Politics, Philosophy, Economics
The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
What is true altruism, and how can it bring about personal, social and political change? Drawing on his experiences as a Buddhist monk, scientist and humanitarian, the bestselling author of Happiness shows how we can all cultivate our individual capacity for altruism to create a society that is better equipped to respond to urgent economic and environmental challenges. Slightly off-mint.
Kropotkin and the Anarchist Intellectual Tradition
In this fresh examination of Peter Kropotkin’s thought, Mac Laughlin provides a sustained reading of the Russian theorist and activist’s writings, while refuting modern misrepresentations of anarchism as a creed promoting social and political chaos. The study explores topics including Kropotkin’s efforts to provide an historical and scientific basis for anarchism; the importance of mutualism; ethics; and his critique of state-centred nationalism.
High Street Heroes
The Story of British Retail in 50 People
John Timpson charts the high street’s transformation from the small independent shops of the 1960s to today’s supermarkets, out-of-town malls and online stores, and concludes with a list of fifty inspirational entrepreneurs who have helped to shape today's retail market.
China's Silent Army: The Pioneers, Fixers and Workers
Who are Remaking the World in Beijing's Image
Written by two journalists based in China, this study focuses on the extraordinary individuals who are working to spread Chinese influence around the world by means of hard work, ingenuity and ruthless business practices. Showing how China's 'silent army' is redirecting resources, and how many countries frozen out by Western sanctions have become more attractive to China, the authors reflect on the profoundly disturbing political, ecological and economic implications of Chinese enterprise.