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From Marx to Gramsci: A Reader in Revolutionary Marxist Politics : Historical Overview and Selection
From Marx to Gramsci
A Reader in Revolutionary Marxist Politics : Historical Overview and Selection
Paperback      ISBN: 1573924911
The readings collected here—of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Rosa Luxemburg, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Antonio Gramsci— reflect the experience of the labor, socialist, and communist movements that did so much to shape modern history. A dedication to working-class revolution gives coherence to the influential philosophical, economic, sociological, and historical works of these writers. Paul Le Blanc's introductory essay probes the structure and dynamics of Marxism as a political orientation, tracing connections among components that can be found in the readings: the theory of capitalist development, the theory of the labor movement, the strategy of revolution, the conception of the transition to socialism. Others identified with the Marxist tradition—such as Plekhanov, Kautsky, Stalin, Mao—are also discussed, and attention is given to perspectives of such varied critics of Marxism as Sidney Hook, Bertram D. Wolfe, James Burnham, Daniel Bell, Robert Heilbroner, and C. Wright Mills. Historical reflections are blended with discussion of the durability of capitalism, the disappointment of hopes for workers' revolution, the "collapse of communism," issues of race and gender, the environment, and challenges of the twenty-first century.
Fixed Ideas: America Since 9.11
Fixed Ideas
America Since 9.11
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170733
Discusses the rhetoric and media strategies of George W. Bush following the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie
Better Than Sex
Confessions of a Political Junkie
Paperback      ISBN: 0345396359
Twenty years after Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 the rogue journalist returns to the presidential campaign trail--comfortably ensconced in front of the TV--with biting, twisted observations on the political scene. Reprint.
Alone in His Teacher's House
Alone in His Teacher's House
Paperback      ISBN: 0679819495
Marvin discovers that he had bitten off more than he can chew when he is asked by his teacher to dog-sit for a week. Simultaneous.
No Pity: People With Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
No Pity
People With Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
Paperback      ISBN: 0812924126
Discusses the struggle of disabled people to challenge discrimination and explains how the disabled used their political clout to gain passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
The Motorcycle Diaries
Notes on a Latin American Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 1876175702
The book of the popular movie STARRING GAEL GARCIA BERNAL NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The young Che Guevara’s lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Times bestseller. This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an insightful perspective on the man and the icon. “A journey, a number of journeys. Ernesto Guevara in search of adventure, Ernesto Guevara in search of America, Ernesto Guevara in search of Che. On this journey of journeys, solitude found solidarity, ‘I’ turned into ‘we’.
Chronicles of Dissent
Chronicles of Dissent
Paperback      ISBN: 0962883883
Published by Common Courage Press, Box 702, Corner 139 & Jackson Road, Monroe, ME 04951. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Search for Order 1877-1920
Search for Order 1877-1920
Paperback      ISBN: 0809001047
At the end of the Reconstruction, the spread of science and technology, industrialism, urbanization, immigration, and economic depressions eroded Americans' conventional beliefs in individualism and a divinely ordained social system. In The Search for Order, Robert Wiebe shows how, in subsequent years, during theProgressive Era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Americans sought the organizing principles around which a new viable social order could be constructed in the modern world. This subtle and sophisticated study combines the virtues of historical narrative, sociological analysis, and social criticism.
Anarchism, and Other Essays
Anarchism, and Other Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0486224848
Powerful, penetrating, prophetic essays on direct action, role of minorities, prison reform, puritan hypocrisy, violence, etc.
Living My Life
Living My Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0486225445
The autobiography of the early radical leader and her participation in communist, anarchist, and feminist activities