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  • Leviathan

    1st Edition

    By Jeremy Kleidosty, Jason Xidias

    Thomas Hobbes is a towering figure in the history of modern thought and political philosophy. He remains best remembered for his 1651 treatise on government, Leviathan, a work that shows at the very best the reasoning skills of a deeply original and creative thinker. Creative thinking is all about…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

    1st Edition

    By Camille Morvan, Alexander O’Connor

    Leon Festinger’s 1957 A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance is a key text in the history of psychology – one that made its author one of the most influential social psychologists of his time. It is also a prime example of how creative thinking and problem solving skills can come together to produce work…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • China Rising

    Peace, Power and Order in East Asia, 1st Edition

    By Matteo Dian, Jason Xidias

    A critical analysis of David C. Kang’s China Rising, which is a fine example of an author making use of creative thinking skills to reach a conclusion that flies in the face of traditional thinking. The conventional view that the book opposed, known in international relations as ‘realism,’ was that…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Civil Disobedience

    1st Edition

    By Mano Toth, Jason Xidias

    In Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau looks at old issues in new ways, asking: is there ever a time when individuals should actively oppose their government and its justice system? After a thorough review of the evidence, Thoreau comes to the conclusion that opposition is legitimate whenever…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Prison Notebooks

    1st Edition

    By Lorenzo Fusaro, Jason Xidias

    Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks is a remarkable work, not only because it was written in jail as the Italian Marxist thinker fell victim to political oppression in his home country, but also because it shows his impressive analytical ability. First published in 1948, 11 years after Gramsci’s…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Democracy in America

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Morrow

    Alexis de Tocqueville’s 1838 Democracy in America is a classic of political theory – and of the problem-solving skills central to putting forward political ideas. Problem-solving has several aspects: identifying problems, finding methodologies to deal with them, and applying the right criteria to…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Nature's Metropolis

    Chicago And The Great West, 1st Edition

    By Cheryl Hudson

    What caused the rise of Chicago, and how did the city's expansion fuel the westward movement of the American frontier – and influence the type of society that evolved as a result? Nature's Metropolis emerged as a result of William Cronon asking and answering those questions, and the work can…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World

    1st Edition

    By Etienne Stockland

    Understanding why revolutions take place when they do, and as they do, is important in itself. Understanding how they are rooted in the societies they upend – and the ways in which those societies share crucial similarities – is arguably even more so. The enduring influence of Jack Goldstone's…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • An Essay on the Principle of Population

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten

    Thomas Robert Malthus’ 1798 Essay on the Principle of Population helped change the direction of economics, politics, and the natural sciences with its reasoning and problem solving. The central topic of the essay was the idea, extremely prevalent in the 18th and 19th centuries, that human society…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Souls of Black Folk

    1st Edition

    By Jason Xidias

    W.E.B Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk is a seminal work in the field of sociology, a classic of American literature – and a solid example of carefully-structured reasoning. One of the most important texts ever written on racism and black identity in America, the work contains powerful arguments…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Kicking Away the Ladder

    1st Edition

    By Sulaiman Hakemy

    South Korean economist Ha-Joon Chang used his 2003 work Kicking Away The Ladder to challenge the central orthodoxies of development economics, using his creative thinking skills to shine new light on an old topic. Creative thinkers are often distinguished by their willingness to challenge received…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Why We Can't Wait

    1st Edition

    By Jason Xidias

    Martin Luther King’s policy of non-violent protest in the struggle for civil rights in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century led to fundamental shifts in American government policy relating to segregation, and a cultural shift in the treatment of African Americans. King’…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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