Small books. Big ideas. No-Nonsense Guides are primers to important issues, written from a critical perspective. These accessible guides–on topics ranging from globalization, green politics and global media to the arms trade, sexual diversity, and animal rights–will appeal to senior high school students, lower level college and university students, and anyone who wants to “sound smart at the water cooler.” They include data and examples from around the world, and are co-published in conjunction with New Internationalist in the UK.
“For anyone who wants a lucid, factual, reliable guide to some of the most important issues of our time, I strongly recommend you check out the No-Nonsense Guides.” – Howard Zinn, historian, playwright, and social activist
“A splendid series of pocketable guides to issue politics … rigorously clear.” – The Guardian, London
“Find out how the world really works.” – George Monbiot
An essential primer on terrorism and its fateful consequences for political participation and real democracy.
Published September 2008
By Lotte Hughes
An updated edition of an important guide to Indigenous Peoples
Published April 2012
By Maggie Black
This guide explains what “development” actually is - and isn’t.
Published October 2007
A timely and concise guide to a world in motion.
Published January 2008