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13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty
Marazziti, Mario
Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment: It is the destruction of human life. It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime. It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political adversaries. It is a tool of “justice”... (more)

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Arbitrary Rule: Slavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death
Nyquist, Mary
Slavery appears as a figurative construct during the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century, and again in the American and French revolutions, when radicals represent their treatment as a form of political slavery. What, if anything, does figurative, political slavery have to do with... (more)

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Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter
Lane, Melissa

In The Birth of Politics, Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire. Tracing the origins of our political concepts from Socrates t... (more)

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Forgotten Men: Serving a Life Without Parole Sentence
Leigey, Margaret E.
Today there are approximately fifty thousand prisoners in American prisons serving life without parole, having been found guilty of crimes ranging from murder and rape to burglary, carjacking, and drug offences. In The Forgotten Men, criminologist Margaret E. Leigey provides an insightfu... (more)

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Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted
Millhiser, Ian
Few American institutions have inflicted greater suffering on ordinary people than the Supreme Court of the United States. Since its inception, the justices of the Supreme Court have shaped a nation where children toiled in coal mines, where Americans could be forced into camps because of their... (more)

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Pipeline: Letters from Prison
Negri, A.

Four men in a cell in Rebibbia prison, Rome, awaiting trial on serious charges of subversion. One of them, the political thinker Antonio Negri, spends his days writing. Among his writings are twenty letters addressed to a young friend in France letters in which Negri reflects on his own personal ... (more)

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Reconstructing Lenin: An Intellectual Biography
Krausz, Tamás & Balint Bethlenfalvy, trans.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is among the most enigmatic and ... (more)

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Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution
Brown, Wendy

Neoliberal rationality -- ubiquitous today in statecraft and the workplace, in jurisprudence, education, and culture -- remakes everything and everyone in the image of homo oeconomicus. What happens when this rationality transposes the consti... (more)

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Violence All Around
Sifton, John

A human rights lawyer travels to hot zones around the globe, before and after the September 11 attacks, to document abuses committed by warlords, terrorist groups, and government counterterrorism forces. Whether reporting on al Qaeda safe houses, the mechanics of the Pentagon’s smartest bombs, hi... (more)

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