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The Communist Manifesto (version 2)

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Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx


The Communist Manifesto was conceived as an outline of the basic beliefs of the Communist movement. The authors believed that the European P…

Common Sense

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Thomas Paine


Common Sense, Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within t…

The Age of Reason

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Thomas Paine


The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, a deistic treatise written by eighteenth-century British radical an…

Theodore Roosevelt: an Autobiography

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Theodore Roosevelt


In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken …

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Version 2)

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Henry David Thoreau


ivil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in…

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

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Booker T. Washington


Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War…

Capital: a critical analysis of capitalist production, Vol 1

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Karl Marx


Capital, Volume I is the first of three volumes in Karl Marx’s monumental work, Das Kapital, and the only volume to be published during his …

Politics

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Aristotle


The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle exp…

The Federalist Papers

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James Madison


The Federalist Papers (correctly known as The Federalist) are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Const…

Common Sense (version 2)

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Thomas Paine


Thomas Paine has a claim to the title The Father of the American Revolution because of Common Sense, the pro-independence monograph pamphlet…

The 9/11 Commission Report

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9/11 Commission


9/11 Commission Report, formally titled Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, is the official…

Discours sur l’origine et les fondements de l’inégalité parmi les hommes

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau


De l’inégalité parmi les hommes est un essai philosophique d’une centaine de pages environ, richement annoté par l’aute…

Bill of Rights

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United States Government and Unit


The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, and were ratified on December 15, 1791.

The Social Contract

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau


The Social Contract outlines Rousseau's views on political justice, explaining how a just and legitimate state is to be founded, organized a…

Kitab Adab al-Dunya w'al-Din (The Ethics of Religion and of this World)

Read by Youssef Safiljil (Dr. Fighter)


Abu al-Hasan Ali Ibn Muhammad Ibn Habib al-Mawardi


Al-Mawardi (Alboacen) was one of the famous Islamic authors and jurists. He was a well-known man in the “Abbassid” empire—a mature thinker w…

What's Wrong With the World

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G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possibl…

Reflections on War and Death

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Sigmund Freud


Anyone, as Freud tells us in Reflections on War and Death, forced to react against his own impulses may be described as a hypocrite, whether…

Leviathan (Books I and II)

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Thomas Hobbes


Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, commonly called Leviathan, is a book written in 1651…

Anticipations

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H. G. Wells


Wells considered this book one of his most important, a natural follow-up to such works as his Man of the Year Million and The Time Machine.…

A Modern Utopia

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells's proposal for social reform was the formation of a world state, a concept that would increasingly preoccupy him throughout the …

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