Political Science

Labor and Freedom

Read by P. J. Taylor


Eugene V. Debs


"While there is a lower class I am in it; While there is a criminal class I am of it; While there is a soul in prison I am not free.&qu…

Common Sense (version 3)

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Thomas Paine


Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for indepen…

The Philippics

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


A philippic is a fiery, damning speech delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term originates with Demosthenes, who delivere…

The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

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Francis Fisher Browne


This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper,…

The Emancipation Proclamation

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Abraham Lincoln


After having written and released an initial draft of this proclamation in September of 1862, minor changes were made and Lincoln signed it …

History of the Thirty Years War, Volume 1

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Friedrich Schiller


The History of the Thirty Years War is a five volume work, which followed his very successful History of the Revolt of the Netherlands. Writ…

Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765)

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William Blackstone


The Commentaries on the Laws of England are an influential 18th century treatise on the common law of England by Sir William Blackstone, ori…

Areopagitica

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John Milton


A prose tract or polemic by John Milton, published November 23, 1644, at the height of the English Civil War... Milton, though a supporter o…

The Problem of China

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Bertrand Russell


In 1920-21 Bertrand Russell lived and taught in Peking (Beijing), publishing this book on his return to England. In 1920 he had visited Bols…

The War of Antichrist with the Church and Christian Civilization

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George F. Dillon


The War of Anti-Christ with the Church and Christian Civilization is a book written in 1885 by an Irishman, George F. Dillon, DD. It was rep…

Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

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John Stuart Mill


This is Mill’s first work on economics. It foreshadows his Political Economy which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the…

Constitución Española de 1978

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Las Cortes Y El Pueblo Español


Constitución vigente en España actualmente, fruto de la Transición a la democracia tras la muerte de Francisco Franco. …

The Dawn of Mediaeval Europe: 476-918

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John Howard Bertram Masterman


This volume by the British historian J.H.B. Masterman (1867-1933) is a short survey of the first four centuries after the fall of Rome. The …

Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule

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Mahatma Gandhi


First written in Gandhi's native language Gujarati, this booklet advocates for Indian non-violent self-rule during the struggle for Indian i…

Presidential Farewell and Last Addresses

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Various


This collection will put in one place, all the Farewell (or last) Addresses made by each of the 43 ex-US presidents. The first, George Washi…

The Facts of Reconstruction

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John R. Lynch


After the American Civil War, John R. Lynch, who had been a slave in Mississippi, began his political career in 1869 by first becoming Justi…

Revolution, and other Essays

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Jack London


A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why Lon…

Selected House of Commons Speeches

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Winston S. Churchill


Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 – 1965) was a British politician known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during W…

Karl Marx: An Essay

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Harold J. Laski


Born in Manchester in 1893, Harold Laski was a leading figure in the left-wing of British socialism in the first half of the 20th century. A…

Vices are not Crimes

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Lysander Spooner


Lysander Spooner (1808 – 1887) was an American individualist anarchist, entrepreneur, political philosopher, abolitionist, supporter of the …

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