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Hugo!

 

Hugo!

By Bart Jones

$19.80

 

Human Smoke

 

Human Smoke

By Nicholson Baker

$19.80

 

Hybrid Reality

 

Hybrid Reality

Parag Khanna (Author), Ayesha Khanna (Author)

$1.99

Technology futurists Ayesha and Parag Khanna (whom Esquire magazine calls one of the 75 people who will influence the 21st century) declare that we are rapidly moving from a point of co-existence with technology to a phase of co-evolution with it. In the Hybrid Age, technology is ubiquitous (with trillions of sensors coating our environment), intelligent (devices communicating with each other as well as with us), and social (encouraging us to develop emotional relationships with it). Technology no longer just processes our instruction; it has its own agency, and we respond to it as much as it responds to us. What this means for societies and individuals, as well as communities and nations, is truly world changing. How will we respond and adapt?

I Don’t Believe in Atheists

 

I Don’t Believe in Atheists

By Chris Hedges

$20.75

 

I Know Just What You Mean: The Power of Friendship in Women’s Lives

 

I Know Just What You Mean: The Power of Friendship in Women’s Lives

By Ellen Goodman, Patricia O'Brien

$18.85

 

I, Con: The Autobiography of Paul Conrad, Editorial Cartoonist

 

I, Con: The Autobiography of Paul Conrad, Editorial Cartoonist

By Paul Conrad

$25.00

If I Were Another: Poems

 

If I Were Another: Poems

By Mahmoud Darwish

$20.44

 

If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities

 

If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities

Benjamin R. Barber

$28.87

In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time—climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people—the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big, too interdependent, too divisive for the nation-state. Is the nation-state, once democracy's best hope, today democratically dysfunctional? Obsolete? The answer, says Benjamin Barber in this highly provocative and original book, is yes. Cities and the mayors who run them can do and are doing a better job. Barber cites the unique qualities cities worldwide share: pragmatism, civic trust, participation, indifference to borders and sovereignty, and a democratic penchant for networking, creativity, innovation, and cooperation. He demonstrates how city mayors, singly and jointly, are responding to transnational problems more effectively than nation-states mired in ideological infighting and sovereign rivalries. Featuring profiles of a dozen mayors around the world—courageous, eccentric, or both at once—If Mayors Ruled the World presents a compelling new vision of governance for the coming century. Barber makes a persuasive case that the city is democracy’s best hope in a globalizing world, and great mayors are already proving that this is so.

 

Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

 

Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

By Norman G. Finkelstein



Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia

 

Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia



 

In Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss From an Unnatural Disaster

 

In Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss From an Unnatural Disaster

By Susan Zakin (Author), Bill McKibben (Author), Chris Jordan (Photographer)



 

In Reckless Hands

 

In Reckless Hands

By Victoria Nourse

$16.47

In Search of Lost Time

 

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust



 

In Search of the Blues

 

In Search of the Blues

By Marybeth Hamilton



 

In the Belly of the Green Bird

 

In the Belly of the Green Bird

By Nir Rosen

$17.16

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

 

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

By Erik Larson

$13.78

 

In the Hot Zone

 

In the Hot Zone

By Kevin Sites

$15.95

 

In the Shadow of Saint Death: The Gulf Cartel and the Price of America’s Drug War in Mexico

 

In the Shadow of Saint Death: The Gulf Cartel and the Price of America’s Drug War in Mexico

Michael Deibert

$17.33

With the war between the Mexican state and the drug traffickers operating within its borders having claimed over 70,000 lives since 2006, noted journalist and author Michael Deibert zeroes in on the story of the Gulf Cartel drug trafficking organization, their deadly war with their former allies Los Zetas, the cartels' connections in Mexican politics and what its trajectory means for Mexico's--and America's--future. Punctuated by the disappearance of busloads of people from Mexican highways, heavy-weapon firefights in once-picturesque colonial towns and the discovery of mass graves, nowhere has the violence of Mexico's drug war been more intense than directly across the border from East Texas, the scene of a scorched-earth war between two of Mexico's largest drug trafficking organizations: the Gulf Cartel, a criminal body with roots stretching back to Prohibition, and Los Zetas, a group famous for its savagery and largely made up of deserters form Mexico's armed forces. From the valleys and sierras of rural Tamaulipas and Nuevo León to the economic hub of Monterrey, the violence rivals anything seen in the more well-known narco war in Ciudad Juárez, 830 miles to the west. Combining dozens of interviews that the author has conducted over the last five years in Mexico and other countries in the region with a vast reserve of secondary source material, "In the Shadow of Saint Death" gives U.S. readers the story of the war being waged along our border in the voices of the cartel hit men, law enforcement officials, politicians, truckers, shopkeepers, teachers and children living inside of it year-round. Through their stories, the book will pose provocative questions about the direction and consequence of U.S. drug policy and the militarized approach to combating the narcotics trade on both sides of the border.

Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

 

Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

By Reese Erlich, and foreword by Noam Chomsky

$17.94

Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it matters. Through his many contacts inside Syria, the author reveals who is supporting Assad and why; he describes the agendas of the rebel factions; and he depicts in stark terms the dire plight of many ordinary Syrian people caught in the cross-fire. The book also provides insights into the role of the Kurds, the continuing influence of Iran, and the policies of American leaders who seem interested only in protecting US regional interests. Disturbing and enlightening at once, this timely book shows you not only what is happening inside Syria but why it is so important for the Middle East, the US, and the world.

 

Inside WikiLeaks

 

Inside WikiLeaks

By Daniel Domscheit-Berg

$15.64

 

Inspiring Participatory Democracy: Student Movements From Port Huron to Today

 

Inspiring Participatory Democracy: Student Movements From Port Huron to Today

Tom Hayden

$29.95

Created by Students for a Democratic Society in a small Michigan town in 1962, the Port Huron Statement has been called the most ambitious, the most specific, and the most eloquent manifesto in the history of the American Left. Now, 50 years after its drafting, principal architect Tom Hayden and the other SDS contributors revisit this seminal document and provide an original and comprehensive analysis of its historical impact and its increasing relevance to today's movements. Central to the legacy of the Port Huron Statement is the fact that it introduced the concept of participatory democracy to popular discourse and practice. It made sense of the fact that ordinary people were making history and not waiting for parties or traditional organizations. That vision of a half-century ago is at the core of today's social movements. In fact, the first principle declared by Occupy Wall Street was for a transparent and direct participatory democracy. Along with the full transcript of the Port Huron Statement, chapters written by the original framers tie its genesis to the direct action of the Freedom Riders in the segregated South and explore its influence in numerous social movements that have arisen since its creation. Including themes and events ignored by popular history and journalism, "Inspiring Participatory Democracy" illustrates how the PHS played a catalytic role in democratic reforms such as the expansion of civil and voting rights, ending the Vietnam War and military draft, oversight of the CIA and FBI, enacting environmental protection legislation, and the Freedom of Information Act. Published during the year of Port Huron's 50th anniversary and celebrated at campuses nationwide, "Inspiring Participatory Democracy" will be of great interest to readers interested in our social history, politics and social activism.

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