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The Art of Strategic Agency
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Price: Free! Words: 36,800. Language: British English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Post-structuralism
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In an age of postmodern irony, the army commander is trapped in a loop of strategic narratives. The endgame in the hyperreal, media-saturated world is pre-determined by the stories of old. This author- a former military researcher at the World’s oldest thinktank- takes a look at this startlingly new frontline in military plotting.
Turning Away From Your Slavic Brother: The Effects Of Identity On Relations Between Russia And Belarus
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Price: Free! Words: 42,360. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Looking inside the Kremlin through the lens of identity, this study focuses on the relationship between Russia & Belarus. As an increasingly liberal identity made itself manifest throughout the Medvedev presidency, relations continually soured with Belarus. This book seeks to uncover the nature of this relationship, & in a broader context seeks to uncover the significance of identity in politics.
Hating America - A History
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Price: Free! Words: 104,030. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
When writing a book, an author often has the sensation of being surrounded by that topic. In the case of anti-Americanism that experience was particularly strong. As the 21st century began it seemed as if the amount of criticism the United States was receiving around the world was matched only by the quantity of passionate debate about why this was happening.
Children of Dolhinov
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Price: Free! Words: 146,450. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
It is a titanic story though one rather slow-moving by contemporary standards.
The Truth about Syria
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Price: Free! Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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A stock figure of modern political literature is the Latin American dictator, a beribboned generalissimo, overweight, corrupt, propping up rich landlords who live in luxury on the back of impoverished peasants, using the language of anti-Communism to justify crushing any possibility of reform. Clearly, such people were seen as villains.
Istanbul Intrigues
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Price: Free! Words: 106,090. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This is the story of Istanbul--but also of Turkey, the Balkans, and the eastern Mediterranean--during World War II, based on extensive interviews and the use of archives, especially those of the OSS, which I was the first to see for this region. The book is written as a cross between a scholarly work and a real-life thriller.
Assimilation and its Discontents
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Price: Free! Words: 120,470. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
When I realized that nobody had written a comprehensive history of Jewish assimilation, I knew that I had to try doing it myself. It was a remarkable learning experience as I researched a wide range of cultural and historical issues and discovered lots of people and events of which I’d previously known nothing.
The Tragedy of the Middle East
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Price: Free! Words: 111,440. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
The title was chosen in great sincerity because the theme here is to explain how the region’s modern history really is a tragedy.’ Terrible mistakes were made; the wrong roads were chosen. Bloodthirsty ideology took hold; pragmatism was thrown out the window. And yet alongside all of these disasters was a certainty of correctness and a violent rejection of even considering what had gone wrong.
Long War for Freedom
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Price: Free! Words: 98,970. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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This book foresaw the “Arab Spring” of 2011. It was obvious years before that the old Arab nationalist dictatorships had failed and were being challenged by two forces: liberal democracy advocates and revolutionary Islamists. While the Long War for Freedom focuses on the moderates, it also, by necessity, presents the worldview and strategy of the Islamists.
Modern Dictators - Third World Coup Makers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants
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Price: Free! Words: 122,700. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
The world suddenly became a lot more difficult for Americans to understand in the 1970s and 1980s. Dozens of Third World countries underwent a seemingly endless series of coups and revolutions.
Cauldron of Turmoil: America in the Middle East
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Price: Free! Words: 82,990. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This book is the culmination of 15 years in studying U.S. policy and Middle East politics. All of my opinions, much of the material, many of the anecdotes, and the unattributed quotes are the result of direct observation and private discussions with American and regional policymakers and experts.
Secrets of State
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Price: Free! Words: 138,630. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This book is a history of the State Department but, more broadly, of the American foreign policymaking process. It narrates the development of both the decision-making institutions and the content of policy from the founding of the republic through the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
Paved with Good Intentions
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Price: Free! Words: 137,850. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Watching the Iranian revolution in 1978, it seemed to me vital to explain the history of U.S.-Iran relations and how things had become so much in conflict. This book traces that relationship down through the hostage crisis. Many have recognized it as the critical account on this issue.
The Arab States and the Palestine Conflict
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Price: Free! Words: 121,750. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Hundreds of books and thousands of articles have been devoted to the history and contemporary course of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politics
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Price: Free! Words: 158,160. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
The purpose of this book is to identify and analyze the political positions of Egyptian Islamic fundamentalist movements and their chances for seizing power.
مختصر الثقافة السياسية
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Price: Free! Words: 49,550. Language: Arabic. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
القصد من هذا الكتاب تزويد القارئ بمعلومات مختصرة عن مواضيع ومصطلحات سياسية تتردد كثيرا في وسائل الإعلام، بلغة سهلة دون الخوض في الجانب التاريخي لتلك المواضيع والمصطلحات، لينهل منها القارئ ثقافة سياسية تساعده على اللحاق بالركب ومعرفة ما يدور من أحداث متسارعة وسقوط حكومات وأنظمة واحدة تلو الأخرى وظهور مفاهيم ومصطلحات سياسية صاحبت تلك الأحداث والتطورات.
A Letter from Iran
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Price: Free! Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
A fresh look at the events of modern time and the source of current troubles between Iran and America, issues that have far too long been ignored by the mass market American media. A Letter from Iran goes beyond information to consider, reminding us that whatever country we call home, we share similar dreams and hopes for the future.
The Free Market Has Soon Turned 99 % Of Us Into Miserables
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Price: Free! Words: 81,480. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
If nothing else, the economic crisis in 2008 showed how close we are an economic collapse of the system we all suffer under today. The system that is named the "Free Market." This book shows how we got where we are beginning 100 years ago by presenting Edward Bernays who created a new political idea based on controlling people's irrational feelings, to keep them happy and calm by consuming.
我们最幸福(Nothing To Envy)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
本书荣获“2010年英国年度图书奖”、入选“2011年美国国家书卷奖非文学决选作品”。 芭芭拉·德米克用一种引人注目,而又让人难忘的方式为人们展示出“这个封闭的国家其实就是乔治.奥威尔作品《1984》的现实版”; “《我们最幸福》是一部描写朝鲜生活最好的作品。”──英国图书奖评委
Turkey; a short history of the near future?
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Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
A two-page paper aimed at the well-informed everyman attempting to explain what, and how, Turkey's foreign policy objectives could be in the near future