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Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie
Better Than Sex
Confessions of a Political Junkie
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679424474
An outrageous, apocalyptic odyssey through the American electoral process provides insights and observations on the 1992 presidential campaign by the author of Generation of Swine. 75,000 first printing.
Hons And Rebels
Hons And Rebels
Paperback      ISBN: 1590171101
Jessica Mitford, the great muckraking journalist, was part of a legendary English aristocratic family. Her sisters included Nancy, doyenne of the 1920s London smart set and a noted novelist and biographer; Diana, wife to the English fascist chief Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, who fell head over in heels in love with Hitler; and Deborah, later the Duchess of Devonshire. Jessica swung left and moved to America, where she took part in the civil rights movement and wrote her classic exposé of the undertaking business, The American Way of Death. Hons and Rebels is the hugely entertaining tale of Mitford's upbringing, which was, as she dryly remarks, “not exactly conventional. . . Debo spent silent hours in the chicken house learning to do an exact imitation of the look of pained concentration that comes over a hen's face when it is laying an egg. . . . Unity and I made up a complete language called Boudledidge, unintelligible to any but ourselves, in which we translated various dirty songs (for safe singing in front of the grown-ups).” But Mitford found her family's world as smothering as it was singular and, determined to escape it, she eloped with Esmond Romilly, Churchill's nephew, to go fight in the Spanish Civil War. The ensuing scandal, in which a British destroyer was dispatched to recover the two truants, inspires some of Mitford's funniest, and most pointed, pages. A family portrait, a tale of youthful folly and high-spirited adventure, a study in social history, a love story, Hons and Rebels is a delightful contribution to the autobiographer's art.
Understanding History: Marxist Essays
Understanding History
Marxist Essays
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0873486056
Living My Life
Living My Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0486225437
The autobiography of the early radical leader and her participation in communist, anarchist, and feminist activities
Equal Shares: Making Market Socialism Work
Equal Shares
Making Market Socialism Work
Paperback      ISBN: 1859840531
“Nice idea, but it doesn’t work in practice.” How often have socialists had this claim thrown back at them? And now, after the events of 1989, many of the Left are openly wondering what a defensible idea of socialism would be. This work addresses this question, taking as its point of departure John Roemer’s model of “coupon socialism”. Roemer’s model aims to combine the market with a commitment to equality through a simple, yet starkly radical, proposal: all citizens would receive an equal number of coupons with which to buy ownership rights (voting, dividends) in companies. These coupons would constitute a second, separate form of currency, but could not be exchanged for ordinary money, nor transferred to other people. Not all the contributors to this collection endorse Roemer’s working model of market socialism, but they are all stimulated by his foray into a “real utopia”.
Freedom from Fear and Other Writings
Freedom from Fear and Other Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0140253173
A new collection of writings by the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner includes her acceptance speech as delivered by her son during her six-year incarceration and numerous reminiscences on her role in politics and her fear for her people. Original.
A Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-violent Conflict
A Force More Powerful
A Century of Non-violent Conflict
Paperback      ISBN: 0312240503
Surveying a century of non-violence, this unique book chronicles the successful efforts of Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, and millions of others to confront tyranny and oppression peacefully. Reprint.
Upheaval in the Quiet Zone: A History of Hospital Workers' Union, Local 1199
Upheaval in the Quiet Zone
A History of Hospital Workers' Union, Local 1199
Paperback      ISBN: 0252060474
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
Paperback      ISBN: 094032234x
In 1892, Alexander Berkman, Russian émigré, anarchist, and lover of Emma Goldman, attempted to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The act was intended both as retribution for the massacre of workers in the Homestead strike and as an incitement to revolution. Captured and sentenced to serve a prison term of twenty-two years, Berkman struggled to make sense of the shadowy and brutalized world of the prison—one that hardly conformed to revolutionary expectation.
Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time
Soul of a Citizen
Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0312204353
A social activist uses stories of ordinary Americans who have found fulfillment in participation to inspire and encourage others to follow the same path