Recent Books

  • 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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  • The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

    Price: $9.95

    The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    Edited and Introduced by Robert Denoon Cumming
    An excellent introduction to Jean-Paul Sartre’s work, both chronologically and conceptually. Sartre has much to say about everything from love and art to consciousness and personal identity. His insights are profound and in many ways have much relevance to every day life. I would recommend his work to anyone, but especially philosophers, psychologists and ministers/priests.

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  • The Strength of the Wolf

    Price: $14.95

    The Strength of the Wolf
    The Secret History of America’s War on Drugs
    Douglas Valentine

    “This fascinating and engrossing account of early US efforts to control the illegal drug trade is also much more. Valentine deeply examines the practices of the CIA, carefully and skillfully making a connection between it and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN). The book exposes the close relationship between organized crime and those in intelligence. From the Cold War to the 1960s, FBN director Harry Anslinger, in a desperate bid to outflank the FBI, entered into a “suicidal” relationship with the CIA. In 1962, the FBN began “its descent into knave spookery and internecine warfare.”

    “Valentine also smartly examines the CIA’s role in using drugs as a weapon to turn foreign agents and supply funds to anti-communist organizations. His account of MKULTRA — the CIA experiment with LSD — is fascinating and nicely documented. Exploring the deep politics defined by Peter Dale Scott (Deep Politics and the Death of JFK),...

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  • The Future in the Past

    Price: $25.00

    DVD

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  • The Surre(gion)alist Manifesto

    Price: $12.00

    The Surre(gion)alist Manifesto and Other Writings
    Max Cafard

    An inspiring and rollicking brew of Surrealism, anarchism, Chinese philosophy, and Nietzschean trouble-making. Cafard cooks us a non-ideological gumbo with irrepressible spices, castigates conformist philosophy, and shreds pious politics with poetic scythe.

    Contents:
    The Surre(gion)alist Manifesto
    The Politics of the Imagination
    The Dao of Capitalism
    Zhuangzi’s Crazy Wisdom & Da(o)Da(o) Spirituality
    Nietzschean Anarchy & the Post-Mortem Condition
    Derrida’s Secret Name
    The Rorty of the Crowd
    The Dragon of Brno
    Apocalypse and/or Metamorphosis
    Description of a Struggle
    Confession… by “C”
    Bookchin Agonistes

    “Finally! We are lucky to have the essays of this visionary smart-ass in one collection. Surre(gion)alist Cafard points the way to the collective imagined elsewheres of this moribund civilization — while stopping along the way to pin the tail on various obscurantist donkeys. I love his spicy gumbo of common and uncommon sense.” – David Watson,...

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