Free eBooks Category: Politics & Government

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The Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution with Bill of Rights and all Amendments (Annotated)

This edition is comprised of the most important legal documents in early American history which are considered instrumental to its founding and philosophy: The United States Declaration of Independence The Constitution and Bill of Rights. Also included The Federalist Papers and Inaugural Speeches from the first three American presidents our Founding Fathers. Their words provide...
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American Consequences

A new, 100% free online magazine from bestselling author P.J. O’Rourke To begin receiving American Consequences for free each month, visit www.AmericanConsequencesMag.com. If you think everything in America is just fine… this may not be for you. But if you feel like you’re never really getting the full story from the mainstream media… we agree....
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The Prince

“The Prince” is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli’s death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered,...
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The People’s Victory: Stories from the Front Lines in the Fight for Marriage Equality

““The People’s Victory is a mirror for each of us to see our own power to fight for justice and create the change we want to see in our world.” – Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California In 1996, a small group of Americans from all walks of life banded together to create one of...
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A Preview to Volume Four of America’s Forgotten History: Grotius Rises

The chapters of America’s story are marked by momentous events. In 1776, proud inheritors of the Glorious Revolution of 1689 declared both their independence and intention to form a government based on Enlightenment principles. Despite major missteps and contradictions, those living the story mostly stayed true to the project of minimalist government and individual rights...
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James Madison American Prophet

Rather amazingly, James Madison foresaw many of the problems we face in America today. He foresaw our modern obsession with individual rights, the dangers of judicial activism, the problems of a war presidency, and the economic difficulties that can bring a nation to ruin. Most importantly, as America’s preeminent political visionary, he also saw how...
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Reclaiming Socialism, or: Economic Democracy (Recovering a Stolen Word)

Imagine getting up in the morning and going to work for a company that, just by virtue of the fact that you work for it, you own part of. Imagine that the company’s president and other officers have to stand for election every year or two years, and you and all the other employees of...
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How To Save Jobs: Reinventing Business, Reinvigorating Work, and Reawakening the American Dream

A shocking and disturbing look into how changes worldwide have created enormous disruption in the very nature of jobs in America. Ideas, strategies, and innovative approaches for policy change that could make a real difference and help save and create jobs in America. Powerfully effective hands-on tips, techniques, and strategies that you personally can take...
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By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and...
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How Soon is Now? Sampler: From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation

Drawing on a huge range of resources and references Daniel Pinchbeck presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis – it is only when we see ourselves as one planetary tribe that this change can occur. The central thesis is that humanity has self-willed the ecological crisis in order to...
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Walden (Feathers Classics)(Best Navigation, Active TOC)

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years and two months in second-growth forest...
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Training for War: An Essay

An essay and manual on training for war by retired Army lieutenant colonel Tom Kratman, creator of the popular Carrera military science fiction series, including novels A Desert Called Peace, Carnifex, Come and Take Them, and The Rods and the Axe. Kratman’s contention: an army is for winning wars. And to win wars, you have...
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The Future of ISIS: Regional and International Implications

Looking to the future in confronting the Islamic State The Islamic State (best known in the West as ISIS or ISIL) has been active for less than a decade, but it has already been the subject of numerous histories and academic studies—all focus primarily on the past. The Future of ISIS is the first major...
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Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church: Questions

A brief review of the Mormon corporate empire and the power it holds over high priest and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, whose family has been a part of the Mormon Royalty since the Church’s creation. Voters of every political persuasion who are considering voting for Mitt Romney, and who think his religious convictions are benign,...
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Democracy’s Children: Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics

How do American intellectuals try to achieve their political and social goals? By what means do they articulate their hopes for change? John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic intellectuals who strive to shape the politics and culture of their time. In a lively mix of personal reflection and shrewd...
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Moral Aspects of Economic Growth, and Other Essays (The Wilder House Series in Politics, History and Culture)

Barrington Moore, Jr., one of the most distinguished thinkers in critical theory and historical sociology, was long concerned with the prospects for freedom and decency in industrial society. The product of decades of reflection on issues of authority, inequality, and injustice, this volume analyzes fluctuating moral beliefs and behavior in political and economic affairs at...
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Confessions of a Terrorist: The Declassified Document

In a claustrophobic concrete cell, two men face each other across a bare table. One is a wanted terrorist, the other a British intelligence officer. But this is no ordinary interrogation, and as they talk deep into the night and violent secrets are revealed, the line between interrogator and confessor begins inextricably to blur. Who,...
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The American Dream Deferred (The Brookings Essay)

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) shares the story of his father’s journey from poverty to middle-class prosperity, but says the bargain that helped his father and other workers achieve the American Dream is now broken. Sen. Booker reflects on the trends and practices contributing to stagnant wages in the United States, including a corporate culture that...
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Sword of Destiny

The Sword of the Guardian must be forged of perfection. Kantal is a fighter, and he sings the warrior song. He has had to. Born with nothing more than a girl’s name, he has endured a life of torment. But large obstacles do not imply small expectations. Quite the opposite in fact. And his country...
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Outcomes & Efficiency: Leadership Handbook

There is a revolution afoot in Government management, design and leadership. This is your essential guide to that revolution through systems thinking, commissioning, change management and practical implementation in the public sector. The story is told through four chapters of development that will enable you to build a resilient Government organisation that is able to...
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Where We Live: Communities for All Ages: 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America’s Community Leaders

“Whatever our age, we all want the same things: safe, affordable housing and transportation options; good health for ourselves, our loved ones and our environment; opportunities to learn, support our families and enjoy our lives; a connection with our neighbors and a government that is responsive to our needs.” – author Nancy LeaMond, from the...
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Where We Live: Communities for All Ages: 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America’s Mayors

“This collection of more than 100 innovative and inspirational ideas from America’s mayors is a perfect springboard for creative thinking. It can help all of us play a role in imagining new solutions to a complex challenge.”— David Kelley, Founder and Chairman of IDEO and Founder of Stanford’s d.school Mayors nationwide are leading the way...
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Notes on the State of Virginia: A Compilation of Data About the State’s Natural Resources, Economy and the Nature of the Good Society

“Notes on the State of Virginia” is the only full-length book which Jefferson published during his lifetime. Widely considered the most important American book published before 1800, this book is both a compilation of data by Jefferson about the state’s natural resources and economy, and his vigorous argument about the nature of the good society,...
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Leviathan (Wisehouse Classics – The Original Authoritative Edition)

LEVIATHAN or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil-commonly referred to as Leviathan-is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and published in 1651 (revised Latin edition 1668). Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one...
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The Republic (AmazonClassics Edition)

What is justice? In Plato’s Socratic dialogue, The Republic, the citizens of ancient Greece explore the world’s most fundamental question. In search of an ideal civilization, Socrates leads Glaucon, Polemarchus, Thrasymachus, and others in debates about various subjects, including justice, truth, class, and art. For without righteousness, tyranny and injustice give rise to oligarchy. The...
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The Coming War In Europe: Essays On Europe’s Impending Destabilization And Internal Confrontation With Islam

The Coming War In Europe: Essays On Europe’s Impending Destabilization And Internal Confrontation With Islam is a collection of articles and essays published by Julian Langness from 2015-2017. These essays detail and analyze the situation in Europe vis a vis: Mass-Muslim immigration and the ‘migrant crisis’ The philosophy of progressive-elite driven cultural-suicide that is behind...
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Manipulism and the Weapon of Guilt: Collectivism Exposed

Manipulism and the Weapon of Guilt: Collectivism Exposed is the utmost controversial exposé and carefully detailed description of the awful emotional mind game that facilitates communism, socialism, fascism, and social liberalism, known as collectivism. The book exposes Denmark, the supposed happiest nation on earth, for what it truly is: collectivism’s biggest propaganda hoax. Danish author...
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Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Education to Help Young People Thrive

Exemplary stories of innovation from around the world In an age of rising inequality, getting a good education increasingly separates the haves from the have nots. In countries like the United States, getting a good education is one of the most promising routes to upper-middle-class status, even more so than family wealth. Experts predict that...
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