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Spinoza and Politics
With Hobbes and Locke, Spinoza is arguably one of the most important political philosophers of the modern era, a premier theoretician of democracy... Les mer
A Realist Theory of Science
The founding text of the philosophical movement of critical realism. “Compelling reading and as a contribution to the social sciences it deserves... Les mer
Ghostly Demarcations
With the publication of Spectres of Marx in 1993, Jacques Derrida redeemed a longstanding pledge to confront Marx's texts directly and in detail. His... Les mer
Between Existentialism and Marxism
A classic work by the founding father of existentialism, describing his philosophy and its relationship to Marxism. Jean-Paul Sartre was born in... Les mer
The Emergence of Social Space
A thrilling rise through the literature of Rimbaud in a France in the throes of revolution. “A rare example of cultural studies done with zest... Les mer
What Does the Ruling Class Do When it Rules
The radical sociologist analyzes the practices of the elite. “A fundamental contribution both to the political sociology of state institutions in... Les mer
Open Sky
“One day the day will come when the day will not come.” Bleak, but passionately political in its analysis of the social destruction wrought by... Les mer
Tariq Ali Presents Fidel Castro
In response to the American administration’s attempt to isolate Cuba, Fidel Castro delivered a series of speeches designed to radicalize Latin... Les mer
Jean–Bertrand Aristide Presents Toussaint L’Ouverture
Toussaint L’Ouverture was the leader of the Haitian Revolution in the late eighteenth century, in which slaves rebelled against their masters and... Les mer
Wu Ming Presents Thomas Müntzer
The Reformation was originally an attack on a corrupt Church, sparked by Martin Luther. Thomas Müntzer, originally Luther’s protégé, became... Les mer
The Meaning of Sarkozy
Alain Badiou, in this sharp and focused intervention, claims that, in and of itself, the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as President is not an event,... Les mer
For They Know Not What They Do
A groundbreaking analysis of the roles of pleasure and desire in contemporary politics. "Verso's beautifully designed Radical Thinkers series,... Les mer
In Defense of Lost Causes
Is global emancipation a lost cause? Are universal values outdated relics of an earlier age? In the postmodern world, ideologies of all kinds have... Les mer
Infinitely Demanding
Infinitely Demanding is the clearest, boldest and most systematic statement of Simon Critchley’s influential views on philosophy, ethics, and... Les mer
Fables of Agression
The novels of Wyndham Lewis have generally been associated with the work of the great modernists - Joyce, Pound, Eliot, Yeats - who were his sometime... Les mer
The Returns of Zionism
In this original and wide-ranging study, Gabriel Piterberg examines the ideology and literature behind the colonization of Palestine, from the late... Les mer
The Thin Blue Line
The idea that we should “do something” to help those suffering in far-off places is the main impulse driving those who care about human rights.... Les mer
Hold Everything Dear
Hold Everything Dear is John Berger’s vital response to today’s global economic and military tyranny. From Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and 7/7, to... Les mer
The Perfect Crime
In his new book, perhaps the most cogent expression of his mature thought, Jean Baudrillard turns detective in order to investigate a crime which he... Les mer
From A to X: A Story in Letters
In the dusty, ramshackle town of Suse lives A'ida. Her insurgent husband Xavier has been imprisoned. Resolute, sensuous and tender,... Les mer
Music Quickens Time
In this eloquent new book, Daniel Barenboim draws on his profound and uniquely influential engagement with music to argue for its central importance... Les mer
Infancy and History
  How and why did experience and knowledge become separated? Is it possible to talk of an infancy of experience, a "dumb" experience?... Les mer
Walter Benjamnin’s Archive
The works of the great literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin are a reservoir of texts, commentaries, scraps and fragments of everyday life,... Les mer
If I Am Not for Myself
If I Am Not For Myself is a passionate, thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be Jewish in the twenty-first century. It traces the... Les mer