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Hannah Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism is a political
classic trapped in the era in which it was written.

Kwame Anthony Appiah's Cosmopolitanism explores the middle ground between the universal laws of liberalism and relativism's blind respect for all
differences.

The late socialist economist Harry Magdoff read Marx at
fifteen and never looked back. A self-educated co-editor of the
Monthly Review, he not only fought for a just and humane world;
he embodied his politics in the way he conducted his life.

Perry Anderson's Spectrum journeys through the abstract worlds
of conservative and liberal intellectual thought, and leaves in its
trail insights on the substance and style of ideas.

New biographies of Rousseau and Voltaire help us appreciate how
very fragile the eighteenth century's great movement of ideas was, and how remarkable it is that the Enlightenment not only survived but flourished.

Arthur Danto talks about art in America, the rise of pluralism and how The Nation changed his life.

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution details the story of Foucault's induction into journalism as a political correspondent in Iran.

A new biography of one of the Enlightment's most remarkable thinkers.

Reflections on the centenary of the birth of Jean-Paul Sarte.

A biography of Utilitarian philosopher Henry Sidgwick sheds new light on life in the Victorian era.