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Security Empire The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780300242577, Yale University Press, August 2020
416 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 16 black&white illus.
This book examines the history of early secret police forces in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany in the aftermath of the Second World War. Molly Pucci delves into the ways their origins diverged from the original Soviet model based on differi...
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£45,00
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Sovereignty, RIP
ISBN: HB: 9780300247725, Yale University Press, June 2020
320 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
Social order requires a sovereign: an actor with unlimited, undivided, and unaccountable authority. Or so the classic theory says. But without noticing, we've gutted the theory. Constitutionalism limits state authority. Federalism divides it. The rul...
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£30,00
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Stan Lee A Life in Comics
ISBN: HB: 9780300230345, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 36 black&white illus.
Few artists have had as much of an impact on American popular culture as Stan Lee. The characters he created – Spider-Man and Iron Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four – occupy Hollywood's imagination and production schedules, generate billions at t...
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Standing for Reason The University in a Dogmatic Age
ISBN: PB: 9780300251869, ISBN: HB: 9780300243376, Yale University Press, June 2020
240 pp., 21x14 cm
John Sexton argues that over six decades, a "secular dogmatism", impenetrable by dialogue or reason, has come to dominate political discourse in America. Political positions, elevated to the status of doctrinal truths, now simply are "revealed". Our...
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£18,00
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Science and the Good The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality
ISBN: PB: 9780300251821, ISBN: HB: 9780300196283, Yale University Press, May 2020
312 pp., 21x14 cm
In this illuminating book, James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky recount the centuries-long, passionate quest to discover a scientific foundation for morality. The "new moral science" led by such figures as E.O. Wilson, Patricia Churchland and Josh...
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£14,99
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Sean Scully The Shape of Ideas
ISBN: HB: 9780876332955, Yale University Press, May 2020
256 pp., 30.4x25.4 cm, 195 colour and black&white illus.
In a sustained exploration of the possibilities of abstraction, Sean Scully (b. 1945) has created a rich body of work throughout his 50-year career. "Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas" sets his entire output within a detailed biographical framework, cl...
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£35,00
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Seeing Like a State How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
ISBN: PB: 9780300246759, Yale University Press, May 2020
480 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm, 36 black&white illus.
Hailed as "a magisterial critique of top-down social planning" by the New York Times, this essential work analyzes disasters from Russia to Tanzania to uncover why states so often fail – sometimes catastrophically – in grand efforts to engineer their...
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Solace Is Not the Lullaby
ISBN: PB: 9780300250343, ISBN: HB: 9780300250350, Yale University Press, May 2020
80 pp., 22.2x15.8 cm
The hollow more than shape is certain. The 114th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets features Jill Osier's poems of quiet attention to the human and natural worlds. In his foreword to the collection, award-winning poet Carl Phillips notes, "Ce...
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Sanford Biggers Codeswitch
ISBN: HB: 9780300248647, Yale University Press, April 2020
192 pp., 26x24.1 cm, 129 colour illus.
Sanford Biggers (b. 1970) is a Harlem-based artist working in various media including painting, sculpture, video, and performance. He describes his practice as "code-switching" – mixing disparate elements to create layers of meaning – to account for...
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Sin
ISBN: PB: 9781857096651, Yale University Press, National Gallery London, April 2020
96 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 80 colour and black&white illus.
The depiction of sin has been fundamental to European visual culture for hundreds of years, especially – but not only – in Christian art. Addressing the mutable and often ambiguous representation of sin, this book highlights its theological underpinn...
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