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100 Hypercapitalism by Larry Gonick
Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, Its Values, and How to Change Them by Larry Gonick
Bestselling "overeducated cartoonist" Larry Gonick teams up with psychologist and scholar Tim Kasser to create an accessible and trenchant cartoon guide to how global, privatizing, market-worshipping hypercapitalism threatens human well-being, social justice, and the planet. A primer for the post-Occupy generation, Hypercapitalism draws from contemporary research on values, well-being, and consumerism to describe concepts (corporate power, free trade, privatization, deregulation) that are critical for understanding the world we live in, and movements (voluntary simplicity, sharing, alternatives to GDP, protests) that have developed in response to the system.
100 The Revolution Where You Live by Sarah van Gelder
Discover the Real Revolution Unfolding across America: America faces huge challenges: climate change, social injustice, racist violence, economic insecurity. Journalist Sarah van Gelder suspected that there were solutions, and she went looking for them, not in the centers of power, where people are richly rewarded for their allegiance to the status quo, but off the beaten track, in rural communities, small towns, and neglected urban neighborhoods. Join her as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media's radar, are getting stuff done.
100 Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker
Alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly seventy works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful self-inquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of baking frittatas, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude. Whether she?s urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold the delicate necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker encourages us to honor the divine that lives inside all of us and brings her legendary free verse to the page once again, demonstrating that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans.
100 Pause, Breathe, Smile by Gary Gach
Pause, Breathe, Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation is not Enough by Gary Gach
Pause . . . breathe . . . smile. Three small words, yet each contains a universe of wisdom. Let the title be your guide in this inspiring book on awakening to the full depths of mindful living. The Pause is about setting our intention before we think, speak, or act?the ethical dimension of mindfulness. When we Breathe, we unite mind, body, and spirit, making every moment an opportunity for meditation. With a Smile, we open to a wisdom beyond words. This simple trio will water your innate seeds of awakening to help you pave your own path to fulfillment and peace.
100 A Radical History of the World by Neil Faulkner
History is a weapon. The powerful have their version of events, the people have another. And if we understand how the past was forged, we arm ourselves to change the future. This is the history of the struggle and revolution of human society: of hominids, hunters and herders; of emperors and slaves; of patriarchs and women; of rich and poor; of dictators and revolutionaries. From the ancient empires of Persia and Rome to the Russian Revolution, the Vietnam War, and the 2008 Crash, this is a history of greed and violence, but also of solidarity and resistance. Many times in the past, a different society became an absolute necessity. Humans have always struggled to create a better life. This history proves that we, the many, have the power to change the world.
100 The Long Honduran Night by Dana Frank
This powerful narrative recounts the dramatic years in Honduras following the June 2009 military coup that deposed President Manuel Zelaya, told in part through first-person experiences, layered into deeper political analysis. It weaves together two broad pictures: first, the repressive regime that was launched with the coup, and the ways in which U.S. policy has continued to support that regime; and second, the brave and evolving Honduran resistance movement, with aid from a new solidarity movement in the United States. Although it is full of terrible things, this is not a horror story: the book directly counters mainstream media coverage that portrays Honduras as a pit of unrelenting awfulness, in which powerless people sob in the face of unexplained violence. Rather, it's about sobering challenges with roots in political processes, and the inspiring collective strength with which people face them
100 Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics by Stephen Greenblatt
World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. With uncanny insight, he shone a spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues and the cynicism and opportunism of the various enablers and hangers-on who surround them and imagined how they might be stopped. As Greenblatt shows, Shakespeare's work, in this as in so many other ways, remains vitally relevant today.
$101 and Up
150 Cooking with Cannabis by Lauri Goldrich Wolff
The benefits of marijuana for treating symptoms of severe illnesses are immeasurable. An easy way to incorporate cannabis into your life is to include it in your everyday diet. Ingest your marijuana in a wide range of delicious foods with Cooking with Cannabis. Featuring step-by-step photos of how to make the various infusions that are the foundation of cooking with cannabis, these more than 70 simple recipes include a variety of gluten-free and vegan options. Learn about various strains of marijuana, the different types of cannabinoids and their effects, how to use marijuana as a seasoning, and tips for storing and freezing. This sophisticated guide will teach you the importance of patience in waiting for a marijuana edible to take effect and that less is, in fact, more. All of these recipes can be made unmedicated, with delicious results, simply by using the same amount of the un-cannabinated infusion ingredient! From breakfast, to dinner, to dessert, you can make any meal a marijuana edible.
150 Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason by David Harvey
Karl Marx's Capital is one of the most important texts written in the modern era. Since 1867, when the first of its three volumes was published, it has had a profound effect on politics and economics in theory and practice throughout the world. But Marx wrote in the context of capitalism in the second half of the nineteenth century: his assumptions and analysis need to be updated in order to address to the technological, economic, and industrial change that has followed Capital's initial publication.
In Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason, David Harvey not only provides a concise distillation of his famous course on Capital, but also makes the text relevant to the twenty-first century's continued processes of globalization. Harvey shows the work's continuing analytical power, doing so in the clearest and simplest terms but never compromising its depth and complexity.
Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason provides an accessible window into Harvey's unique approach to Marxism and takes readers on a riveting roller coaster ride through recent global history. It demonstrates how and why Capital remains a living, breathing document with an outsized influence on contemporary social thought.
200 The Immeasurable Place by Blake Spalding, Jen Castle & Lavinia Spalding
This Immeasurable Place: Food and Farming from the Edge of Wilderness is the long-awaited second cookbook from James-Beard nominated Hell's Backbone Grill and Farm in Boulder, Utah. This Immeasurable Place continues the inspiring story of how two women-chef-co-owners Blake Spalding and Jennifer Castle-started their award-winning, Buddhist-based, farm-to-table restaurant in a tiny, traditionally Mormon town on the edge of the magnificent Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Filled with seventy new recipes; gorgeous images by world-famous photographer Ace Kvale; and stories of the restaurant, organic farm, and town, This Immeasurable Place is much more than a cookbook. It's a food-justice primer, a guide to eating consciously, and a meditation on connecting community to land and table.