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1 (Bentham, Jeremy). Steintrager, James BENTHAM
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, (1977). 0801410967 / 9780801410963 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Slight wear to the shelf edges, else very nearly fine in blue cloth with silver titles to the spine; in a mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
A balanced account of the development of Bentham's political thought which devotes enough time to his philosophy of language, ethics, and philosophy of law to demonstrate the unity of his total thought. 133 pages; notes, bibliography, index. 
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2 (Carlyle, Thomas). Bliss, Trudy, editor THOMAS CARLYLE: Letters to his Wife
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1953. 0827436033 / 9780827436039 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild foxing to the endpapers and to the page edges, else very good plus in red pebbled boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a very good plus slightly soiled dust jacket with mild foxing to the spine panel and shallow chipping to the upper spine edge. 
A collection of intimate letters that expose the humorous and tender sides of this politically outspoken moralist, who was known, to the general public, as a bad-tempered individual. 414 pages; six photographic plates; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 (Jones, Leroi). Baraka, Imamu Amiri KAWAIDA STUDIES: The New Nationalism
Chicago, Illinois: Third World Press, (1972) First edition, first printing: Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Very nearly fine in illustrated yellow and brown stapled wraps with titles printed in black. 55 pages of essays that are direct interpretations of the doctrine (political philosophy and religion) of Kawaida, the formal teachings of Maulana Karenga. 
Baraka is an American dramatist, poet and novelist, who has explored the experience and anger of African-Americans. In the 1960s, his works became progressively more radical and involved with issues of racial and national identity. An elusive title. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 (Laski, Harold). Zylstra, Bernard FROM PLURALISM TO COLLECTIVISM: The Development of Harold Laski's Political Thought
Assen, The Netherlands: Van Gorcum & Comp. N.V., 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth with gilt titles to the front cover and spine; in a near fine lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
236 pages; bibliography; and index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Amin, Samir RE-READING THE POSTWAR PERIOD: An Intellectual Itinerary
New York: Monthly Review Press, (1994). 0853458944 / 9780853458944 First edition in English: Trade paperback: issued simultaneously with the hardcover. Fine in wraps. 
Translated by Michael Wolfers. Amin presents an intellectual autobiography retracing steps he took in formulating his positions on capitalism and socialism. 256 pages; index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Avineri, Shlomo THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT OF KARL MARX
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1980). 0521096197 / 9780521096195 Reprint: Trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. A hint of sunning to the spine, else near fine in glossy wraps. 269 pages; epilogue; bibliography; and index. 
It is Avineri's belief that Marx's political theory should not be judged by Lenin's or Stalin's policies. The objective of this study is to divorce Marx from political objectives in order to shed a balanced light on Marx's thought as political theory. 
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7 Baldacchino, Joseph ECONOMICS AND THE MORAL ORDER
Washington, D.C.: National Humanities Institute, (1985). 0932783007 / 9780932783004 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Very mild rubbing to the spine, else near fine in wraps. 
A succinct study of economic systems and how they work in relation to the foundations of ethics and a general moral order. Introduction by Russell Kirk. 43 pages; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Bouchier, David IDEALISM AND REVOLUTION: New Ideologies of Liberation in Britain and the United States
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1978). 0312404395 / 9780312404390 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a hint of rubbing. 
This analytical text has its origins in a profound discontent with the progressive devaluation of the revolutionary sixties. Parallel counter-culture movements are also studied with a focus on cause. 190 pages; references; and index. 
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9 Calvez, Jean-Yves POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE THIRD WORLD
Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, (1973). 0883443899 / 9780883443897 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a hint of fading to the spine panel. 
Translated from the French by M.J. O'Connell. Political, social and economic aspects are discussed to offer processes for development within third world societies and countries. 327 pages; conclusion; appendix; and notes. 
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10 Cobban, Alfred IN SEARCH OF HUMANITY: The Role of Enlightenment in Modern History
New York: George Braziller, 1960. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in like dust jacket. 
Deals with the history of the nexus of ideas known as the Enlightenment, including scientific empiricism, scepticism, humanitarianism, political liberalism, and utilitarianism, and their application to today's world. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 de Marchi, Neil NON-NATURAL SOCIAL SCIENCE: Reflecting on the Enterprise of More Heat Than Light
Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1993. 082231410X / 9780822314103 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in bluish-green cloth with gilt titles to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. 
This collection of essays is the annual supplement to volume 25 of the History of Political Economy series. 372 pages; index; and contributors. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Galbraith, John Kenneth THE AGE OF UNCERTAINTY
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a dust jacket showing shelf wear at the spine ends and at the corners. 
This witty book, which was turned into a 13 part miniseries on PBS, traces the ideas of economists and social philosophers (such as Marx, Lenin, and Keynes) which have shaped actions and events over the past 200 years. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Hartman, Robert H., editor POVERTY AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE: A Philosophical Approach
New York/Ramsey: Paulist Press, (1984). 0809125978 / 9780809125975 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Spine slightly sunned, else near fine in glossy wraps. 
Six sections: Introduction; Historical Perspectives; Religious Perspectives; Contemporary Theories of Justice; How We View the Poor in our Society; and Approaches to Solution. 261 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Hoffman, Robert L. REVOLUTIONARY JUSTICE: The Social and Political Theory of P.J. Proudhon
Urbana/Chicago/London: University of Illinois Press, (1972). 0252002407 / 9780252002403 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine price-clipped and lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
429 pages; bibliography; and index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Horne, Thomas A. THE SOCIAL THOUGHT OF BERNARD MANDEVILLE: Virtue and Commerce in Early Eighteenth-Century England
New York: Columbia University Press, 1978. 0231042744 / 9780231042741 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a minor crease to the rear inner flap. 123 pages; bibliography; notes; and index. 
Mandeville's rejection of virtue and public-spiritedness and his substitution of self-interest and commercial wealth are a focus of this analysis and defence of the commercial society in England that followed the restoration of 1660. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Labica, Georges MARXISM AND THE STATUS OF PHILOSOPHY
Sussex/New Jersey: The Harvester Press/The Humanities Press, (1980). 0391019538 / 9780391019539 First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine in royal-blue linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 397 pages; chronological table from 1835-1848; and bibliography. 
Translated from the French by Kate Soper and Martin Ryle, this is the 13th book in the Marxist Theory and Contemporary Capitalism series. An extensive study examining the formative years as Marx and Engels strove to transcend German tradition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Lindsay, Jack THE CRISIS IN MARXISM
Totowa, New Jersey: Barnes & Noble Books, (1981). 0389201855 / 9780389201854 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in pebbled boards with gilt titles and devices to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
183 pages; notes; bibliography; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Martin, Brian, editor CONFRONTING THE EXPERTS
(Albany): State University of New York Press, (1996). 079142913X / 9780791429136 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated, laminated boards; no dust jacket. 204 pages; bibliographical references; and index. 
A compilation of first-hand accounts from individuals who made a challenge to a body of experts. The experts are defined by credentials and solidarity with mainstream professional bodies. Martin examines methods and results of the challenges. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 Roach, John SOCIAL REFORM IN ENGLAND, 1780-1880
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1978). 0312734816 / 9780312734817 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in pebbled blue boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket slightly faded at the perimeters and at the spine panel. 256 pages; notes; notes for further reading; and index. 
A study of social history from the dawn of the industrial age in 1780 to 1880 when the relationships between the individual and the collective, the local and the national, had radically changed that a new period of social history began. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Spearman, Diana DEMOCRACY IN ENGLAND
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1957). First U.S. edition: Complimentary copy with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in blue boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine very lightly soiled dust jacket. 
Historical survey of democracy in England enlivened with famous debate quotations and side-lights on social history. The last chapter is a philosophical analysis. 238 pages; references; and index. 
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