• 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.



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    Price: $33.00
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  • 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*



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  • Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia
    Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia
    ISBN: 9780571338528
    Title: Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia
    Author: POMERANTSEV PETER


    A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries.


    This is a world erupting with new money and new power, changing so fast it breaks all sense of reality, where life is seen as a whirling, glamorous masquerade where identities can be switched and all values are changeable. It is home to a new form of authoritarianism, far subtler than 20th century strains, and which is rapidly expanding to challenge the global order.


    An extraordinary book - one which is as powerful and entertaining as it is troubling - Nothing is True and Everything is Possible offers a wild ride into this political and ethical vacuum.



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    Price: $25.00
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  • On Fascism: 12 Lessons from American History
    On Fascism: 12 Lessons from American History
    ISBN: 9781250752697
    Title: On Fascism: 12 Lessons from American History
    Author: MACWILLIAMS MATTHEW C.


    The twelve lessons in On Fascism draws from American history and brilliantly complement those of Timothy Snyder's On Tyranny.
    --Laurence Tribe

    An expert on American authoritarianism offers a searing rebuke of the exceptional narrative that dominates our understanding of US history. In 12 lessons, Matthew C. MacWilliams' On Fascism exposes the divisive rhetoric, strongman tactics, violent othering, and authoritarian attitudes that course through American history and compete with our egalitarian, democratic aspirations. Trumpism isn't new, but rooted in our refusal to come to terms with this historical reality.

    The United States of Lyncherdom, as Mark Twain labeled America. Lincoln versus Douglas. The Chinese Exclusion Act. The Trail of Tears. The internment of Japanese-Americans. The Palmer Raids. McCarthyism. The Surveillance State. At turning points throughout history, as we aspired toward great things, we also witnessed the authoritarian impulse drive policy and win public support. Only by confronting and reconciling this past, can America move forward into a future rooted in the motto of our Republic since 1782: e pluribus unum (out of many, one).

    But this book isn't simply an indictment. It is also a celebration of our spirit, perseverance, and commitment to the values at the heart of the American project. Along the way, we learn about many American heroes - like Ida B. Wells, who dedicated her life to documenting the horrors of lynching throughout the nation, or the young Jewish-American who took a beating for protesting a Nazi rally in New York City in 1939. Men and women who embodied the soaring, revolutionary proclamations set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution.

    On Fascism is both an honest reckoning and a call for reconciliation. Denial and division will not save the Republic, but coming to terms with our history might.



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  • On Intelligence: The History of Espionage & the Secret World
    On Intelligence: The History of Espionage & the Secret World
    ISBN: 9781472122070
    Title: On Intelligence: The History of Espionage & the Secret World
    Author: HUGHES-WILSON JOHN

    From the ancient Greek and Roman origins of human intelligence to its use in the Catholic church to Francis Walsingham's Elizabethan secret service to the birth of the surveillance state in today's digital hi-tech age, Colonel John Hughes-Wilson, professional military-intelligence officer and author of the bestselling Military Intelligence Blunders and Cover-Ups, gives an extraordinarily broad and wide-reaching perspective on intelligence, providing an up-to-date analysis of the importance of intelligence historically and in the recent past. Drawing upon a variety of sources, ranging from first-hand accounts to his own personal experience, Hughes-Wilson covers everything from undercover agent handling to photographic reconnaissance to today's much misunderstood cyber welfare.


    This book stands apart from the rest in that it tells the real inside story from a controversial insider's point of view, lifting the veil on what really happened behind the scenes in the intelligence world during some of the most well-known military events that have shaped our lives. On Intelligence is looking for hard answers - there are some tough lessons to be learned from both intelligence failures and successes - why is crucial intelligence so often ignored, misunderstood or spun by politicians and seasoned generals alike?


    One of the leading military experts of our time, Colonel John Hughes-Wilson skilfully weaves together an accessible and readable narrative on intelligence, accompanied by his unrivalled professional insight.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
    On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
    ISBN: 9781847924889
    Title: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
    Author: SNYDER TIMOTHY

    History does not repeat, but it does instruct.


    In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances.


    History can familiarise, and it can warn. Today, we are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to totalitarianism in the twentieth century. But when the political order seems imperilled, our advantage is that we can learn from their experience to resist the advance of tyranny.


    Now is a good time to do so.



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    Price: $24.00
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  • One Man's Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA
    One Man's Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA
    ISBN: 9781786636881
    Title: One Man's Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA
    Author: FINN DANIEL

    A history of "the Troubles" the radical politics of Republicanism

    The conflict in Northern Ireland was one of the most devastating in post-war Europe, claiming the lives of 3,500 people and injuring many more. This book is a riveting new history of the radical politics that drove a unique insurgency that emerged from the crucible of 1968. Based on extensive archival research, One Man's Terrorist explores the relationship between the IRA, a clandestine army described as 'one of the most ruthless and capable insurgent forces in modern history', and the political movement that developed alongside it to challenge British rule. From Wilson and Heath to Thatcher and Blair, a generation of British politicians had to face an unprecedented subversive threat whose reach extended from West Belfast to Westminster.

    Finn shows how Republicans fought a war on several fronts, making use of every weapon available to achieve their goal of a united Ireland, from car bombs to election campaigns, street marches to hunger strikes. Though driven by an uncompromising revolutionary politics that blended militant nationalism with left-wing ideology, their movement was never monolithic, its history punctuated by splits and internal conflicts. The IRA's war ultimately ended in stalemate, with the peace process of the 1990s and the Good Friday Agreement that has maintained an uneasy balance ever since.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00

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  • One Nation After Trump
    One Nation After Trump
    ISBN: 9781250293633
    Title: One Nation After Trump
    Author: DIONNE JR E J & ORNSTEIN NORMAN J & THOMAS E. MA

    American democracy was never supposed to give the nation a president like Donald Trump. We have never had a president who gave rise to such widespread alarm about his lack of commitment to the institutions of self-government, to the norms democracy requires, and to the need for basic knowledge about how government works. We have never had a president who raises profound questions about his basic competence and his psychological capacity to take on the most challenging political office in the world.Yet if Trump is both a threat to our democracy and a product of its weaknesses, the citizen activism he has inspired is the antidote. The reaction to the crisis created by Trump's presidency can provide the foundation for an era of democratic renewal and vindicate our long experiment in self-rule.The award-winning authors of One Nation After Trump explain Trump's rise and the danger his administration poses to our free institutions. They also offer encouragement to the millions of Americans now experiencing a new sense of citizenship and engagement and argue that our nation needs a unifying alternative to Trump's dark and divisive brand of politics--an alternative rooted in a New Economy, a New Patriotism, a New Civil Society, and a New Democracy. One Nation After Trump is the essential book for our era, an unsparing assessment of the perils facing the United States and an inspiring roadmap for how we can reclaim the future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Orientalism
    Orientalism
    ISBN: 9780141187426
    Title: Orientalism
    Author: SAID EDWARD W

    in this highly acclaimed work, Edward Said surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering Orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs. He traces this view through the writings of Homer, Nerval and Flaubert, Disraeli and Kipling, whose imaginative depictions have greatly contributed to the West's romantic and exotic picture of the Orient. Drawing on his own experience as an Arab Palestinian living in the West, Said examines how these ideas can be a reflection of European imperialism and racism.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
    Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
    ISBN: 9781846682575
    Title: Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
    Author: FUKUYAMA FRANCIS

    Fukuyama, author of the bestselling "The End of History and the Last Man" and one of the world's most important political thinkers, provides a sweeping account of how today's basic political institutions developed in the first of a major two-volume work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Orwell & the Dispossessed
    Orwell & the Dispossessed
    ISBN: 9780241418000
    Title: Orwell & the Dispossessed
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE; DAVISON PETER (ED)


    Including Down and Out in Paris and London

    'Orwell was the great moral force of his age' Spectator

    The powerful writings collected together in this volume chronicle George Orwell's first-hand experiences of life among the underclass of the 'two nations' of rich and poor. Down and Out in Paris and London is the young Orwell's memoir of his time as a struggling, often penniless writer, living among the destitute and dispossessed, in which he exposes what 'going to the dogs' is really like. There are also articles and letters on sleeping rough in Trafalgar Square, being arrested for drunkenness, on the poverty Orwell witnessed in Morocco and India, and his shocking essay, 'How the Poor Die'.


    Edited by Peter Davison with an Introduction by Peter Clarke



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  • Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary
    Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary
    ISBN: 9781847926661
    Title: Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary
    Author: SNYDER TIMOTHY

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller On Tyranny comes an impassioned condemnation of America's coronavirus response and an urgent call to rethink health and freedom.

    On December 29, 2019, historian Timothy Snyder fell gravely ill. Unable to stand, barely able to think, he waited for hours in an emergency room before being correctly diagnosed and rushed into surgery. Over the next few days, as he clung to life and the first light of a new year came through his window, he found himself reflecting on the fragility of health, not recognized in America as a human right but without which all rights and freedoms have no meaning.

    And that was before the pandemic. We have since watched American hospitals, long understaffed and undersupplied, buckling under waves of coronavirus patients. The federal government made matters worse through willful ignorance, misinformation, and profiteering. Our system of commercial medicine failed the ultimate test, and thousands of Americans died.

    In this eye-opening cri de coeur, Snyder traces the societal forces that led us here and outlines the lessons we must learn to survive. In examining some of the darkest moments of recent history and of his own life, Snyder finds glimmers of hope and principles that could lead us out of our current malaise. Only by enshrining healthcare as a human right, elevating the authority of doctors and medical knowledge, and planning for our children's future can we create an America where everyone is truly free.

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    Price: $24.00
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  • People Without Power: The War on Populism & the Fight for Democracy
    People Without Power: The War on Populism & the Fight for Democracy
    ISBN: 9781925849288
    Title: People Without Power: The War on Populism & the Fight for Democracy
    Author: FRANK THOMAS


    Everything we think we know about populism is wrong.


    Donald Trump. Brexit. European right-wing extremists. All have been accused of populism. But what does this often thrown about, yet generally misunderstood, term actually mean?


    The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; the story of democracy itself, of its promise of a decent life for us all.


    Here, acclaimed political commentator Thomas Frank takes us from the emergence of the radical left-wing US Populist Party in the 1890s, through the triumphs of reformers under Roosevelt and Truman, to the present day, reminding us how much we owe to the populist ethos. He pummels the elites, revisits the movement's provocative politics, and declares true populism to be the language of promise and optimism.


    People Without Poweris a ringing affirmation of a movement that, Frank shows us, is not the problem of our times, but the solution.



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  • Poetry from the Future Why a Global Liberation Movement Is Our Civilisation's Last Chance
    Poetry from the Future Why a Global Liberation Movement Is Our Civilisation's Last Chance
    ISBN: 9780141987699
    Title: Poetry from the Future Why a Global Liberation Movement Is Our Civilisation's Last Chance
    Author: HORVAT SRECKO

    What is democracy? Have our democratic societies turned into a form of totalitarianism? If so, how do they get away with it?

    The past is forgotten, and the future is without hope. Dystopia has become a reality. Capitalism and historical revisionism are part of the fabric of this new world of normalized apocalyptic politics. Our passivity is guaranteed if we believe there is no future - this is a radical manifesto for hope in democracy, union and internationalism. Srecko Horvat, a leading European philosopher, calls for a radical internationalism in order to bring true democracy to Europe.

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    Price: $24.00
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  • Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War & Peace
    Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War & Peace
    ISBN: 9780241395561
    Title: Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War & Peace
    Author: HOLSLAG JONATHAN

    A three-thousand year history of the world that examines the causes of war and the search for peace
    In three thousand years of history, China has spent at least eleven centuries at war. The Roman Empire was in conflict during at least 50 per cent of its lifetime. Since 1776, the United States has spent over one hundred years at war. The dream of peace has been universal in the history of humanity. So why have we so rarely been able to achieve it?


    In A Political History of the World, Jonathan Holslag has produced a sweeping history of the world, from the Iron Age to the present, that investigates the causes of conflict between empires, nations and peoples and the attempts at diplomacy and cosmopolitanism. A birds-eye view of three thousand years of history, the book illuminates the forces shaping world politics from Ancient Egypt to the Han Dynasty, the Pax Romana to the rise of Islam, the Peace of Westphalia to the creation of the United Nations.


    This truly global approach enables Holslag to search for patterns across different eras and regions, and explore larger questions about war, diplomacy, and power. Has trade fostered peace? What are the limits of diplomacy? How does environmental change affect stability? Is war a universal sin of power? At a time when the threat of nuclear war looms again, this is a much-needed history intended for students of international politics, and anyone looking for a background on current events.



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  • Political Order & Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy
    Political Order & Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy
    ISBN: 9781846684371
    Title: Political Order & Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy
    Author: FUKUYAMA FRANCIS

    The most important book about the history and future of politics since The End of History.
    In The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukuyama took us from the dawn of mankind to the French and American Revolutions. Here, he picks up the thread again in the second instalment of his definitive account of mankind's emergence as a political animal.

    This is the story of how state, law and democracy developed after these cataclysmic events, how the modern landscape - with its uneasy tension between dictatorships and liberal democracies - evolved and how in the United States and in other developed democracies, unmistakable signs of decay have emerged.

    If we want to understand the political systems that dominate and order our lives, we must first address their origins - in our own recent past as well as in the earliest systems of human government. Fukuyama argues that the key to successful government can be reduced to three key elements: a strong state, the rule of law and institutions of democratic accountability.

    This magisterial account is required reading for anyone wishing to know more about mankind's greatest achievements.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Political Sign
    Political Sign
    ISBN: 9781501358104
    Title: Political Sign
    Author: CARROLL TOBIAS


    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

    In an election year, political signs can be impossible to avoid. They're in front yards, on bumper stickers, and in some places you might never have expected. Tobias Carroll chronicles the permutations and secret histories of political signs, venturing into the story of how they came to be and illuminating how the signs around us shape us in ways we often fail to appreciate.

    In an era of political polarization and heated debate, what can be learned from studying how our personal space becomes the setting for both? Understanding political signs can help us understand our current political moment, and how we might transcend it.

    Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.



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    Price: $22.00
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  • Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism
    Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism
    ISBN: 9781635573435
    Title: Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism
    Author: STEWART KATHERINE


    For readers of Democracy in Chains and Dark Money, a revelatory investigation of the Religious Right's rise to political power.


    For too long the Religious Right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with a number of cultural issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage. In her deeply reported investigation, Katherine Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: this is a political movement that seeks to gain power and to impose its vision on all of society. America's religious nationalists aren't just fighting a culture war, they are waging a political war on the norms and institutions of American democracy.


    Stewart pulls back the curtain on the inner workings and leading personalities of a movement that has turned religion into a tool for domination. She exposes a dense network of think tanks, advocacy groups, and pastoral organizations embedded in a rapidly expanding community of international alliances and united not by any central command but by a shared, anti-democratic vision and a common will to power. She follows the money that fuels this movement, tracing much of it to a cadre of super-wealthy, ultraconservative donors and family foundations. She shows that today's Christian nationalism is the fruit of a longstanding antidemocratic, reactionary strain of American thought that draws on some of the most troubling episodes in America's past. It forms common cause with a globe-spanning movement that seeks to destroy liberal democracy and replace it with nationalist, theocratic and autocratic forms of government around the world. Religious nationalism is far more organized and better funded than most people realize. It seeks to control all aspects of government and society. Its successes have been stunning, and its influence now extends to every aspect of American life, from the White House to state capitols, from our schools to our hospitals.


    The Power Worshippers is a brilliantly reported book of warning and a wake-up call. Stewart's probing examination demands that Christian nationalism be taken seriously as a significant threat to the American republic and our democratic freedoms.



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    Price: $45.00
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  • Precarious Life The Powers of Mourning & Violence
    Precarious Life The Powers of Mourning & Violence
    ISBN: 9781788738613
    Title: Precarious Life The Powers of Mourning & Violence
    Author: BUTLER JUDITH

    In this profound appraisal of post-September 11, 2001 America, Judith Butler considers the conditions of heightened vulnerability and aggression that followed from the attack on the US, and US retaliation. Judith Butler critiques the use of violence that has emerged as a response to loss, and argues that the dislocation of first-world privilege offers instead a chance to imagine a world in which that violence might be minimized and in which interdependency becomes acknowledged as the basis for a global political community.

    Butler considers the means by which some lives become grief-worthy, while others are perceived as undeserving of grief or even incomprehensible as lives. She discusses the political implications of sovereignty in light of the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. She argues against the anti-intellectual current of contemporary US patriotism and the power of censorship during times of war. Finally, she takes on the question of when and why anti-semitism is leveled as a charge against those who voice criticisms of the Israeli state. She counters that we have a responsibility to speak out against both Israeli injustices and anti-semitism, and argues against the rhetorical use of the charge of anti-semitism to quell public debate.

    In her most impassioned and personal book to date, Judith Butler responds to the current US policies to wage perpetual war, and calls for a deeper understanding of how mourning and violence might instead inspire solidarity and a quest form global justice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00

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  • Prisoners of Geography
    Prisoners of Geography
    ISBN: 9781501121470
    Title: Prisoners of Geography
    Author: MARSHALL TIM

    In this New York Times bestseller, updated for 2016, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers--"fans of geography, history, and politics (and maps) will be enthralled" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).
    Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only about our current location or where we are going but about the world in general. And yet, when it comes to geo-politics, much of what we are told is generated by analysts and other experts who have neglected to refer to a map of the place in question.
    All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. In "one of the best books about geopolitics" (The Evening Standard), now updated to include 2016 geopolitical developments, journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic--their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders--to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders.
    Offering "a fresh way of looking at maps" (The New York Times Book Review), Marshall explains the complex geo-political strategies that shape the globe. Why is Putin so obsessed with Crimea? Why was the US destined to become a global superpower? Why does China's power base continue to expand? Why is Tibet destined to lose its autonomy? Why will Europe never be united? The answers are geographical. "In an ever more complex, chaotic, and interlinked world, Prisoners of Geography is a concise and useful primer on geopolitics" (Newsweek) and a critical guide to one of the major determining factors in world affairs.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Purpose of Power: How to Build Movements for the 21st Century
    Purpose of Power: How to Build Movements for the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9780857527684
    Title: Purpose of Power: How to Build Movements for the 21st Century
    Author: GARZA ALICIA


    In a powerful exploration of recent racial history, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter examines the moment we're in, how we got here, and how together we can build movements to create a just and equal world.


    Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag when Alicia Garza wrote what she calls 'a love letter to Black people' on Facebook. But hashtags don't build movements, she tells us. People do. Interwoven with Garza's experience of life as a Black woman, The Purpose of Power is the story of how she responded to the persistent message that Black lives are of less value than white lives by galvanizing people to create change. It's an insight into grass roots organizing to deliver basic needs - affordable housing, workplace protections, access to good education - to those locked out of the economy by racism. It is an attempt not only to make sense of where Black Lives Matter came from but also to understand the possibilities that Black Lives Matter and movements like it hold for our collective futures. Ultimately, it's an appeal to hearts and minds, demanding that we think about our privileges and prejudices and ask how we might contribute to the change we want to see in the world.
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    '"Black lives matter" - Alicia Garza's love letter read around the world. The Purpose of Power is another love letter that should be read around the world. It speaks to all that moulded Garza, all that moulds organizers, all that moulds movements.' Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist


    'Alicia Garza combines immense wisdom with political courage to inspire a new generation of activists, dreamers and leaders... People like Alicia have been speaking up for decades. If we want to turn protest into substantive change, it's about time we finally listened.' David Lammy, MP



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia & the Turned On the West
    Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia & the Turned On the West
    ISBN: 9780007583034
    Title: Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia & the Turned On the West
    Author: BELTON CATHERINE


    The hacking of the 2016 US elections. Sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years Vladimir Putin's Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine the West.


    This rigorous and revelatory book explains how this happened, Putin's rise to power, and how Russian black cash is subverting the world.


    & In Putin's People, former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton tells the untold story of the rise of Vladimir Putin and the small group of KGB men surrounding him. Delving deep into the workings of Putin's Kremlin, Belton accesses key inside players to reveal how Putin replaced the free-wheeling tycoons of the Yeltsin era with a new generation of loyal oligarchs, who in turn subverted their country's economy and legal system and expanded its influence in the West.


    The result is a chilling and revelatory expose of the KGB's renaissance - a story that began long ago in the murk of the Soviet collapse when networks of operatives were able to siphon billions of dollars out of Russia and into the West. After Putin's takeover of the economy, some of these networks acquired new flows of cash to realise their goals. Based on many years of research, Belton charts the relentless seizure of private companies and the installation of those closest to Putin into the richest, highest seats of power.


    Ranging from Moscow to London, Switzerland and Trump's America, and introducing a colourful cast of characters, Putin's People is a gripping and terrifying account of how hopes for the new Russia went astray, with stark consequences for its inhabitants and, increasingly, the world.



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  • Quest for Cosmic Justice
    Quest for Cosmic Justice
    ISBN: 9780684864631
    Title: Quest for Cosmic Justice
    Author: SOWELL THOMAS

    This is not a comforting book -- it is a book about disturbing issues that are urgently important today and enduringly critical for the future. It rejects both merit and historical redress as principles for guiding public policy. It shows how peace movements have led to war and to needless casualties in those wars. It argues that equality is neither right nor wrong, but meaningless.
    The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies. Those consequences include the steady and dangerous erosion of the fundamental principles of freedom -- and the quiet repeal of the American revolution.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War
    Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War
    ISBN: 9781529042481
    Title: Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War
    Author: ANDERSON SCOTT


    'A darkly entertaining tale about American espionage, set in an era when Washington's fear and skepticism about the agency resembles our climate today.' New York Times

    At the end of World War II, the United States dominated the world militarily, economically, and in moral standing - seen as the victor over tyranny and a champion of freedom. But it was clear - to some - that the Soviet Union was already executing a plan to expand and foment revolution around the world. The American government's strategy in response relied on the secret efforts of a newly-formed CIA.

    The Quiet Americans chronicles the exploits of four spies - Michael Burke, a charming former football star fallen on hard times, Frank Wisner, the scion of a wealthy Southern family, Peter Sichel, a sophisticated German Jew who escaped the Nazis, and Edward Lansdale, a brilliant ad executive. The four ran covert operations across the globe, trying to outwit the ruthless KGB in Berlin, parachuting commandos into Eastern Europe, plotting coups, and directing wars against Communist insurgents in Asia.

    But time and again their efforts went awry, thwarted by a combination of stupidity and ideological rigidity at the highest levels of the government - and more profoundly, the decision to abandon American ideals. By the mid-1950s, the Soviet Union had a stranglehold on Eastern Europe, the US had begun its disastrous intervention in Vietnam, and America, the beacon of democracy, was overthrowing democratically elected governments and earning the hatred of much of the world. All of this culminated in an act of betrayal and cowardice that would lock the Cold War into place for decades to come.

    Anderson brings to the telling of this story all the narrative brio, deep research, sceptical eye, and lively prose that made Lawrence in Arabia a major international bestseller. The intertwined lives of these men began in a common purpose of defending freedom, but the ravages of the Cold War led them to different fates. Two would quit the CIA in despair, stricken by the moral compromises they had to make; one became the archetype of the duplicitous and destructive American spy; and one would be so heartbroken he would take his own life.

    Scott Anderson's The Quiet Americans is the story of these four men. It is also the story of how the United States, at the very pinnacle of its power, managed to permanently damage its moral standing in the world.



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  • Radical Help: How We Can Remake the Relationships Between Us & Revolutionise the Welfare State
    Radical Help: How We Can Remake the Relationships Between Us & Revolutionise the Welfare State
    ISBN: 9780349009094
    Title: Radical Help: How We Can Remake the Relationships Between Us & Revolutionise the Welfare State
    Author: COTTAM HILARY

    How should we live: how should we care for one another; grow our capabilities to work, to learn, to love and fully realise our potential? This exciting and ambitious book shows how we can re-design the welfare state for this century.
    The welfare state was revolutionary: it lifted thousands out of poverty, provided decent homes, good education and security. But it is out of kilter now: an elaborate and expensive system of managing needs and risks. Today we face new challenges. Our resources have changed.
    Hilary Cottam takes us through five 'Experiments' to show us a new design. We start on a Swindon housing estate where families who have spent years revolving within our current welfare systems are supported to design their own way out. We spend time with young people who are helped to make new connections - with radical results. We turn to the question of good health care and then to the world of work and see what happens when people are given different tools to make change. Then we see those over sixty design a new and affordable system of support.
    At the heart of this way of working is human connection. Upending the current crisis of managing scarcity, we see instead that our capacities for the relationships that can make the changes are abundant.
    We must work with individuals, families and communities to grow the core capabilities we all need to flourish. 'Radical Help' describes the principles behind the approach, the design process that makes the work possible and the challenges of transition. It is bold - and above all, practical. It is not a book of dreams. It is about concrete new ways of organising that already have been developing across Britain. 'Radical Help' creates a new vision and a radically different approach that can take care of us once more, from cradle to grave.

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  • Rage
    Rage
    ISBN: 9781471197710
    Title: Rage
    Author: WOODWARD BOB

    An unprecedented and intimate tour de force of original reporting on the Trump presidency from Bob Woodward.

    Rage& goes behind the scenes like never before, with stunning new details about early national security decisions and operations and Trump's moves as he faces a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.

    Woodward, the No 1 internationally bestselling author of 13 No 1 bestsellers, including Fear: Trump in the White House, shows Trump up close in his entirety before the 2020 presidential election.

    President Trump has said publicly that Woodward has interviewed him. What is not known is that Trump provided Woodward a window into his mind through a series of exclusive interviews.& At key decision points, Rage& shows how Trump's responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president.& Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with first-hand witnesses, as well as participants' notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents.

    Woodward obtained 25 personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that have not been public before. Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a 'fantasy film', as the two leaders engage in an extraordinary diplomatic minuet.

    Rage will be the foundational account of the Trump presidency, its turmoil, contradictions and risks. It is an essential document for anyone seeking an accurate inside view of the Trump years - volatile and vivid.
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  • Reactionary Democracy: How Racism & the Populist Far Right Became Mainstream
    Reactionary Democracy: How Racism & the Populist Far Right Became Mainstream
    ISBN: 9781788734233
    Title: Reactionary Democracy: How Racism & the Populist Far Right Became Mainstream
    Author: MONDON AURELIEN & WINTER AARON

    What Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter call 'reactionary democracy' is a phenomenon that has become particularly apparent in recent years: the misuse of democractic norms and ideas for reactionary ends. The resurgence of racism, populism, and the far right isn't an expression of desires put forward by ordinary people but the creation of an elite skilled in manipulating the media and the working class. It has strengthened the far right and broadened inequalities, diverting people from issues of real concern and from radical alternatives to the status quo. Book jacket.

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  • Red Line The Unravelling of Syria & the Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World
    Red Line The Unravelling of Syria & the Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World
    ISBN: 9780857527547
    Title: Red Line The Unravelling of Syria & the Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World
    Author: WARRICK JOBY

    In August 2012, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was clinging to power in a vicious civil war. Concerned that Assad might resort to chemical weapons, the international community warned that any such use would cross "a red line", warranting a military response. When a year later Assad bombed the Damascus suburb of Ghouta with sarin gas, killing hundreds, global leaders were torn between living up to their word and becoming mired in another unpopular Middle Eastern war. So when Russia offered to store Syria's chemical weapons, the world leaped at the solution.

    So begins a race to find, remove, and destroy 1,300 tons of chemical weapons in the middle of Syria's civil war. Told in harrowing detail, the initial effort is a tactical triumph for the West, but soon Russia's long game becomes clear- it has UN cover to assist Assad's regime. Meanwhile, the territory gains of ISIS further destabilise the country, and the terrorist organisation seeks to secure Syria's chemical arsenals for itself, with horrifying consequences.

    Red Line is a classic Joby Warrick true-life thriller- a character-driven narrative with a cast of heroes and villains, including weapons hunters, politicians, commandos, diplomats, and spies. Through original reporting and eyewitness accounts from direct participants, Joby Warrick reveals how a well-intentioned effort to save Syrian lives touched off a chain of events that would rescue a dictator, sustain a terrorist movement, unleash torrents of refugees, humiliate two U.S. presidents, and empower Russia and Iran.

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  • Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
    Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
    ISBN: 9780552170321
    Title: Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
    Author: BROWDER BILL

    November 2009. An emaciated young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is led to a freezing isolation cell in a Moscow prison, handcuffed to a bed rail, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of taxes paid to the state by one of the worldâe(tm)s most successful hedge funds. Magnitskyâe(tm)s brutal killing has remained uninvestigated and unpunished to this day. His farcical posthumous show-trial brought Putin's regime to a new low in the eyes of the international community.


    Red Notice is a searing exposé of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitskyâe(tm)s imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths. Bill Browder âe" the hedge fund manager who employed Magnitsky âe" takes us on his explosive journey from the heady world of finance in New York and London in the 1990s, through his battles with ruthless oligarchs in the turbulent landscape of post-Soviet Union Moscow, to his expulsion from Russia on Putinâe(tm)s orders.


    Browderâe(tm)s graphic portrait of the Russian government as a criminal enterprise wielding all the power of a sovereign state illuminates his personal transformation from financier to human rights activist, campaigning for justice for his late lawyer and friend. With fraud, bribery, corruption and torture exposed at every turn, Red Notice is a shocking but true political roller-coaster that plays out in the highest echelons of Western power.



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  • Retreat of Western Liberalism
    Retreat of Western Liberalism
    ISBN: 9780349143026
    Title: Retreat of Western Liberalism
    Author: LUCE EDWARD

    From Financial Times chief US columnist and commentator Edward Luce, The Retreat of Western Liberalism offers a sharp and insightful look at why the values the West has long championed are now in danger, with a new afterword for the paperback.
    Luce argues that today's the erosion of middle-class incomes has eaten away at liberal democratic consensus, resulting in today's crisis. We are continuing on a menacing trajectory brought about by ignorance of what it took to build the West, arrogance towards society's economic losers, and complacency about our system's durability--attitudes that have been emerging since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Unless the West can rekindle an economy that produces gains for the majority of its people, its political liberties may be doomed. The West's quasi-religious faith in the linear progression of history teaches us to take democracy for granted. Reality tells us something troublingly different. The most mortal threat to the Western idea of progress comes from within.
    Combining on-the-ground reporting with intelligent synthesis of the literature and economic analysis, Luce makes a powerful statement about the weakening of Western hegemony and gives a forward-thinking analysis of what those who believe in enlightenment values must do to defend them from the multiple onslaughts they face in the coming years.

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  • Return of the Russian Leviathan
    Return of the Russian Leviathan
    ISBN: 9781509536054
    Title: Return of the Russian Leviathan
    Author: MEDVEDEV SERGEI


    Russia's relationship with its neighbours and with the West has worsened dramatically in recent years. Under Vladimir Putin's leadership, the country has annexed Crimea, begun a war in Eastern Ukraine, used chemical weapons on the streets of the UK and created an army of Internet trolls to meddle in the US presidential elections. How should we understand this apparent relapse into aggressive imperialism and militarism?


    In this book, Sergei Medvedev argues that this new wave of Russian nationalism is the result of mentalities that have long been embedded within the Russian psyche. Whereas in the West, the turbulent social changes of the 1960s and a rising awareness of the legacy of colonialism have modernized attitudes, Russia has been stymied by an enduring sense of superiority over its neighbours alongside a painful nostalgia for empire. It is this infantilized and irrational worldview that Putin and others have exploited, as seen most clearly in Russia's recent foreign policy decisions, including the annexation of Crimea.


    This sharp and insightful book, full of irony and humour, shows how the archaic forces of imperial revanchism have been brought back to life, shaking Russian society and threatening the outside world. It will be of great interest to anyone trying to understand the forces shaping Russian politics and society today.



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  • Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts & the Battle Against Fate
    Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts & the Battle Against Fate
    ISBN: 9780812982220
    Title: Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts & the Battle Against Fate
    Author: KAPLAN ROBERT D

    In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.
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    In The Revenge of Geography, Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world's hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands. The Russian steppe's pitiless climate and limited vegetation bred hard and cruel men bent on destruction, for example, while Nazi geopoliticians distorted geopolitics entirely, calculating that space on the globe used by the British Empire and the Soviet Union could be swallowed by a greater German homeland.
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    Kaplan then applies the lessons learned to the present crises in Europe, Russia, China, the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, Iran, and the Arab Middle East. The result is a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia. Remarkably, the future can be understood in the context of temperature, land allotment, and other physical certainties: China, able to feed only 23 percent of its people from land that is only 7 percent arable, has sought energy, minerals, and metals from such brutal regimes as Burma, Iran, and Zimbabwe, putting it in moral conflict with the United States. Afghanistan's porous borders will keep it the principal invasion route into India, and a vital rear base for Pakistan, India's main enemy. Iran will exploit the advantage of being the only country that straddles both energy-producing areas of the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. Finally, Kaplan posits that the United States might rue engaging in far-flung conflicts with Iraq and Afghanistan rather than tending to its direct neighbor Mexico, which is on the verge of becoming a semifailed state due to drug cartel carnage.
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    A brilliant rebuttal to thinkers who suggest that globalism will trump geography, this indispensable work shows how timeless truths and natural facts can help prevent this century's looming cataclysms.

    Praise for The Revenge of Geography
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    "[An] ambitious and challenging new book . . . [The Revenge of Geography] displays a formidable grasp of contemporary world politics and serves as a powerful reminder that it has been the planet's geophysical configurations, as much as the flow of competing religions and ideologies, that have shaped human conflicts, past and present."--Malise Ruthven, The New York Review of Books
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    "Robert D. Kaplan, the world-traveling reporter and intellectual whose fourteen books constitute a bedrock of penetrating exposition and analysis on the post-Cold War world . . . strips away much of the cant that suffuses public discourse these days on global developments and gets to a fundamental reality: that geography remains today, as it has been throughout history, one of the most powerful drivers of world events."--The National Interest
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    "Kaplan plunges into a planetary review that is often thrilling in its sheer scale . . . encyclopedic."--The New Yorker
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    "[The Revenge of Geography] serves the facts straight up. . . . Kaplan's realism and willingness to face hard facts make The Revenge of Geography a valuable antidote to the feel-good manifestoes that often masquerade as strategic thought."--The Daily Beast

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  • Rise Up
    Rise Up
    ISBN: 9781867219309
    Title: Rise Up
    Author: SHARPTON AL

    A rousing call to action for today's turbulent political moment, drawing on lessons learned from Reverend Sharpton's unique experience as a politician, television and radio host, and civil rights leader.

    When the young Alfred Charles Sharpton told his mother he wanted to be a preacher, little did he know that his journey would also lead him to prominence as a politician, founder of the National Action Network, civil rights activist, and television and radio talk show host. His enduring ability and willingness to take on the political power structure makes him the preeminent voice for the modern era, a time unprecedented in its challenges.

    In Rise Up, Reverend Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election and Trump's subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism, including Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and more.

    With a foreword by Michael Eric Dyson, Rise Up offers timeless lessons for anyone who's stood at the crossroads of their personal or political life, weighing their choices of how to proceed.

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  • Romance of American Communism
    Romance of American Communism
    ISBN: 9781788735506
    Title: Romance of American Communism
    Author: GORNICK VIVIAN

    Writer and critic Vivian Gornick's long-unavailable classic exploring how Left politics gave depth and meaning to American life

    "Before I knew that I was Jewish or a girl I knew that I was a member of the working class." So begins Vivian Gornick's exploration of how the world of socialists, communists, and progressives in the 1940s and 1950s created a rich, diverse world where ordinary men and women felt their lives connected to a larger human project.

    Now back in print after its initial publication in 1977 and with a new introduction by the author, The Romance of American Communism is a landmark work of new journalism, profiling American Communist Party members and fellow travelers as they joined the Party, lived within its orbit, and left in disillusionment and disappointment as Stalin's crimes became public.

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  • Ruby Princess
    Ruby Princess
    ISBN: 9781760982973
    Title: Ruby Princess
    Author: MCNAB DUNCAN

    In the early hours of Thursday 19 March 2020, the luxury cruise liner Ruby Princess docked at Sydney's Circular Quay, the gateway to Australia.Hours later, 2700 passengers disembarked. Yet in the middle of a pandemic sweeping the planet, there were no health checks. Over the next few days, the passengers got some bad news. The COVID-19 virus had infected some on the ship, and it spread rapidly. Eventually over 900 passengers and crew would be diagnosed, and 28 would die from the disease.Months of investigation and a Special Commission uncovered a series of catastrophic mistakes, from negligence to the corporate greed of an industry with a history of only caring for its bottom line. This 'super-spreader incident' was a viral bomb that exploded in the heart of Australia's biggest city - and a disaster that could and should have been prevented.In his page-turning book, investigative journalist Duncan McNab explores the causes of the spectacular quarantine failure, the cruise industry, the lives of the victims and their families, and the turbulent politics of blame.

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  • Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump & Democrats from Themselves
    Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump & Democrats from Themselves
    ISBN: 9781922310293
    Title: Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump & Democrats from Themselves
    Author: WILSON RICK

    In this full-throttle playbook for 2020, Rick Wilson, longtime Republican strategist and #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Everything Trump Touches Dies, warns Democrats not to make the mistakes that could re-elect the worst president in history.

    A thirty-year veteran of national political campaigns and one of the most famous ad makers in politics, Rick Wilson brings his experience, insight, knowledge, and signature humour to the 2020 race, just in time to save the Democrats from their worst instincts. He hammers Trump's destructive and dangerous first term, outlining the mistakes both the Republicans and Hillary Clinton made running against Trump in 2016. He shows exactly how the campaign for Trump will operate, and how Trump will use his social media power against the Democrats.

    Hope is not lost - if Democrats listen and learn from Wilson. Drawing on his time as a political guru, and infused with his cutting, witty commentary, Running Against the Devilshows Democrats how to deploy what they've learned in the past two years, what the president's weak spots are, what the rules of the 2020 election reality show will be, and where and how to reach the all-important swing voters. Democrats must use every trick in the political playbook in the 2020 election, and Wilson knows where the bodies are buried.

    A sharply funny and brutally honest assessment of Trump's abysmal, destructive record and of the pitfalls for Democrats that lie ahead, Running Against the Devillays out a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred roadmap to saving America.



    'Rick Wilson is one of the best political strategists of our times. He knows the calculus of how to win better than a mathematician. This book is going to give some old-school Democrats a little heartburn. But if we want to win in 2020, Wilson's analysis is a full stop. Period. Read and get to work.'
    -Donna Brazile, former interim chair, Democratic National Committee


    'Running Against the Devilis pugnacious and profane ... blunt and funny ... relentlessly irreverent and breathtakingly brutal.'
    -The Guardian


    'A caustically funny, outraged, and deadly serious analysis ... Political consultant Wilson ... intensifies his strident excoriation of Trump with a hard-hitting assessment of Democrats' chances of winning the next presidential election - a victory that is crucial for saving the country.' STARRED REVIEW
    -Kirkus Reviews

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  • Russia Without Putin: Money, Power & the Myths of the New Cold War
    Russia Without Putin: Money, Power & the Myths of the New Cold War
    ISBN: 9781788731256
    Title: Russia Without Putin: Money, Power & the Myths of the New Cold War
    Author: WOOD TONY

    It is impossible to think of Russia today without thinking of Vladimir Putin. More than any other major national leader, he personifies his country in the eyes of the outside world, and dominates Western media coverage. In Russia itself, he is likewise the centre of attention for detractors and supporters alike. But as Tony Wood argues, in order to understand Russia today, the West needs to shake off its obsession with Putin and look at what lies beyond the Kremlin, to see Russia without Putin.
    In this timely and provocative analysis, Wood looks beyond Putin to explore the profound changes Russia has undergone since 1991. He shows that Russia is not strong but desperately trying to create a space for itself in an increasingly globalized and competitive world, Putin's reign is based on very thin ice; he is highly dependent on a small handful of powerful men who prop him up. Beyond the rich suburbs of Moscow, Russia is a country that is only surviving because of what remains of the soviet economy and culture rather than being held back by it.

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  • Sabers & Utopias: Visions of Latin America: Essays
    Sabers & Utopias: Visions of Latin America: Essays
    ISBN: 9781250310392
    Title: Sabers & Utopias: Visions of Latin America: Essays
    Author: LLOSA MARIO VARGAS; ANNA KUSHNER (TRANSLATOR)

    Throughout his career, the Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa has grappled with the concept of Latin America on a global stage. Examining liberal claims and searching for cohesion, he continuously weighs the reality of the continent against the image it projects, and considers the political dangers and possibilities that face this diverse set of countries.Now this illuminating and versatile collection assembles these never-before-translated criticisms and meditations. Reflecting the intellectual development of the writer himself, these essays distill the great events of Latin America's recent history, analyze political groups like FARC and Sendero Luminoso, and evaluate the legacies of infamous leaders such as Papa Doc Duvalier and Fidel Castro. Arranged by theme, they trace Vargas Llosa's unwavering demand for freedom, his embrace of and disenchantment with revolutions, and his critique of nationalism, populism, indigenism, and corruption.From the discovery of liberal ideas to a defense of democracy, buoyed by a passionate invocation of Latin American literature and art, Sabers and Utopias is a monumental collection from one of our most important writers. Uncompromising and adamantly optimistic, these social and political essays are a paean to thoughtful engagement and a brave indictment of the discrimination and fear that can divide a society.

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  • Savaged to Suit: Maori & Cartooning in NZ
    Savaged to Suit: Maori & Cartooning in NZ
    ISBN: 9780992247706
    Title: Savaged to Suit: Maori & Cartooning in NZ
    Author: DIAMOND PAUL

    a pioneering study by Paul Diamond. In the earliest cartoons featuring Maori, they appeared as fearsome savages; today they are likely to be drawn in corporate-world suits.
    The book concentrates on the period from the 1930s to the 1990s, but also looks back to the first cartoons showing Maori and includes 21st century images.Savaged to Suit looks at how Maori and Maori culture and life were seen by cartoonists in a succession of stereotypes over many decades of changing perceptions and attitudes. The book considers how these stereotypes criticised Maori and their culture – sometimes savagely – to 'suit' cartoonists' agendas. Chapters deal with cultural practices, material culture, Maori language, politics, the Treaty of Waitangi,Maori in time of war, and the significance of sport. Paul Diamond also looks at the work and approaches taken by the small number of Maori cartoonists.
    The book features 250 cartoons – the first ever collection that captures the attitudes and feelings of each period and underlines the importance of editorial cartoons as valuable historical sources.


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  • Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, &  the Fight for Western Civilization
    Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, & the Fight for Western Civilization
    ISBN: 9780062950499
    Title: Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, & the Fight for Western Civilization
    Author: SCARBOROUGH JOE


    History called on Harry Truman to unite the Western world against Soviet communism, but first he had to rally Republicans and Democrats behind America's most dramatic foreign policy shift since George Washington delivered his farewell address. How did one of the least prepared presidents to walk into the Oval Office become one of its most successful?


    The year was 1947. The Soviet Union had moved from being America's uneasy ally in the Second World War to its most feared enemy. With Joseph Stalin's ambitions pushing westward, Turkey was pressured from the east while communist revolutionaries overran Greece. The British Empire was battered from its war with Hitler and suddenly teetering on the brink of financial ruin. Only America could afford to defend freedom in the West, and the effort was spearheaded by a president who hadn't even been elected to that office. But Truman would wage a domestic political battle that carried with it the highest of stakes, inspiring friends and foes alike to join in his crusade to defend democracy across the globe.


    In Saving Freedom, Joe Scarborough recounts the historic forces that moved Truman toward his country's long twilight struggle against Soviet communism, and how this untested president acted decisively to build a lasting coalition that would influence America's foreign policy for generations to come. On March 12, 1947, Truman delivered an address before a joint session of Congress announcing a policy of containment that would soon become known as the Truman Doctrine. That doctrine pledged that the United States would "support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." The untested president's policy was a radical shift from 150 years of isolationism, but it would prove to be the pivotal moment that guaranteed Western Europe's freedom, the American Century's rise, and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.


    Truman's triumph over the personal and political struggles that confronted him following his ascension to the presidency is an inspiring tale of American leadership, fierce determination, bipartisan unity, and courage in the face of the rising Soviet threat. Saving Freedom explores one of the most pivotal moments of the twentieth century, a turning point when patriotic Americans of both political parties worked together to defeat tyranny.


    Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.



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