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    Bernie Sanders

    “Now is the time for his prophetic voice to be heard.” – Cornel West
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    Juliet Jacques

    “Powerful and engaging.” – New York Times

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    Sandra Rodríguez Nieto

    Sandra Rodríguez lives and narrates the brutalization of her city, Ciudad Juárez, at a range so close and raw it is painful to read. - Ed Vulliamy

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    John Berger

    “One of the most influential intellectuals of our time.” —Observer

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    Megan Erickson

    There may be no more trustworthy a guide to schooling in capitalist America than this book.” —Corey Robin
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    Michele Wallace

    “Courageous, outspoken, clear-eyed.”—Publishers Weekly


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    Capital is a book to get lost in for hours, like some obscure corner of the Lower East Side; it helps us see the universe in a chunk of asphalt.” – Financial Times

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    “A volume whose breadth and depth bring it close to a definitive self-portrait of one of Britain’s most original thinkers” – Financial Times

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    An enthralling study of London after dark.... This is an impressive, magisterial book whose steady, earnest gaze also encompasses the lives of pickpockets and poets.” – Guardian

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    December 04, 2015

    United Kingdom

    Sir Charles Wilson Building Lecture Theatre

    Inventing the Future

    Public seminar with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams
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    December 09, 2015

    United Kingdom

    Bristol Festival of Ideas, Watershed, Bristol

    Automate Now? Robots, Jobs and Universal Basic Income

    Join Nick Srnicek alongside a panel of roboticists, philosophers and politicians including Tony Dyer, Sabine Hauert, Darian Meacham, Matthew Studely and Alan Winfield
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    December 06, 2015

    Brooklyn, NY

    The Brooklyn Commons

    Book, Poster, and Print Sale

    Join us for an all day celebration and sale of books, posters, prints


  • THE VERSO GIFT GUIDE 2015 > 50% off until the end of the year!

    We present our go-to-guide for the hard-to-buy-for theory fan in your life, or over-excited Bernie Sanders supporter, all 50% off until the end of the year!

    Below you'll find books for New York enthusiasts, Walter Benjaminites, Rosa Luxemburg obsessives, mindfulness sceptics, art lovers, and lots more!

    All the books on this list are 50% off until the end of December, with FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE, and bundled ebooks (where available). So if you're an ebook reader you can always gift the print book and steal the ebook for yourself. Well, it would be a pity not to treat yourself at this time of year :)


    John Berger on Artists
    by John Berger, edited by Tom Overton

    A major new book from one of the world’s leading writers and art critics.

    "Portraits shows the 88-year-old British art critic at his bristling best. Gathering over 60 years of art criticism, the 500-page book covers a vast historical breadth, from the Chauvet Cave paintings from 30,000 B.C. to contemporary Syrian artist Randa Mdah.” — Wall Street Journal

    “An intriguing and powerful mind and talent.” — New York Times


    New York, Capital of the 20th Century
    by Kenneth Goldsmith

    Here is a kaleidoscopic assemblage and poetic history of New York: an unparalleled and original homage to the city, composed entirely of quotations. Drawn from a huge array of sources—histories, memoirs, newspaper articles, novels, government documents, emails—and organized into interpretive categories that reveal the philosophical architecture of the city, Capital is the ne plus ultra of books on the ultimate megalopolis.

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  • Verso's end-of-year highlights 2015!

    As we approach the end of the year we look back on a great year of publishing, from Patrick Cockburn's best-selling The Rise of Islamic State, to Kate Evans' graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg; from Walter Benjamin's Archive in paperback, to Portraits: John Berger on on Artists, a beautiful history of art by John Berger, from the Chauvet cave paintings to Cy Twombly, brought together by Tom Overton.

    This blog post is split into sections - highlighted in red - such as Current Afffairs, Memoir, History, Theory/Philosophy, to help you find your favourite books!


    Outsider in the White House
    by Bernie Sanders, with Huck Gutman. Afterword by John Nichols

    The political autobiography of the insurgent presidential candidate.

    “I endorse Brother Bernie Sanders because he is a long-distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over fifty years. Now is the time for his prophetic voice to be heard across our crisisridden country.” – Cornel West, author of Race Matters

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  • Violence Comes Home: Arun Kundnani interviewed by Open Democracy

    Arun Kundnani, author of The Muslims Are Coming! and expert on Islamophobia after the war on terror, speaks about responses to the violence in Paris and its political aftermath. We are publishing an extract from the interview, which can be read in full at Open Democracy.

    "ISIS’s recruits are not corrupted by ideology but by the end of ideology. More radicalisation, in the genuine sense of the word, is the solution, not the problem."

    (Demotix/Elyxandro Cegarra)

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  • Timothy Mitchell on the Materialities of Political Economy and Colonial History

    In this interview with Jadaliyya, Timothy Mitchell discusses his ongoing thinking around questions of urban political economy and political theory. Mitchell also reflects on the role of public space during the Arab uprisings, issues of urban and rural informality, as well as the ways the "material turn" and close attention to the technical help us see colonialism in different ways. 

    Timothy Mitchell teaches at Columbia University. His books includeColonising Egypt, Rule of Experts, and Carbon Democracy. Watch the interview here

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