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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 …

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.…

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

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Friedrich Engels


The main idea of "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific" (1880) was distinguishing scientific socialism and utopian socialism. Engels …

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 …

Two Treatises of Civil Government

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John Locke


The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is a…

The Soul of Man

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Oscar Wilde


“(T)he past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.” Published originall…

Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei

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Friedrich Engels


Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels schrieben ihr Manifest im Dezember 1847, als Leitfaden fuer die grundsaetzlichen Prinzipien und Praktiken des…

Utopia (Burnet translation)

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Thomas More


This book is all about the fictional country called Utopia. It is a country with an ‘ideal’ form of communism, in which everything really do…

The Prince (Version 2)

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Niccolò Machiavelli


The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a political treatise by the Italian diplomat, historian and political theorist Niccolò Machiavel…

The Slavery of Our Times

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Leo Tolstoy


This little book shows, in a short, clear, and systematic manner, how the principle of Non-Resistance, about which Tolstoy has written so mu…

The Anti-Federalist Papers

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Patrick Henry


During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all a…

The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt


This book is a collection of Theodore Roosevelt’s published commentaries and public addresses on the general theme of the requirements for i…

The Greek View of Life

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Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson


“With the Greek civilisation beauty perished from the world. Never again has it been possible for man to believe that harmony is in fact the…

Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen

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Heinrich Heine


Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen ist ein satirisches Versepos des deutschen Dichters Heinrich Heine (1797–1856). Unzufrieden mit den poli…

Emily

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Teel McClanahan III


Before she met Nicholas, all Emily cared about was shopping, and she believed her teachers when they told her the vampires had made the worl…

Proposed Roads to Freedom

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Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872 – 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, political activist and Nobel laureate. …

Progress and Poverty

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Henry George


What I have done in this book, if I have correctly solved the great problem I have sought to investigate, is, to unite the truth perceived b…

On War (Volume 1)

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Carl Von Clausewitz


A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing…

Leviathan (Books III and IV)

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Thomas Hobbes


In Books 3 and 4 of Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes elaborates on the political philosophy set forth in the first two books, by considering the nat…

The Iron Heel

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Jack London


A dystopian novel about the terrible oppressions of an American oligarchy at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and the struggles of a …

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