April 28, 2017

More than a hundred stereotype maps glazed with exquisite human prejudice, especially collected for you by Yanko Tsvetkov, author of the viral Mapping Stereotypes Project.

Satire and cartography rarely come in a single package but in the Atlas of Prejudice they successf...

April 15, 2017

Six hundred years after Copernicus presented his revolutionary and heretical heliocentric theory, a sunset can still look unexpectedly new. What if the fate of our world depended on a similar shift in perspective?

The threats to our existence and the persistence of inte...

April 15, 2017

From the rise and fall of empires in China, Persia, and Rome itself to the spread of Buddhism and advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to Western imperialism and the great wars of the twentieth century, this epic, magisterial work illuminates how the Silk Roads--...

April 15, 2017

"These are no ordinary times. It will not be business as usual in a world of disarray; as a result, it cannot be foreign policy as usual," writes Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, in his latest book, A World in Disarray: American Foreign Pol...

April 6, 2017

What mysterious force impelled seven sages to find one

another in a forgotten monastery in Tibet? Sensing the imminence of a worldwide catastrophe, these figures come to teach two young adolescents, Tenzin and Natina, the fundamental keys to wisdom.

Each figure represent...

Heretical Essays is Patocka's final work, and one of his most exciting and iconoclastic. Patocka begins with prehistory, approached through the ¨natural world¨ as conceived by Husserl and Heidegger.

According to Patocka, nature is as an alien construct, and history, whi...

¨Ideas crackle¨ in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on ¨a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought.¨ (Los Angeles Times)

The final book of the brilliant historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt,

Th...

April 6, 2017

¨We are rapidly ripening for fascism. This American writer leaves us with no illusions about ourselves.¨ —Svetlana Alexievich, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

¨Timothy Snyder reasons with unparalleled clarity, throwing the past and future into sharp relief. He h...

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