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Product Description: In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time—climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people—the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big, too interdependent, too divisive for the nation-state...read more
By Jeremy Gage (narrator)

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9781522671596 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, June 21, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time—climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people—the nations of the world seem paralyzed.

By Benjamin R. Barber (contributor), Seyla Benhabib (contributor), Charles E. Butterworth (contributor), Patrick J. Deneen (contributor) and Trevor Norris (editor)

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9781498533614 | Lexington Books, May 15, 2016, cover price $95.00

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Product Description: Switzerland today is faced with a profound dilemma―its village life is dying, a casualty of the collision between communal norms and the need for national survival in an industrial, urbanizing world. Benjamin Barber traces the origins and evolution of communal liberty in the group of alpine villages that make up modern Canton Graubunden, and recreates their poignant thousand-year struggle to maintain this tradition in the face of a hostile environment, hierarchical feudal institutions, and European power polities...read more

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9780691645124 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: Switzerland today is faced with a profound dilemma―its village life is dying, a casualty of the collision between communal norms and the need for national survival in an industrial, urbanizing world.
9780691075549 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 1, 1974, cover price $47.50 | About this edition: Switzerland today is faced with a profound dilemma--its village life is dying, a casualty of the collision between communal norms and the need for national survival in an industrial, urbanizing world.

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9780691618081 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 8, 2015, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: Switzerland today is faced with a profound dilemma―its village life is dying, a casualty of the collision between communal norms and the need for national survival in an industrial, urbanizing world.

School and Library:

9780027106701, titled "Granite Harbor" | Reissue edition (Atheneum, June 1, 1967), cover price $4.50 | also contains Granite Harbor

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Product Description: Louis Hartz is best known for his classic study, The Liberal Tradition in America. At Harvard University, his lecture course on nineteenth-century politics and ideologies was memorable. Through the editorial hand of Paul Roazen, we can now share the experience of Hartz’s considerable contributions to the theory of politics...read more
By Benjamin R. Barber (foreword by)

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9781412854870, titled "The Necessity of Choice: Nineteenth-Century Political Thought" | Reprint edition (Transaction Pub, November 5, 2014), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Louis Hartz is best known for his classic study, The Liberal Tradition in America.

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Product Description: Can cities solve the biggest problems of the twenty-first century better than nations? Is the city democracy’s best hope? In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time—climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people—the nations of the world seem paralyzed...read more

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9780300164671 | Yale Univ Pr, November 5, 2013, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time—climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people—the nations of the world seem paralyzed.

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9780300209327 | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, September 30, 2014), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Can cities solve the biggest problems of the twenty-first century better than nations?

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Product Description: The increasing prevalence of consumerism in contemporary society often equates happiness with the acquisition of material objects. Consuming Schools describes the impact of consumerism on politics and education and charts the increasing presence of commercialism in the educational sphere through an examination of issues such as school-business partnerships, advertising in schools, and corporate-sponsored curriculum...read more
By Benjamin R. Barber (foreword by) and Trevor Norris

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9781442611078 | Univ of Toronto Pr, January 14, 2011, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The increasing prevalence of consumerism in contemporary society often equates happiness with the acquisition of material objects.

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Product Description: "Powerful and disturbing. No one who cares about the future of our public life can afford to ignore this book."—Jackson LearsA powerful sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed offers a vivid portrait of an overproducing global economy that targets children as consumers in a market where there are never enough shoppers and where the primary goal is no longer to manufacture goods but needs...read more

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9780393049619 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 1, 2007), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: An examination of the effects of capitalism on American culture and society reveals how consumer capitalism overproduces goods, targets children as consumers, and replaces public goods with private commodities.

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9780393330892 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 30, 2008), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: "Powerful and disturbing.

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Product Description: In 1994 Benjamin R. Barber was invited by President Clinton to participate in a seminar on the future of democratic ideas and ideals. Following their meeting, Barber became an informal consultant to the Clinton White House, working with a president who proved to be an astonishing listener open to a variety of ideas...read more

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9780393020144 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 1, 2001, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Examines the life and legacy of the former president, discussing Clinton's relationship with American intellectualism and his failure to bridge the gap between ideals and action, and offers insights for progressive leaders to learn from.

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9780231144391 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 2008, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In 1994 Benjamin R.

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Product Description: "Fear's Empire lays the foundation for a principled opposition based on America's truest and best values."--Senator Gary Hart The author of Jihad vs. McWorld analyzes how American foreign policy has gone wrongand how it could go right...read more

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9780393325782 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 2004, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: "Fear's Empire lays the foundation for a principled opposition based on America's truest and best values.

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Product Description: The Interdependence Handbook is a collection of essays, speeches, historical documents and discussion questions on interdependence, the principle for civic life in the 21st century. From a number of perspecitves, it explores the civic implications of the ubiquity of interdependence, and the urgent need for citizens to expand their sense of responsibility beyond community and nation to all the world's people if we are to choose a future that holds the promise of "liberty and justice for all...read more
By Benjamin R. Barber (editor) and Sondra Myers (editor)

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9781932716016 | Central European Univ Pr, September 1, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Interdependence Handbook is a collection of essays, speeches, historical documents and discussion questions on interdependence, the principle for civic life in the 21st century.

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By Benjamin R. Barber (contributor), T. J. Clark (contributor), Lorraine Daston (contributor), Michael Fried (contributor), Frank Kermode (contributor), Martha C. Nussbaum, Derek Parfit (contributor), Grethe B. Peterson (editor), Salman Rushdie (editor), Laurence H. Tribe (contributor) and Garry Wills (contributor)

Hardcover:

9780874807950 | Univ of Utah Pr, June 24, 2004, cover price $35.00

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Product Description: In our crowded, noisy world―too many people, too much crime, too many wars, not enough time―it seems almost impossible to locate and preserve the common ground where a civil society might flourish. Whatever happened to the civic virtue and community life that nourished true democracy? In this provocative, hard-hitting book, political scientist Benjamin Barber tackles these questions head-on and, in answering them, retrieves the ideals of "civil society" from the nostalgists who want to re-create old-fashioned (and discriminatory) small communities and from the free-marketeers who associate it with unfettered commercial activity...read more

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9780809076567 | Hill & Wang Pub, February 28, 2004, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In our crowded, noisy world―too many people, too much crime, too many wars, not enough time―it seems almost impossible to locate and preserve the common ground where a civil society might flourish.

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Examines the impact of liberalism on democratic government and argues that the participation of citizens in government is necessary for the survival of democracy

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9780520051157 | Univ of California Pr, June 1, 1984, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Examines the impact of liberalism on democratic government and argues that the participation of citizens in government is necessary for the survival of democracy

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Offers a detailed critique of the Bush administration's foreign policy, including arguments about the imposition of democracy on foreign nations and hypocritical actions by America.

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9780393058369 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2003), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Offers a detailed critique of the Bush administration's foreign policy, including arguments about the imposition of democracy on foreign nations and hypocritical actions by America.

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9780871173249 | Community College Pr/Amer Assoc, February 1, 2002, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: Although the conflict and the bloodshed in the name of democracy have given us some our noblest moments, democracy itself remains one of the most flawed, confusing, threatened, and complex of human institutions. By examining the paradoxes and perplexities, The Struggle for Democracy provides a clear understanding of the origin and nature of democracy, including the extraordinary idea of citizenship, the tremendous achievement of free speech, and the enormous power placed in the hands of ordinary men and women...read more

Hardcover:

9780886191764 | Lester & Orpen Dennys Ltd, March 1, 1992, cover price $6.98 | About this edition: Although the conflict and the bloodshed in the name of democracy have given us some our noblest moments, democracy itself remains one of the most flawed, confusing, threatened, and complex of human institutions.

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9781552631683 | Key Porter Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Although the conflict and the bloodshed in the name of democracy have given us some our noblest moments, democracy itself remains one of the most flawed, confusing, threatened, and complex of human institutions.

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Product Description: Libro incluido en Biblioteca Selecta Forum de Barcelona 2004 En este mundo superpoblado y ruidoso, donde habitan tantas personas, donde se cometen tantos delitos, donde estallan tantas guerras y donde el tiempo es siempre tan escaso, resulta casi imposible localizar y preservar un ámbito común en el que pueda prosperar un...read more

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9788449308376 | Italian edition edition (Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, March 20, 2000), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Libro incluido en Biblioteca Selecta Forum de Barcelona 2004 En este mundo superpoblado y ruidoso, donde habitan tantas personas, donde se cometen tantos delitos, donde estallan tantas guerras y donde el tiempo es siempre tan escaso, resulta casi imposible localizar y preservar un ámbito común en el que pueda prosperar una

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Product Description: Benjamin Barber is one of America's preeminent political theorists. He has been a significant voice in the continuing debate about the nature and role of democracy in the contemporary world. A Passion for Democracy collects twenty of his most important writings on American democracy...read more

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9780691057668 | Princeton Univ Pr, May 1, 1998, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Benjamin Barber is one of America's preeminent political theorists.

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9780691050249 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 13, 2000, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Benjamin Barber is one of America's preeminent political theorists.

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9780787251567 | Pap/dskt r edition (Kendall Hunt Pub Co, June 1, 1999), cover price $84.35
9780840388469 | Kendall Hunt Pub Co, July 1, 1993, cover price $59.95

Examines the conflicts created by bureaucracy and capitalism and discusses ways in which society can cultivate democratic values and civic debate (view table of contents)

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9780809076574 | Hill & Wang Pub, July 1, 1998, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Examines the conflicts created by bureaucracy and capitalism and discusses ways in which society can cultivate democratic values and civic debate

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Proposing that, while capitalism on a global scale is bringing the world together, ethnic, racial and religions tensions are pulling it apart, the author of An Aristocracy of Everyone discusses potential ramifications of the crisis these two forces may eventually create. Reprint. NYT. (view table of contents)

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9780345383044 | Reprint edition (Ballantine Books, August 1, 1996), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Analyzes the conflict between free-market capitalism and religious and tribal fundamentalism
9789990059526 | Ballantine Books, August 1, 1996, cover price $0.02

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A perceptive analysis of the conflict between free-market capitalism and religious and tribal fundamentalism discusses the forces at work in the modern world, their impact on democracy, and their ramifications for the people of the world. 15,000 first printing.

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9780812923506 | 1 edition (Times Books, July 1, 1995), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An analysis of the conflict between free-market capitalism and religious and tribal fundamentalism discusses the forces at work in the modern world, their impact on democracy, and their ramifications for the people of the world

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Product Description: In this timely, witty, and readable account, Barber emphatically shows that education must emphasize democracy as much as it does the pursuit of excellence. With such an education, young Americans will gain nothing less than an apprenticeship in liberty-one grounded in a renewed commitment to community service-an idea that Barber put into practice at Rutgers University, and one which President Clinton has embraced as the key to a revitalized America...read more

Hardcover:

9780345370402 | 1 edition (Ballantine Books, October 1, 1992), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Contends that education should be the number one national priority, argues against the fashionable cries of political correctness, and offers a program for teaching democracy through a resurgence of community service

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9780195091540 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, March 31, 1994), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: In this timely, witty, and readable account, Barber emphatically shows that education must emphasize democracy as much as it does the pursuit of excellence.

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Product Description: The description for this book, The Conquest of Politics: Liberal Philosophy in Democratic Times, will be forthcoming.

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9780691077642 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 1988, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The Description for this book, The Conquest of Politics: Liberal Philosophy in Democratic Times, will be forthcoming.

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9780691023236 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, October 1, 1989), cover price $38.95 | About this edition: The description for this book, The Conquest of Politics: Liberal Philosophy in Democratic Times, will be forthcoming.

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