Recent Z Books
A new book by Mike Marqusee
May 19, 2009
Lessons in Solidarity; Gaza, Durban and London
Moore: Mike's Election Guide
Oct 01, 2008
In his first book in five years, Michael Moore brings us the definitive guide to the 2008 election.
An assessment of movement approaches to the 2008 elections including a vision (based on the strategic thinking of the nineteenth century Shawnee leader Tecumseh)of of US revolutionary movement-building strategy in a time of rapid change. Proposes a framework for identifying movement strengths and system vulnerabilities. Analyzes the impact of elections and predicts the nature of a future Obama administration and its effect on the left.
Martin: UNMARKETABLE: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity.
Jun 08, 2008
"UNMARKETABLE: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity" is the full title of Anne Elizabeth Moore's book. In the tradition of Thomas Frank, and considering various conclusions of "adbusters" and other analyses of the cross-pollination of corporate and anti-corporate cultural producers' work, Moore goes further than her colleagues in digging into the truth of the wasted, and re-co-opted attempts to co-opt established corporate logos, jingles, strategies and attitudes. This important book includes valuable insights into the punk and DIY ethos, as well.
Although written over sixteen years ago, the central argument of "Voltaire's Bastards" - that obsession with reason, efficiency and process have created a vacuum of meaning and direction in western societies - holds as true today as it did then, if not even more so. Asking significant questions from a philosophical perspective, the reader will come away from this book with a greater understanding of the foundations of many problems plaguing our societies today.
While this book is somewhat of a monster in size, it is packed full of invaluable insights into a range of issues. Whether approaching the work with a background or interest in political science, globalization, ecology, Indigenous rights or history, the reader will emerge with a broader understanding of the forces shaping the world we live in today.
Miller: The Kite Runner
Jan 10, 2008
The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who is haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan through the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the Taliban regime. This is the story of Amir's friendship with Hassan and how he atones for sins he had committed in his childhood. Amir is troubled by the guilt of betraying Hassan and when he receives a call from an old childhood aquaintance, Rahim Khan, all Rahim Khan says is, "There is a way to be good again." This throws Amir head first into a journey into the depth of Taliban ruled Afghanistan, into the past (wikipedia).
Dec 16, 2007
An amazing book about the consequences of and some of the possible solutions to global warming. Monbiot gives detailed and well researched analysis of the major alternatives to fossill based fuels and their realistic ability to replace our dirty, polluting energy infrastructure.
Monbiot: Amazon Watershed
Oct 12, 2007
Marable: Black Leadership
Oct 12, 2007
Oct 12, 2007