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  • Leviathan

    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
    Routledge
    The Macat Library

  • China Rising

    Peace, Power and Order in East Asia

    By Matteo Dian, Jason Xidias

    David C. Kang’s China Rising 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 the rise of any new global…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Routledge
    The Macat Library

  • Civil Disobedience

    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
    Routledge
    The Macat Library

  • The Prison Notebooks

    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

  • The Souls of Black Folk

    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

  • Why We Can't Wait

    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

  • The End of History and the Last Man

    By Ian Jackson, Jason Xidias

    Francis Fukuyama’s controversial 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man demonstrates an important aspect of creative thinking: the ability to generate hypotheses and create novel explanations for evidence. In the case of Fukuyama’s work, the central hypothesis and explanation he put forward…

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

  • The Federalist Papers

    By Jeremy Kleidosty, Jason Xidias

    The 85 essays that maker up The Federalist Papers’ clearly demonstrate the vital importance of the art of persuasion. Written between 1787 and 1788 by three of the “Founding Fathers” of the United States, the Papers were written with the specific intention of convincing Americans that it was in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Routledge
    The Macat Library

  • Rights of Man

    By Mariana Assis, Jason Xidias

    Thomas Paine’s 1791 Rights of Man is an impassioned political tract showing how the critical thinking skills of evaluation and reasoning can, and must, be applied to contentious issues. Divided into two parts, Rights of Man is, first, a response to Edmund Burke’s arguments against the French…

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

  • A Disquisition on Government

    By Etienne Stockland, Jason Xidias

    Nineteenth-century American politician John C. Calhoun occupies a paradoxical place in the history of political thought – and of critical thinking. On one hand, he is remembered as a committed advocate of slavery, consistently espousing views that are now considered indefensible and abhorrent. On…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Routledge
    The Macat Library

  • Reconstruction in America

    By Jason Xidias

    ‘Reconstruction’ is the name given to the period that, beginning shortly before the end of the American Civil War and running until 1877, saw the frustration of federal government's attempts to integrate the newly freed slaves into the American political and economic system. It ended in frustration…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • War Without Mercy

    Race And Power In The Pacific War

    By Vincent Sanchez, Jason Xidias

    John Dower’s War Without Mercy is an attempt to resolve the problem of why the United States fought World War II so very differently in the Pacific and European theaters. Specifically, the author sets out to explain why there was such vicious hostility between the US and Japan during the conflict.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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