Ever felt as if someone's stolen your brain numerous examples of idiocy, buffoonery in high places, 'famous' nobodies, decisions that defy all logic? The question is why? How come our world, yours and mine, has been taken over by morons? How come questions are answered by a 'whatever' shrug, or not answered at all...while you... read more
In this important new collection of interviews with the acclaimed radio journalist David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky discuses U.S. foreign policy in the post-9/11 world. Barsamian has a unique rapport with Chomsky having conducted more interviews and radio broadcasts with him than any other journalist, and here explores topics Ch... read more
Focusing on the work of Darwin, Nietzsche and Bergson, showing its relevance to cultural and social theory influential theorist Elizabeth Grosz investigates the social and political implications of evolutionary change. 'Always one to take on big questions, Grosz wants to shift the attention of feminist and other radical so... read more
September 1997. In an Amman street, five men purporting to be Canadian tourists accost a Palestinian and inject a mysterious chemical into his ear. Within 48 hours it should kill him and leave no trace. The assailants were Mossad agents; their target was Khalid Mishal, head of Hamas's political bureau in Jordan. But, after 48... read more
Since delivering his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama has been hailed as the clear savior of not only the Democratic party, but of the integrity of American politics. Despite the fact that he burst onto the national scene seemingly overnight, his name recognition has grown by leaps and b... read more
For millennia, humankind has exploited the Earth without counting the cost. Now, as the world warms and weather patterns dramatically change, the Earth is beginning to fight back. James Lovelock, one of the giants of environmental thinking, argues passionately and poetically that, although global warming is now inevitable, we... read more
Like the bestselling Freakonomics or Blink, here is a book that combines a professor's expertise with stories from everyday life to provide a striking new view of how our world works. Ever since Einstein's study of Brownian Motion, scientists have understood that a little disorder actually makes systems more effective. But mo... read more
|Author:||John Ralston Saul|
Despite the near-religious conviction with which it was originally conceived, a growing vagueness now surrounds its original promise that nation-states were heading toward irrelevance, to be replaced by the power of global markets; that economics, not politics or arms, would determine the course of human events; that growth i... read more
In 1999 Tobias Jones emigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he discovered a very different country, besieged by unfathomable terrorism and deep-seated paranoia, where crime is scarcely ever met with punishment. The Dark Heart of Italy is Jones's accoun... read more
The idea of finding a "third way" in politics has been widely discussed - not only in the UK, but in the US, Continental Europe and Latin America. But what is the third way? Supporters of the notion haven't been able to agree, and critics deny the possibility altogether. Anthony Giddens shows that developing a third way is no... read more
|Author:||David T. Suzuki|
This volume is the collected writings on science, nature, technology, economics, politics and the connectedness of all things, by leading environmentalists.
From Seattle to Porto Alegre, anti-capitalist protests have captured the headlines and the public imagination. Behind these dramatic eruptions of anger against global capitalism lie local, more individual stories of resistance, no less important for being less confrontational.
Germaine Greer challenges white Australians to come to terms with their past and present relationship with the indigenous community. She discusses Australia's culture today, the current reconciliation process and the white guilt that she believes is destroying Australia.
|Author:||Joseph E. Stiglitz (Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia University, USA)|
Our world is changing. Globalisation is not working. It is hurting those it was meant to help. And now, the tide is turning . . . Explosive and shocking, Globalization and Its Discontents is the bestselling expose of the all-powerful organisations that control our lives - from the man who has seen them at work first hand. ... read more
War has spread from the borders of India to the forests in the very heart of the country. Combining brilliant analysis and reportage by one of India's iconic writers, "Broken Republic" examines the nature of progress and development in the emerging global superpower, and asks fundamental questions about modern civilization it... read more
|Author:||Andri Snaer Magnason|
Full of astonishing personal stories, this is an essential and incisive discussion on China today - a country on an environmental precipice that will affect the entire world - and a compelling look at the lives of its people.
With foul air, filthy water, rising temperatures and encroaching deserts, China is already ... read more