The Republic

A towering achievement of philosophical insight, The Republic is as relevant to readers today as it was to the citizens of ancient Athens. In this far-reaching and profoundly influential treatise, the connection between politics and psychology, Plato explores the concept of justice, and the roles of art and education, the difference between words and what they represent, among many other topics.

This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. Plato’s most famous work and the bedrock of Western philosophy Written in the form of a Socratic dialogue, The Republic is an investigation into the nature of an ideal society.

The Prince

Yet five centuries’ worth of political thinkers and leaders, most importantly of all, because its advice on the acquisition and preservation of power contains the wisdom of experience—and, from Thomas Cromwell to Francis Bacon to Napoleon Bonaparte to John Adams to Joseph Stalin, have turned to this slim volume for guidance and inspiration, because it works.

This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. The world’s most influential—and controversial—treatise on politicsComposed in exile and published posthumously, The Prince is Niccolò Machiavelli’s legacy and the foundation of modern political theory.

. Drawing on his firsthand experiences as a diplomat and military commander in the Florentine Republic, when to use force, Machiavelli disregards the rhetorical flourishes and sentimentality typically found in sixteenth-century mirrors for princes—guides instructing noblemen in the fine art of ruling—and gets straight to practical matters: how to eliminate rivals, whether it is better to be loved or feared.

For its cold-blooded candor and unrepentant assertion that immorality can be a political virtue, The Prince was censured and Machiavelli’s name became synonymous with evil.

The Wealth of Nations Illustrated

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Politics Dover Thrift Editions

Davis in his introduction. Students, teachers, and scholars will welcome this inexpensive new edition of the Benjamin Jowett translation, political theory, as will all readers interested in Greek thought, and depictions of the ideal state. C. Encyclopaedic knowledge has never, gone hand in hand with a logic so masculine or with speculation so profound, before or since, " says H.

What is the relationship of the individual to the state? what is the ideal state, and how can it bring about the most desirable life for its citizens? What sort of education should it provide? What is the purpose of amassing wealth? These are some of the questions Aristotle attempts to answer in one of the most intellectually stimulating works.

Both heavily influenced by and critical of Plato's Republic and Laws, Politics represents the distillation of a lifetime of thought and observation. W.

Common Sense

Both a clear-eyed, plainly stated case for separation from Great Britain and a stirring call to action,  Common Sense sparked the imagination of a fledgling nation and played a decisive role in the march toward revolution. Its words were read aloud in town squares, its pages affixed to tavern walls. Thomas paine’s masterpiece is crucial reading for any student of American history.

The rousing argument for independence that inspired a nation Published anonymously in 1776, this landmark political pamphlet spread across the colonies more rapidly than any document of its kind ever had before. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.


The Rights Of Man

Thomas paine’s Rights of Man argues that human rights are inherent. As a result of his arguments in favour of revolution and social welfare, and sentenced, Thomas Paine was tried and convicted of seditious libel against the Crown of England, in absentia, to hanging. Within this context, paine argues that revolution is acceptable when the rights of men are not respected or defended by their governments.

Originally published in two volumes in 1791 and 1792, paine’s discourse reflected on the French Revolution, and positioned the uprising as an attack against a corrupt governing system, rather than a personal attack on the king himself. Resident in france at the time of his British trial, Paine never returned to England.

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As such, they cannot be conferred on citizens by their governments because to do so would mean that these rights can be revoked by that same government.

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Peppered with the author’s poetry and social commentary,  Civil Disobedience has become a manifesto for civil dissidents, revolutionaries, and protestors everywhere. It is the duty of a good citizen, not only to disobey a bad law, he argues, but also to protest an unjust government. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Thoreau advocates for nonviolent protest in his classic manifesto Motivated by his disgust with the US government, Henry David Thoreau’s seminal philosophical essay enjoins individuals to stand against the ruling forces that seek to erase their free will. Indeed, originally so unpopular with readers that Thoreau was forced to buy back over half of the books from his publisher, this work has gone on to inspire the likes of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

His message of nonviolence and appeal to value one’s own conscience over political legislation have resonated throughout American and world history.

The Federalist Papers Illustrated

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The Age of Reason Xist Classics

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To/1pooxll sign up for the Xist Publishing Newsletter here. Xist publishing is a digital-first publisher. The age of reason challenges the idea of state religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. A revolutionary philosophical work "it is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Thomas paine, the age of reason the age of reason was written by Thomas Paine as a Deist text which was well received in the United States in the late 18th century but seen as too incendiary in the United Kingdom.

The Art of War

Even gordon Gekko and Tony Soprano are fans. Sun tzu’s shrewd advice is indispensible to anyone seeking to gain an advantage over an opponent. The world’s most influential treatise on strategy Mao Zedong used it to defeat Chiang Kai-shek. Colin powell thinks every US soldier should be familiar with its principles.

New england patriots coach Bill Belichick built a football dynasty out of lessons learned within its pages. In the twenty-five hundred years since it was composed,  The Art of War has been applied to just about every field of human endeavor.

On the Origin of Species

Drawn from extensive research performed on various creatures living in the Galápagos Islands, his research suggests that “one species does change into another. This revolutionary notion has become a landmark of scientific theory. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

When he first established this hypothesis, many ideas about evolution had already been proposed and were receiving public acclaim, but none could fully explain the course of human evolution as elegantly as Darwin’s did. Darwin’s most famous work formed the bedrock of evolutionary biology In one of the most important contributions to scientific knowledge, Charles Darwin puts forth the theory that species evolve over time through the process of natural selection.