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Does it spark joy? Take a look at our 70% off SALE!

Inspired by Marie Kondo, we've had a clear out! All books on this list are now 70% off until January 27, 23.59 EST.

Verso Books22 January 2019

Does it spark joy? Take a look at our 70% off SALE!

This week we have 70% off the selected titles (and editions) below! Includes an epic anniversary biography of Karl Marx, a first-hand account of Syrian Refugees in Greece, Stuart Jeffries' critically acclaimed biography of the Frankfurt School and Eric Hazan's walker’s guide to Paris.

Please note that the discount only applies to the editions listed in this email. Where there is more than one edition, you may need to click on the correct edition on the book strip/book page.

Ends Sunday, January 27, 23.59 EST.

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The 2019 edition includes illustrations from Savage Messiah, Laura Oldfield Ford’s brilliant psychogeographic graphic novel, as well as extracts from brand new Verso books, including Revolting ProstitutesNew Dark Age and Paradise Rot.

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Compulsively readable and meticulously researched, A World to Win demonstrates that, two centuries after Marx’s birth, his work remains the bedrock for any true understanding of our political and economic condition.

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How the occupation of a watch factory became one of the iconic labor struggles after May 1968,

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In this fully updated edition of The Extreme Centre, Ali considers recent events that suggest, despite everything, that there is room for hope. 

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A vivid account and reflection on two struggles that are at the heart of the contestation of neoliberal technocracy and the state.

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The definitive account of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

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A first-hand account of a Greek refugee camp—and the stories of the refugees staying there.

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The extradition of terror suspects reveals the worst features of the security state.

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Charting the decline of the French intellectual, from the Dreyfus Affair to Islamophobia.

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A radical architect examines the changing fortunes of the contemporary city.

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Radical glossary of the vocabulary of policing that redefines the very way we understand law enforcement.

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A new vision of politics “below the radar”.

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Reconsidering the Russian Revolution a century later.

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The classic graphic biography of Che Guevara—the most iconic revolutionary of the twentieth century.

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A leading activist-scholar on what’s next in the Sanders revolution.

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A Mexican-American lawyer exposes corruption in the US asylum procedure and despotism in the Mexican government.

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What does art tell us about ourselves? John Berger on the politics and consolations of creativity.

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From the award-winning author of The Rise of Islamic State, the essential story of the Middle East’s disintegration.

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The provocative political thinker asks if it will be with a bang or a whimper.

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Recovering the history of the revolutionary Jewish tradition.

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A passionate call to rediscover the political and emotional joy that emerges when we share our lives.

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Who were the Frankfurt School—Benjamin, Adorno, Marcuse, Horkheimer—and why do they matter today?

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What does the good life—and the good society—look like in the twenty-first century?

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Acclaimed fantasy author China Miéville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside down.

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The story of the remarkable resurgence of right-wing extremists in the United States.

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Anniversary edition of the classic political manifesto.

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Brilliant, pragmatic assessment of the situation in Latin America in the 1960s.

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One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Žižek shows why Lenin’s thought is still important today.

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A walker’s guide to Paris, taking us through its past, present and possible futures.

A World to Win

A World to Win

Karl Marx has fascinated and inspired generations of radicals in the past 200 years. In this new, definitive biography, Sven-Eric Liebman makes his work live once more for a new generation. Despite...
Opening the Gates
In the Summer of 1973, workers occupied the Lip watch and clock factory, sparking a national cause and controversy. The Lip occupation and self-management experience captured the imagination of the...
The Extreme Centre
In this fully updated edition of his coruscating polemic, Tariq Ali shows how, since 1989, politics has become a contest to see who can best serve the needs of the market. In this urgent and wide-r...
The Zad and NoTAV
At a time of ever more accelerated and expanded development of natural and agricultural territory, in the aim of making targeted areas more profitable and controllable, there are inhabitants who op...
An Act of State
On April 4 1968, Martin Luther King was in Memphis supporting a workers' strike. By nightfall, army snipers were in position, military officers were on a nearby roof with cameras, and Lloyd Jowers ...
Hara Hotel
Hara Hotel chronicles everyday life in a makeshift refugee camp on the forecourt of a petrol station in northern Greece. In the first two months of 2016, more than 100,000 refugees arrived in Greec...
Deport, Deprive, Extradite
When Minh Pham was extradited from Britain to the US to face terrorism related charges, his appeal against the deprivation of his British citizenship was still pending. Soon after he arrived his ap...
The End of the French Intellectual
Internationally acclaimed Israeli historian Shlomo Sand made his mark with books such as The Invention of the Jewish People and The Invention of the Land of Israel. Returning here to an early fasci...
What Goes Up
Michael Sorkin is one of the most forthright and engaging architectural writers in the world. In What Goes Up he charts the dehumanising regimes of mayors Bloomberg and De Blasio that created a cit...
This book armed activists on the streets—as well as the many who have become concerned about police abuse—with a critical analysis and ultimately a redefinition of the very idea of policing. The b...
Unexceptional Politics
Unexceptional Politics develops a vocabulary of terms drawn from a wide range of media (political fiction, art, film, and TV serials), highlighting the scams, imbroglios, information trafficking, b...
Red Flag Unfurled
Reflecting on the fate of the Russian Revolution one hundred years after October, Ronald Grigor Suny—one of the world’s leading historians of the period—explores the historiographical controversies...
Since his murder 50 years ago in Bolivia, Ernesto “Che” Guevara has become a universally known revolutionary icon and political figure whose image is among the most recognizable in the world. Thi...
Crashing the Party
Senator Bernie Sanders won 13 million votes and a majority of young voters in the 2016 Democratic primary, giving a consensus unbeatable party favorite, Hillary Clinton, a shockingly close challeng...
We Built the Wall

We Built the Wall

For decades, the American political asylum process has been used to punish enemies and reward friends of the US government. Refugees from Cuba can walk through an open door. People fleeing Eastern ...
In this brilliant collection of diverse works—essays, short stories, poems, translations—which spans a lifetime’s engagement with art, John Berger reveals how he came to his own unique way of see...
The Age of Jihad
Cockburn was the first Western journalist to warn of the dangers posed by Islamic State. His originality and breadth of vision make The Age of Jihad the most in-depth analysis of the regional cr...
How Will Capitalism End?
After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the money economy has all but evapo...

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Revolutionary Yiddishland
Jewish radicals manned the barricades on the avenues of Petrograd and the alleys of the Warsaw ghetto; they were in the vanguard of those resisting Franco and the Nazis. They originated in Yiddishl...
Radical Happiness
Why are we so obsessed by the pursuit of happiness? With new ways to measure contentment we are told that we have a right to individual joy. But at what cost? In an age of increasing individualis...
Grand Hotel Abyss
In 1923, a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals came together to at Victoria Alle 7, Frankfurt, determined to explain the workings of the modern world. Among the most prominen...
Out of the Wreckage
Today, our lives are dominated by an ideology of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. But we cannot replace it without a positiv...
In February of 1917 Russia was a backward, autocratic monarchy, mired in an unpopular war; by October, after not one but two revolutions, it had become the world’s first workers’ state, straining t...
Just as Donald Trump’s victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterio...
May Day Manifesto 1968
The original publication of the May Day Manifesto in 1967 collected together the most influential radical voices of the era. Among the seventy signatories were Raymond Williams, E. P. Thompson, Stu...
Revolution in the Revolution?
Revolution in the Revolution? is a brilliant, pragmatic assessment of the situation in Latin America in the 1960s. First published in 1967, it became a controversial handbook for guerrilla warfare...
The Day After the Revolution
Lenin’s originality and importance as a revolutionary leader is most often associated with the seizure of power in 1917. But, Žižek argues in his new study and collection of original texts, Lenin’s...
A Walk Through Paris
Eric Hazan, author of the acclaimed The Invention of Paris, leads us by the hand in this walk from Ivry to Saint-Denis, passing such familiar landmarks as the Luxembourg Gardens, the Pompidou Cent...