Recent Books

  • What Is Direct Action?

    Price: $4.00

    What Is Direct Action?
    New Left Lessons in Reframing Revolutionary Strategy
    Mitchel Cohen

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  • It Had To Be Revolution

    Price: $24.95

    It Had To Be Revolution
    Memoirs of an American Radical
    Charles Shipman
    From Publishers Weekly:

    Although Shipman (1895-1989) was not a leader of the American left, his exceptionally vivid memoir recalls an unusual life and evokes the spirit of early 20th-century radicalism. Born Charles Phillips in New York City, he discovered socialism while a student at Columbia University. He first attracted attention in 1918, when he resisted induction into the Army. Subsequently, he fled to Mexico, where, using one of a series of pseudonyms, he met the Soviet ambassador Michael Borodin. In 1920, he attended the Second Congress of the Communist International in Moscow and was impressed by the charismatic Lenin. His path eventually led to Chicago, where as Manuel Gomez, he joined the then-clandestine Communist Party. By 1929 he was in New York City again, as Charles Shipman, a secretly anti-capitalist financial journalist (his ideology prompted him to discourage investment in stocks; ironically, his pre-crash negativism was eventually to give him a reputation for astuteness)....

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  • Love and Politics

    Price: $9.95

    Love and Politics
    Judith MalinaLove and Politics is a collection of poems
    and dramatic texts by Judith Malina of the
    Living Theatre.

    Love and Politics offers a poetic approach
    to two of the themes which have been
    at the center of The Living Theatre’s
    work since the company’s founding in 1947
    — the interaction of the political process
    and the force of love. The work of
    Malina, Hanon Reznikov and Julian Beck is focussed
    on humanity’s millennial dream of
    uniting these aspects of life in a
    cosmically inspired fusion that transcends
    the quotidian contradictions that have
    fostered the alienation that separates
    most people from the realization of their
    highest potential.

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  • The Found Generation

    Price: $22.95

    The Found Generation
    Chinese Communists in Europe During the Twenties
    Marilyn A. Levine
    In contrast to the Lost Generation of youth in the West, who were disoriented and disillusioned by the First World War and its aftermath, the Chinese youth born between 1895 and 1905 not only believed they had a duty to “save” their nation but pursued their goal through social and political experimentation. The vigorous purpose and optimism of this Found Generation contrasted with the apathy and detachment of their Western counterparts, who followed a different path in coming to terms with the new world of the twentieth century.

    Just after the First World War, sixteen hundred Chinese young men and women traveled to Europe, most of them to France, as members of the Work-Study Movement. Their goal was to study Western technology and culture and utilize this knowledge to achieve “national salvation,” and they planned to finance their study at European schools by factory work....

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  • Double Trouble

    Price: $13.00

    Double Trouble
    Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives
    Greil Marcus

    In this witty exploration of popular culture, critic Greil Marcus draws on several of his previously published essays to point out striking similarities between Elvis Presley and President Clinton. He also discusses other 20th-century celebrities who have helped shape American culture, including Sinead O’Connor, Andy Warhol, and Bob Dylan.

    Reviews:
    “For a man so fearlessly counter-cultural that he dares reprint an entire irrelevant essay on Marianne Faithfull (wherein he approvingly quotes the chanteuse saying ‘I identified with Ulrike Meinhof’), Marcus is oddly conformist when it comes to the staid old Democratic National Committee. He regurgitates, without the smallest digestive amendment, every morsel of its propaganda. Bill was set up by the extreme right wing, he was a hound dog who needed his space, he didn’t do it anyway, or if he did, they all do it….Please.” (Washington Post –...

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  • Freedom and Modernity

    Price: $9.95

    Freedom and ModernityRichard Dien WinfieldThis book questions the postmodern credo that the autonomy of reason and action is a delusion, concealing our entrapment in historical convention and masking a logocentric domination. The author shows how this dogma not only assails a false vision of self-determination, but also how it ignores the way in which a critique of rational autonomy can provide no epistemology or ethics, nor any critique of modernity, without embracing the very independence of thought and conduct that it spurns. Freedom and Modernity offers a positive alternative revealing how self-determination is the very substance of legitimacy for both knowledge and conduct.

    Richard Dien Winfield is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Overcoming Foundations; The Just Economy; and Reason and Justice.

    Table Of Contents

    Introduction

    A Note on the Text

    Part I: Autonomous Reason

    1. The Method of Autonomous Reason
    2....

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