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The War for Kindness

The War for Kindness

Jamil Zaki

At the forefront of empathy research, Dr. Jamil Zaki has made an important discovery: empathy is flexible.

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How We Fight White Supremacy

How We Fight White Supremacy

Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin

This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice-and ideas for how each of us can contribute.

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Rockonomics

Rockonomics

Alan Krueger

How the music industry explains the workings of our economy, the changes of markets and prepares us the future - from one of the modern era's foremost economists

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 Special priceSiege: Trump Under Fire

Siege: Trump Under Fire

Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.

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The Management of Savagery

The Management of Savagery

Max Blumenthal

The Management of Savagery tells the story of the parallel rise of international jihadism and Western ultra-nationalism. Since Washington's secret funding of the Mujahideen following the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in...

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Never Ending Nightmare: The Neoliberal Assault on Democracy

Never Ending Nightmare: The Neoliberal Assault on Democracy

Pierre Dardot, Christian Laval

How do we explain the strange survival of the forcesresponsible for the 2008 economic crisis, one of the worst since 1929? How do we explain the fact that neoliberalism has emerged from the crisis strengthened? When it broke, a...

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On the Other Side of Freedom

On the Other Side of Freedom

DeRay Mckesson

Our work needs no more martyrs. You can fight these fights and live.

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The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

Anna Fifield

The behind-the-scenes story of the rise and reign of the world's strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist with the best connections and insights into the bizarrely dangerous world of North Korea.

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 Read reviewSuperior: The Return of Race Science

Superior: The Return of Race Science

Angela Saini

'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge

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Licence to be Bad: How Economics Corrupted Us

Licence to be Bad: How Economics Corrupted Us

Jonathan Aldred

A scathing examination of how, by making market efficiency our moral standard, we've come to believe that bad is good.

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The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s 1984

Dorian Lynskey

In The Ministry of Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's 1984: one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, a perennial bestseller, and a work that remains more relevant than ever in today's tumultuous...

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Jonathan Ree

An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures

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A Summer with Montaigne

A Summer with Montaigne

Antoine Compagnon, Tina Kover

In his writing and his person, Michel de Montaigne embodied the Humanist ideal. He stands at the start of the French Renaissance in philosophy and literature. But what does Montaigne have to tell us about how to think and live...

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Bitcoin Billionaires

Bitcoin Billionaires

Ben Mezrich

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House comes the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on cryptocurrency and its dazzling pay-off.

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Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World

Why Superman Doesn’t Take Over The World

J. Brian O'Roark (University Professor of Economics, Robert Morris University, US)

Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World: What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics probes the motivations of our favourite heroes, and considers what it would look like if their stories played out in reality.

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Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury

Michael Wolff

The New York Times and Sunday Times number one book that exposed the chaos of Donald Trump's White House to the world, now in paperback with a new afterword by the author.

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Biased

Biased

Jennifer Eberhardt

In Biased Jennifer Eberhardt draws on groundbreaking research to demonstrate that even without explicit racism, our unconscious biases powerfully shape our behaviour leading to racial disparities in all sectors of society.

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The Long '68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

The Long ‘68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

Richard Vinen

The 'long 68' is a striking and original attempt, half a century on, to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies which are in practice now extraordinarily remote from...

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The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

Sisonke Msimang

An elegant and challenging portrait of the extraordinary, glamorous, complex and brutal revolutionary, Winnie Mandela

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Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister.

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Falter

Falter

Bill McKibben

The most urgent call-to-arms yet for us to solve climate change, from one of the world's most influential and respected environmental advocates

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Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

Nadya Tolokonnikova

From artist, activist, and Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova, a guerilla guide to radical protest and joyful political resistance

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Doing Justice

Doing Justice

Preet Bharara

Multi-million-dollar fraud. Terrorism. Mafia criminality. Russian espionage. For eight years Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, successfully prosecuted some of the most high-profile...

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Assembly

Assembly

Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri

Each year an eruption of leaderless social movements leaves external observers and activists perplexed. Why have the movements, which address the needs and desires of so many, not been able to achieve lasting change? In...

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Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair - Listening to the Nation

Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair - Listening to the Nation

Rebecca Huntley

In this vivid, grounded essay, Rebecca Huntley looks at the state of the nation and asks: what does social-democratic Australia want, and why?

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Antisemitism: Here and Now

Antisemitism: Here and Now

Deborah E. Lipstadt

The award-winning author of The Eichmann Trial and Denial: Holocaust History on Trial gives us a penetrating and provocative analysis of the hate that will not die, focusing on its current, virulent incarnations on both the...

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Merchants of Truth: Inside the News Revolution

Merchants of Truth: Inside the News Revolution

Jill Abramson

Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, is the gripping and definitive in-the-room account of the revolution that has swept the news industry over the last decade and reshaped our world.

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How to Lose a Country

How to Lose a Country

Ece Temelkuran

An urgent call to action from one of Europe's most well-regarded political thinkers. How to Lose a Country: The Seven Warning Signs of Rising Populism is a field guide to spotting the insidious patterns and mechanisms of the...

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Breaking Point: The Future of Australian Cities

Breaking Point: The Future of Australian Cities

Peter Seamer

In this timely critique of our nation's urban development and planning culture, Peter Seamer argues that vested interests often distort rational thinking on our cities. Looking to the future, he sets out cogent new strategies to...

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Chinese Thought: From Confucius to Cook Ding

Chinese Thought: From Confucius to Cook Ding

Roel Sterckx

We are often told that the twenty-first century is bound to become China's century. Never before has Chinese culture been so physically, digitally, economically or aesthetically present in everyday life in the Western world. But...

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