• Warning
    ISBN: 9781408713266
    Title: Warning

    An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • We Can't Say We Didn't Know: Dispatches from an Age of Impunity
    We Can't Say We Didn't Know: Dispatches from an Age of Impunity
    ISBN: 9780733340154
    Title: We Can't Say We Didn't Know: Dispatches from an Age of Impunity

    Thirteen years of reporting from the Middle East - the people and the stories behind the headlines. Carrying just a microphone and camera, multi award-winning video and print journalist Sophie McNeill has reported from war zones of the Middle East for more than a decade.In We Can't Say We Didn't Know, Sophie tells the human stories of devastation and hope behind the headlines, of children, families, doctors, soldiers, rescue workers, community leaders and countless refugees at the centre of terrible and tragic conflict across the region. She also explores how social media and the 24-hour news cycle keeps us constantly informed - perhaps to the point of overload. We can't say we didn't know - so what can we do about it?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • We Need to Talk about Africa The Harm We Have Done, & How We Should Help
    We Need to Talk about Africa The Harm We Have Done, & How We Should Help
    ISBN: 9781786074966
    Title: We Need to Talk about Africa The Harm We Have Done, & How We Should Help
    Author: YOUNG TOM

    If you boil a kettle twice today, you will have used five times more electricity than a person in Mali uses in a whole year. How can that be possible?
    Decades after the colonial powers withdrew Africa is still struggling to catch up with the rest of the world. When the same colonists withdrew from Asia there followed several decades of sustained and unprecedented growth throughout the continent. So what went wrong in Africa? And are we helping to fix it, or simply making matters worse?
    In this provocative analysis, Tom Young argues that so much has been misplaced- our guilt, our policies, and our aid. Human rights have become a cover for imposing our values on others, our shiniest infrastructure projects have fuelled corruption and our interference in domestic politics has further entrenched conflict. Only by radically changing how we think about Africa can we escape this vicious cycle.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • We Need to Talk about Putin: Why the West Gets Him Wrong & How to Get Him Right
    We Need to Talk about Putin: Why the West Gets Him Wrong & How to Get Him Right
    ISBN: 9781529103595
    Title: We Need to Talk about Putin: Why the West Gets Him Wrong & How to Get Him Right

    Meet the world's most dangerous man.Who is the real Vladimir Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next? Despite the millions of words written on Putin's Russia, the West still fails to truly understand one of the world's most powerful politicians, whose influence spans the globe and whose networks of power reach into the very heart of our daily lives.In this essential primer, Professor Mark Galeotti uncovers the man behind the myth, addressing the key misperceptions of Putin and explaining how we can decipher his motivations and next moves. From Putin?s early life in the KGB and his real relationship with the USA to his vision for the future of Russia - and the world - Galeotti draws on new Russian sources and explosive unpublished accounts to give unparalleled insight into the man at the heart of global politics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • We're Living Through the Breakdown: & Here's What to Do About It
    We're Living Through the Breakdown: & Here's What to Do About It
    ISBN: 9781783964970
    Title: We're Living Through the Breakdown: & Here's What to Do About It

    We're living through The Breakdown. A time of enormous political upheaval and opinion. But many of us feel ill-equipped to truly understand and debate the issues currently rocking our world...
    Austerity: essential reduction of national debt or devastating cuts to public spending?
    Tax cuts: control over your money or threat to the welfare system?
    Privatisation: Crucial efficiency-boosting competition or the ruthless destruction of our public services?
    Immigration: a strain on our country or a crucial part of our economy?
    Brexit: a chance to take back control or taking us to the brink of disaster?
    Plastic: ban or recycle?
    At last, here is a sane voice of reason that cuts through the noise. That will give you all the tools to work out what's happening - and why... and then do something about it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • What Do We Owe to Refugees?
    What Do We Owe to Refugees?
    ISBN: 9781509539741
    Title: What Do We Owe to Refugees?
    Author: OWEN DAVID

    Who are refugees? Who, if anyone, is responsible for protecting them? What forms should this protection take? In a world of people fleeing from civil wars, state failure, and environmental disasters, these are ethically and politically pressing questions.

    In this book, David Owen reveals how the contemporary politics of refuge is structured by two rival historical pictures of refugees. In reconstructing this history, he advocates an understanding of refugeehood that moves us beyond our current impasse by distinguishing between what is owed to refugees in general and what is owed to different types of refugee. He provides an account of refugee protection and the forms of international cooperation required to implement it that is responsive to the claims of both refugees and states.

    At a time when refugee protection is once again prominent on the international agenda, this book offers a guide to understanding the challenges this topic raises and shows why addressing it matters for all of us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • What Is at Stake Now: My Appeal for Peace & Freedom
    What Is at Stake Now: My Appeal for Peace & Freedom
    ISBN: 9781509543212
    Title: What Is at Stake Now: My Appeal for Peace & Freedom

    Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, world peace is at risk again. The President of the United States has withdrawn from the disarmament treaty with Russia, Europe is disintegrating, China is surging forward and a wave of nationalism and populism is destabilizing established political institutions and endangering hard-won liberties.

    In view of this dangerous and unpredictable state of affairs, Mikhail Gorbachev, the last great statesman of the 1989 revolution, has written this short book to warn us of the grave risks we now face and to urge us all, political leaders and citizens alike, to take action to address them. He focusses on the big challenges of our time, such as the renewal of the arms race and the growing risks of nuclear war, the new tension between Russia and the West, the global environmental crisis, the rise of populism and the decline of democracy. He argues that self-serving policies and narrow-minded politics aimed at the pursuit of national interests are taking the place of political principles and overshadowing the vision of a free and just world for all peoples. He offers his view of where Russia is heading and he urges political leaders in the West to recognize that re-establishing trust between Russia and the West requires the courage of true leadership and a commitment to genuine dialogue and understanding on both sides.

    This succinct account of the immense challenges we now face by one of the world's greatest statesmen will be of interest to everyone concerned about the current state of the world and its future.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $31.00
  • What You Need to Know about Voting & Why
    What You Need to Know about Voting & Why
    ISBN: 9780062974785
    Title: What You Need to Know about Voting & Why

    Want to change the world? The first step is to exercise your right to vote In this step by step guide, you can learn everything you need to know.

    In What You Need to Know About Voting--and Why, law professor and constitutional scholar Kimberly Wehle offers practical, useful advice on the mechanics of voting and an enlightening survey of its history and future.

    • What is a primary?
    • How does the electoral college work?
    • Who gets to cast a ballot and why?
    • How do mail-in ballots work?
    • How do I register?

    For new voters, would-be voters, young people and all of us looking ahead to the next election, What You Need to Know About Voting--and Why is a timely and informative guide, providing the background you need in order to make informed choices that will shape our shared destiny for decades to come.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • When America Stopped Being Great
    When America Stopped Being Great
    ISBN: 9781760896232
    Title: When America Stopped Being Great
    Author: BRYANT NICK

    The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of covering Washington for the BBC, Bryant shows how the billionaire capitalised on the mistakes of his five predecessors - Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama - and how also he became a beneficiary of a broken politics, an iniquitous economy, an ailing media, a facile culture, disruptive new technology and the creation of a modern-day presidency that elevated showmanship over statesmanship. Not only are we starting to see the emergence of a post-American world, Bryant fears we are seeing the emergence of a post-American America.

    The history of Trump's rise is also a history of America's fall.

    'An elegant and insightful dissection of how a great nation lost its footing and the world's respect. The tragedy is made all the more stark by the genuine love of America in Nick Bryant's writing' - Leigh Sales

    'Nick Bryant writes like a dream, and is one of those very rare things on TV - a man who makes you want to turn up the sound. His eye for description is sublime, and he has a way of showing you what you've been missing from the whole story, whilst never leaving you feeling stupid' - Emily Maitlis

    'Bryant is a genuine rarity - a Brit who understands America' - The Washington Post

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • When the Facts Change: Essays 1995-2010
    When the Facts Change: Essays 1995-2010
    ISBN: 9780099593430
    Title: When the Facts Change: Essays 1995-2010
    Author: JUDT TONY

    A great thinker's final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century, spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. Edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans.

    Tony Judtâe(tm)s first collection of essays, Reappraisals, was centred on twentieth-century Europe in history and memory. Some of Judtâe(tm)s most prominent and indeed controversial essays felt outside of the scope of Reappraisals, most notably his writings on the state of Israel and its relationship to Palestine. There would be time, it was thought, to fit these essays into a larger frame. Sadly, this would not be the case, at least during the authorâe(tm)s own life.

    Now, in When the Facts Change, Tony Judtâe(tm)s widow and fellow historian, Jennifer Homans, has found the frame, gathering together important essays from the span of Judtâe(tm)s career that chronicle both the evolution of his thought and the remarkable consistency of his passionate engagement and intellectual élan. Whether the subject is the scholarly poverty of the new social history, the willful blindness of French collective memory about what happened to the countryâe(tm)s Jews during World War II, or the moral challenge to Israel of the so-called Palestinian problem, the majesty of Tony Judtâe(tm)s work lies in his combination of unsparing honesty, intellectual brilliance, and ethical clarity. When the Facts Change exemplifies the utility, indeed the necessity, of minding our history and not letting cheerful fictions suffice in its place. An emphatic demonstration of the power of a great historian to connect us more deeply to the world as it was, as it is, and as it should be, it is a fitting capstone to an extraordinary body of work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Where Power Stops: The Making & Unmaking of Presidents & Prime Ministers
    Where Power Stops: The Making & Unmaking of Presidents & Prime Ministers
    ISBN: 9781788163347
    Title: Where Power Stops: The Making & Unmaking of Presidents & Prime Ministers

    David Runciman grapples with how character defines and limits the holders of the highest offices in the UK and America.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance
    Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance
    ISBN: 9781785904707
    Title: Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance

    During his campaign for President in 2016, Senator Bernie Sanders repeatedly stated that the future of America was dependent upon its willingness to start a political revolution. Real change never occurs from the top down — it always happens from the bottom up. That’s what he said when he ran for President, and that’s what he believes now more than ever.

    At a time of massive and growing wealth inequality, with the US moving closer and closer to an oligarchic form of society, and in the shadow of the most reactionary Presidency in the history of the Republic, Sanders is calling for an unprecedented grassroots political movement to stand up to the greed of the billionaire class and the politicians they own.

    And the good news is, progress is being made.

    In this important new book, America's most popular political figure speaks about what he's been doing to oppose the Trump agenda and strengthen the progressive movement, how America can go forward as a nation and the impact that can have on the global stage.

    In an era that leaves many would-be liberal and progressive voters feeling frustrated about politics, Bernie Sanders shows what he stands for, not just what he stands against. In this book, he details the core values of the progressive movement and translates them into the actions that will truly uplift the nation and the world.

    Praise for Bernie Sanders:

    'A decent, honest person. It's pretty unusual in the political system.' — Noam Chomsky

    'Gives us a glimpse of what politics could be like.' — Yanis Varoufakis

    'Bernie Sanders has changed US politics for ever.' — Owen Jones

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Who Paid the Piper? The CIA & the Cultural Cold War
    Who Paid the Piper? The CIA & the Cultural Cold War
    ISBN: 9781862073272
    Title: Who Paid the Piper? The CIA & the Cultural Cold War

    During the Cold War, writers and artists were faced with a huge challenge. In the Soviet world, they were expected to turn out works that glorified militancy, struggle and relentless optimism. In the West, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy's most cherished possession. But such freedom could carry a cost.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Who Rules the World?
    Who Rules the World?
    ISBN: 9780241189450
    Title: Who Rules the World?
    Author: CHOMSKY NOAM


    In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky examines the way that the United States, despite the rise of Europe and Asia, still largely sets the terms of global discourse. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the sordid history of U.S. involvement with Cuba to the sanctions on Iran, he details how America's rhetoric of freedom and human rights so often diverges from its actions. He delves deep into the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel-Palestine, providing unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet. And, in a new afterword, he addresses the election of Donald Trump and what it shows about American society.

    Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, Who Rules the World? delivers the indispensable understanding of the central issues of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Why We're Polarised
    Why We're Polarised
    ISBN: 9781788166782
    Title: Why We're Polarised
    Author: KLEIN EZRA

    Polarisation is often invoked as proof that our societies are broken but what if it's really the system working as intended?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment
    Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment
    ISBN: 9781783351848
    Title: Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment

    A searing portrait of Britain's hostile environment by the Orwell Prize-winning journalist.

    Paulette Wilson had always assumed she was British. She had spent most of her life in London working as a cook; she even worked in the House of Commons' canteen. How could someone who had lived in England since being a primary school pupil suddenly be classified as an illegal immigrant? It was only through Amelia Gentleman's tenacious investigative and campaigning journalism that it emerged that thousands were in Paulette's position. What united them was that they had all arrived in the UK from the Commonwealth as children in the 1950s and 1960s. In The Windrush Betrayal, Gentleman tells the story of the scandal and exposes deeply disturbing truths about modern Britain.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Witches Are Coming
    Witches Are Coming
    ISBN: 9781760875374
    Title: Witches Are Coming
    Author: WEST LINDY

    In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era.


    From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one.

    In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the twenty-first century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice, and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics-and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history.

    West writes, "We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form-like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can'-white American voters shoved an incompetent, racist con man into the White House."

    We cannot understand how we got here-how the land of the free became Trump's America-without examining the chasm between who we are and who we think we are, without fact-checking the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. The truth can transform us; there is witchcraft in it. Lindy West turns on the light.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • World: A Brief Introduction
    World: A Brief Introduction
    ISBN: 9780399562396
    Title: World: A Brief Introduction

    New York Times Bestseller

    An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders.

    Like it or not, we live in a global era, in which what happens thousands of miles away has the ability to affect our lives. This time, it is a Coronavirus known as Covid-19, which originated in a Chinese city many had never heard of but has spread to the corners of the earth. Next time it could well be another infectious disease from somewhere else. Twenty years ago it was a group of terrorists trained in Afghanistan and armed with box-cutters who commandeered four airplanes and flew them into buildings (and in one case a field) and claimed nearly three thousand lives. Next time it could be terrorists who use a truck bomb or gain access to a weapon of mass destruction. In 2016 hackers in a nondescript office building in Russia traveled virtually in cyberspace to manipulate America's elections. Now they have burrowed into our political life. In recent years, severe hurricanes and large fires linked to climate change have ravaged parts of the earth; in the future we can anticipate even more serious natural disasters. In 2008, it was a global financial crisis caused by mortgage-backed securities in America, but one day it could well be a financial contagion originating in Europe, Asia, or Africa. This is the new normal of the 21st century.

    The World is designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks they need to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world. It will empower them to manage the flood of daily news. Readers will become more informed, discerning citizens, better able to arrive at sound, independent judgments. While it is impossible to predict what the next crisis will be or where it will originate, those who read The World will have what they need to understand its basics and the principal choices for how to respond.

    In short, this book will make readers more globally literate and put them in a position to make sense of this era. Global literacy--knowing how the world works--is a must, as what goes on outside a country matters enormously to what happens inside. Although the United States is bordered by two oceans, those oceans are not moats. And the so-called Vegas rule--what happens there stays there--does not apply in today's world to anyone anywhere. U.S. foreign policy is uniquely American, but the world Americans seek to shape is not. Globalization can be both good and bad, but it is not something that individuals or countries can opt out of. Even if we want to ignore the world, it will not ignore us. The choice we face is how to respond.

    We are connected to this world in all sorts of ways. We need to better understand it, both its promise and its threats, in order to make informed choices, be it as students, citizens, voters, parents, employees, or investors. To help readers do just that, The World focuses on essential history, what makes each region of the world tick, the many challenges globalization presents, and the most influential countries, events, and ideas. Explaining complex ideas with wisdom and clarity, Richard Haass's The World is an evergreen book that will remain relevant and useful as history continues to unfold.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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