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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.
Philosophy After Marx
Marx was among the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. Henning shows he was also the most misinterpreted.
A People's History of Iraq
Iraqis have a long tradition of fighting against foreign and domestic tyranny. Here is their story.
A People's History of Chicago
Named "Best Chicago Poet" by
The Chicago Reader
, Kevin Coval channels Howard Zinn to celebrate the Windy City's hidden history.
People Wasn't Made to Burn
The long-buried story of a Chicagoan's struggle for justice after four of his children perished in a tragic fire.
The Pen and the Sword
Edward W. Said
Interviews with the late Edward Said, world-renowned literary scholar, cultural critic, and advocate for Palestinian rights.
Party and Class
These essays show why we need something more than single-issue organizations, movement coalitions, if we are to achieve real change.
An inspiring memoir by a leading activist in the antiwar and socialist movement in the 1960s.
The Paris Commune
This comprehensive historybased in primary source accountsof worker’s control in Paris considers historic and contemporary debates on the Commune's legacy
The Palestine Communist Party 1919-1948
This is the definitive account of a secular party that forged links between Arabs and Jews.
Young Lords Party
Interviews and photographic essays highlight the spirit of the 70's New York-based organization of Puerto Rican radicals, the Young Lords.
Ours to Master and to Own
Capitalism would have us believe we need our bosses. This volume reveals the history of workers who dare to disagree
Otto Bauer (1881-1938)
A stirring, ground breaking, political biography of the most important leader of the Austrian Social Democratic Workers Party’s, Otto Bauer.
The Origins of Collective Decision Making
With invaluable insight and poignant analysis, Blunden traces the hidden origins of three paradigms of decision-making: Counsel, Majority, and Consensus.
The Origin of Capitalism in England 1400-1600
A spirited defense of Brenner’s thesis about the origins of capitalism in the English countryside based on original archival research.
Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981
Philip S. Foner
A classic, radical history of Black workers' contribution to the American labor movement.
Oranges in No Man's Land
A gripping story of a girl risking death to make a lifesaving dash through wartorn Beirut.
Optimism over Despair
Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy.
On the Formation of Marxism
In this gripping new intellectual biography, Jukka Gronow examines Karl Kautsky’s influence on the European labor movement.
On Power and Ideology
This succinct series of lectures lays out the parameters of Noam Chomsky's foreign policy analysis.
Chomsky and Pappé discuss the past and future of Palestine.
On New Terrain
An insightful and timely analysis of how global economic restructuring will impact workers' struggles in the US.
In a wide-ranging conversation, filmmaker Oliver Stone and writer Tariq Ali discuss world history from the seventh century to today.
On Changing the World
Michael Löwy highlights the cultural, “spiritual,” and ethical dimensions of Marxist thought largely neglected by most of the existing literature.