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  • 9780811214568 72

    Karmic Traces: Essays

    Eliot Weinberger


    For the past twenty years, Eliot Weinberger has been taking the essay far beyond the borders of literary criticism or personal journalism and into...

  • 9780393317237 72

    Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip-Mining of American Culture

    John F. Thornton, Katharine Washburn, John Simon


    Passionate observers across the political/intellectual spectrum confront the downward spiral of American life, art, and thought.

  • 9780393312928 72

    Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations

    Paul Krugman


    Newsweek hailed Paul Krugman as "a superstar among economists" and went on to praise Peddling Prosperity as "the best primer around on recent U.S. economic history." Others joined the chorus.

  • 9780811201049 72

    Zen and the Birds of Appetite

    Thomas Merton


    Merton, one of the rare Western thinkers able to feel at home in the philosophies of the East, made the wisdom of Asia available to Westerners.

  • Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

    Henry Miller


    One of Henry Miller's most luminous statements of his personal philosophy of life, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, provides a symbolic title for this collection of stories and essays.