The Revolutions

8 books in series
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The Declaration of Independence (Revolutions Series) Publisher's Summary

In 1776 Thomas Jefferson, a future president, authored the most explosive document in the history of America: "The Declaration of Independence", formally severing the link between America and the British state. Michael Hardt, co-author of the groundbreaking "Empire and Multitude", examines this and other texts by Jefferson, arguing that his powerful concept of democracy is, seen through contemporary eyes, a biting critique of the current American administration's tyranny.
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  • Book 1

    • The Declaration of Independence (Revolutions Series)

    • Michael Hardt Presents Thomas Jefferson
    • By: Thomas Jefferson, Michael Hardt
    • Narrated by: Eric Myers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1776 Thomas Jefferson, a future president, authored the most explosive document in the history of America: "The Declaration of Independence", formally severing the link between America and the British state. Michael Hardt, co-author of the groundbreaking "Empire and Multitude", examines this and other texts by Jefferson, arguing that his powerful concept of democracy is, seen through contemporary eyes, a biting critique of the current American administration's tyranny.

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 2

    • Terrorism and Communism (Revolutions Series)

    • Slavoj Zizek presents Trotsky
    • By: Leon Trotsky, Slavoj Zizek
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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    Soon after the Bolshevik victory in the Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky led the Red Army against the counter-revolutionary White armies. Written in the white heat of the Civil War, "Terrorism and Communism" is one of the most potent defences of revolutionary dictatorship of the twentieth century. In his provocative commentary in this new edition, the coruscating critic Slavoj Zizek argues that Trotsky's attack on the illusions of democracy has a vital relevance to today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From the Cauldron of the Russian Revolution

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-11

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  • Book 3

    • The Declarations of Havana (Revolutions Series)

    • Tariq Ali presents Fidel Castro
    • By: Fidel Castro, Ali Tariq
    • Narrated by: Chris Pavlo, Tariq Ali
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In response to the American administration's attempt to isolate Cuba, Fidel Castro delivered a series of speeches designed to radicalize Latin American society. As Latin America experiences more revolutions in Venezuela and Bolivia, and continues to upset America's plan for neoliberal imperialism, renowned radical writer and activist Tariq Ali provides a searing analysis of the relevance of Castro's message today. Includes an exclusive additional introduction by Tariq Ali.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an interesting look back

    • By Edwin A. Blanton on 01-16-16

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  • Book 4

    • On Practice and Contradiction (Revolutions Series)

    • Slavoj Zizek presents Mao
    • By: Mao Zedong, Slavoj Zizek
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These early philosophical writings underpinned the Chinese revolutions and their clarion calls to insurrection remain some of the most stirring of all time. Drawing on a dizzying array of references from contemporary culture and politics, Zizek's firecracker commentary reaches unsettling conclusions about the place of Mao's thought in the revolutionary canon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Historical Documents

    • By Nelson Alexander on 05-21-11

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 5

    • Down with Colonialism! (Revolutions Series)

    • Walden Bello presents Ho Chi Minh
    • By: Ho Chi Minh, Walden Bello
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), the founder of the Vietminh and President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, was the archetypical Communist and anti-colonial revolutionary of the twentieth century. He played a key role in the formation of the French, Chinese, and Vietnamese Communist movements and fought successfully against Japanese, French and American imperialism, becoming a hate-figure of the American state during the Vietnam War

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  • Book 6

    • The Bolivarian Revolution (Revolutions Series)

    • Hugo Chavez presents Simon Bolivar
    • By: Simon Bolivar, Hugo Chavez
    • Narrated by: Stuart MacLoughlin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Venezuelan revolutionary Simón Bolívar, also known as El Libertador, sought to lead Latin America to independence from the Spanish in the early nineteenth century. Ever since he has been held as a model for subsequent Latin American radicals; Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela, has dubbed his own programmes of social reform the Bolívarian Revolution . In his introduction to this collection of Bolívar s writings, Chávez explains why Bolívar continues to inspire.

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  • Book 7

    • The Rights of Man and Common Sense (Revolutions Series)

    • Peter Linebaugh presents Thomas Paine
    • By: Thomas Paine, Peter Linebaugh
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published to commemorate the bicentennial of Thomas Paine's death, these texts have remained two of the most influential arguments for liberty in political thought. Common Sense is a pamphlet that Paine wrote in support of American independence. Thanks to its original and simple style, it spread like wildfire through the colonies, helping to inspire the American Revolution. Rights of Man is Paine's passionate defence of the French Revolution that led to his trial for sedition and libel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Equality’s Utopia

    • By Marcus on 04-25-18

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  • Book 8

    • The Gospels (Revolutions Series)

    • Terry Eagleton presents Jesus Christ
    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: David Holt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This volume in the Revolutions Series presents Jesus Christ as a figure akin to revolutionaries like Robespierre, Marx, and Che Guevara. In this new presentation of the Gospels, Terry Eagleton makes a powerful and provocative argument for Jesus Christ as a social, political and moral radical, a friend of anti-imperialists, outcasts and marginals, a champion of the poor, the sick and immigrants, and as an opponent of the rich, religious hierarchs, and hypocrites everywhere

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading title

    • By Joe Compton on 06-22-11

    Regular price: $15.48