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Big Ideas Series

As the twenty-first century moves through its tumultuous first decade, the time has never been better for a creative discussion about our politics, our passions and preoccupations, and all of the most fundamental forces at work in the world. This series promises to shatter conventional thinking on a range of subjects in short, powerful volumes.

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Time

Novelist, cultural commentator, memoirist, and historian Eva Hoffman examines our ever-changing perception of time in this inspired addition to the BIG...

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The Sixties

A brilliant, alternative take on sixties swinging London, Jenny Diski offers radical reconsiderations of the social, political, and personal meaning of that...

Jenny Diski

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Bodies

Esteemed Psychotherapist and writer Susie Orbach diagnoses the crisis in our relationship to our bodies and points the way toward a process of...

Susie Orbach

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Violence

Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Žižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our...

Slavoj Zizek Slavoj Zizek

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Moral relativism attracts and repels. What is defensible in it and what is to be rejected? Do we as human beings have no shared standards by which we can...

Steven Lukes Steven Lukes

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