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    Politics and Letters: Interviews with New Left Review

    Raymond Williams

    A volume of interviews with celebrated literary critic Raymond Williams, conducted by New Left Review, designed to bring into clear focus the major theoretical and political issues posed by his work.

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    In Your Prime

    India Knight
    Journalist India Knight's book about being older.
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    More Perfect Union: Understanding Same-sex Marriage

    Alan Wilson
    Bishop Alan Wilson argues that allowing gay people to marry is a moral purpose.
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    The Girl from Human Street

    Roger Cohen
    In the wake of his mother's death, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen writes about the journeys made by both his maternal and paternal family from Lithuania to South Africa, England, the United States and Israel.
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    So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    Jon Ronson
    Jon Ronson’s exploration of the force of shame in the world today, based on meetings with those on the receiving end of high-profile public shamings around the world.
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    Between River and Sea: Encounters in Israel and Palestine

    Dervla Murphy
    Dervla Murphy describes the experience of her most recent journeys into Israel and Palestine – a patchwork picture that constitutes both sides of the divide – Hamas and Fatah, rural and urban, refugee, Bedouin nomad, indigenous inhabitant, Black Hebrew, Kabbalist, secular and Orthodox.
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    The News: A User’s Manual

    Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton's exploration of the twenty-first century obsession with media and how today, the news occupies the same dominant position in our lives as religion once did.

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    When the Facts Change

    Tony Judt
    A great thinker's final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century, spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. Edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans.
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    Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom

    Jacob T. Levy
    This wide-ranging book argues that, both normatively and historically, liberal political thought rests on a deep tension between a rationalist suspicion of intermediate and local group power, and a pluralism favorable toward intermediate group life, preserving a suspicion for the centralizing state.
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    Where Have You Been

    Michael Hofmann
    Michael Hofmann is one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. In these thirty essays, Hofmann brings his signature wit and sustained critical mastery to a poetic, penetrating, and candid discussion of the writers and artists of the last hundred years.
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    Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness

    Nathaniel Tkacz
    Nathaniel Tkacz uses Wikipedia, the most prominent product of open organization, to analyse the theory and politics of openness in practice – including discussions of edit wars, article deletion policies and user access levels.
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    The Age of the Crisis of Man

    Mark Greif
    An intellectual and literary history of a mid-century American cultural episode forgotten today. Essayist Mark Greif recovers this lost line of thought to show how it influenced society, politics, and culture before, during, and long after World War II.
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    On the State

    Pierre Bourdieu
    Renowned sociologist Pierre Bourdieu addresses the fundamental questions surrounding the nature of the modern state and the characteristics of this distinctive field of power that has come to play such a central role in the shaping of all spheres of social, political and economic life.
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    White Magic: The Age of Paper

    Lothar Muller
    Lothar Müller describes how paper made its way from China through the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the 13th century onwards, and how the paper technology revolution of the 19th century paved the way for the creation of the modern daily press.
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    Islam: A New Historical Introduction

    Carole Hillenbrand
    Offers an understanding of the history of Muslims and their faith, from the life of Muhammad to the religion practised by 1.6 billion people around the world today. Each of the eleven chapters explains a core aspect of the faith in historical perspective.
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    H is for Hawk

    Helen Macdonald
    Follows Helen Macdonald's quest to tame a hawk in the aftermath of her father’s death, as well as offering a biography of the novelist, T.H. White, who inspired her obsession with falconry.
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    Anger is an Energy

    John Lydon

    A definitive autobiography of John Lydon, one of the most recognizable icons in the annals of music history as Johnny Rotten, lead singer of the Sex Pistols.

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    This Changes Everything

    Naomi Klein

    Global warming isn’t about carbon - it's about capitalism. So says Naomi Klein in this book on how the climate crisis needs to spur transformational political change.

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    In Search of Cell History

    Franklin M. Harold

    An impartial take on two decades of research and controversies that surround one of the most fundamental problems in biology, the origin of cells. The book shows us just how far we have come in understanding cell evolution—and the evolution of life in general—and how far we still have to go.

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    The Lives of Erich Fromm

    Lawrence J. Friedman and assisted by Anke M. Schreiber
    Biography and study of the political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Portrays a man of immense authenticity and spirituality.
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