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“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take
an interest in you.” — Pericles (430 B.C.E.)

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—Sir Henry Wilson

“Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up, you get a lot of scum on top.”
Edward 'Cactus Ed' Abbey [1927-89]

“Except for election day, politics is all show business.”
G.E. Nordell

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Recently-Added  Books

Third Industrial Revolution book by Jeremy Rifkin  "The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, The Economy, and The World" [2011] by Jeremy Rifkin
Kindle Edition from Palgrave Macmillan [10/2011] for $9.99
Palgrave Macmillan 9¼x6½ pb [1/2013] for $12.22
Palgrave Macmillan 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2011] for $19.90
Political Ideas of Thorstein Veblen book by Sidney Plotkin & Rick Tilman  "The Political Ideas of Thorstein Veblen" [2011]
by Sidney Plotkin & Rick Tilman

Kindle Edition from Yale Univ Press [12/2011] for $16.50
Yale Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [12/2011] for $27.00

more on Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Thorstein B. Veblen [1857-1929] Page

Federalist Society book by Michael Avery & Danielle McLaughlin  "The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took The Law Back From Liberals" [2013] by Michael Avery & Danielle McLaughlin
Kindle Edition from Vanderbilt Univ Press [6/2013] for $10.09
Vanderbilt Univ Press 10x7¼ hardcover [4/2013] for $25.37
Great Debate / Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine book by Yuval Levin   "The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and The Birth of Right and Left" [2013] by Yuval Levin
Kindle Edition from Basic Books [12/2013] for $14.99
Basic Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/2013] for $20.40
Fascism versus Capitalism book by Lew Rockwell  "Fascism versus Capitalism" [2013] by Llewellyn H. 'Lew' Rockwell, Jr.
Book included here as a warning: anarcho-libertarian Rockwell says that free-marlet capitalism is the antidote to fascism, then cites anarcho-capitalist economist Murray Rothbard [1926-95] and fascist Republican politician Ron Paul as heroes.
Kindle Edition from Ludwig von Mises Institute [11/2013] for $4.58
Ludwig von Mises Institute 9x6 pb [11/2013] for $12.48
Power of Habeas Corpus in America book by Anthony Gregory  "The Power of Habeas Corpus In America: From The King's Prerogative To The War On Terror" [2013] by Anthony Gregory
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [4/2013] for $81.19
Who Stole the American Dream? book by Hedrick Smith  "Who Stole The American Dream? Can We Get It Back?" [2012]
by Pulitzer-winning journalist Hedrick Smith

Over the past four decades, the 'American Dream' has been dismantled and we became two Americas; book combines a history lesson with provocative reporting on what happens when pivotal laws & policies are altered while the public isn’t looking, Congress ignores public opinion, moderate politicians are sidelined, and Wall Street hires more than 1,400 former government officials as lobbyists; Smith also offers a path back to the right track.
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [9/2012] for $14.99
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2012] for $18.00

Novel Approach to Politics book by Douglas Van Belle & Kenneth Mash  "A Novel Approach To Politics: Introducing Political Science Through Books, Movies, and Popular Culture" [2006]
by Douglas A. Van Belle & Kenneth M. Mash

Kindle Edition from C.Q. Press [12/2009] for $40.67
C.Q. Press 2nd edition 9x6¾ pb [12/2009] for $42.81
Libertarian Nation, Call for a New Agenda book by James Walsh  "Libertarian Nation: The Call For A New Agenda" [2009]
by James Walsh

There is much to disagree with in the libertarian 'new agenda', but this book tries to explain why their ideas remain so popular.
Silver Lake Publng 9½x6 hardcover [5/2009] for $19.95
The 'S' Word, A Short History of Socialism book by John Nichols  "The 'S' Word: A Short History of An American Tradition ... Socialism"
[2011] by John Nichols

Verso 8x5½ pb [3/2011] for $13.57
Mussolini & Fascism, The View from America book by John Patrick Diggins  "Mussolini and Fascism: The View From America" [1972]
by John P. Diggins

Princeton Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/72] out of print/used
Princeton Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [4/72] out of print/used
Anatomy of Fascism book by Robert O. Paxton  "The Anatomy of Fascism" [2004]
by Robert O. Paxton

Kindle Edition from Vintage [12/2007] for $11.99
Vintage 8x5 pb [3/2005] for $10.66
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2004] out of print/many used
A Fierce Discontent / Progressive Movement in America book by Michael McGerr  "A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of The Progressive Movement In America, 1870-1920" [2003] by Michael McGerr
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6pb [7/2005] for $12.97
Free Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2003] out of print/many used
Intelligent Person's Guide to Fascism book by Richard Griffiths  "An Intelligent Person's Guide To Fascism" [2001]
by Richard Griffiths

Duckworth Publrs 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2001] for $27.00
Fascism  book by Richard Griffiths  "Fascism" [2005]
by Richard Griffiths

Continuum Compact 7½x5 pb [6/2005] for $17.95
Continuum 7½x5 pb [10/2006] out of print/used
Politics of Jesus book by Obery Hendricks  "The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering The True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus' Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted" [2006]
by Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.

Kindle Edition from Doubleday [8/2007 edition] for $9.66
Three Leaves 8x5½ pb [8/2007] for $10.87
Doubleday 9¼x6½ hardcover [8/2006] out of print/many used
Politics of Jesus theological classic book by John Howard Yoder  "The Politics of Jesus" [1972 classic]
by John Howard Yoder

Kindle Edition from Eerdmans Publng [3/2010] for $12.47
William B. Eerdmans Publng 9x6 pb [5/94] for $13.86
William B. Eerdmans Publng 7¾x5¼ pb [1993] out of print/used
William B. Eerdmans Publng pb [1972] out of print/many used
Practicing the Politics of Jesus book by Earl Zimmerman  "Practicing The Politics of Jesus: The Origin & Significance of John Howard Yoder's Social Ethics" [2007] by Earl Zimmerman
Kindle Edition from Cascadia Publng House [5/2007 edition] for $19.95
Cascadia Publng House 8¾x6 pb [5/2007] for $22.95
New Social Contract book by Joseph Dillon Davey  "The New Social Contract: America's Journey From Welfare State To Police State" [1995] by Joseph Dillon Davey
Praeger 9¼x6½ pb [8/95] for $27.95
Praeger 9x6¼ hardcover [8/95] for $119.95
Political Brain, Fate of The Nation book by Drew Westen  "The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion In Deciding The Fate of The Nation" [2007]
by Drew Westen, Professor of Psychology at Emory University

PublicAffairs 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/2007] for $20.48
Spirit Level / More Equal Societies book by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett  "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger" [2009]
by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

Bloomsbury Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/2009] for $18.48
New World Order Global Regime book by Carlo James  "The New World Order: An Economic Global Regime" [1999]
by Carlo James, MA

Dissertation 8½x5½ pb [10/99] for $19.95
The Syndicate / World Government book  by Nicholas Hagger  "The Syndicate: The Story of The Coming World Government" [2004]
by Nicholas Hagger

O Books 8¾x6 pb [11/2004] for $13.46
Arthur Miller book on Politics & the Art of Acting  "On Politics and The Art of Acting" [2001]
by Arthur Miller [1915-2005]

Amazon bargain edition 7x5¼ hardcover [10/2001] for $4.50
Viking 7x5¼ hardcover [10/2001] for $15.00
Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations  "The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations"
[orig 1980; 3rd edition 2006] Edited by Antony Jay

Oxford Univ Press 7½x5 pb [2/2007] for $14.00
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2006] for $17.86
Brief History of Neo-Liberalism book by David Harvey  "A Brief History of Neoliberalism" [2005]
by David Harvey

Neoliberalism is the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action
Oxford Univ Press 7½x5 pb [12/2006] for $16.95
Oxford Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [8/2005] for $29.95
Thinking Politically essays by Michael Walzer  "Thinking Politically: Essays In Political Theory" [2007]
Essays by Michael Walzer, Introduction & edited by David Miller

Yale Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2007] for $22.80
Michael Walzer entry at Wikipedia
Thinking Politically interviews with Raymond Aron, edited by Brian Anderson  "Thinking Politically: A Liberal In The Age of Ideology" [1997]
Interviews with Raymond Aron, edited by Brian Anderson

Transaction Publrs 8¾x6 pb [1/97] for $29.95
Raymond Aron [1905-83] entry at Wikipedia
Break Through Politics of Possibility book by Michael Shellenberger & Ted Nordhaus  "Break Through: From The Death of Environmentalism To The Politics of Possibility" [2007] by Michael Shellenberger & Ted Nordhaus
"a new politics for a new century, one focused on aspirations, not complaints, [on] human possibility, not limits"
Houghton Mifflin 8½x6 hardcover [10/2007] for $16.50
Break Through Institute website

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt book edited by Larry King  "Beyond A Reasonable Doubt" [2006] Edited by Larry King
The title phrase is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution and nowhere defined in our laws; in this book, over 80 influential scholars, attorneys, novelists, journalists, and religious figures discuss, explore, interpret, and define the phrase and its meaning.
Phoenix Books 9x6¼ hardcover [11/2006] for $20.40
End of America / Warning To A Young Patriot book by Naomi Wolf  "The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot" [2007]
by Naomi Wolf

Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the XXth Century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China & Chile
Chelsea Green 8¼x5¼ pb [9/2007] for $11.16
publisher's bookpage
American Freedom Campaign website
Facing Fascism In The 21st Century book by Jerry Sorlucco  
"Facing Fascism: The Threat To American Democracy In The XXIst Century" [2006] by Jerry Sorlucco
AuthorHouse 9x5¾ pb [8/2006] for $17.99
AuthorHouse 9x6 hardcover [8/2006] for $28.45

Books  on  Political  Science
( 2003  to  Present )

Overruling Democracy book by Jamin B. Raskin  "Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court vs. The American People" [2003]
by Jamin B. Raskin

"[The author] offers a host of proposals to make politics in the United States more democratic and vibrant." — Alexander Keyssar, L.A. Times Book Review Section
Routledge 9½x6¼ hardcover [1/2003] for $19.25
Thieves in High Places book by Jim Hightower  "Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country – And It's Time To Take It Back" [2003] by Jim Hightower
Viking Press hardcover [8/2003] for $17.47
author website
Fight for Democracy essays edited by George Packer  "The Fight Is For Democracy: Winning The War of Ideas In America & The
World" [9 essays; 2003] Edited & with Introduction by George Packer

Perennial 8x5¼ pb [8/2003] for $13.95
Power Play  "Power Play: The Twentieth-Century Struggle Over Electricity" [2003]
by Sharon Beder

"Deeply alarming ... Couldn't be timelier, particularly for Californians."
— Merle Rubin, Los Angeles Times

New Press 9½x6¼ [8/2003] for $18.17
Fierce Discontent/ Progressive Movement in America book by Michael McGerr  "A Fierce Discontent: The Rise & Fall of The Progressive Movement In America, 1870-1920" [2003] by Michael McGerr
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [5/2005] for $13.57
Free Press 9¼x6.3 hardcover [9/2003] for $22.80
Price of Loyalty / O'Neill book by Ron Suskind  "The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, The White House & The Education of Paul O'Neill" [2004] by Ron Suskind
S&S 8½x5½ pb [9/2004] for $10.20
S&S 9½x6.4 hardcover [1/2004] for $16.38
official booksite
"El Precio de la Lealtad: Con una Cierta Mirada"
Peninsular pb [5/2004] for $21.90
Rise of the Vulcans / Bush's War Cabinet book by James Mann  
"Rise of The Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet" [2004]
by James Mann

Penguin 8½x5½ pb [9/2004] for $10.88
Viking 9.3x6.3 hardcover [3/2004] for $16.35
Freethinkers / American Secularism book by Susan Jacoby  "Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism" [2004]
by Susan Jacoby

Holt/Owl 8¼x5½ pb [1/2005] for $10.88
Holt/Metropolitan 9¾x6½ hardcover [5/2004] for $17.32
Conservative Power in America book by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge  "The Right Nation: Conservative Power In America" [2004]
by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge

Penguin 8½x5½ pb [5/2005] for $10.40
Penguin 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2004] for $16.35
What Would Jefferson Do? book by Thom Hartmann  "What Would Jefferson Do?" [2004]
by Thom Hartmann

Three Rivers Press 8x5¼ pb [8/2005] for $11.20
Harmony 8¼x5¾ hardcover [7/2004] out of print/used
Imperial Designs book by Gary Dorrien  "Imperial Designs: Neoconservatism & The New Pax Americana" [2004]
by Gary Dorrien

Routledge 9¼x6 pb [8/2004] for $31.00
War & Democracy In The Age of Empire book by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri  "Multitude: War & Democracy In The Age of Empire" [2004]
by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri

sequel to their 2000 book "Empire" {next page}
Penguin 8½x5½ pb [7/2005] for $16.00
Penguin 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2004] for $17.61
Unequal Contest book by Robert Vogel  "Unequal Contest: Bill Langer & His Political Enemies" [2004]
by Robert Vogel

Langer was a populist leader in North Dakota who fought for economic justice, was impeached as Governor, was re-elected, and then served as a U.S. Senator.
Crain Grosinger pb [9/2004] for $17.95

The American Electoral Process book by Stephen Elliott  "Looking Forward To It: or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love The American Electoral Process" [2004] by Stephen Elliott
Picador 8¾x5½ pb [10/2004] for $11.20
author website
California Rising / Edmund G. 'Pat' Brown {1905-96} biography by Ethan Rarick  "California Rising: The Life & Times of Pat Brown" [2005]
by Ethan Rarick

Univ CA Press 9¼x6.6 hardcover [1/2005] for $19.77
Unequal Protection book by Thom Hartmann  "Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance & The Theft of Human Rights" [2002] by Thom Hartmann
Rodale 8¾x6 pb [4/2004] for $10.85
Rodale 9½x6½ hardcopver [10/2002] for $16.98
Freedom Reclaimed book by John E. Schwarz  "Freedom Reclaimed: Rediscovering The American Vision" [2004]
by John E. Schwarz

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [10/2004] for $30.00
Off Center / The Erosion of American Democracy book by Jacob S. Hacker & Paul Pierson  "Off Center: The Republican Revolution & The Erosion of American Democracy" [2005] by Jacob S. Hacker & Paul Pierson
Yale Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2005] for $16.50
publisher's bookpageauthors' booksite
Covenant With Black America book Edited by Tavis Smiley  "The Covenant With Black America" [2006]
Edited by Tavis Smiley

#1 non-fiction pb per New York Times Book Review (April 2006)
Third World Press 9x6½ pb [1/2006] for $7.20
official booksite
Fundamentalism & American Culture book by George M. Marsden  "Fundamentalism and American Culture: The Shaping of Twentieth-Century Evangelicalism" [orig 1980, rev 2006] by George M. Marsden
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [2/2006] for $11.02
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [2/2006] for $50.00
Left Hand of God book by Rabbi Michael Lerner  "The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country From The Religious Right"
[2006] by Rabbi Michael Lerner

HarperSFO 7¾x5¼ pb [3/2007] for $10.17
HarperSFO 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2006] for $16.47
Crashing the Gate / People-Powered Politics book by Jerome Armstrong & Markos Moulitsas Zúniga  "Crashing The Gate: Netroots, Grassroots & The Rise of People-Powered Politics" [2006] by Jerome Armstrong & Markos Moulitsas Zúniga
Chelsea Green hardcover [3/2006] for $16.50
Going Dirty / Negative Campaigning book by David Mark  "Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning" [2006]
by David Mark

Rowman & Littlefield 9x6¼ hardcover [3/2006] for $24.95
American Theocracy In The 21st Century book by Kevin Phillips  "American Theocracy: The Peril & Politics of Radical Religion, Oil & Borrowed Money In The XXIst Century" [2006] by Kevin Phillips
Penguin pb [3/2007] for $10.88
Viking 9¼x6¾ hardcover [3/2006] for $17.79
official booksite
Ten Steps To Repair American Democracy book by Steven Hill  "10 Steps To Repair American Democracy: An Owners Manual For Concerned Citizens" [2006] by Steven Hill, Foreword by Hendrik Hertzberg
PoliPointPress pb [5/2006] for $8.80
publisher book page
Broken Branch / Congress Is Failing America book by Thomas E. Mann & Norman J. Ornstein  "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America & How To Get It Back On Track" [2006] by Thomas E. Mann & Norman J. Ornstein
Oxford Univ Press 8¼x6½ hardcover [6/2006] for $17.16
Diplomacy Lessons book by John Brady Kiesling  "Diplomacy Lessons: Realism For An Unloved Superpower" [2006]
by John Brady Kiesling

Perseus Books pb [9/2007] for $13.57
Potomac Books 9x6½ hardcover [8/2006] for $19.98
author's website
Losing Our Democracy book by Mark Green  "Losing Our Democracy: How Bush, The Far Right & Big Business Are Betraying Americans For Power & Profit" [2006] by Mark Green
Sourcebooks 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2006] for $18.96
Saving Democracy In America book by Kevin O'Leary  "Saving Democracy: A Plan For Real Representation In America" [2006]
by Kevin O'Leary

Stanford Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/2006] for $13.57
Stanford Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2006] for $50.00
Progressives Handbook book by Heather Wokusch  "The Progressives' Handbook: Get The Facts & Make A Difference Now" [2006] by Heather Wokusch
Vol. 1: U.S. Weapons of Mass Destruction, Women's Issues, Education, Mainstream Media
BookSurge Publng pb [9/2006] for $15.99
Vol. 2: Elections & Voting, Environment, Foreign Policy
BookSurge Publng pb [9/2006] for $15.99
official booksite
Freedom's Power book by Paul Starr  
"Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism" [2007]
by Paul Starr

Perseus Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/2007] for $17.16
Assault on Reason bestseller book by Al Gore  "The Assault On Reason" [2007] by Al Gore, Jr.
Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2007] for $15.57
Penguin audio CD [5/2007] for $19.77

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