Western Philosophy

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The Origins Of Totalitarianism

The Origins Of Totalitarianism

by Hannah Arendt

The Origins of Totalitarianism (German Elemente und Ursprünge totaler Herrschaft, i.e. Elements and origins of totalitarian rule) is a book by Hannah Arendt which classed Nazism and Stalinism as totalitarian movements. Its original title was to be 'The Burden of Our Times', and the move away from this may have helped to obscure the main thrust of the book, which is far from being a straightforward study of the Nazi and Stalinist totalitarianism it might appear.
Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

by Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong, better known in the West as The Little Red Book, was published by the Government of the People's Republic of China from April 1964 until approximately 1976. As its title implies, it is a collection of quotations excerpted from Mao Zedong's past speeches and publications. The book's alternative title The Little Red Book was coined by the West for its pocket-sized edition, which was specifically printed and sold to facilitate easy carrying.
State and Revolution

State and Revolution

by Lenin V I

The State and Revolution (1917), by Vladimir Lenin, describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution to establish the dictatorship of the proletariat.
Capital

Capital

by Karl Marx

A classic of early modernism, Capital combines vivid historical detail with economic analysis to produce a bitter denunciation of mid-Victorian capitalist society. It has also proved to be the most influential work in social science in the twentieth century; Marx did for social science what Darwin had done for biology. Millions of readers this century have treated Capital as a sacred text, subjecting it to as many different interpretations as the bible itself. No mere work of dry economics, Marx's great... Read more about this item
Marx For Beginners /

Marx For Beginners /

by Rius

Translation of Marx para principiantes.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-156).
The New Class

The New Class

by Milovan Djilas

This classic by an associate of Yugoslavia's Tito created a sensation when it was published in 1957 because it was the first time that a ranking Communist had publicly analyzed his disillusionment with the system.
Revolution Of Everyday Life

Revolution Of Everyday Life

by Raoul Vaneigem

The Revolution of Everyday Life is a 1967 book by Raoul Vaneigem, Belgian author, philosopher and former member of the Situationist International (1961-1970). In French the title of the work was more elaborate: Traité du savoir-vivre à l’usage des jeunes générations, or Treatise on Living for the Younger Generations. John Fullerton & Paul Sieveking, the first translators of the work into English, chose this alternative title.
The Revolution Betrayed

The Revolution Betrayed

by Leon Trotsky

The Revolution Betrayed: What Is the Soviet Union and Where Is It Going? is a book by the Russian Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky, published in 1937, analyzing and criticizing Stalinism and the post-Lenin development in the Soviet Union. Trotsky wrote the book during his exile in Norway. The book was originally translated into French by Victor Serge and its most notable English translation is by Max Eastman.
The Ominous Parallels

The Ominous Parallels

by Leonard Peikoff

Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial ?truth,? the public good, doing one?s duty--these are among the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the... Read more about this item
Socialism

Socialism

by Frederick Engels

Grundrisse

Grundrisse

by Karl Marx

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

by Joseph A Schumpeter

What Is To Be Done?

What Is To Be Done?

by Lenin V I

The Marx-Engels Reader

The Marx-Engels Reader

by Robert C Tucker

Labor and Monopoly Capital

Labor and Monopoly Capital

by Harry Braverman

Main Currents Of Marxism

Main Currents Of Marxism

by Leszek Kolakowski

Socialism

Socialism

by Ludwig Von Mises

Fascism

Fascism

by Leon Trotsky

My Life

My Life

by Leon Trotsky

Marx and Engels

Marx and Engels

by Karl; Engels, Frederick Marx

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The Marx-Engels Reader

by Karl; Engels, Friedrich Marx

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Collected Works

by Karl and Engels, Frederick Marx

Western Philosophy Books & Ephemera

A History Of Western Philosophy

A History Of Western Philosophy

by Russell, Bertrand

Originally published: London : George Allen & Unwin, 1946.

Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Life Of the Mind

The Life Of the Mind

by Arendt, Hannah

The author’s final work, presented in a one-volume edition, is a rich, challenging analysis of man’s mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging. Edited by Mary McCarthy; Indices.
Nemzetközi Szövetkezeti Nap. Szeptember 10. [International Co-operative Day. Szeptember 10.]

Nemzetközi Szövetkezeti Nap. Szeptember 10. [International Co-operative Day. Szeptember 10.]

by Pál, György

(Budapest), 1955. Artistically restored. In fine condition.. 120 × 85 cm. György Pál (1906-1986) was a Hungarian graphic artist and poster designer. His first posters appeared in the late 1920s, but he became more frequently commissioned in the 1950s. Most of these works were propaganda posters for the Communist Party in socialist realist style like this poster.
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The future of the market; an essay on the regulation of money and nature after the collapse of 'actually existing socialism'

The future of the market; an essay on the regulation of money and nature after the collapse of 'actually existing socialism'

by Altvater, Elmar

London :: New York: Verso, 1993. Paperback. vi, 274p., prcie sticker on back wrap, else in very good condition.
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NZ$20.38
Marx and Engels. Collected works, vol 14: 1855 - 56

Marx and Engels. Collected works, vol 14: 1855 - 56

by Marx, Karl, Frederick Engels

New York: International Publishers, 1980. Hardcover. xxxii, 832p., illustrations and three folded maps in colors; velvety red cloth boards in dj + sleeve (ownership name in marker on spine of sleeve), touch of soil on text block edge, lettering on spine of dj slightly faded, otherwise sound, a very good copy. Collected works, vol 14. Contains journalism of the period, largely Crimean War material: The Armies of Europe, articles from the New York Daily Tribune, Neue Oder Zeitung and unpublished... Read more about this item
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NZ$33.96
Labour Looks Ahead!

Labour Looks Ahead!

by [LABOUR PARTY]

London: The Labour Party, 1941. First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed paper wrappers; 11pp. Clean, Near Fine copy. War-time statement on the principles of the Labour Party regarding war victory, post-war peace, decolonization, socialisation of insurance, etc.
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NZ$33.96
La Universidad Hacia una Nueva Etapa [Cover title: Universidad de la Habana Hacia una Nueva Etapa]

La Universidad Hacia una Nueva Etapa [Cover title: Universidad de la Habana Hacia una Nueva Etapa]

by UNIVERSIDAD DE LA HABANA

La Habana: Imprenta de la Universidad de la Habana, 1960. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's green pictorial staplebound wrappers; [2],30pp. Light toning and wrinkling to wrappers, occasional ink underlining, else Very Good and sound. Uncommon promotional brochure issued by the University of Havana, opening with the 1960 manifesto of the Federación Estudiantil Universitaria (FEU). IISH only in OCLC as of June, 2020.
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NZ$127.35
The Communist: A Magazine of the Theory and Practice of Marxism-Leninism, Vol. XVI, no. 8, August, 1937

The Communist: A Magazine of the Theory and Practice of Marxism-Leninism, Vol. XVI, no. 8, August, 1937

by COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; William Z. Foster, contr

New York: Communist Party of the United States of America, 1937. Octavo (23.75cm.); publisher's red and white decorative wrappers; [681]-776pp. Light wear and dust-soil, faint vertical crease to upper wrapper, else Very Good and sound. Includes contributions by William Z. Foster and Joseph Stalin, among others.
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NZ$42.45
Az esernyo oltozet./ Az esernyő öltöztet. [The Umbrella Clothes You.]

Az esernyo oltozet./ Az esernyő öltöztet. [The Umbrella Clothes You.]

by Kemény, György

[Budapest]: Offset Nyomda, 1969. Original vintage poster. Duplicated and uncut. Offset color print. Designed by György Kemény. Unfolded. In fine, near mint condition.. Original vintage poster. Duplicated and uncut. Offset color print. Designed by György Kemény. 57 × 82 cm. Vintage advertisement poster for umbrellas, designed by György Kemény. The poster was banned due to its style and explicit eroticism that was too much for the Hungarian Communist censorship. Presumably, that's the reason... Read more about this item
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NZ$885.00
The idea of progress; a revaluation

The idea of progress; a revaluation

by Ginsberg, Morris

London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1953. Hardcover. 82p., 4.25x6.5 inch boards; slight crack on head of spine, else very good. No dust jacket. From the library of Paul A. Baran with his signature penned on front free endpaper.
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NZ$28.87
[Diskussionny Listok. No. 1-3.] Дискуссионный листок. Приложене къ центральному Органу "Соціальдемократ". No. 1[-3.] 6/19 марта 1910[-29/12 мая 1911]. [Complete Set of Three Issues.]

[Diskussionny Listok. No. 1-3.] Дискуссионный листок. Приложене къ центральному Органу "Соціальдемократ". No. 1[-3.] 6/19 марта 1910[-29/12 мая 1911]. [Complete Set of Three Issues.]

by [Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich]; [et al.]

Paris: Rossiyskaya sotsial-demokraticheskaya rabochaya partiya, 1911. First edition. Complete run. Text in Russian. All issues with the stamp of the Bund on the front page. All issues unopened, folded once. Issue 1 yellowed due to acidic paper and moderately chipped at the extremities. With two small tears to the edge, not affecting the readability. Issue 2 with light foxing to the rear, blank page. Some page of issue 3 slightly chipped. Overall all issues are in fine condition.. First edition.... Read more about this item
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NZ$2,209.44
Telos: No. 47 (Spring 1981)

Telos: No. 47 (Spring 1981)

by Piccone, Paul, editor

St. Louis, MO: Telos Press, 1981. Magazine. 240p., wraps, 6x9 inches, wraps lightly worn and soiled, spine sunned, else very good condition.
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NZ$25.47
Lenin and the Russian Revolution

Lenin and the Russian Revolution

by Hill, Christopher

Penguin Group, 1978. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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NZ$10.53
Reforme sociale o rivoluzione

Reforme sociale o rivoluzione

by Luxemburg, Rosa

Roma: Newton Compton Editori, 1978. Paperback. xvii, 98p., wraps, a little worn, bears a long presentation inscription in English to "Ella" whom we know to be Ella Wolfe, signed only "Robb
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NZ$20.38
Napoleon and the Dardanelles

Napoleon and the Dardanelles

by Puryear, Vernon J

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1951. 437p., buff cloth boards titled and ruled in rubric, casebound first edition lacking the jacket. One tiny, faint pencil-mark on spine panel, a remarkably fresh clean copy in every respect.
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NZ$28.87
Marxism and History

Marxism and History

by CLARKE, John S

London: N.C.L.C. Publishing Society, N.d. [1927?]. 12mo (16.5cm). Sewn, printed card wrappers; 80,(1)pp. Mild external wear and soil; Near Fine. First in series of "shilling books" issued by the National Council of Labour Colleges. Undated, but the NCLC absorbed the Plebs League in 1926, a fact alluded to in the publisher's foreword to this title, providing a likely 1927 date.
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NZ$59.43
Studies on the left; a journal of research, social theory, and review. Vol. 1, no. 3, 1960

Studies on the left; a journal of research, social theory, and review. Vol. 1, no. 3, 1960

by Bromberg, Joan, Saul Landau et alia, editors

Madison, WI: Studies on the Left, 1960. Magazine. 128p., softbound in 6x9 inch decorated wraps, cover is a wraparound Cuban crowd-scene photo. The spinefold is sunned, slightly spoiling the cover graphic, find slight external edgewear, we see no other flaws: a sound, clean and unmarked copy. Includes "a statement by the editors on The Cuban Revolution, the New Crisis in Cold War Ideology"; Sartre on revolution; articles on Woodrow Wilson and William E. Borah; and a now-common essay by Che Guevara.
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NZ$42.45
La rebelion de Tupac Amaru

La rebelion de Tupac Amaru

by Valcarcel, Carlos Daniel

Lima, Peru: Ediciones Peisa, 1973. Paperback. 222p., pocket-size wraps; photos., illus., maps, mild edge and spine wear, wraps a tad creased and rubbed, fore-edge somewhat foxed, ownership signature on title page, a couple underlines in the introduction, else clear and good.
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NZ$25.47
Rhodesia: The "Fearless" Proposals and The Six Principles

Rhodesia: The "Fearless" Proposals and The Six Principles

by Christie, M. J

London: Africa Bureau, 1968. Pamphlet. 29p., stapled wraps, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, light handling wear else very good condition.
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NZ$25.47
Pla de la Victòria: P.S.U. / U.G.T.

Pla de la Victòria: P.S.U. / U.G.T.

by [SPANISH CIVIL WAR] PARTIT SOCIALISTA UNIFICAT DE CATALUNYA / UNIÓ GENERAL DE TREBELLADORS

[Barcelona: P.S.U. / U.G.T., n.d. but ca. 1937. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); bifolium printed on newsprint, photo-montaged upper panel. A hint of wear and toning, else Near Fine. Promotional handbill issued at the height of the Spanish Civil War delineating the platform of the short-lived Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia, the Catalan referent of the Communist Party of Spain, and its workers' union. The lovely photo-montaged upper panel depicts both military scenes, agricultural activities, and, at... Read more about this item
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NZ$254.70
Lectures on fascism. Revised edition

Lectures on fascism. Revised edition

by Togliatti, Palmiro; foreword by Vijay Prashad

New York: International Publishers, 2017. Paperback. xv, 172p., wraps very good condition.
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NZ$18.68
Religion, Political Culture, and the New Right [Shalom Paper No. 10, April, 1981]

Religion, Political Culture, and the New Right [Shalom Paper No. 10, April, 1981]

by GEYER, Alan

[Washington]: Churches' Center for Theology and Public Policy, 1981. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's white staplebound wrappers printed in blue; 10pp.; text printed in blue throughout. Postally used on rear wrapper with rubberstamp date to upper cover, rear wrapper rather creased, else Very Good and internally fresh. "The substance of this paper was first presented as the keynote address at the 1980 Conference on Ethics and Politics sponsored by The Lutheran House of Studies in Washington"... Read more about this item
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NZ$42.45
Marx and Engels. Collected works, vol. 3: 1843 - 44

Marx and Engels. Collected works, vol. 3: 1843 - 44

by Marx, Karl, Frederick Engels

New York: International Publishers, 1975. Hardcover. xxiv, 670p., several mss pages illustrated in facsimile; velvety red cloth boards, very good condition in like dust jacket. Includes Marx' Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, the Manuscripts of 1844, Engels on beer riots in Bavaria, letters, Marx' contract of marriage with Jenny von Westphalen, etc. Collected works, vol. 3.
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NZ$59.43
Pretkara JAUNA GVARDE. Rakstu krājums. 9. [The Antiwar NEW GUARD. Collection of Articles. No. 9.]

Pretkara JAUNA GVARDE. Rakstu krājums. 9. [The Antiwar NEW GUARD. Collection of Articles. No. 9.]

by Alsins, Julijs

Riga: Julijs Alsiņŝ, 1929. First edition. Penultimate issue. In original illustrated wrappers, printed in red and black, designed by Eriks Kalis. Folded once. Pages yellowed due to ageing. Water stain to lower margins, with no effect on text. Slightly chipped at edges. Overall in very good condition.. Illustrated by Samuils Haskins. With several photographic and graphic text illustrations.. Illustrated by Samuils Haskins. With several photographic and graphic text illustrations. First edition.... Read more about this item
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NZ$3,313.14
Au Sud Vietnam, Thieu doit libérer les 200.000 prisoniers politiques [sticker]

Au Sud Vietnam, Thieu doit libérer les 200.000 prisoniers politiques [sticker]

npl: MNSPI et CILA [Comité D'information sur les Luttes Antiimpérialistes?], [c197-?]. Sticker. 3.5x4.5 inch sticker; illus., some text cut-off, else legible and very good.
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NZ$20.38
Preparar o futuro; discurso proferido pelo Ministro da Coordenação Interterritorial no acto de posse dos governadores de Angola e de Moçambique, em Lisboa, no dia 11 de Junho de 1974

Preparar o futuro; discurso proferido pelo Ministro da Coordenação Interterritorial no acto de posse dos governadores de Angola e de Moçambique, em Lisboa, no dia 11 de Junho de 1974

by de Almeida Santos, António

Lisboa: Agência-Geral do Ultramar, 1974. 14p., 5.75x8.25 inches, text in Portuguese, very good in original stapled wraps.
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NZ$33.96
Labor Action [8 issues] 1953 Independent Socialist Weekly

Labor Action [8 issues] 1953 Independent Socialist Weekly

by Max Shachtman, Mary Bell, Gordon Haskell, Hal Draper, eds

New York: Labor Action Publishing Co, 1953. Eight issues: 8 pages, weekly newspaper of the Workers Party in the U.S. Tabloid folded in half. Very yellowed throughout, shelf and very edge worn, else good condition. The Workers party represented the 1940 split from the Socialist Workers Party taking most of the intellectuals and students with them. Now called the Independent Socialist League it remained active in the labor movement most notably on the East Coast and this is reflected throughout. Continued... Read more about this item
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