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Industrial Conspiracies

Read by Richard Kilmer


Clarence Darrow


Publisher's Note.—This address was delivered shortly after Mr. Darrow's triumphant acquittal on a charge growing out of his defense of the M…

מדינת היהודים (The Jewish State)

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Theodor Herzl


Der Judenstaat (German, The Jewish State) is a book written by Theodor Herzl and published in 1896 in Leipzig and Vienna by M. Breitenstein'…

The Prussian Officer

Read by Cate Barratt


D. H. Lawrence


The collection of short stories - of which The Prussian Officer is one - was Lawrence’s first such book. A German officer and his orderly ar…

The Prime Minister

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Anthony Trollope


The Prime Minister is the fifth in Trollope's series of six Palliser novels. With Phineas' difficulties resolved, Trollope introduces new c…

Considerations on Representative Government

Read by Bill Boerst


John Stuart Mill


Mill's volume was published in 1861 as an argument favoring this form of governance. Mill covers what forms of government work best, includi…

Omega: The Last Days of the World

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Camille Flammarion


Omega: The Last Days of the World is a science fiction novel published in 1894 by Camille Flammarion. On 25th century Earth, a comet made mo…

The Mysterious Forces of Civilization

Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater


Abdu’L-Bahá ‘Abbás


The Mysterious Forces of Civilization (Persian: Risálih-i-Madaníyyih) is a work written before 1875 by ‘Abbás Effend&ia…

Signs of Change

Read by Deborah Brabyn


William Morris


In the 1880s William Morris, the artist and poet famously associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, left the Liberal Party and threw him…

Adresse à l'Assemblée nationale, pour l'abolition de la traite des Noirs

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Société Des Amis Des Noirs and Société Des Amis Des Noirsandjacques Pierre Brissot De Warville


La Société des Amis des Noirs est une association créée le 19 février 1788 qui avait pour but l'abolition…

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York

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Jacob A. Riis


How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting…

The Masquerader

Read by Tom Weiss


Katherine Cecil Thurston


The Masquerader is one of two Katherine Cecil Thurston’s books that appeared on the Publisher’s Weekly best-seekers list in 1905 (The other,…

From Dictatorship to Democracy

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Gene Sharp


From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dict…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 002

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Various


A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independ…

Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War: Some Perspectives

Read by Allyson Hester


United States Arms Control And Disarmament Agency


This is a concise yet thorough explanation of what might happen to our world in the aftermath of a nuclear war. The myriad of potential effe…

Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty

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Imbert De Saint-Amand


Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the present. Ne…

Neighbors - Life Stories of the Other Half

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Jacob A. Riis


These stories have come to me from many sources—some from my own experience, others from settlement workers, still others from the records o…

Unto this Last: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy

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John Ruskin


John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) is best known for his work as an art critic and social critic, but is remembered as an author, poet and artist as …

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)

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…

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…

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