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    • The Monarchy of Fear

    • A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis
    • By: Martha C. Nussbaum
    • Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Martha C. Nussbaum turns her attention to the political crisis that has polarized American since the 2016 election. Although today’s atmosphere is marked by partisanship and divisive rhetoric, Nussbaum focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked: The political is always emotional. Globalization has produced feelings of powerlessness in millions in the West. That sense of powerlessness bubbles into resentment and blame. While this politics of blame is exemplified by the election of Trump and the Brexit vote, Nussbaum argues it can be found on the left and the right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone should read this book now!

    • By Charlotte Mabry on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Anger and Forgiveness

    • Resentment, Generosity, Justice
    • By: Martha C. Nussbaum
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this wide-ranging book, Martha C. Nussbaum, one of our leading public intellectuals, argues that anger is conceptually confused and normatively pernicious. It assumes that the suffering of the wrongdoer restores the thing that was damaged, and it betrays an all-too-lively interest in relative status and humiliation. Studying anger in intimate relationships, casual daily interactions, the workplace, the criminal justice system, and movements for social transformation, Nussbaum shows that anger's core ideas are both infantile and harmful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highest Praise

    • By Cat Owner on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Creating Capabilities

    • The Human Development Approach
    • By: Martha C. Nussbaum
    • Narrated by: Naomi Jacobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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    If a country's Gross Domestic Product increases each year, but so does the percentage of its people deprived of basic education, health care, and other opportunities, is that country really making progress? If we rely on conventional economic indicators, can we ever grasp how the world's billions of individuals are really managing? In this powerful critique, Martha Nussbaum argues that our dominant theories of development have given us policies that ignore our most basic human needs for dignity and self-respect.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The book is good but the narration not that good.

    • By Carla. on 04-21-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Not for Profit

    • Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
    • By: Martha C. Nussbaum
    • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry in the United States and abroad.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not for Profit

    • By elemarteacher on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The New Religious Intolerance

    • Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age
    • By: Martha C. Nussbaum
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Drawing inspiration from philosophy, history, and literature, Martha C. Nussbaum takes us to task for our religious intolerance, identifies the fear behind it, and offers a way past fear toward a more equitable, imaginative, and free society, through the consistent application of universal principles of respect for conscience.

    Regular price: $19.95