Political Science

Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule

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Mahatma Gandhi


First written in Gandhi's native language Gujarati, this booklet advocates for Indian non-violent self-rule during the struggle for Indian i…

The Facts of Reconstruction

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John R. Lynch


After the American Civil War, John R. Lynch, who had been a slave in Mississippi, began his political career in 1869 by first becoming Justi…

Revolution, and other Essays

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Jack London


A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why Lon…

Selected House of Commons Speeches

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Winston S. Churchill


Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 – 1965) was a British politician known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during W…

Karl Marx: An Essay

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Harold J. Laski


Born in Manchester in 1893, Harold Laski was a leading figure in the left-wing of British socialism in the first half of the 20th century. A…

Vices are not Crimes

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Lysander Spooner


Lysander Spooner (1808 – 1887) was an American individualist anarchist, entrepreneur, political philosopher, abolitionist, supporter of the …

The End of the Middle Age: 1273-1453

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Eleanor Constance Lodge


Eleanor Constance Lodge, (1869-1936), was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Oxford. In this short sur…

What Prohibition Has Done to America

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Fabian Franklin


In What Prohibition Has Done to America, Fabian Franklin presents a concise but forceful argument against the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.…

An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

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Jeremy Bentham


Jeremy Bentham's Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, a classic text in modern philosophy and jurisprudence, first publ…

Adresse à l'Assemblée nationale, pour l'abolition de la traite des Noirs

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Société Des Amis Des Noirs and Société Des Amis Des Noirsandjacques Pierre Brissot De Warville


La Société des Amis des Noirs est une association créée le 19 février 1788 qui avait pour but l'abolition…

Selected Essays

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Voltairine De Cleyre


Voltairine de Cleyre (1866–1912) was, according to Emma Goldman, "the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced.&…

Historic Papers on the Causes of the Civil War

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Eugenia Dunlap Potts


While claiming to be historical papers on the causes of the United States Civil War, the author indulges in some Slavery Apologetics. An int…

The American Crisis aka "The Crisis"

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Thomas Paine


A 13 pamphlet series by 18th century Enlightenment philosopher/author Thomas Paine, published between 1776 to 1783 during and immediately fo…

The Theory of Social Revolutions

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Brooks Adams


Brooks Adams (1848-1927), was an American historian and a critic of capitalism. He believed that commercial civilizations rise and fall in p…

Industrial Conspiracies

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Clarence Darrow


Publisher's Note.—This address was delivered shortly after Mr. Darrow's triumphant acquittal on a charge growing out of his defense of the M…

The Treaty with China

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Mark Twain


"A good candidate for 'the most under-appreciated work by Mark Twain' would be 'The Treaty With China,' which he published in the New Y…

מדינת היהודים (The Jewish State)

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Theodor Herzl


Der Judenstaat (German, The Jewish State) is a book written by Theodor Herzl and published in 1896 in Leipzig and Vienna by M. Breitenstein'…

The Gettysburg Address (version 4)

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Abraham Lincoln


The Gettysburg Address is the most famous speech of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted speeches in United States hist…

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York

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Jacob A. Riis


How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting…

Irish Impressions

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G. K. Chesterton


“For the Irish Question has never been discussed in England. Men have discussed Home Rule; but those who advocated it most warmly, and as I …

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