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Michael Hardt Presents the Declaration of Independence

Michael Hardt Presents the Declaration of Independence (New York: Verso Books, 2007). This slim volume is the first in Verso’s “Revolution Series” in which a contemporary philosopher introduces a significant revolutionary manuscript. Hardt provides a brief and thoughtful introduction to … Continue reading

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Inventing Human Rights: A History

Lynn Hunt Inventing Human Rights: A History (New York: W.W. Norton, 2007). The title, Inventing Human Rights: A History, suggests the paradoxes that Lynn Hunt promises to explore. An eminent historian of the French Revolution, Hunt has published earlier works, … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican Revolutionary Nationalism: Armed Struggle, Intellectuals, and Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War

Michael González Cruz Nacionalismo revolucionario puertorriqueño: la lucha armada, intelectuales, y prisioneros políticos y de guerra [Puerto Rican Revolutionary Nationalism: Armed Struggle, Intellectuals, and Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War] (San Juan, PR: Editorial Isla Negra, 2006). A national culture … Continue reading

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Venezuela: Hugo Chávez and the Decline of an “Exceptional Democracy”

What’s So Special about Venezuelan Politics? Steve Ellner and Miguel Tinker Salas, eds. Venezuela: Hugo Chávez and the Decline of an “Exceptional Democracy” (Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield, 2007). Succinctly stated, the authors of this book seek to question the … Continue reading

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The Hidden History of 9-11-2001

Paul Zarembka, ed. The Hidden History of 9-11-2001 (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006). Scholars from Canada, the UK, and the US, in a four-part collection of essays, pose serious questions of economics and politics concerning the US government’s official account of the … Continue reading

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End Times: The Death of the Fourth Estate

Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair End Times: The Death of the Fourth Estate (Petrolia, CA and Oakland, CA: CounterPunch and AK Press, 2007) Reading this book is like eating a plate of savory barbecue – there’s plenty of meat … Continue reading

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The Cold War and the New Imperialism

Henry Heller The Cold War and the New Imperialism (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2006). In this book, historian Henry Heller seeks to offer a comprehensive review of the major trends in world history since the end of the Second … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Marx’s Capital: A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency

Andrew Kliman Reclaiming Marx’s Capital: A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007). This is an important book. In a nutshell, what Andrew Kliman shows is that Marx’s laws of motion of capitalism (how capitalism works … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power is Not the Answer and If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth

Helen Caldicott Nuclear Power is Not the Answer (New York: The New Press, 2006). and Helen Caldicott If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth (New York: W.W. Norton, 1992). Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1938, Helen … Continue reading

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Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism

Peter McLaren and Nathalia Jaramillo Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism (Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2007). A radical consciousness, which includes a working knowledge how capitalism operates, does not come to us without help from … Continue reading

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