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In Search of Good Government: A Personal Journey, Part One
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,270. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
This is one person's search for what defines a "good" government. Beginning from basic ideas, the author uses the writings of "experts", as well as experiences from his own life, to help him draw conclusions about the Constitution, Property, and Freedom. This is not a work about politics, but rather it is an examination of the foundations of the United States federal government.
The Libertarian's Handbook - The Centre-Right Principles of Liberty and the Case for a Constitution
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 141,150. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
The Libertarian's Handbook is an epic-length book on civil rights by Richard Pinder. This work shows how the ideas of libertarianism can be applied to all areas of domestic governance, from law enforcement to welfare and from economic policy to immigration. This work also asks if socialism is indeed the road to serfdom, while detailing a new constitutional model designed to protect civil rights.
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.
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.
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.
Forging Swords into Plows: A Twenty-First Century Christian Perspective on War
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,440. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ethics
Forging Swords into Plows examines the historic Christian perspectives on war (holy war, pacifism, and just war). The book advocates expanding Just War Theory to include jus post bellum criteria, then uses the updated model as a framework for comparing the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic perspectives on war and assessing the justness of the U.S. invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Sensual Preciousness, Volume 2
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Price: Free! Words: 156,560. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
"Sensual Preciousness" introduces the Earthfolk vision and practices of intimacy. A fundamentally distinct way of understanding what it means to be human, and how humans as individuals and communities can interact. Offering a vision about the transformation termed "globalization.” Offering an analysis accompanied by personal rituals and practices for experiencing one’s sensual preciousness.
2013 President Barack Obama Inaugural Address, the 2009 Obama Inaugural Address, and Campaign Speeches from the Presidential Campaign of 2012 Against Republican Mitt Romney
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 380,380. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house
The official transcript of the Inaugural Address delivered by President Barack Obama on January 21, 2013 is presented, along with several other inaugural-activity event transcripts, and the 2009 address.
Outlaw Visions
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Price: Free! Words: 125,410. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Outlaw Visions wends through monastic hallways, trial courtrooms, prison cells, onto campuses to engage young activists. I shouted “Peace! Peace!” and heard “Criminal!” We descend into prison’s hellish darkness where I existed as a subhuman. You are invited to transform you own subhumanness through ritual practices envisioning yourself as an "Earthfolk" peacefully at home on the Living Earth.
One: Love Changes Everything
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 175,760. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
One: Love Changes Everything is a compilation of five books by Jerry Alatalo. These titles are Occupy Love, Heaven On Earth, A New World, Unconditional Love For Humanity and Love 2013. The reader is invited to share a journey of exploration into the inner worlds where we find the answers to life's big questions. You may come to grasp that the kingdom of heaven is inside, and outside, all of us.
Occupy the Highway
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 151,960. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
In November of 2011, twenty-four Occupy Wall Street protestors marched from New York City to Washington, D.C. Seven of those marchers formed a Mobile Occupation, called Walkupy, and continued on to Atlanta, Georgia, arriving there in Late January. Altogether, they marched 1,000 miles in two and a half months. Occupy the Highway is the Journal of Sarah Handyside. It chronicles the entire trip.
Ron Paul's Wisdom, A Layman's Perspective. A Collection of Opinion Editorials
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Price: $2.69 USD. Words: 106,010. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012 by MWB Entertainment. Category: Essay » Political
Ron Paul's 2008 campaign inspired me to write about him as I have written about no other politician. His honesty and incorruptibility are legendary. I honestly don't know how he survived politics on the federal level for as long as he did, but I feel he has much to teach us. In this volume I have collected all the op/ed articles I wrote about him from 2007 through 2012.