Critical Thinking Products

  • The Black Swan

    the Impact of the Highly Improbable, 1st Edition

    By Eric Lybeck

    One of the primary qualities of good creative thinking is an intellectual freedom to think outside of the box. Good creative thinkers resist orthodox ideas, take new lines of enquiry, and generally come at problems from the kinds of angles almost no one else could. And, what is more, when the ideas…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • World Order

    Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History, 1st Edition

    By Bryan Gibson

    Henry Kissinger’s 2014 book World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History not only offers a summary of thinking developed throughout a long and highly influential career–it is also an intervention in international relations theory by one of the most famous statesmen…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The True Believer

    Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, 1st Edition

    By Jonah S. Rubin

    Eric Hoffer’s The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements is one of the most widely read works of social psychology written in the 20th-century. It exemplifies the powers of creative thinking and critical analysis at their best, providing an insight into two crucial elements of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Theology of Discontent

    The Ideological Foundation of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, 1st Edition

    By Magdalena C. Delgado, Bryan Gibson

    Hamid Dabashi’s 1997 work Theology of Discontent reveals a creative thinker capable not only of understanding how an argument is built, but also of redefining old issues in new ways. The Iranian Revolution of 1978–9 was front-page news in the West, and in some ways remains so today. Though it was…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Anti-Politics Machine

    1st Edition

    By Julie Jenkins

    The Anti-Politics Machine (1990) examines how international development projects are conceived, researched, and put into practice. It also looks at what these projects actually achieve. Ferguson criticizes the idea of externally-directed ‘development’ and argues that the process doesn’t take proper…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Can the Subaltern Speak?

    1st Edition

    By Graham Riach

    A critical analysis of Spivak's classic 1988 postcolonial studies essay, in which she argues that a core problem for the poorest and most marginalized in society (the subalterns) is that they have no platform to express their concerns and no voice to affect policy debates or demand a fairer share…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Modernity at Large

    Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation, 1st Edition

    By Amy Young Evrard

    Arjun Appadurai’s 1996 collection of essays Modernity At Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization helped reshape how anthropologists, geographers and philosophers saw and understood the key topic of our times: globalization. Globalization has long been recognized as one of the crucial factors…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
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  • The Art of War

    1st Edition

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a series of lessons in the applied art of problem solving. Sun (544 BC-496 BC), an experienced general from the Warring States period of Chinese history, saw war as an inevitable problem – indeed, the ultimate problem confronting the state. The Art of War summarises his…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Why Doesn't Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries?

    1st Edition

    By Pádraig Belton

    Robert Lucas is known among economists as one of the most influential macroeconomists of recent times – a reputation founded in no small part on the critical thinking skills displayed in his seminal 1990 paper ‘Why Doesn’t Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries?’ Lucas’s paper tackles a puzzle…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Role of Monetary Policy

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten, John Collins

    Milton Friedman was one of the most influential economists of all time – and his ideas had a huge impact on the economic policies of governments across the world. A key theorist of capitalism and its relationship to democratic freedoms, Friedman remains one of the most cited authorities in both…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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    The Macat Library

  • Mere Christianity

    1st Edition

    By Mark Scarlata

    C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity is a perfect example of one of the most effective aspects of critical thinking skills: the use of reasoning to build a strong, logical argument. ¶Lewis originally wrote the book as a series of radio talks given from 1942-1944, at the height of World War II. The talks…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • After Hegemony

    1st Edition

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    Robert O. Keohane’s After Hegemony is both a classic of international relations scholarship and an example of how creative thinking can help shed new light on the world. Since the end of World War II, the global political landscape had been dominated by two superpowers, the USA and the USSR, and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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