Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Staff Picks at Revolution Books

globalization and the demolition of society by dennis loo

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Dennis Loo shows that free market fundamentalism - neoliberalism -tears the social fabric and undermines security, leading inevitably to disasters on the individual, regional, and global levels.

This book calls for the kind of grassroots mass movements that Arab Spring and its inspired domestic equivalent, the Occupation Movement, exemplify. He paints a vivid picture of the perils and possibilities that humanity confronts at this juncture of history

 Earl Morris Seeing Is

Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris untangles the mysteries behind an eclectic range of documentary photographs.  Each essay in the book presents the reader with a conundrum and investigates the relationship between photographs and the real world they supposedly record.

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"You can't change the world if you don't know the BAsics."

BAsics concentrates more than 30 years of Avakian's work. BAsics can not only introduce many more people to the thinking of the author who has put communism back on the agenda as a vital and viable force-it can play a major role in bringing forward and forging a new wave of revolutionaries.

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Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness.

 Fred Hampton

Journalist, lawyer and storyteller, Jeff Haas manages to sear into every page of this book a compassion seemingly forgotten, providing a riveting eyewitness account of the government assassination of Fred Hampton. This is mandatory reading for those who love and believe in freedom.

 The Swerve How The World BECAME MODERN

Can a poem change the world? Harvard professor and bestselling Shakespeare biographer Greenblatt ably shows in this mesmerizing intellectual history that it can. A richly entertaining read about a radical ancient Roman text that shook Renaissance Europe and inspired shockingly modern ideas (like the atom) that still reverberate today..


Mogul - Queer Injustice 

An important scholarly critique, an urgent call to action, and a vivid historical account of how the policing of gender and sexuality are intricately linked to race, class and power. Accessible and stirring, it clearly and concisely exposes how criminalization is a central issue facing queer and trans politics today.

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