Political Science

The Octopus

Read by Delmar H Dolbier


Frank Norris


Frank Norris based his 1901 novel The Octopus (A Story of California) on the Mussel Slough Tragedy of 1880, a bloody conflict between ranche…

Ideen zu einem Versuch, die Grenzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu bestimmen

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Wilhelm Von Humboldt


Ein klassicher Text des deutschen Liberalismus (Summary by redaer)

Sabotage

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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn


Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was a leading American socialist and feminist. Her book "Sabotage, the conscious withdrawal of the workers' indu…

Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Addresses

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Abraham Lincoln


Lincoln's first inaugural address was delivered on March 4th, 1861, as the North and South were sliding towards separation and Civil War. Hi…

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

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Henry Morgenthau


Ambassador Morgenthau’s memoirs of his years in the service of the United States in Constantinople, (today Istanbul), are an important prima…

Democracy - An American Novel

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Henry Brooks Adams


Not until after his death in 1918 was it revealed that Henry Adams was the anonymous author of Democracy, which had been published to great …

Twenty Years at Hull House

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Jane Addams


Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In a long, complex career, she was a pioneer settlement worker…

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Version 3)

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Henry David Thoreau


"That government is best which governs least" is the famous opening line of this essay. The slavery crisis inflamed New England i…

The Central Period of the Middle Age 918-1273

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Beatrice A. Lees


Beatrice Lees writes that the history of the period of the Middle Ages from 918 to 1273 is that of "a heroic period, the age of feudali…

Offences Against One's Self: Paederasty

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Jeremy Bentham


Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was an English jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He was a political radical and a leading theor…

O Abolicionismo

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Joaquim Nabuco


“O Abolicionismo” é uma das obras mais importantes para a abolição da escravatura, no Brasil. Ela propõe, como t…

Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart

Read by James K. White


Maria W. Stewart


Maria W. Stewart was America's first black woman political writer. Between 1831 and 1833, she gave four speeches on the topics of slavery a…

The Westminster Alice

Read by Ruth Golding


Saki


Published five years before John Kendrick Bangs had the same idea with Alice in Blunderland, Saki, in his 1902 series of satirical articles,…

The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians (Spartans)

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Xenophon


The Polity of the Lacedaemonians talks about the laws and institutions created by Lycurgus, which train and develop Spartan citizens from bi…

The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

Read by Sean Michael Hogan


Stephen Leacock


This lengthy political essay by noted Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock was written while he was professor of political economy at McGill U…

Areopagitica (Version 2)

Read by Thomas A. Copeland


John Milton


The noblest and most extensive defense of freedom of the press in English. Although Milton was sufficiently practical to serve as a censor o…

The Free Press

Read by Sean McClain


Hilaire Belloc


I propose to discuss in what follows the evil of the great modern Capitalist Press, its function in vitiating and misinforming opinion and i…

The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism

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Bertrand Russell


This book records Bertrand Russell's impressions of the new regime after a 1920 visit to Russia following the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, inc…

The Law

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Frédéric Bastiat


"The law perverted! The law—and, in its wake, all the collective forces of the nation. The law, I say, not only diverted from its prope…

Philosophical Rudiments Concerning Government and Society

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Thomas Hobbes


De Cive ("On the citizen") is one of Thomas Hobbes's major works. "The book was published originally in Latin from Paris in 1…

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