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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 Art of War (version 2)

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Sun Tzu 孙武


The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devote…

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…

Laws

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Plato


Laws (Greek: Νόμοι) is Plato's last and longest dialogue. It is generally agreed that Plato wrote this dialogue as an older man, having fail…

George Washington

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Calista McCabe Courtenay


In this biography for young people, Calista McCabe Courtenay takes the reader from George Washington the surveyor to his early military care…

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…

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…

The Kingdom of God is within you

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Leo Tolstoy


The title of the book comes from Luke 17:21. It is a non-fiction work of the famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy. He wrote it after many years…

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.

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…

Democracy in America Vol. I

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Alexis De Tocqueville


When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful …

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…

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