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In working together on two challenging new documentaries - South of the Border and the forthcoming Untold History of the United States - Oliver Stone, the filmmaker, engaged with author and filmmaker Tariq Ali in a hard-hitting conversation on the politics of history. Their dialogue brings to light a ... read more

On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation
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They're labelled as selfish, as 'deliberately barren', and sometimes as crazy old cat ladies, but increasingly women are choosing to be childfree. By 2030 couples without children are set to outnumber those who have them. Tory Shepherd looks at how women's freedom to choose motherhood is reshaping their own lives as well as society.

On Freedom
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From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations, and ideas, the human condition is improving. This process is supposedly accelerating as new technologies, individual freedoms, and the... read more

Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead?
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***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** "In a year when issues of gender and sexuality dominated the national conversation, no one shaped that exchange more than Rebecca Traister. Her wise and provocative columns helped make sense of a cultural ... read more

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger
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The Millionaire Next Door has hit a nerve across the United States smashing into bestseller lists in The New York Times Business Week and the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly. This is the book that is changing people's lives - and increasing their net worth! Can you spot the millionaire next ... read more

Millionaire Next Door
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All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - b... read more

Prisoners of Geography Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
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A powerful statement about feminism today from "one of the world's great contemporary writers" (Barack Obama), the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter fro... read more

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
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Awards:Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2005.

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did ... read more

Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Revised Edition 2006)
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The phenomenal and inspiring bestseller by the father of positive thinking. THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING is a practical, direct-action application of spiritual techniques to overcome defeat and win confidence, success and joy. Norman Vincent Peale, the father of positive thinking and one of the most... read more

The Power of Positive Thinking
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With Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty wrote a bestselling book that was widely agreed to be 'extraordinarily important' (Martin Wolf, Financial Times). His powerful, evidence-based analysis and solutions - including progressive wealth taxe... read more

Chronicles : On Our Troubled Times
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"A seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force." --Eve Ensler "Terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone."--Andrew Solomon "Extraordinary... read more

No Visible Bruises - What We Don't Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
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People have long been duped by smooth-talking politicians, confessional talk-show hosts and fake-earnest advertisers. As sincerity has become suspect, the upright and honest have taken refuge in irony. Yet we long for the holy grail of sincerity. With deep historical perspective and a brilliant contem... read more

Sincerity:  How a moral idea born 500 yearsago inspired religious wars /modern art/ hipster chic / and the curious notion that we ALL have something to say (no matter how dull)
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