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$29.95 cloth, 

$19.95, paper, 

608 pages, 2005

Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential, Gene Sharp 

This groundbreaking new work builds on 50 years of Gene Sharps definitive academic research and practical experience aiding nonviolent struggles around the world. Recently, advocates have applied these methods and strategies with great success in Serbia and Ukraine. In his most recent work, Dr. Sharp shows how to strategically plan nonviolent struggle and make it more effective.


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$9.95, paper, 105 pages, 1973

The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Gene Sharp 

Part 1: Power and Struggle 

A rigorous analysis of political power, demonstrating that it derives from sources in the society. Even the power of dictators can be destroyed by withdrawal of necessary sources of cooperation. With an introduction to the technique of nonviolent action, its characteristics, history and achievements.  

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$10.95, paper, 368 pages, 1973

Part 2: The Methods of Nonviolent Action 

A detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of nonviolent protest and persuasion, non-cooperation (social, economic and political) and nonviolent intervention.  

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$13.95, paper, 480 pages, 1973

Part 3: The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action 

An illustrated analysis of how the technique “works” against a violent, repressive opponent. Includes discussion of the groundwork for such struggle, as well as requirements for effectiveness and reactions to repression. 

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$15.95, Cloth, $8.95, Paper, 456 pages, 1980

Social Power and Political Freedom, Gene Sharp 

Social Power and Political Freedom might have been called “Rethinking Politics.” These penetrating, readable chapters urge us to think freshly about society’s gravest problems — and to seek new solutions to dictatorship, genocide, war and oppression — unbound by past doctrines.

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$14.95, 384 pages, 1979

Gandhi as a Political Strategist, Gene Sharp

This important work probes Gandhi's complex mind and establishes him as an enduring strategist of conflict and change.

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$5.95, Cloth, 288 pages, 1968

The Black Power Revolt, ed. Floyd B. Barbour

Black authors from Nat Turner to Malcolm X trace the concept of Black Power from past to present. Included are Leroi Jones (Imamu Baraka), W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Floyd McKissick and others.

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$7.50, Cloth, $3.95, Paper, 448 pages, 1971

Dams and Other Disasters: A Century of the Army Corps of Engineers in Civil Works
Arthur E. Morgan 
  • Reveals a century of mismanagement of billions of dollars in civil “improvement” projects
  • Communities (and even cultures) destroyed
  • Ecological balances upset
  • Progress by others belligerently opposed
  • Presidential policy thwarted
  • History neatly rewritten to make the disasters look like triumphs of public service

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$3.95, Cloth, $2.45, Paper, 90 pages

Marriage: Past and Present, R. Briffault and B. Malinowski 

Two eminent anthropologists debate the crisis in marriage from a historical perspective, providing fascinating information of the origins and basis of the institution. Introduction by Ashley Montagu.

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$6.95, Cloth, $3.45, Paper, 350 pages, 1969

Marx & Keynes, Paul Mattick 

A clear and incisive exposition of the common features and divergences of the theories of Marx and Keynes are related to historical and contemporary outlines of political economy. Mattick critically analyzes the limitations and potential failures of mixed systems, dealing with such significant problems as state capitalism, imperialism, neocolonialism, money, credit and foreign trade.

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$9.95, Paper, 400 pages, 1914

Mutual Aid, Petr Kropotkin 

Mutual Aid is Kropotkin’s classic anarchist answer to the misuse of the theory of “survival of the fittest.” He presents the progressive elements of evolution, cooperation and support within the species, as the actual and evolutionary basis for social growth.

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$4.95, Cloth, 224 pages, 1969

The Nature of Civilizations, Matthew Melko 

An innovative approach to comparative history that draws on the work of Coulbourn, Spengler and Toynbee (among others) to define and construct a basic model of civilization. The author then views current Western civilization in this light and predicts its future possibilities.

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$3.00, Paper, 500 pages, 1969

The New Left: A Collection of Essays, ed. Priscilla Long 

Twenty-seven essays provide original insight into the nature of the movement, its tactics, strategy and ultimate goals. Included are Noam Chomsky on the Welfare/Warfare State; Howard Zinn on Marxism; Munaker, Goldfield and Weisstein on female liberation; and many more. 

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$10.00, Cloth, 720 pages, 1957

Social and Cultural Dynamics, Pitirim A. Sorokin 

The author’s own abridgement of his four-volume masterpiece, vital to sociological theory. A survey of change in major systems of art, truth, ethics, law and social relationships throughout history analyzes the trends and events that have made our civilization what it is.

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$7.00, Cloth, 385 pages, 1956

Toynbee and History 

P. Geyl, Renier, Trevor-Roper, Kenneth Thompson, Sorokin and other experts in fields covered in Toynbee’s monumental A Study of History examine the nature of his contributions and permit the reader’s own conclusions as to the value of Toynbee’s efforts. 

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$12.00, Paper, 352 pages, 1982

Workplace Democracy and Social Change, eds. F. Lindenfeld and J. Rothschild-Whitt 

Workplace Democracy and Social Change examines the creation of new systems of work and participation. The selections in this anthology include analyses by specialists in the social sciences as well as first person accounts by those who have helped to create some of these dynamic workplaces.

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