coming of Vladimir Putin
    Author: SERVICE ROBERT

    Vladimir Putin has dominated Russian politics since Boris Yeltsin relinquished the presidency in his favour in May 2000. He served two terms as president, before himself relinquishing the post to his prime minister, Dimitri Medvedev, only to return to presidential power for a third time in 2012.Putin's rule, whether as president or prime minister, has been marked by a steady increase in domestic repression and international assertiveness. Despite this, there have been signs of liberal growth and Putin - and Russia - now faces a far from certain future.In Kremlin Winter, Robert Service, acclaimed biographer of Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky and one of our finest historians of modern Russia, brings his deep understanding of that country to bear on the man who leads it. He reveals a premier who cannot take his supremacy for granted, yet is determined to impose his will not only on his closest associates but on society at large. It is a riveting insight into power politics as Russia faces a blizzard of difficulties both at home and abroad.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Learning from the Germans Confronting Race & the Memory of Evil
    Learning from the Germans Confronting Race & the Memory of Evil
    ISBN: 9780141983424
    Title: Learning from the Germans Confronting Race & the Memory of Evil
    Author: NEIMAN SUSAN

    What can we learn from the past in order to move forward?Susan Neiman's Learning from the Germans delivers an urgently needed perspective on how a country can come to terms with its historical wrongdoings. Neiman, who grew up as a white girl in the American South during the civil rights movement, is a Jewish woman who has spent much of her adult life in Berlin. In clear and gripping prose, she uses this unique perspective to combine philosophical reflection, personal history and conversations with both Americans and Germans who are grappling with the evils of their own national histories.Through focusing on the particularities of those histories, she provides examples for other nations, whether they are facing resurgent nationalism, ongoing debates over reparations or controversies surrounding historical monuments and the contested memories they evoke. It is necessary reading for all those confronting their own troubled pasts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Legacy of Spies #9 George Smiley
    Legacy of Spies #9 George Smiley
    ISBN: 9780241981610
    Title: Legacy of Spies #9 George Smiley
    Author: LE CARRE JOHN

    The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book--his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years

    Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience for its justifications.

    Interweaving past and present so that each tells its own intense story, John le Carr has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carr and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters, old and new.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00

    $26.00
  • Life after Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society
    Life after Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society
    ISBN: 9781108811910
    Title: Life after Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society
    Author: DEBRABANDER FIRMIN

    Privacy is gravely endangered in the digital age, and we, the digital citizens, are its principal threat, willingly surrendering it to avail ourselves of new technology, and granting the government and corporations immense power over us. In this highly original work, Firmin DeBrabander begins with this premise and asks how we can ensure and protect our freedom in the absence of privacy. Can--and should--we rally anew to support this institution? Is privacy so important to political liberty after all? DeBrabander makes the case that privacy is a poor foundation for democracy, that it is a relatively new value that has been rarely enjoyed throughout history--but constantly persecuted--and politically and philosophically suspect. The vitality of the public realm, he argues, is far more significant to the health of our democracy, but is equally endangered--and often overlooked--in the digital age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Life Undercover: The Explosive First-Hand Account of a CIA Agent Hunting the World's Most Dangerous Terrorists
    Life Undercover: The Explosive First-Hand Account of a CIA Agent Hunting the World's Most Dangerous Terrorists
    ISBN: 9781785039133
    Title: Life Undercover: The Explosive First-Hand Account of a CIA Agent Hunting the World's Most Dangerous Terrorists
    Author: FOX AMARYLLIS

    Do you have what it takes to stand between us and the enemy?

    "I'm here to prevent a major and imminent attack. One that will kill children. I'm alone and operational in the country where my colleague was taken and beheaded, and every hour I'm delayed is another hour for something to go wrong - for an informant to disclose my location, for the source I'm meeting to cancel, for the attack to go boom. The fear injects my thoughts with venom."


    Amaryllis Fox was recruited by the CIA at the age of 21 in the aftermath of 9/11. After an intense training period - where she learns how to master a Glock, get out of flexicuffs while in the trunk of a car, withstand torture, and commit suicide in case of captivity - she is sent undercover to keep nuclear, biological and chemical weapons out of the hands of terror groups. Posing as an art dealer, she is sent on countless dangerous missions around the globe, Each time, the stakes become even higher and the risks more terrifying. Determined to stop the masterminds, Amaryllis's quest will almost destroy her, until she realises that the only way to actually defeat the enemy is to have the courage to sit across from them... and listen.

    In this explosive first-hand account - filled with suspense and plot twists to rival Carrie Mathison in Homeland - Life Undercover is an edgy story of an undercover CIA operative, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists, using deception and disguises and dead drops in the night in order to protect our streets.

    Revealed in never-before-seen detail, Amaryllis offers compelling insight that can only come from having fought on the front lines.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Living on Stolen Land
    Living on Stolen Land
    ISBN: 9781925936247
    Title: Living on Stolen Land
    Author: KWAYMULLINA AMBELIN

    You are on Indigenous lands, swimming in Indigenous waters, looking up at Indigenous skies. Living on Stolen Land is a prose-styled look at our colonial-settler 'present'. This book is the first of its kind to address and educate a broad audience about the colonial contextual history of Australia, in a highly original way. It pulls apart the myths at the heart of our nationhood, and challenges Australia to come to terms with its own past and its place within and on 'Indigenous Countries'. This title speaks to many First Nations' truths — stolen lands, sovereignties, time, decolonisation, First Nations perspectives, systemic bias and other constructs that inform our present discussions and ever-expanding understanding. This title is a timely, thought-provoking and accessible read.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Love You: Public Policy for Intergenerational Wellbeing
    Love You: Public Policy for Intergenerational Wellbeing
    ISBN: 9780473557898
    Title: Love You: Public Policy for Intergenerational Wellbeing
    Author: KARACAOGLU GIROL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race & Identity
    Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race & Identity
    ISBN: 9781472979575
    Title: Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race & Identity
    Author: MURRAY DOUGLAS

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA Times and Sunday Times Book of the YearUpdated with a new afterword by the author'Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues' - Jordan B. Peterson'[Murray's] latest book is beyond brilliant and should be read, must be read, by everyone' - Richard DawkinsAre we living through the great derangement of our times?In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray investigates the dangers of 'woke' culture and the rise of identity politics. In lively, razor-sharp prose he examines the most controversial issues of our moment: sexuality, gender, technology and race, with interludes on the Marxist foundations of 'wokeness', the impact of tech and how, in an increasingly online culture, we must relearn the ability to forgive.One of the few writers who dares to counter the prevailing view and question the dramatic changes in our society - from gender reassignment for children to the impact of transgender rights on women - Murray's penetrating book, now published with a new afterword taking account of the book's reception and responding to the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests, clears a path of sanity through the fog of our modern predicament.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo & the Struggle to Remake Indonesia
    Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo & the Struggle to Remake Indonesia
    ISBN: 9781760897246
    Title: Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo & the Struggle to Remake Indonesia
    Author: BLAND BEN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, & Donald Trump
    Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, & Donald Trump
    ISBN: 9781788732307
    Title: Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, & Donald Trump
    Author: BLUMENTHAL MAX

    Retells the history of the U.S.'s incendiary military involvement across the world from Reagan to Trump.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • May at 10
    May at 10
    ISBN: 9781785905179
    Title: May at 10
    Author: SELDON ANTHONY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Mean Girl: Ayn Rand & the Culture of Greed
    Mean Girl: Ayn Rand & the Culture of Greed
    ISBN: 9780520294776
    Title: Mean Girl: Ayn Rand & the Culture of Greed
    Author: DUGGAN LISA

    Ayn Rand's complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure endured beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first century, she has been resurrected as a serious reference point for mainstream figures, especially those on the political right from Paul Ryan to Donald Trump. Mean Girlfollows Rand's trail through the twentieth century from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War and traces her posthumous appeal and the influence of her novels via her cruel, surly, sexy heroes. Outlining the impact of Rand's philosophy of selfishness, Mean Girlilluminates the Randian shape of our neoliberal, contemporary culture of greed and the dilemmas we face in our political present.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Messenger
    Messenger
    ISBN: 9781783350469
    Title: Messenger
    Author: MALIK SHIV


    Enthralling and important, an unforgettable journey.' Mark Townsend, Observer


    The Messenger tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two men looking to change the world - a repentant jihadist and an idealistic journalist. This troubling real-life thriller takes us from their first meeting in a spartan flat in the rough suburbs of Manchester, to a bombing in Pakistan, a dramatic arrest and Malik's reporting career on the brink of ruin.


    Ten years later, Malik returns to this extraordinary tale. He asks where we can place our trust - in reams of evidence, in a government we believe is on our side, in a terrorist who swears he's changed, in a friend who has no one else to turn to. Malik explores the uncomfortable questions about why he, as well as the wider media and the nation, surrendered to fear so easily. And he reveals how the age of terror laid the groundwork for an era of fake news and demagogues.


    This is investigative journalism and storytelling of the highest order.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot to Break the World
    Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot to Break the World
    ISBN: 9781788165006
    Title: Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot to Break the World
    Author: WYLIE CHRISTOPHER

    From whistleblower Christopher Wylie, the definitive story of the Brexit coup, the making of Bannon's America, and an ongoing crime against democracy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War
    Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War
    ISBN: 9781541762183
    Title: Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War
    Author: MENDEZ ANTONIO J & MENDEZ JONNA

    From the spymaster and inspiration for the movie Argo, discover the "real-life spy thriller" of the brilliant but under-supported CIA operatives who developed breakthrough spy tactics that helped turn the tide of the Cold War (Malcolm Nance).

    Antonio Mendez and his future wife Jonna were CIA operatives working to spy on Moscow in the late 1970s, at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. Soviets kept files on all foreigners, studied their patterns, and tapped their phones. Intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever.

    The Moscow Rules tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor. As experts in disguise, Antonio and Jonna were instrumental in developing a series of tactics -- Hollywood-inspired identity swaps, ingenious evasion techniques, and an armory of James Bond-style gadgets -- that allowed CIA officers to outmaneuver the KGB.

    As Russia again rises in opposition to America, this remarkable story is a tribute to those who risked everything for their country, and to the ingenuity that allowed them to succeed.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • New Russia
    New Russia
    ISBN: 9781509523610
    Title: New Russia
    Author: GORBACHEV MIKHAIL

    After years of rapprochement, the relationship between Russia and the West is more strained now than it has been in the past 25 years. Putin's motives, his reasons for seeking confrontation with the West, remain for many a mystery. Not for Mikhail Gorbachev. In this new work, Russia's elder statesman draws on his wealth of knowledge and experience to reveal the development of Putin's regime and the intentions behind it. He argues that Putin has significantly diminished the achievements of perestroika and is part of an over-centralized system that presents a precarious future for Russia. Faced with this, Gorbachev advocates a radical reform of politics and a new fostering of pluralism and social democracy.Gorbachev's insightful analysis moves beyond internal politics to address wider problems in the region, including the Ukraine conflict, as well as the global challenges of poverty and climate change. Above all else, he insists that solutions are to be found by returning to the atmosphere of dialogue and cooperation which was so instrumental in ending the Cold War. This book represents the summation of Gorbachev's thinking on the course that Russia has taken since 1991 and stands as a testament to one of the greatest and most influential statesmen of the twentieth century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • New Socialist Handbook Everything You Need to Know about Why It Matters Now
    New Socialist Handbook Everything You Need to Know about Why It Matters Now
    ISBN: 9780762470273
    Title: New Socialist Handbook Everything You Need to Know about Why It Matters Now
    Author: TUCKER DAN

    Learn the core principles of socialism -- one of the world's most misunderstood ideologies -- with this easy-to-follow guide for today's political conversation.
    From Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, the U.S. is witnessing a leftward shift that hasn't been seen for decades. But how many Americans truly understand socialism and socialist principles? The New Socialist Handbook is a simple way to learn about this political system and bear witness to its current movement with an educated and informed mind. It discusses topics such as:
    • Different types of socialism (democratic socialism vs. social democracy vs. eco-socialism, etc.);
    • How socialism became a dirty word;
    • Which countries are socialist or have socialist programs;
    • The way socialism exists in the U.S. today (Medicare, Social Security, etc.);
    • Socialist suggestions for today's issues (healthcare, infrastructure, economy, etc.);
    • What can you do to bring about change? (getting involved in politics, educating yourself, demonstrating, etc.)

    Perfect for the engaged voter or the armchair political scientist, pundit, enthusiast, or anyone simply looking to get a better intellectual grasp on socialism, The New Socialist Handbook gives meaning and definition to the commonly misunderstood. Author Dan Tucker breaks down these topics in a clear, accessible way and without a political slant. Readers will come away with a better understanding of the history of socialism and what it means in our world today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Nine Lives of Neoliberalism
    Nine Lives of Neoliberalism
    ISBN: 9781788732536
    Title: Nine Lives of Neoliberalism
    Author: PLEHWE DIETER

    Untangling the long history of neoliberalism

    Neoliberalism is dead. Again. Yet the philosophy of the free market and the strong state has an uncanny capacity to survive, and even thrive, in times of crisis. Understanding neoliberalism's longevity and its latest permutation requires a more detailed understanding of its origins and development.

    This volume breaks with the caricature of neoliberalism as a simple, unvariegated belief in market fundamentalism and homo economicus. It shows how neoliberal thinkers perceived institutions from the family to the university, disagreed over issues from intellectual property rights and human behavior to social complexity and monetary order, and sought to win consent for their project through the creation of new honors, disciples, and networks. Far from a monolith, neoliberal thought is fractured and, occasionally, even at war with itself. We can begin to make sense of neoliberalism's nine lives only by understanding its own tangled and complex history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • No Name in the Street
    No Name in the Street
    ISBN: 9780307275929
    Title: No Name in the Street
    Author: BALDWIN JAMES

    This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works.  In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain--the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his retum to the American South to confront a violent America face-to-face.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • No Return The True Story of How Martyrs Are Made
    No Return The True Story of How Martyrs Are Made
    ISBN: 9781783351817
    Title: No Return The True Story of How Martyrs Are Made
    Author: TOWNSEND MARK


    'An incredible story, powerfully and beautifully told.' - James O'Brien


    Five teenage friends leave Brighton to wage jihad in Syria. All except one are killed. This is their untold story.


    No Return is a unique insight into a hidden Britain, based on true events that so shocked intelligence experts they are now the Home Office's lead case study into youth radicalisation.


    Drawing on a cache of leaked classified documents and unprecedented access to all the main players, award-winning investigative journalist Mark Townsend reveals the shocking truth behind what drew these young Britons to martyrdom in a foreign land. The end result is a fast-paced and powerfully gripping true crime account of radicalisation - and how it can be prevented.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Nobody's Victim
    Nobody's Victim
    ISBN: 9780349010526
    Title: Nobody's Victim
    Author: GOLDBERG CARRIE


    'A rallying cry for privacy justice' New York Times

    'We need more warriors like Carrie' Tarana Burke, founder of the MeToo movement


    In an era of doxing, revenge porn and online stalking, the law is failing us. Tech companies are untouchable and often women are persecuted.

    Carrie Goldberg built her law firm on battling these unprecedented cases - from stalkers haunting their exes through social media and dating apps, to schools suspending girls who report sexual assault, to trolls making fake bomb threats in their victims' names. Here, she tells her clients' stories alongside her own remarkable journey to become the lawyer she once needed.

    Gripping and inspiring, Nobody's Victim shows how we must rewire the legal system for the age of the internet and gives us the weapons to fight back.

    *Perfect for fans of She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker and The Good Fight*



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
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