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  1. Book ImageThieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

    Sarah Chayes

    A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains how government’s oldest problem is its greatest destabilizing force.More

  1. Book ImageMove: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter

    "America has been waiting for a call to think big and act big as we envision our transportation future. Kanter's important book is it." —Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, 2007—2015More

  2. Book ImageThe Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    How has America become the most unequal advanced country in the world, and what can we do about it?More

  3. Book ImageThe Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

    Gregory D. Johnsen

    “The best new book on al Qaeda . . . and the best book on Yemen in years.”—Bruce Riedel, Daily BeastMore

  4. Book ImagePink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India

    Amana Fontanella-Khan

    A triumphant portrait of a fiery sisterhood changing the lives of India's women.More

  5. Book ImageThermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom

    Elaine Scarry

    From one of our leading social thinkers, a compelling case for the elimination of nuclear weapons.More

  6. Book ImageJust Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights

    John Gerard Ruggie

    College Edition

    "A true master class in the art of making the impossible possible." —Paul PolmanMore

  7. Book ImageThe Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist.More

  8. Book ImageThe Second Arab Awakening: Revolution, Democracy, and the Islamist Challenge from Tunis to Damascus

    Adeed Dawisha

    An eye-opening survey of the recent Arab revolutions and their political consequences, comparing them to those of a previous generation.More

  9. Book ImageJust Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights

    John Gerard Ruggie

    "A true master class in the art of making the impossible possible." —Paul PolmanMore

  10. Book ImageFull Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

    Lester R. Brown

    With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people.More

  11. Book ImageAfter Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Douglas Foster

    The most important historical and journalistic portrait to date of a nation whose destiny will determine the fate of a continent.More

  12. Book ImageEnergy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

    Richard A. Muller

    The author of Physics for Future Presidents returns to educate all of us on the most crucial conundrum facing the nation: energy.More

  13. Book ImageAs Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda

    Gail Collins

    In one of the most explosive and timely political books in years, Gail Collins declares that "what happens in Texas doesn't stay in Texas anymore."More

  14. Book ImageThe Post-American World: Release 2.0

    Fareed Zakaria

    “A relentlessly intelligent book.” —Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageFrom Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism

    Darren Dochuk

    A prize-winning, five-decade history of the evangelical movement in Southern California that explains a sweeping realignment of American politics.More

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