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Essays by twenty philosophers explore the influence and significance of the "Fab Four′s" lyrics, music, and lives, in a volume that discusses such topics as John Lennon and the Cold War, Paul McCartney′s beliefs about love and community, and the ethics of chemically altered states of consciousness.
A newly designed second edition of the classic translation of Plato′s timeless work, The Republic, by the author of The Closing of the American Mind.
A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Lawrence Wright re-creates firsthand the transformation of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri from incompetent and idealistic soldiers in Afghanistan to leaders of the most successful terrorist group in history.