Political Science

La Rana Viajera

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Julio Camba


Julio Camba Andreu (1884 - 1962) fue un escritor y periodista español. Nació en una familia gallega de clase media. A los trec…

Essay on the Trial by Jury

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Lysander Spooner


FOR more than six hundred years that is, since Magna Carta, in 1215 there has been no clearer principle of English or American constitutiona…

Public Opinion

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Walter Lippmann


Public Opinion (1922), by Walter Lippman, is a critical assessment of functional democratic government, especially the irrational, and often…

Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War: Some Perspectives

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United States Arms Control And Disarmament Agency


This is a concise yet thorough explanation of what might happen to our world in the aftermath of a nuclear war. The myriad of potential effe…

Political Ideals

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Bertrand Russell


This is a book by the famous 20th century British philosopher Bertrand Russell on Political Ideals. It was written during the course of Worl…

Macht oder ökonomisches Gesetz?

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Eugen Von Böhm-Bawerk


Böhm-Bawerk, Mitbegründer der Österreichischen Schule der Nationalökonomie, erörtert, ob ökonomische Gesetze a…

Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty

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Imbert De Saint-Amand


"Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the prese…

Perpetual Peace, A Philosophic Essay (Trueblood Translation)

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Immanuel Kant


This essay, written in 1795, puts forth a plan for a lasting peace between nations and peoples. Kant puts forth necessary means to any peace…

Unto this Last: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy

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John Ruskin


John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) is best known for his work as an art critic and social critic, but is remembered as an author, poet and artist as …

The Octopus

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Frank Norris


Frank Norris based his 1901 novel The Octopus (A Story of California) on the Mussel Slough Tragedy of 1880, a bloody conflict between ranche…

Ideen zu einem Versuch, die Grenzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu bestimmen

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Wilhelm Von Humboldt


Ein klassicher Text des deutschen Liberalismus (Summary by redaer)

Sabotage

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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn


Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was a leading American socialist and feminist. Her book "Sabotage, the conscious withdrawal of the workers' indu…

Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Addresses

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Abraham Lincoln


Lincoln's first inaugural address was delivered on March 4th, 1861, as the North and South were sliding towards separation and Civil War. Hi…

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

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Henry Morgenthau


Ambassador Morgenthau’s memoirs of his years in the service of the United States in Constantinople, (today Istanbul), are an important prima…

Democracy - An American Novel

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Henry Brooks Adams


Not until after his death in 1918 was it revealed that Henry Adams was the anonymous author of Democracy, which had been published to great …

Twenty Years at Hull House

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Jane Addams


Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In a long, complex career, she was a pioneer settlement worker…

O Abolicionismo

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Joaquim Nabuco


“O Abolicionismo” é uma das obras mais importantes para a abolição da escravatura, no Brasil. Ela propõe, como t…

The Central Period of the Middle Age 918-1273

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Beatrice A. Lees


Beatrice Lees writes that the history of the period of the Middle Ages from 918 to 1273 is that of "a heroic period, the age of feudali…

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Version 3)

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Henry David Thoreau


"That government is best which governs least" is the famous opening line of this essay. The slavery crisis inflamed New England i…

Offences Against One's Self: Paederasty

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Jeremy Bentham


Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was an English jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He was a political radical and a leading theor…

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