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Ruling the Void - The Hollowing of Western Democracy, Mair, Peter
Ruling the Void - The Hollowing of Western Democracy

The West, Islam and Islamism, Cox, Caroline ;   Marks, John
The West, Islam and Islamism

Who Runs This Place? The Anatomy of Britain in the 21st Century, Sampson, Anthony
Who Runs This Place? The Anatomy of Britain in the 21st Century

In Defence of Aristocracy, Worsthorne, Peregrine
In Defence of Aristocracy

The Abolition of Britain - The British Cultural Revolution from Lady Chatterley to Tony Blair, Hitchens, Peter
The Abolition of Britain - The British Cultural Revolution from Lady Chatterley to Tony Blair

Last Reflections on a War, Fall, Bernard B.
Last Reflections on a War

Another Way - Positive response to contemporary violence, Curle, Adam
Another Way - Positive response to contemporary violence

Children's Rights: Reality or Rhetoric?, Muscroft, Sarah             (ed)
Children's Rights: Reality or Rhetoric?

 

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Our Global Neighborhood, ,
1 Our Global Neighborhood
,. OUP, Oxford, 1998. first edition, Paperback, 194mm x 127mm , xx prelims, 410pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read with block edges now grubby from handling, spine creased. Stamped as "damaged" but pages clean and binding good. First published in 1994, this is a tract by "The Commission on Global Governance" which describes how they seek one world government. Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: globalism, regional, UN, power. 14459

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Comrades - Portraits of Soviet Life, Bookbinder, Alan ;   Lichtenstein, Olivia ;      Denton Richard
2 Comrades - Portraits of Soviet Life
Bookbinder, Alan ; Lichtenstein, Olivia ; Denton Richard. BBC, London, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 252mm x 175mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Just a little grubbiness to block edges, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Though the gulag does get a mention, this is a broadly positive account of life in the USSR, published to tie in with a BBC TV series at a time when Communism seemed like a permanent political reality. Catalogue: politics. Keywords: Communism, Russia, Mscow, Leningrad. 12394

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War Stories, Bowen, Jeremy
3 War Stories
Bowen, Jeremy. Simon & Schuster, London, 2006. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, XX prelims, 297+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear. A much-travelled BBC war correspondent reflects on his work in the troublespots of a post-Cold War world. Catalogue: politics. Keywords: Bosnia, Sarajevo, Rwanda, Chechnya. 12383

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The Last Man in Russia and the Struggle to save a Dying Nation, Bullough, Oliver
4 The Last Man in Russia and the Struggle to save a Dying Nation
Bullough, Oliver. Allen Lane, London, 2013. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, white titles, first edition, 284pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, spine a little dusty, front two pages clipped at top, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. The story of the decline of the Russian nation in its own land, told through the experiences of an Orthodox priest. Catalogue: politics. Keywords: alcoholism, corruption, communism, Russia. 12395

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The West, Islam and Islamism, Cox, Caroline ;   Marks, John
5 The West, Islam and Islamism
Cox, Caroline ; Marks, John. Civitas, London, 2006. second edition, Paperback, 215mm x 135mm , xvi prelims, 237pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. |. Paperback is clean with minimal wear from handling. Analysis of Islamic and Western beliefs and political structures which asks - and answers - the question "Is ideological Islam compatible with liberal democracy?" Catalogue: politics. Keywords: Islam, western, terrorism, tolerance,. 16196

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Another Way - Positive response to contemporary violence, Curle, Adam
6 Another Way - Positive response to contemporary violence
Curle, Adam. Jon Carpenter, Oxford, 1995. first edition, Paperback, 215mm x 134mm , x prelims, 150pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled but still tight and clean with minimal wear. "A succinct historical, social scientific and philosophical explanation of the scope and roots of contemporary violence." Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: peace, resolution, war, conflict. 13917

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Last Reflections on a War, Fall, Bernard B.
7 Last Reflections on a War
Fall, Bernard B.. Doubleday, New York, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 288+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been handled over years, light wear to edges, pages clean. Paris bookseller sticker on inner front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges. Nineteen scholarly articles and transcripts concerning the Vietnam war, written in the three years prior to the author's February 1967 death in South Vietnam, with a preface by his widow. Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: Vietcong, communism, Johnson, Minh. 14742

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Hot, Flat & Crowded - Why the World Needs a Green Revolution, and how we can renew our Global Future, Friedman, Thomas L.
8 Hot, Flat & Crowded - Why the World Needs a Green Revolution, and how we can renew our Global Future
Friedman, Thomas L.. Allen Lane, London, 2008. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, white titles, first edition, 438pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean save for some faint foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear to edges. An analysis of the "global environmental crisis" and the role of America after 9/11 by the best-selling author of "The World is Flat." Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: green, America, money, oil. 14452

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The Improving State of the World - Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Safer Planet, Goklany, Indur M.
9 The Improving State of the World - Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Safer Planet
Goklany, Indur M.. Cato Institute, Washington, DC, 2007. first edition, Hardback, 236mm x 155mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 516pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear to edges. A positive account of a globalized world order, published by a leading free-market think-tank prior to the financial crash of 2008. Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: commerce, trade, poverty, wealth. 14451

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10 The Federalist or, The New Constitution
Hamilton, Alexander ; Madison, James ; Jay John. J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton, London / New York, 1948. Hardback, 175mm x 110mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, , xx prelims, 456pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine faded with some blotchy marks, book otherwise clean with light wear only. Later print of 1911 Everyman's Library edition of the 1787-88 document which set out the principles of the Constitution of the United States. Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: liberty, government, states, convention. 14910

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The Abolition of Britain - The British Cultural Revolution from Lady Chatterley to Tony Blair, Hitchens, Peter
11 The Abolition of Britain - The British Cultural Revolution from Lady Chatterley to Tony Blair
Hitchens, Peter. Quartet Books, London, 2000. second edition, Paperback, 196mm x 126mm , xxxvi prelims, 369pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean and square, single faint crease to spine, bottom corners of a few early pages also creased at extremity, clean overall. Revised edition of Hitchens' contemporary critique of Britain under Tony Blair and, indeed, the cultural leftist causes of Tony Blair. Catalogue: politics. Keywords: marxism, Blair, Diana, Thatcher. 16075

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Czechoslovakia - The Short Goodbye, Innes, Abby
12 Czechoslovakia - The Short Goodbye
Innes, Abby. Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2001. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 334+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean and bright. Scholarly yet readable account of how the Czech Republic and Slovakia separated in 1993 after 75 years of troubled political unity including 40+ years of Communist rule Catalogue: politics. Keywords: Havel, Dubcek, velvet, Communism. 12397

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13 Unfinished History
Keyserlingk, Robert Wendelin. Robert Hale, London, 1948. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 330pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. No d/w. Spine bumped, boards basically clean. Single small mark affecting opening pages but block otherwise clean and unmarked, top edge maybe a little dusty. Recollections of European military politics in the early 20th century. Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: History, Russia, Germany, war. 5138

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Sentenced and Tried - The Stalinist Purges in Czechoslovakia, Loebl, Eugene
14 Sentenced and Tried - The Stalinist Purges in Czechoslovakia
Loebl, Eugene. Elek, London, 1969. first thus, Hardback, 220mm x 143mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 272pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is a little darkened by age else clean, tight and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some darkening of age and a little wear here and there but still presentable. Translated from the German by Maurice Michael, this is an account of the so-called Slansky trial - a grim episode in the history of Communist Czecholslovakia. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Czechoslovakia, Communism, trial. 550

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Ruling the Void - The Hollowing of Western Democracy, Mair, Peter
15 Ruling the Void - The Hollowing of Western Democracy
Mair, Peter. Verso, London & New York, 2013. first edition, Paperback, 208mm x 138mm , xviii prelims, 174pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear, no creasing. An account of a growing "democratic deficit" in Western societies, most especially those within the European Union, written before Brexit, Trump and the rise of populist political movements. Catalogue: politics. Keywords: EU, democracy, technocrat, elite. 16197

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Dulles - A biography of Eleanor, Allen and John Foster Dulles and Their Family Network, Mosley, Leonard
16 Dulles - A biography of Eleanor, Allen and John Foster Dulles and Their Family Network
Mosley, Leonard. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 530+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book is tight and unmarked, but has been read, with some evidence of handling to block edges, spine also bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) has wear to edges, some creasing, small nick at top spine rear, and a long flattened tear at top front by spine. Major biography of the three siblings who more or less ran US foreign policy in the 1950s. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Dulles, Eisenhower, CIA, Berlin This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 440

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Children's Rights: Reality or Rhetoric?, Muscroft, Sarah             (ed)
17 Children's Rights: Reality or Rhetoric?
Muscroft, Sarah (ed). Save the Children, London, 1999. first edition, Paperback, 234mm x 155mm , v prelims, 316pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Paperback is clean with minimal wear, spine creased, front cover also worn at right edge. A comprehensive and critical review of the first ten years on the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: UN, rights, conflict, convention. 13915

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Who Runs This Place? The Anatomy of Britain in the 21st Century, Sampson, Anthony
18 Who Runs This Place? The Anatomy of Britain in the 21st Century
Sampson, Anthony. John Murray, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 418pp. plus index, Good +++/. Book is clean and tight with some wear from handling. Ephemeral Guardian obituary of author from 12/2004. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Excellent account to the power structures of British politics at the height of the Blair regime. Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: politics, Parliament, government, state. 16145

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The Government and Politics of the Soviet Union, Schapiro, Leonard
19 The Government and Politics of the Soviet Union
Schapiro, Leonard. Hutchinson University Library, London, 1967. second edition, Hardback, 215mm x 142mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 176pp. plus index, Good +/Good +. Exterior is dusty and a little musty around edges, light wear to block edges, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some fading, also chipped loss at corners. A dry but comprehensive account of the political power apparatus of the mature Soviet Union. Catalogue: politics. Keywords: Communism, USSR, oblast, nomenklatura. 11569

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The Mayor and the Citadel - Teddy Kollek and Jerusalem, Shepherd, Naomi
20 The Mayor and the Citadel - Teddy Kollek and Jerusalem
Shepherd, Naomi. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1987. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 175+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is tight and unmarked, block edges just a little darkened by age. Fading at edges of ends of spine. Dustwrapper is unmarked with little or no wear, but a little darkened by age. A portrait of a famous civic leader - and the divided city which he had led for almost two decades at time of publication. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Jerusalem, Mount, Arab, Jew. 441

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In Defence of Aristocracy, Worsthorne, Peregrine
21 In Defence of Aristocracy
Worsthorne, Peregrine. Harper Collins, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 232pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Inscribed by author. Book is clean with little or no wear, owner inscription also on front endpaper. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, some tiny marks to rear. Sincere and well-made argument for a continuing political role for traditional aristocracy in Britain. Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: Lords, civility, manners, continuity. 16143

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Israel - His People, His Land, His Story, Wright, Fred             (ed)
22 Israel - His People, His Land, His Story
Wright, Fred (ed). Love Never Fails, Eastbourne, 2005. first edition, Paperback, 234mm x 155mm , 315pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, with one light crease to spine, else clean and unmarked. "Ten [Christian and Jewish] authors reflect on Biblical and historical themes [concerning Israel and the Holy Land] with contributions on terrorism and peacemaking." Catalogue: politics. Keywords: Israel, Palestine, Yahweh, Jerusalem. 12382

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