Six new Introductions have been published online this month, including three new editions. Find out more:
- George Bernard Shaw: A Very Short Introduction, by Christopher Wixson, provides an accessible foundation for those discovering George Bernard Shaw’s writing for the first time.
- Modern Brazil: A Very Short Introduction, by Anthony W. Pereira, provides an account of modern Brazil, covering some of the major features of the country’s transformation.
- Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Joseph M. Siracusa, covers the scientific, historical, and political development of nuclear weapons, and how they transformed the very nature of war and peace.
- Ovid: A Very Short Introduction, by Llewelyn Morgan, discusses Ovid’s poetry, and the social and cultural context in which it was written.
- Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Edward Craig, looks at different schools of philosophy and classic philosophical problems, via readings from Plato, Hume, Hobbes, Descartes, and early Buddhist writers.
- Socialism: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Michael Newman, provides an overview of socialism’s origins, its relationships to communism and social democracy, its different manifestations around the world and throughout history, and its intersections with issues of ethnicity and gender.