Politics

According to the Oxford Dictionary, Politics is the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.

 

It comes from Greek word πολιτικός (politikos), meaning of, for, or relating to citizens.

 

Politics helps us understand and practice the distribution of power and resources within a given community as well as the interrelationship between communities. Governance itself has serval different power structures such as an Empire or a Federation in which is further subcategorized by power source including by not limited to authoritarian state, democracy, and monarchy. We have included works on the subject of Politics because they can greatly influence liberty and dignity of individuals and communities. It can be respectable and noble or corrupt and unscrupulous, but it is our belief everyone should have access to all sides to form their own interest and competency in the issues of individual liberty and dignity.

 

Below are some examples of works in the collection on the subject of Politics:

Enoch 1

Date of Manuscript: 1450This newly discovered copy of the apocalyptic and pseud-epigraphic biblical book of the lost prophet Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, is arguably the "most important Jewish writing that has survived the Greco-Roman period." Scholars...

Two Treatises of Government by John Locke

Date of Publication: 1694Second Edition. The foundation of liberalism Two Treatises of Government, The foundation of the principles of democracy. English philosopher.  “Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, Locke was a lecturer in Greek, rhetoric, and philosophy at that...

The Extraordinary Black Book by John Wade

Date of Publication: 1831"The Bible of the Reformers” was the Black Book, a massive compendium of all the abuses, electoral, ecclesiastical, legal, which they sought to abolish. The edition cited here was the most influential, coming as it did on the eve of the Reform...

Opera by Aristotle

Date of Publication: 1496Very rare first complete edition of Aristotle. In Aristotle’s Politics (eight books), the good of the individual is identified with the good of the city-state.  The study of human good is thus a political inquiry, as it is in Plato.  Aristotle...

Novanglus by John Adams

Date of Publication: 1819Political essays written in 1774 and 1775, on the principal points of controversy between Great Britain and her colonies.“For the last twenty years, our principal opinions have partaken so much of feeling, in the contest between the two great...

The Federalist

Date of Publication: 1788First Edition. This is the most famous and influential American political work. When Hamilton invited his fellow New Yorker Jay and Madison, from Virginia, to join him in writing the series of essays published as The Federalist, it was to meet...

Republic by Plato

Date of Publication: 1763"In this, the greatest of the dialogues of Plato, Socrates, while seeking an answer to the question What is justice?Described an ideal of perfect society, the republic after which the book is named... The Republic is Plato's masterpiece and...

Discourse of Free-Thinking by Anthony Collins

Date of Publication: 1713English philosopher and proponent of deism.  His writings gather together the results of previous English Freethinkers.The imperturbable courtesy of his style is in striking contrast to the violence of his opponents; and, in spite of his...

The Morals of Confucius by Confucius

Date of Publication: 1691Chinese name Kung Fu-tse, 551 - 479 BC.    Chinese political and ethical philosopher and would-be reformer.  Failing to achieve personal ambitions and success, Confucius taught a large number of disciples who carried on, developed, and greatly...