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            The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

            The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War (Hardback)

            By Whitlock, Craig; The Washington Post

            • RRP: $55.00
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            The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public about the longest war in American history.

            ISBN 9781982159009
            Released NZ 4 Nov 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance

            How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance (Hardback)

            By Mason, Paul

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            The far right is on the rise across the world. From Modi's India to Bolsonaro's Brazil and Erdogan's Turkey, fascism is not a horror that we have left in the past; it is a recurring nightmare that is happening again - and we need to find a better way to fight it. In The Truth Is ...Not Enough, Paul Mason offers a radical, hopeful blueprint for resisting and defeating the new far right. The book is both a chilling portrait of contemporary fascism, and a compelling history of the fascist phenomenon: its psychological roots, political theories and genocidal logic. Fascism, Mason powerfully argues, is a symptom of capitalist failure, and it has haunted us throughout the twentieth century. History shows us the conditions that breed fascism, and how it can be successfully overcome. But it is up to us in the present to challenge it, and time is running out. From the ashes of Covid-19, we have an opportunity to create a fairer, more equal society. To do so, we must ask ourselves: what kind of world do we want to live in? And what are we going to do about it?
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            ISBN 9780141996394
            Released NZ 21 Dec 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Remembering the Great War in the Middle East: From Turkey and Armenia to Australia and New Zealand
              

            Remembering the Great War in the Middle East: From Turkey and Armenia to Australia and New Zealand (Hardback)

            Edited by Kieser, Hans-Lukas; Schmutz, Thomas; Nunn, Pearl

            • RRP: $198.00
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            This book addresses the conflicts, myths, and memories that grew out of the Great War in Ottoman Turkey, and their legacies in society and politics. It is the third volume in a series dedicated to the combined analysis of the Ottoman Great War and the Armenian Genocide. In Austra...lia and New Zealand, and even more in the post-Ottoman Middle East, the memory of the First World War still has an immediacy that it has long lost in Europe. For the post-Ottoman regions, the first of the two World Wars, which ended Ottoman rule, was the formative experience. This volume analyses this complex configuration: why these entanglements became possible; how shared or even contradictory memories have been constructed over the past hundred years, and how differing historiographies have developed. Remembering the Great War in the Middle East reaches towards a new conceptualization of the long last Ottoman decade (1912-22), one that places this era and its actors more firmly at the center, instead of on the periphery, of a history of a Greater Europe, a history comprising - as contemporary maps did - Europe, Russia, and the Ottoman world.
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            ISBN 9781788313773
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Learning about the vast concept of politics can be daunting, this book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas, simply explained. It includes more than 100 ideas in the history of politics that are helpfully broken down so that abstract topics, such as theoretic...al foundations and practical applications become real.
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            ISBN 9781409364450
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2013
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World
             

            Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goodman, Peter S.

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Feb 22

            From the New York Times global economics correspondent, a rollicking and revelatory expose of the global billionaire class who increasingly control the world.

            ISBN 9780063239340
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice
             

            The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice (Hardback)

            By Faye, Shon

            • RRP: $48.56
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            Trans people in Britain today have become a culture war 'issue'. Despite making up less than 1% of the country's population, they are the subjects of a toxic and increasingly polarised 'debate', which generates reliable controversy for newspapers and talk shows. This media frenzy... conceals a simple fact: that we are having the wrong conversation, a conversation in which trans people themselves are reduced to a talking point and denied a meaningful voice. In this powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the 'transgender issue' to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society. In doing so, she provides a compelling, wide-ranging analysis of trans lives from youth to old age, exploring work, family, housing, healthcare, the prison system, and trans participation in the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities, in contemporary Britain and beyond. The Transgender Issue is a landmark work that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life. It is a manifesto for change, and a call for justice and solidarity between all marginalised people and minorities. Trans liberation, as Faye sees it, goes to the root of what our society is and what it could be; it offers the possibility of a more just, free and joyful world for all of us.
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            ISBN 9780241423141
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth
             

            The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth (Hardback)

            By Rauch, Jonathan

            • RRP: $59.50
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            In this groundbreaking book, Jonathan Rauch reaches back to the parallel eighteenth-century developments of liberal democracy and science to explain what he calls the Constitution of Knowledge - our social system for turning disagreement into truth.

            ISBN 9780815738862
            Publisher Brookings Institution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Futilitarianism: On Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness
             

            Futilitarianism: On Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness (Hardback)

            By Vallelly, Neil

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Jan 22

            A proposal for countering the futility of neoliberal existence to build a egalitarian, sustainable, and hopeful future. If maximizing utility leads to the greatest happiness of the greatest number of people, as utilitarianism has always proposed, then why is it that as many of us... currently maximize our utility--by working endlessly, undertaking further education and training, relentlessly marketing and selling ourselves--we are met with the steady worsening of collective social and economic conditions? In Futilitarianism, social and political theorist Neil Vallelly eloquently tells the story of how neoliberalism transformed the relationship between utility maximization and the common good. Drawing on a vast array of contemporary examples, from self-help literature and marketing jargon to political speeches and governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vallelly coins several terms--including the futilitarian condition, homo futilitus, and semio-futility--to demonstrate that in the neoliberal decades, the practice of utility maximization traps us in useless and repetitive behaviors that foreclose the possibility of collective happiness. This urgent and provocative book chimes with the mood of the time by at once mapping the historical relationship between utilitarianism and capitalism, developing an original framework for understanding neoliberalism, and recounting the lived experience of uselessness in the early twenty-first century. At a time of epoch-defining disasters, from climate emergencies to deadly pandemics, countering the futility of neoliberal existence is essential to building an egalitarian, sustainable, and hopeful future.
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            ISBN 9781912685905
            Released NZ 17 Jan 2022
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Goldsmiths Press / PERC Papers
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            Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost

            Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost (Hardback)

            By Bender, Michael

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            From the senior White House reporter at the Wall Street Journal, a news-driven, behind-the-scenes account of the Trump reelection campaign which answers the key question: how do you sell a candidate like Trump to the American public-for a second time?

            ISBN 9781538734803
            Released NZ 9 Nov 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet
             

            False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lomborg, Bjorn

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              22 Feb 22

            A very important and superbly argued book (Matt Ridley) by bestselling skeptical environmentalist argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than good.

            ISBN 9781541647473
            Released NZ 22 Feb 2022
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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