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Shadows of Tender Fury: The Letters and Communiques of Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
Shadows of Tender Fury
The Letters and Communiques of Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
Paperback      ISBN: 0853459185
Since the 1994 uprisings in the Mexican state of Chiapas, the spokesman of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, a masked rebel who calls himself Subcomandante Marcos, has become a symbol of revolt in the post-cold war era. Here are the words of Marcos, words that recast Mexican politics and revived rebel imaginations everywhere. They look back to the traditions of Indian resistance and the dormant ideals of the Mexican revolution; they look forward to political strategies, styles, and theories that challenge the dominance of capitalism. The Introduction by John Ross situates the Zapatistas in the context of Mexican history and the Afterword by Frank Bardacke discusses their language and politics, as well as their meaning for the U.S. left. This edition also includes an "exclusive" prologue by Subcomandante Marcos and his speech to the Zapatista's August 1994 national convention.
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.
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
No Retreat, No Surrender: Labor's War at Hormel
No Retreat, No Surrender
Labor's War at Hormel
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688077455
Details the bitter 1984 war that broke out between labor and management at the Hormel packinghouse in Minnesota over wage concessions
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).
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.
Marx: A Very Short Introduction
Marx
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback      ISBN: 0192854054
Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. In plain English, he explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's ideas of communism, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy.
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.
Capital: A Critique of Political Policy
Capital
A Critique of Political Policy
Paperback      ISBN: 039472657x
Records Marx's critical study of capitalism as an economic system and briefly evaluates his handling of the subject
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
The True Believer
Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
Paperback      ISBN: 0060505915
Discusses the appeal of mass movements, types of potential converts, factors promoting self-sacrifice, and good and bad mass movements. Reissue.