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    • A Macat Analysis of C. L. R. James's The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

    • By: Nick Broten
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    Published in 1938, Cyril Lionel Robert (C. L. R.) James' The Black Jacobins is the little-known story of the only successful slave revolution known in history. It was this 12-year struggle of the African slaves in the French colony of San Domingo that led to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti in 1804. The uprising was inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution that had begun in 1789, just two years before, and in this work James goes to great lengths to show the relationship between the two upheavals.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Charles P. Kindleberger's Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

    • By: Nick Burton
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    When Charles P. Kindleberger's Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises was first published in 1978, the world was entering a new period of global economic turbulence. Established economists based their analyses on the assumption that investors act rationally, and these economists often communicated their ideas with dry, technical language. Kindleberger rebelled against convention. Using a more literary and descriptive style, he came up with a new view.

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    • This is a "cliff notes' version of the book

    • By C. Tanner on 10-12-17

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    • A Macat Analysis of Eric Hoffer's The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

    • By: Jonah S. Rubin
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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    A self-educated man, Eric Hoffer was most likely born in 1898. He wrote in his spare time after doing shifts on the San Francisco docks, where he continued to work, even after becoming a successful author. Hoffer began writing The True Believer in the 1940s, as Nazism and fascism spread across Europe. Most analysts who were trying to work out how these movements became so powerful focused on their leaders and the ideas they trumpeted.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hoffer not analyzed

    • By Lawrence A. on 09-20-16

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    • A Macat Analysis of Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks

    • By: Lorenzo Fusaro, Jason Xidias
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    First published in 1948, Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks is an important Marxist work that says we must understand societies both in terms of their economic relationships and their cultural beliefs. Gramsci wanted to explore why Russia had undergone a socialist revolution in 1917 while other European countries had not. So he developed the concept of hegemony, which is the idea that those who hold power in a society can maintain and use that power because of their own grip on cultural values and economic relationships.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth

    • By: Riley Quinn
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published in 1961, the year of Frantz Fanon's death, The Wretched of the Earth is both a powerful analysis of the psychological effects of colonization and a rallying cry for violent uprising and independence. The book rejects colonial assumptions that the people of colonized countries need to be guided by their European colonizers because they are somehow less evolved or civilized. Fanon argues that violence is justified to purge colonialism not just from the countries themselves, but from the very souls of their inhabitants.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Take THAT Amazon's Suggestion Engine!

    • By Dan Collins on 12-17-16

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    • A Macat Analysis of John Locke's Two Treatises of Government

    • By: Jeremy Kleidosty, Ian Jackson
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First available in 1689, John Locke's Two Treatises of Government is considered one of the most important works ever written on the foundations of government. Published anonymously, it argues against the popular idea at the time that monarchs have a God-given right to rule. Instead Locke proposes that sovereignty - supreme authority - ultimately resides with the people.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Competent

    • By J. Snider on 08-06-17

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    • A Macat Analysis of Burton G. Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing

    • By: Nick Burton
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since it was first published in 1973, A Random Walk Down Wall Street has been a highly influential best seller. Burton G. Malkiel demolishes the idea that investment "experts" can predict stock price changes and thereby "beat the market." With all available information that could affect the value of a company's shares known almost instantly to all investors, Malkiel says, shares quickly find the price that reflects that information. This is known as the efficient market hypothesis.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Émile Durkheim's On Suicide

    • By: Robert Easthope
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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    Sociologist Émile Durkheim's 1897 work On Suicide is a powerful evidence-based study of why people take their own lives. In the late 19th century it was generally accepted that each suicide was an individual phenomenon, caused by such personal factors as grief, loss, and financial problems. But Durkheim felt there were patterns in suicide rates, and believed that a more likely cause of suicide lay in the individual's relationship to society.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Søren Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling

    • By: Brittany Pheiffer Noble
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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    What is the nature of our personal relationship with God? That's the core question of Fear and Trembling. If God asks us to do something we instinctively feel is unethical, must we obey and have faith that he knows best? Examining this question, Danish philosopher Kierkegaard considers the biblical story in which God commands Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. His unique reading of the story breaks new ground, focusing on our relationship with God at an individual level.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Macat Analysis of Book Fear and Trembling

    • By A. Lauper on 06-05-18

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    • A Macat Analysis of Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks

    • By: Rachele Dini
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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    Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks offers a radical analysis of the psychological effects of colonization on the colonized. Born in 1925 on the island of Martinique - at the time a French colony - Fanon witnessed firsthand the abuses of white colonizers and the system's effects on his country. His revulsion was only confirmed later in life when he worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, another French colony. Fanon's work played a pivotal role in the civil rights movements of the 1960s and was later taken up by scholars of postcolonialist studies.

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    • Don't waste money on this!

    • By joshua eli scuteri on 02-07-17

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    • A Macat Analysis of Albert Hourani's A History of the Arab Peoples

    • By: J.A.O.C. Brown, Bryan R. Gibson
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    Albert Hourani's 1991 work, A History of the Arab Peoples, is unsurpassed as an overview of Arab history, from the rise of Islam to the late 20th century. Going far beyond the political history that had generally characterized previous examinations, Hourani integrates a wide range of scholarship to provide a deep analysis of social, cultural, and economic structures. His interest in the everyday lives of Arab people and his desire to understand what united - rather than divided - many different nationalities gives listeners a new and vital perspective on the region.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    • By: Ryan Moore
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    The era after World War II saw America's urban planners treat the lives of city-dwellers with disdain. It spawned a philosophy of urban renewal that valued the efficient movement of cars more than it valued the lives of people, and that wiped out entire neighborhoods dismissed by bureaucrats as slums. Published in 1961, Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities examines the shortsightedness and failure of this philosophy. The book turns away from strict statistical study and abstract planning theory in favor of observations.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Odd Arne Westad's The Global Cold War

    • By: Patrick Glen, Bryan R. Gibson
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    The title of Norwegian-born historian Odd Arne Westad's 2005 work - The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times - offers a window into his thesis. Between the end of World War II and the early 1990s, both the Soviet Union and the United States "intervened" (or "offered aid and support to") developing nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In Westad's view, these interventions were more important than events in Europe, where most studies of the Cold War focus.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

    • By: Michael O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    More than two centuries after its initial publication in 1781, Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason remains perhaps the most influential text in modern philosophy. Kant himself claimed his work as a revolutionary document and insisted that it changed the discipline of philosophy as thoroughly as Copernicus had changed astronomy 300 years earlier, when he said the Earth revolved around the sun and not the other way round.

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    • A Macat analysis of William James' The Principles of Psychology

    • By: The Macat Team
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    William worked on The Principles of Psychology throughout the 1880s, while teaching psychology and philosophy at Harvard University. He drew together various styles of science to create a unified whole, and to establish psychology as a valid discipline. Not only did he achieve this, but he also created concepts - such as thought being a "stream of consciousness" - that have found their way into both the arts, and popular conversation.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Immanuel Kant's Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

    • By: Ian Jackson
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    Do we need the rules of religion in order to be good people? The German philosopher Immanuel Kant tackles this question in his 1793 text Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. More than 200 years later, it is still a key text in the shaping of Western religious thought, as well as Kant's most direct discussion of religious themes. Kant tries to look at religious practices in relation to the Enlightenment movement and its firmly held beliefs in the power of reason and personal liberty.

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    • Religion within the boundaries of mayor reason

    • By Demetrius on 07-20-16

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    • A Macat Analysis of Francis Fukuyama's The End of History and the Last Man

    • By: Macat Int
    • Narrated by: Macat Int
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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    When American political scientist Francis Fukuyama published The End of History and the Last Man in 1992, Western liberal democracies seemed to have won the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Fukuyama believed liberal democracy had triumphed for a reason. Any political system containing "fundamental contradictions," he thought, would eventually be replaced by something else. For Fukuyama, communism was such a system.

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    • An essential retrospective review

    • By Sura on 04-19-17

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    • A Macat Analysis of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex

    • By: Rachele Dini
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
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    De Beauvoir's book charted the oppression of "the second sex" in terms never before seen in the academic world. Her most startling theory became a rallying cry for the feminist movement: "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman." She argued that gender identity was shaped by upbringing in a world ruled by men. A leading light in the existentialist movement, de Beauvoir applied the radical philosophy of personal choice and freedom to argue that women were subjugated in every area of life.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue

    • By: Jon W. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    This is a book for anyone who wants to understand exactly what we mean by ethics and morality today. One of the most vital and controversial works in the 20th-century world of moral philosophy, Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue examines how we think about, talk about, and act out our moral views in the modern world. Finding that the ways in which we engage in our moral reasoning have no common standard of judgment, MacIntyre's 1981 book challenges many contemporary theories of morals.

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    • By Lylianp on 10-13-17

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    • A Macat Analysis of Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom

    • By: David Linden, Nick Broten
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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    Austrian-born economist Friedrich Hayek's 1944 work, The Road to Serfdom, analyzes the ways in which excessive government planning can erode democracy. Published while World War II still raged, the work draws influential parallels between the totalitarianism of both socialism and Nazism and increasing control exerted by Western democracies.

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