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List of famous political philosophy books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular political philosophy books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best political philosophy novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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Anarchy Alive! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Anarchy Alive! Anarchy Alive!: Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory is a book by Uri Gordon that investigates anarchist theory and practice. An expanded reworking of the author's PhD thesis at ...more

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Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaur... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs is a book written by the Curious George Brigade, an anarchist collective in the CrimethInc. network. About their project the collective says "By dinosaurs, ...more

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Anarchy, State, and Utopia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Anarchy, State, and Utopia Robert Nozick Anarchy, State, and Utopia is a 1974 book by the American political philosopher Robert Nozick. It won the 1975 U.S. National Book Award in category Philosophy and Religion, has been translated ...more

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Das Kapital is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Das Kapital Karl Marx Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie, by Karl Marx, is a critical analysis of political economy, intended to reveal the economic patterns underpinning the capitalist mode of

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Etty Hillesum and the Flow of ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence: A Voegelinian Analysis Meins G. S. Coetsier Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence: A Voegelinian Analysis is a 2008 book by Dutch philosopher Meins G. S. Coetsier, According to WorldCat, the book is held in 781 libraries

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For a New Liberty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
For a New Liberty Murray Rothbard For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto is a 1973 book by American economist and historian Murray Rothbard. For a New Liberty helped to launch the modern libertarian movement in the United ...more

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Hegemony and Socialist Strateg... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Hegemony and Socialist Strategy Chantal Mouffe, Ernesto Laclau Written in English in 1985 by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy is a work of political theory in the post-Marxist tradition. Developing several sharp divergences ...more

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Hegemony or Survival is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Hegemony or Survival Noam Chomsky Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance is a study of the "American Empire" written by the American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky, a professor at the ...more

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Lament for a Nation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Lament for a Nation George Grant Lament for a Nation is a 1965 essay of political philosophy by Canadian philosopher George Grant. The essay examined the political fate of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's Progressive ...more

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Mein Kampf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler My battle is a 1925-1926 book by Adolf Hitler.

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Nazis in Skokie: Freedom, Comm... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Nazis in Skokie: Freedom, Community and the First Amendment Donald Downs Nazis in Skokie: Freedom, Community and the First Amendment is a book by Donald Downs.

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No Treason The Constitution Of... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels

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Now and After is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Now and After Alexander Berkman Now and After: The ABC of Communist Anarchism is an introduction to the principles of anarchism and anarchist communism written by Alexander Berkman. First published in 1929 by Vanguard Press, ...more

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On the Way of Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
On the Way of Resurrection On the Way of Resurrection is a political literature book written by Michel Aflaq, one of the founders of Ba'athism. It is a five-volume work that is one of the founding documents of Ba'athism ...more

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Philosophy and Real Politics is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Philosophy and Real Politics Raymond Geuss Philosophy and Real Politics is a 2008 book by British philosopher and scholar Raymond Geuss whose main subject is the relationship between politics and human needs. The book is an expansion of ...more

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Philosophy and Social Hope is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Philosophy and Social Hope Richard Rorty Philosophy and Social Hope is a 1999 book written by philosopher Richard Rorty and published by Penguin. The book is a collection of cultural and political essays intended to reach a wider ...more

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Politics is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Politics Aristotle Politics is a text by Aristotle.

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Quotations from Chairman Mao is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Quotations from Chairman Mao Mao Zedong Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, is a book of selected statements from speeches and writings by Mao Zedong, the former Chairman of the Communist Party of China, published from 1964 to ...more

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Reflections on Violence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Reflections on Violence Reflections on Violence is a book by French revolutionary syndicalist Georges Sorel that was published in 1908. Sorel argues that the success of the proletariat in class struggle depended on the ...more

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The Communist Manifesto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
The Communist Manifesto Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx The Communist Manifesto is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the ...more

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The Ethics of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
The Ethics of Liberty Murray Rothbard The Ethics of Liberty is a 1982 book by American economist and historian Murray N. Rothbard.

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The History of British India is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
The History of British India James Mill The History of British India is a history of British India by the 19th century British historian and imperial political theorist James Mill. This History went into many editions and during the ...more

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The Law of Nations is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
The Law of Nations The Law of Nations is a work of political philosophy by Emerich de Vattel, published in 1758.

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The New Canada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
The New Canada The New Canada is a Canadian political literature book written by Reform Party of Canada founder and leader Preston Manning and published by Macmillan Canada. The book explains the personal, ...more

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What We Say Goes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
What We Say Goes Noam Chomsky What We Say Goes is a book by Noam Chomsky.

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Zweites Buch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Political Philosophy Books and Novels
Zweites Buch Adolf Hitler The Zweites Buch is an unedited transcript of Adolf Hitler's thoughts on foreign policy written in 1928; it was written after Mein Kampf and was not published in his lifetime. The Zweites Buch ...more