Books

The Wilding of AmericaThe Wilding of America: Greed, Violence, and the New American Dream
Worth Publishers: 2006 (4th ed.)

"A truly profound critique of American society today. Its descriptions of our culture are vivid, accurate, and disturbing. Its analysis, as well as its suggestions for alternative ways of being, deserve the attention of the nation." —Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

Hidden PowerHidden Power: What You Need to Know to Save Our Democracy
Berrett-Koehler Publishers: 2005

"Hidden Power is the must-read book of the year. Buy three copies, at least, because you'll want to share a few with friends, and will never want to part with your own well-marked-up copy." —Thom Hartmann's "Independent Thinker" Book of the Month Review

Regime Change Begins at HomeRegime Change Begins at Home: Freeing America from Corporate Rule
San Francisco: Berret-Koehler Publishers; June 2004

"Charles Derber is one of our most astute and eloquent social critics, and in this book he gives us a powerful argument for bringing the Bush regime to an end. His political analysis is persuasive, and is enlivened by graceful prose, all aimed with perfect timing at the upcoming presidential election." —Howard Zinn

People Before ProfitPeople Before Profit: The New Globalization in an Age of Terror, Big Money, and Economic Crisis
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002

"Professor Derber's impressive analysis is an important contribution to the ongoing worldwide debate about globalization and its effects." —Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Corporation NationCorporation Nation : How Corporations Are Taking Over Our Lives And What We Can Do About It
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000 (softcover ed.)

"Sophisticated, vividly written, and convincing . . . A work of generous imagination that looks wisely to the future and lays out a sober plan of action for Americans committed to a truly just and equitable social order." —Jonathan Kozol, author of Amazing Grace and Savage Inequalities

The Pursuit of AttentionThe Pursuit of Attention: Power and Individualism in Everyday Life
Oxford: New York, 2000 (2nd ed.)

"Professor Derber is on to something important, and I like what he says—it makes much sense.  The subject deserves the kind of attention (if I may use the word) he's giving it." —Robert Coles, author of The Moral Intelligence of Children

What's Left?What's Left?: Radical Politics in the Postcommunist Era
Amhurst, MA: UMass Press, 1995

This book was a collaborative effort between sociologist Charles Derber and four of his graduate students: Karen Marie Ferroggiaro, Jacqueline A. Ortiz, Cassie Schwerner, and James A. Vela-McConnell. Our work together "reflects our goal to be activist-scholars, which is to say that we hope academics will use their talents and skills toward the betterment of society. In this spirit, we are assigning the royalties of this book to Resist, an organization that helps fund grassroots community groups fighting for justice throughout the United States.

Power in the Highest DegreePower in the Highest Degree: Professionals and the Rise of a New Mandarin Order
With William Schwartz and Yale Magrass
Oxford University Press: New York, 1990

"A penetrating analysis . . . It is an excellent guide to the system of 'Mandarin Capitalism' that the others see emerging and its wide-ranging consequences." —Noam Chomsky

The Nuclear SeductionThe Nuclear Seduction Why the Arms Race Doesn't Matter—And What Does
With William Schwartz
Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1989 (link to paperback, 1993)

"Provides vital insights for citizens in an era of arms negotiations . . . Highly recommended to all who struggle to keep hope alive." —Jesse Jackson

The Nuclear SeductionProfessionals as Workers: Mental Labor in Advanced Capitalism
Boston: G.K. Hall, 1982

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