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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



Affirmative Action for the Future
James P. Sterba
At a time when private and public institutions of higher education are reassessing their admissions policies in light of new economic conditions, Affirmative Action for the Future is a clarion call for the need to keep the door of opportunity open. In...






The Anabasis of Cyrus
Xenophon
In this new translation of the Anabasis, Wayne Ambler achieves a masterful combination of liveliness and a fidelity to the original uncommon in other versions.



Anatomy of the Red Brigades
The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists
Alessandro Orsini
An award-winning attempt to understand the logic of revolutionary terrorism.



Athenian Political Thought and the Reconstitution of American Democracy
What does it mean to be a citizen in a democracy? This question is addressed here by thirteen historians, classicists, and political theorists, who examine ancient Greek institutions, texts, and ideas in light of today's political values.



Beautiful City
The Dialectical Character of Plato's "Republic"
David Roochnik
To the vast literature on Plato's Republic comes a new interpretation. In Beautiful City, David Roochnik argues convincingly that Plato's masterpiece is misunderstood by modern readers. The work must, he explains, be read dialectically, its parts...



Benjamin's Library
Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque
Jane O. Newman
Recovering Walter Benjamin's connection to seventeenth-century Baroque literature and political theory.



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.



Blood in the City
Violence and Revelation in Paris, 1789–1945
Richard D.E. Burton
The Terror of 1793-94, the Paris Commune of 1871, the Dreyfus Affair—explosions of violence punctuated French history from the start of the Revolution until the Liberation at the close of World War II. The distinguished scholar Richard D. E. Burton...



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