Politics, philosophy & culture

Broaden your horizons by learning from some of the best political and philosophical thinkers, whether you’re looking for books on international relations, UK politics, social justice, society and culture, political biography, or in-depth memoirs. Find hit authors including political commentator James O'Brien, former US president Barack ObamaHow To Be an Antiracist author Ibram X. Kendi and more, plus blockbuster reads like Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez, and journalist John Sweeney’s impressively reported and unflinching indictment of Vladimir Putin, Killer in the Kremlin.


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Contemporary politics and society

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Climate change and the environment

Political lives

Books about race and identity

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Green Ideas

In twenty short books, Penguin Classics brings you the ideas that have changed the way we think and talk about the living Earth. Shop the boxset on the Penguin Shop.

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A woman's world

Contemporary philosophy

Classical philosophy

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Best books about the climate crisis

How do you separate fact from fiction, and what can you really do to make a difference? Here are the books that can help.

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American politics and society

Middle Eastern politics

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