An accessible introduction to politics from David Runciman, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University. The first title in the IDEAS IN PROFILE ser…
A unique and quirky exploration of the stories and meanings behind the everyday objects that shape our lives.
Why do we remember certain things but forget others?
An irreverent sleuth tackles the riddle of existence that has puzzled man since the dawn of time
A unique insight into the index of social development that measures change in East and West – and that forms the core of the international bestseller.
A book about the resurgence of interest in the idea of reincarnation.
Francis Fukuyama's most important book since the pathbreaking End of History
The I Ching in a new translation and made more accessible to a contemporary reader.
The legendary debate between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault on the question of human nature
An account of an American journalist's meditation journey in a Buddhist temple in Thailand.
A radical exploration – are we coming to the end of time as we know it?
A brilliant study on the nature of choice, and how limitless freedom can lead to despair
Despite the global expansion of democracy, a looming threat has appeared in the countries that claim to love it most: declining electoral turnout, dim…
When Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it pr…
Everyone holds beliefs. So what gives us the right to judge the behaviour of other people in a world where moralities are diverse and conflicting?
'Before the current global era it is impossible to imagine that comparable events [like September 11] could have occurred, reflecting as they do…
Radical sociologist David Harvey explains how capitalism came to dominate the world, why it resulted in the current financial crisis – and why it…
The classic tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav
Robert Rowland Smith
Everything you'll need to know about history's greatest thinkers on life's big moments
The man The Spectator calls 'the new wizard of the web' explores the ways in which mass collaboration is dramatically reshaping our approach…