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Stefanie von Schnurbein
offers a thorough investigation of Germanic Neopaganism (Asatru) through an international and comprehensive historical perspective.
The Philosophy of Living Experience
This is the best introduction to the thought of Bogdanov, a Russian polymath who was a co-founder of the Bolshevik-Party.
Power and Resistance
Two of the left’s most important academics analyze the politics and economics of US imperialism’s relationship with Latin America.
The Practical Essence of Man
This book depicts in detail the rise and fall of a remarkable phenomenon in Soviet Marxism: The Activity Approach.’
The Prisms of Gramsci
Marcos Del Roio
Del Roio argues, against prevailing wisdom, that throughout Gramsci's life there existed a total continuity between political-praxis and philosophical reflection
Utopia and the Dialectic in Latin American Liberation
A stirring Marxist-Humanist analysis of recent liberation struggles waged by indigenous communities across Latin American.
Yassin al-Haj Saleh
Saleh urges us to oppose intervention of imperialist powers in Syria, and reject the tyranny of the Assad regime.
Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People
A sharp-witted indictment of our broken political system and a vision for a socialist alternative that is truly by and for the people.
A Beautiful Ghetto
Allen asks us to see beyond the the violence and poverty that all too often defines the "ghetto."
Eve L. Ewing
Original meditations on race, gender, identity, and the joy and pain of growing up, from a distinctive new voice.
In the Shadows of the American Century
Alfred W. McCoy
Explores the distinctive instruments of American ascent to global domination and hegemony--including covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and surveillance.
Optimism over Despair
Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy.
History of the Russian Revolution
An unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history.
The Lost Revolution
Without understanding the defeat of the German Revolution, the great barbarisms that swept Europe in the 1930s cannot be understood.
Marxism and the Party
The question of party organization has been a central concern of Marxists for more than a century.
Party and Class
These essays show why we need something more than single-issue organizations, movement coalitions, if we are to achieve real change.
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In the Russian revolution of 1917, workers took control of a major country for the first time in history.
The Bolsheviks Come to Power
A classic work depicting the early months of the Russian Revolution. With a new introduction for the Revolution's centenary.
Writer and actor Wallace Shawn's probing, honest, and self-critical take on civilization and its discontents.
The Whiskey of our Discontent
Quraysh Ali Lansana
Georgia A. Popoff
Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.
No Is Not Enough
“This year's most immediately useful political book.” —Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017
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Through detailed case studies,
unravels the potential and limitations of urban social movements on an international level.
My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter
Powerful, poetic meditations on motherhood, sisterhood, spirituality, solidarity, displacement/gentrification, racism, and sexism.
Deliverance from Slavery
Deliverance from slavery was a central concern of Biblical verse. Boer aims to reclaim this focus for today's struggles.