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We are pleased to announce the release of our Fall 2019 catalog. Please take a moment to explore our forthcoming titles.

Tuesday, May 21 is comment for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In honor of the school’s alumni, we are featuring excerpts from The Cairing Heirs of Doctor Samuel Bard on our blog Monday through Friday.

May 20-24 is Russian Literature week. To celebrate, we have co-sponsored free events with Read Russia, and will be featuring books excerpts from our Russian Library series all week.

We will be offering a 30% discount on all of this week’s featured titles. Check our blog each day to get the coupon codes.

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“Political Categories proposes nothing less than a new way of thinking about politics and such political ideas and institutions as the state, sovereignty, power, and revolution. The question is how to define what is proper or singular to politics without isolating it from other spheres of human activity and thought.” ~ Daniel Innerarity, author of Governance in
“Michael Marder’s Political Categories is much more than a book about politics. It takes a step back and looks at the conceptual apparatus we rely on when we talk about politics and engage in it.”  ~ Slavoj Žižek, author of Disparities and The Incontinence of the Void This week we are featuring Political Categories: Thinking Beyond Concepts by Michael Marder. Yesterday you
Our weekly list of new releases is now available! Vanishing Ice Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Rising Seas Vivien Gornitz The President on Capitol Hill A Theory of Institutional Influence Jeffrey E. Cohen New from Auteur! Studying Horror Cinema Bryan Turnock
“In a political world where simplistic reductions tend to reign, Marder offers a thoughtful reconsideration of categories as offering greater descriptive power and critical complexity than concepts that suppress the specificity of political phenomena. This is an important book that gives us both the example and the ideal of a political philosophy tasked with understanding
This week we are featuring Political Categories: Thinking Beyond Concepts, by Michael Marder. In this work, Marder proposes a new methodology for political science and philosophy, one which he terms “categorial thinking.” Under this lens, the political appears not as a singular concept but as a family of categories, allowing room for new, plural, and