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Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think
Moral Politics
How Liberals and Conservatives Think
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0226467716
In this classic text, the first full-scale application of cognitive science to politics, George Lakoff analyzes the unconscious and rhetorical worldviews of liberals and conservatives, discovering radically different but remarkably consistent conceptions of morality on both the left and right. For this new edition, Lakoff adds a preface and an afterword extending his observations to major ideological conflicts since the book's original publication, from the impeachment of Bill Clinton to the 2000 presidential election and its aftermath.
On Liberty: With the Subjection of Women and Chapters on Socialism
On Liberty
With the Subjection of Women and Chapters on Socialism
Paperback      ISBN: 0521379172
John Stuart Mill is one of the few indisputably classic authors in the history of political thought. On Liberty, first published in 1851, has become celebrated as the most powerful defense of the freedom of the individual and it is now widely regarded as the most important theoretical foundation for Liberalism as a political creed. Similarly, his The Subjection of Women, a powerful indictment of the political, social, and economic position of women, has become one of the cardinal documents of modern feminism. This edition brings together these two classic texts, plus Mill's posthumous Chapters on Socialism, his somewhat neglected examination of the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of Socialism. The Editor's substantial Introduction places these three works in the context both of Mill's life and of nineteenth-century intellectual and political history, and assesses their continuing relevance.
Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787
Miracle at Philadelphia
The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787
Paperback      ISBN: 0316103985
This book is a history of the Federal Convention in Philadelphia that resulted in the Constitution of the United States.
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic
The All-Consuming Epidemic
Paperback      ISBN: 1576751996
Writings on the consequences of the pursuit of material wealth examine its origins and evolution, citing the impact of materialism on families, communities, and the environment while suggesting strategies for implementing healthier and healing practices. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East
What Went Wrong?
The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East
Paperback      ISBN: 0060516054
A leading authority on Near Eastern studies explores the decline of Islamic power in the Middle East and traces the impact of these events on the modern era.
The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition
The Radical Reader
A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition
Paperback      ISBN: 1565846826
Key documents illustrate the richness of the American radical tradition. Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, socialists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought stubbornly to breathe life into the promises of freedom and equality that lie at the heart of American democracy. The first anthology of its kind, The Radical Reader brings together more than 200 primary documents in a comprehensive collection of the writings of America's native radical tradition. Spanning the time from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, the documents have been drawn from a wealth of sourcesspeeches, manifestos, newspaper editorials, literature, pamphlets, and private letters. From Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" to Kate Millett's "Sexual Politics," these are the documents that sparked, guided, and distilled the most influential movements in American history. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included. Includes: Common Sense, Thomas Paine Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln Confession, Nat Turner Last Speech to the Jury, John Brown Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, Sarah Grimke Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Seneca Falls Convention Life in the Iron Mills, Rebecca Harding Davis Speech to Striking Coal Miners, Mother Jones Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. The Ballot or the Bullet, Malcolm X The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
Glensheen's Daughter: The Marjorie Congdon Story
Glensheen's Daughter
The Marjorie Congdon Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1893088340
Elisabeth Congdon, an heiress beloved in her community, is found smothered in her bed. Her night nurse has been bludgeoned to death with a candlestick. Evidence points to Roger Caldwell and her adopted daughter Marjorie. This is the inside story of Marjorie Caldwell and the stream of mysterious arsons and murders that have followed in her wake.
Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich
Wealth and Democracy
A Political History of the American Rich
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0767905334
Explores the history of the American rich, from the founding of the nation to the present day, exposing a detrimental political pattern that has hindered the democratic process and profoundly impacted the nation's economy.
Covenant & Constitutionalism: The Great Frontier and the Matrix of Federal Democracy
Covenant & Constitutionalism
The Great Frontier and the Matrix of Federal Democracy
Hardcover      ISBN: 1560002352
This volume traces the trends and the developing relationships of constitutionalism and covenant that ultimately led to the transformation of the latter into the former. Elazar explores the paths that emerged out of the constitutionalized covenantal tradition in Europe such as federalism, communitarianism, and the cooperative movement.
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0486275639
Representative sampling of Thoreau's most frequently read and cited essays: "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849), "Life without Principle" (1863), "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1869) and "Walking" (1862).