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

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • Active Measures The Secret History of Disinformation & Political Warfare
    Active Measures The Secret History of Disinformation & Political Warfare
    ISBN: 9781788164757
    Title: Active Measures The Secret History of Disinformation & Political Warfare
    Author: RID THOMAS

    This startling history of secret psychological operations traces the century-long rise of organised deception from the Russian Revolution to contemporary internet troll farms.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Age of Anger: A History of the Present
    Age of Anger: A History of the Present
    ISBN: 9780141984087
    Title: Age of Anger: A History of the Present
    Author: MISHRA PANKAJ

    How can we explain the paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world-from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century, delivering a history of our present predicament unlike any other. He shows that as the world became modern, those who were unable to enjoy its promises-or who were left, or pushed, behind-reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: with intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. They became increasinglysusceptible to demagogues. Today, just as then, the wide embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast billions adrift, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity-with the same terrible results. - For readers of Elizabeth Kolbert and Naomi Klein

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    Price: $31.00
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  • All Out War: Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class
    All Out War: Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class
    ISBN: 9780008215170
    Title: All Out War: Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class
    Author: SHIPMAN TIM

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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



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

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00
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  • American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, & Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, & Treachery
    American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, & Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, & Treachery
    ISBN: 9780593182536
    Title: American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, & Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, & Treachery
    Author: UNGER CRAIG

    Kompromat& n.--Russian for "compromising information"

    This is a story of dirty secrets, and the most powerful people in the world.

    Craig Unger's new book,& American Kompromat,& tells of the spies and salacious events underpinning men's reputations and riches. It tells& how a relatively insignificant targeting operation by the KGB's New York& rezidentura& (New York Station)& more than forty years ago--an attempt to recruit an influential businessman as a new asset--triggered a sequence of intelligence protocols that morphed into the greatest intelligence bonanza in history. And it tells of a coterie of associates, reaching all the way into the office of the Attorney General, who stood to advance power, and themselves.

    Based on extensive, exclusive interviews with dozens of high-level sources--Soviets who& resigned from the KGB and moved to the United States, former officers in the CIA, FBI counterintelligence agents, lawyers at white-shoe Washington firms--and analysis of thousands of pages of FBI investigations, police investigations, and news articles in English, Russian, and Ukrainian,& American Kompromat& shows that something much more sinister and important has been taking place than the public could ever imagine: namely, that from Donald Trump to Jeffrey Epstein,& kompromat& operations documented the darkest secrets of the most powerful people in the world and transformed them into potent weapons.&

    Was Donald Trump a Russian asset? Just how compromised was he? And how could such an audacious feat have been accomplished?& American Kompromat& is situated in the ongoing context of the Trump-Russia scandal and the new era of hybrid warfare, kleptocrats, and authoritarian right-wing populism it helped accelerate. To answer these questions and more, Craig Unger reports, is to understand& kompromat--operations that amassed compromising information on the richest and most powerful men on earth, and that leveraged power by appealing to what is for some the most prized possession of all: their vanity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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  • American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, & Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, & Treachery
    American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, & Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, & Treachery
    ISBN: 9781922310958
    Title: American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, & Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, & Treachery
    Author: UNGER CRAIG

    **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

    Kompromat n.--Russian for compromising information

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00

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


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


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


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


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


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



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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer <BR>
    American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer
    ISBN: 9780375726262
    Title: American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer

    Author: BIRD KAI & SHERWIN MARTIN J

    J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Angela Davis: Seize the Time!
    Angela Davis: Seize the Time!
    ISBN: 9783777435749
    Title: Angela Davis: Seize the Time!
    Author: BEEGAN GERRY (EDITOR); DONNA GUSTAFSON (EDITOR)

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Antifa
    Antifa
    ISBN: 9780522873061
    Title: Antifa
    Author: BRAY MARK

    In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Donald Trump's initial refusal to denounce the white nationalists behind it all, the "antifa" opposition movement is suddenly appearing everywhere. But what is it, precisely? And where did it come from?As long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism--also known as "antifa." Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and '30s, the antifa movement has suddenly burst into the headlines amid opposition to the Trump administration and the alt-right. They could be seen in news reports, often clad all in black with balaclavas covering their faces, demonstrating at the presidential inauguration, and on California college campuses protesting far-right speakers, and most recently, on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, protecting, among others, a group of ministers including Cornel West from neo-Nazi violence. (West would later tell reporters, "The anti-fascists saved our lives.")Simply, antifa aims to deny fascists the opportunity to promote their oppressive politics, and to protect tolerant communities from acts of violence promulgated by fascists. Critics say shutting down political adversaries is anti-democratic; antifa adherents argue that the horrors of fascism must never be allowed the slightest chance to triumph again.In a smart and gripping investigation, historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray provides a detailed survey of the full history of anti-fascism from its origins to the present day--the first transnational history of postwar anti-fascism in English. Based on interviews with anti-fascists from around the world, Antifa details the tactics of the movement and the philosophy behind it, offering insight into the growing but little-understood resistance fighting back against fascism in all its guises.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber Intelligence Agency
    Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber Intelligence Agency
    ISBN: 9781526605474
    Title: Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber Intelligence Agency
    Author: FERRIS JOHN

    The first authorised history of GCHQ, celebrating 100 years of Britain's most secretive intelligence agency, written with unprecedented access to classified archives. The authorised history will chart the role of GCHQ from its origins in the First World War, through Bletchley Park and the Cold War to its discreet but crucial role in keeping the UK safe today.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Bel Canto
    Bel Canto
    ISBN: 9781841155838
    Title: Bel Canto
    Author: PATCHETT ANN

    From the bestselling author of ""The Magician's Assistant"" comes a marvelous novel of love, opera, and terrorism set in South America. Two couples, complete opposites, fall in love; sexual identities become confused; and a horrific imprisonment is transformed into an unexpected heaven on earth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Between Five Eyes: 50 Years of Intelligence Sharing
    Between Five Eyes: 50 Years of Intelligence Sharing
    ISBN: 9781922387806
    Title: Between Five Eyes: 50 Years of Intelligence Sharing
    Author: WELLS ANTHONY

    UK-US intelligence and the wider Five Eyes community of Canada, Australia and New Zealand is primarily about one main thing, relationships. In this remarkable book, Anthony Wells charts fifty years of change, turmoil, intense challenges, successes and failures, and never-ending abiding UK-US and Five Eyes relationships. He traces the development of institutions that he firmly believes have sustained and indeed may have saved the free world, Western democracies and their allies from those ill disposed to the value system and culture of our nations. More than a chronology of the UK-US intelligence community during this fifty-year period, it is also a personal insight into key relationships and how the abiding strength of the US and the UK and its Five Eyes allies relationships. The author has relied on his own extensive unclassified collection of papers, personal notes, diaries, as well as his family library for source material to create this book.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, & Compromise in Putin's Russia
    Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, & Compromise in Putin's Russia
    ISBN: 9781783783724
    Title: Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, & Compromise in Putin's Russia
    Author: YAFFA JOSHUA

    In this penetrating exploration of contemporary Russia, Joshua Yaffa meets a variety of Russians - from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians - who have built their careers and constructed their identities in the shadow of the Putin system. Torn between their own ambitions and the omnipresent demands of the state, each has found that compromise is essential for survival and success. Some extract benefits and privileges through cunning and cynicism, others less adept at navigating the system are left broken and demoralised.

    With sensitivity and depth, Yaffa profiles Russians from institutions such as the Bolshoi and Channel 1, from the major cities, and from regions such as Chechnya, post-annexation Crimea, and the Urals, including an Orthodox priest at war with the church hierarchy and a Chechen humanitarian who turns a blind eye to persecutions. The result is an intimate and probing portrait of a nation much discussed but little understood. And by showing how citizens shape their lives around the demands of a capricious and repressive state, Yaffa offers urgent lessons about the nature of modern authoritarianism.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bland Fanatics Liberals: the West & the Afterlives of Empires
    Bland Fanatics Liberals: the West & the Afterlives of Empires
    ISBN: 9781788737333
    Title: Bland Fanatics Liberals: the West & the Afterlives of Empires
    Author: MISHRA PANKAJ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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    Price: $38.00
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  • Brief History of Neoliberalism
    Brief History of Neoliberalism
    ISBN: 9780199283279
    Title: Brief History of Neoliberalism
    Author: HARVEY DAVID

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
    Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
    ISBN: 9781786076274
    Title: Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
    Author: MILLER JAMES

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, & Reason
    Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, & Reason
    ISBN: 9781501187292
    Title: Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, & Reason
    Author: CHAPO TRAP HOUSE; BIEDERMAN FELIX; CHRISTMAN MATT

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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Chomsky for Activists
    Chomsky for Activists
    ISBN: 9780367543396
    Title: Chomsky for Activists
    Author: CHOMSKY NOAM

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

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

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

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

    Climate change: watershed or endgame?

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

    $33.00
  • Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future
    Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future
    ISBN: 9781786634450
    Title: Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future
    Author: MANN GEOFF & WAINWRIGHT JOEL

    Despite all the science and summits, leading capitalist states have not managed to mitigate anything close to an adequate level of carbon emissions. There is no way the world will warm less than the critical 2C threshold. What are the likely political-economic outcomes? Where is our warming world headed? Possibilities in the struggle for climate justice depend on our capacity to anticipate where the existing global order is likely to go. Climate Leviathan provides a radical way of thinking about how environmental change will intensify existing challenges to global order, unearthing the forces for a planetary variation on existing forms of sovereignty. Drawing on a wide range of political thought, Wainwright and Mann argue that rapid climate change will transform global political economy and our world' s basic political arrangements, leading toward a capitalist planetary sovereignty. Alternative futures must be constructed in the face of these transformations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Consequences of Capitalism
    Consequences of Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780241482612
    Title: Consequences of Capitalism
    Author: CHOMSKY NOAM & WATERSTONE MARV


    An essential primer on capitalism, politics and how the world works, based on the hugely popular undergraduate lecture series 'What is Politics?'


    Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society.

    'Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It represents both a crisis and an opportunity. Everything depends on the actions that people take into their own hands.'

    How does politics shape our world, our lives and our perceptions? How much of 'common sense' is actually driven by the ruling classes' needs and interests? And how are we to challenge the capitalist structures that now threaten all life on the planet?

    Consequences of Capitalism exposes the deep, often unseen connections between neoliberal 'common sense' and structural power. In making these linkages, we see how the current hegemony keeps social justice movements divided and marginalized. And, most importantly, we see how we can fight to overcome these divisions.



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    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Crime in Progress The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    Crime in Progress The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    ISBN: 9780241447628
    Title: Crime in Progress The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    Author: SIMPSON GLENN; PETER FRITSCH


    ** THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

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

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


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


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


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


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


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



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Crime in Progress: The History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    Crime in Progress: The History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    ISBN: 9780141992983
    Title: Crime in Progress: The History of the Trump-Russia Investigation

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Crimes Against Humanity: the Struggle for Global Justice
    Crimes Against Humanity: the Struggle for Global Justice
    ISBN: 9780141974835
    Title: Crimes Against Humanity: the Struggle for Global Justice
    Author: ROBERTSON GEOFFREY

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

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Culture & Imperialism
    Culture & Imperialism
    ISBN: 9780099967507
    Title: Culture & Imperialism
    Author: SAID EDWARD W.

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    ISBN: 9780307947901
    Title: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    Author: MAYER JANE

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Death of Truth
    Death of Truth
    ISBN: 9780008312787
    Title: Death of Truth
    Author: KAKUTANI MICHIKO

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

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $27.00

    $27.00
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