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Bread and Circuses
Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay
Patrick Brantlinger
Brantlinger shows how the belief in the historical inevitability of social decay—a belief today perpetuated by the mass media themselves—has become the dominant view of mass culture in our time.


"Bread and Circuses is a joy to read. Brantlinger is learned, witty, and, best of all, inviting of conversation."—Voice Literary Supplement



On Duties
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Benjamin Patrick Newton's translation of Cicero’s On Duties is the most complete edition of a text that has been considered a source of moral authority throughout classical, medieval, and modern times. It features an introduction, outline, footnotes, interpretative essay, glossary, and indexes, making Cicero’s thought accessible.



Outsourcing War
The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization
Amy E. Eckert
In Outsourcing War, Amy E. Eckert examines the ethical implications involved in the widespread use of PMCs, and in particular questions whether they can fit within customary ways of understanding the ethical prosecution of warfare.



Who Cares?
How to Reshape a Democratic Politics
Joan C. Tronto
Joan C. Tronto argues that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our own fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective.



The Political Writings
"Political Regime" and "Summary of Plato's Laws"
Alfarabi
In this second volume of new translations of Alfarabi's political writings, Charles E. Butterworth presents translations of the Arabic philosopher’s political and legal thinking.



The Fascist Effect
Japan and Italy, 1915–1952
Reto Hofmann
Reto Hofmann uncovers the ideological links between the fascist governments and cultures of Japan and Italy, shedding light on the formation of fascism's global history.



Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom
Mary P. Nichols
In this book, Mary P. Nichols argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides' thought.



Black Vienna
The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918–1938
Janek Wasserman
Janek Wasserman traces intellectual, social, and political developments in the Austrian First Republic while highlighting intellectuals' participation in the growing worldwide conflict between socialism, conservatism, and fascism.



"On the Republic" and "On the Laws"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
David Fott's vigorous yet elegant English translations of Cicero's major works of political philosophy are the first to appear since publication of the latest critical edition of the Latin texts.



The Theban Plays
"Oedipus the Tyrant"; "Oedipus at Colonus"; "Antigone"
Sophocles
Precise yet fluent translations of the timeless Theban tragedies.



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